Disaster Relief & Assistance

Disaster Relief
& Assistance

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There When It Matters®

When it comes to natural or human-made disasters, Greater Good Charities is There When It Matters®. Whether working with communities to prepare or helping victims of hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, or floods, we provide on the ground assistance and fund partners to maximize impact and relief for the affected people and pets.

$84 MM+
in Disaster Relief Support
26
Countries Supported
4.2 MM+
People and Pets Directly Helped
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Greater Good Charities is proud to meet the 17 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. Learn more about each goal and how programs like Disaster Relief is transforming the world.

current disasters

With your help, Greater Good Charities is actively responding to multiple disasters.

Read our daily updates to see how your support is helping those impacted.

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Ukraine Crisis

On February 24, Russia started a war on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. The UN estimates that over 13 million Ukrainians, many with pets, have fled since the attack began, with that number expected to continue to rise. The journey is daunting, with many Ukrainian families and their pets traveling for days without food. They need help now.

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Maui Wildfires

The fires, spurred on by Hurricane Dora, have engulfed the island of Maui, causing mass panic, the loss of power to thousands of homes and businesses, and wide-ranging destruction across the island. Greater Good Charities is committed to providing relief to victims of Maui wildfires, but cannot do it without your help.

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California Flooding

Due to severe winter storms, California is experiencing extreme flooding with more storms expected this week in February 2024. They are experiencing a state of emergency and many residents are encouraged to evacuate due to the flooding, landslides, and road closures. Our team is on the ground distributing to people and pets affected by the floods. Rush a donation now so we can send meals to people and pets in need. 

DONATE TO HELP THOSE IN HARM’S WAY

Your donation makes it possible for us to better prepare and respond quickly when disaster strikes.

By giving today, you are a hero for people and pet disaster victims, easing suffering and helping communities and shelters rebuild. Donate monthly to become a First Responder, our community of donors who know that preparation is the most important part of disaster response.

HOW IT WORKS

Greater Good Charities approaches disaster response in three complementary ways: thinking ahead and preparing communities for imminent natural disasters, responding during disasters by helping on the ground with supplies and relief work, and boosting recovery by directly aiding people and pets and helping to rebuild infrastructure. 

We anticipate annual and regularly occurring natural disasters such as summer wildfires, hurricane season, and seasonal flooding. We build disaster “caches” of commonly needed human and pet supplies and food in these disaster-prone areas ahead of need so that materials are there immediately and can be utilized in case of weather, road, or other conditions which may delay or hinder aid. This allows relief to come immediately, or within days, rather than weeks.

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Read More: GREATER GOOD CHARITIES: PREPARED FOR DISASTER WHEN WINTER STORMS STRIKE

Winter storms are raging across the country this weekend, putting vulnerable communities at risk of widespread power outages, heat loss, and lack of access to food and shelter. These storms are intense and unpredictable, unleashing heavy snow and blizzards, widespread winds, rain, tornados, and flooding. See how Greater Good Charities is There When It Matters®.

Read More: SURVIVING THE WINTER: HOW YOU’RE HELPING UKRAINIANS IN CRISIS

As the war in Ukraine rages on, there are more than 4.5 million Ukrainians living in affected areas without basic necessities like food. These families are tired, hungry, and facing the harsh wind and frigid temperatures for what is likely to be the toughest winter for many Ukrainians. 

This is why Greater Good Charities developed meal kits - to help families stay full and healthy in times of crisis. Each box contains ingredients like pasta, dry beans, and oil to make up to 78 mealsWith these kits, we also distributed heavy locally-sourced blankets. These are vital for the families remaining in Ukraine, as winter in Ukraine is snowy and cold, with temperatures reaching well below freezing.

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Read More: AS SEEN ON CNN: GREATER GOOD CHARITIES DOING GOOD FOR THE BEES

We are un-BEE-lievably thankful to CNN for highlighting our ongoing work to feed the hundreds of honeybee colonies devastated by Hurricane Ian!

When Hurricane Ian struck Florida in September of 2022, it left an ecological disaster in its wake. Not only did the damage decimate homes, communities, and businesses, but it also wreaked havoc on our nation's food supply.  One out of every three bites of food in the United States depends on honeybees and other pollinators.  (USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service). 

More About Our Impact
Read more about what we've done to support people, pets, and the planet in times of disaster by checking out our blog!