Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

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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.

$59 MILLION
in Disaster Relief Support
17 COUNTRIES
Helped by Our Response
1,000,000+
People and Pets Directly Helped
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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HAITI EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY

On Saturday, August 14, Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake, crumbling homes and businesses, killing over 1,400 people, and injuring nearly 6,000 more. The earthquake hit as the country was still reeling from a presidential assassination and increasing gang violence. Those affected are cut off from reliable food, water, and power. They need your help now.



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Dixie Fire

With over 500,000 acres burned, the Dixie fire in Northern California has quickly become the largest single fire in the state’s history. The fire is nowhere near being brought under control and its total devastation has yet to be determined. People face long-term evacuations and the loss of their homes. We're working with our partners on the ground to get food and supplies to those in need. 

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Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida hit the southern Louisiana coast as a massive Category 4 storm Sunday morning, bringing sustained winds over 150 mph, life threatening storm surge, and widespread flooding. We have moved over 150 shelter pets out of harm's way. We're sending in medications, Good Packs full of survival supplies, and other critically needed items to our animal shelters and human services partners. We stand ready to send in additional support. But we can’t do it without you.



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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See our Impact
Read More: HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE HELPING HAITI EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

Saturday, August 14 Haiti was rocked by a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake crumbled homes and businesses, killing over 1,400 people, and injuring nearly 6,000 more. To make matters even worse, the earthquake hit as the country was still reeling from a presidential assassination and increasing gang violence. And just days after the earthquake, Haiti was hit by Tropical Storm Grace. Those affected are cut off from reliable food, water, and power.

In the wake of this devastating earthquake, your donations have provided critical food and supplies to local families. With your donations, Greater Good Charities and the Institute Edeline in Croix de Bouquet were able to prepare and distribute meal packs for local affected families. School leaders prepared meal packs of essentials including sugar, detergent, soap, rice, condensed milk, spaghetti, oil, and beans.

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Read More: YOU’RE PROVIDING DIXIE FIRE EVACUEES WITH ESSENTIALS

The Dixie Fires have been burning for over a month and are only 35% contained. It has become the largest single wildfire in California history.

We’re working with partners on the ground to provide immediate aid to people and their pets affected by the devastating fire. Our Disaster Response Team and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley have handed out SOS Pouches to evacuees throughout the week.

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!