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.
On February 24, Russia started a war on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. The UN estimates that over 11 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.
On September 28, Hurricane Ian tore up the western coast of Florida as a Category 4 storm. With destructive winds of up to 155 miles per hour and torrential rain, it caused life threatening storm surges and massive amounts of flooding. The death toll for Florida is now reported to be over 80 people. There are currently 42,000 workers responding to over 840,000 reported power outages, and these workers have already restored power to 1.8 million homes across the state. Those affected need YOU now, and you can help by supporting our efforts to send food, supplies, and conduct more lifesaving Flights to Freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.