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 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.
Earthquake in Turkey & Syria
A once-in-a-century 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey in the frigid pre-dawn hours of Monday, February 6th. A second quake, which recorded a magnitude 7.5, struck just nine hours later. The tremors toppled thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria, with a death toll already over 20,000. In a region already struggling with a refugee crisis, countless more are displaced—forced onto the streets in the dead of winter and below-freezing temperatures. Greater Good Charities is committed to providing relief to survivors, but cannot do it without your help.
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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.
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 meals! With 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.
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).