In fact, Hurricane Harvey and Irma’s effects are estimated to have caused between $150 to $200 billion in damage to homes, vehicles, infrastructure, and more in Texas and Florida alone.
As our communities begin to rebuild, we at Zipcar are committed to helping where we can. For every Ziptrip taken this Saturday, September 16, we’re donating one dollar to the American Red Cross.
Here are five other ways you can support the hurricane relief effort.
1. Make a donation
We at Zipcar have partnered with the American Red Cross to support their relief efforts for Harvey and Irma. There are many other charitable organizations you can donate to, as well. Check out Charity Navigator’s list of carefully vetted charities providing support to Irma and Harvey victims.
Lend a hand to help families rebuild their homes by donating or becoming a volunteer with organizations like Habitat for Humanity. As they noted on their website, the recovery and rebuilding phase from the hurricanes in these cities may last for months or even years.
5. Give blood
In the aftermath of Irma and Harvey, there is a need for blood donations, as well. In particular, O negative blood types and platelet donations are in high demand. You can give blood in locations across the country through the American Red Cross or, if you are located in Florida, through local donation centers like OneBlood.