How to help hurricane recovery efforts in Florida

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Hurricane Ian has hit Florida, with winds reaching more than 100 miles per hour. As of Wednesday afternoon, the storm was approaching Category 5 strength, a rare occurrence in the United States. Weather services report the winds and rain will be life-threatening.

Floridians are in need of money, resources and more in the wake of severe storm damage. KMOX has resources for those who want to donate to help Floridians out in the wake of the hurricane. Find donation links below:

The Red Cross will take money or blood donations, or you can check to see if volunteers from your Red Cross are helping out on the ground.

Florida Disaster Fund is the state's official private fund for disaster or emergency recovery.

Habitat for Humanity Home Preservation Fund helps secure and preserve homes, and rebuild communties after disasters.

Convoy of Hope is donating money and deploying teams and supplies to the state.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Florida is taking donations for recovery efforts.

Animal Victory Fund is using donations to help save animals displaced by the hurricane.

Project Hope is collecting donations.

Good360 is taking donations and will stay in Florida after the hurricane with long-term efforts focused on recovery.

World Central Kitchen is putting its donations toward Florida relief.

UNICEF is taking donations.

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