Here's how to help those in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian damage
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Hurricane Ian tore through the west coast of Florida on Wednesday causing major damage. It was one of the worst storms the state has experienced. According to Florida Governor Ron Desantis, "The impacts of this storm are historic and the damage that has been done is historic," "We've never seen a flood event like this; we've never seen a storm surge of this magnitude."

If you would like to help with relief efforts, here are some of the reputable places for you to donate:

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to help Hurricane Ian victims. The national organization is providing supplies, shelter and other relief. You can donate here.

Feeding Florida

Feeding Florida is a network of the national food bank nonprofit Feeding America. The organization is coordinating with food banks across the state to provide food to victims of the hurricane. You can donate here.

Farm Share

Farm Share is a Florida nonprofit that sources leftover fruits and vegetables from farms and distributes them to people across the state. They are sending food and supplies to people in Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. You can donate here

Florida Disaster Fund

Florida’s official disaster relief fund coordinates aid across governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the state. You can donate here.

Convoy of Hope

This nonprofit is delivering supplies to Hurricane Ian victims. You can donate here. 

CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort)

CORE is a global disaster relief organization that is providing support to people of Florida. You can donate here.

If You Need Assistance

If you or someone you know needs assistance, FEMA has opportunities for that here. You can also find plenty of other resources for Hurricane Ian relief.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Win McNamee / Staff / Getty Images