With so much devastation in the world, it can be hard to find a way to help. The CFD has put together a special set of webpages that allows our donors to give to causes that are currently affecting millions of lives around the world.
After decades of conflict in the region, rapidly escalating violence in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul has forced thousands of civilians to flee – or attempt to flee – for safety.
The political instability, coupled with other humanitarian crises in the country including famine caused by drought, natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, has created what many are predicting could become a ‘humanitarian catastrophe.’
Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthy payroll contribution through the CFD to one of our member organizations actively responding to the Afghanistan refugee crisis:
Global Impact (charity code 0316711) is a federation of nonprofit organizations inspiring greater giving to foster critical humanitarian development throughout the world supporting global causes such as disaster response, global health, education and reducing inequalities. Partner organizations include:
A Photographer Gives an Inside Look at the Fall of Kabul (National Geographic)
Here’s how to help new local arrivals fleeing Afghanistan (Seattle Times, August 18 2021)
Afghanistan in Crisis (YouTube – Islamic Relief USA)
Damage from Ida in New Orleans, August 31, 2021 / Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune
As the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland, Ida’s gale force winds left thousands without a home, power, or clean water.
In a grim coincidence, Ida made landfall on August 29 – the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Ida has caused significant damage across Louisiana and Mississippi.
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are experiencing torrential rains, flooding and tornadoes as a result of Ida’s path up the Mid-Atlantic states.
At this writing, thousands of people were still without power in Louisiana while extreme heat in the region makes the need for air conditioning immediate. In addition, power outages can lead to spoilage of insulin, vaccines, and other medications requiring cold storage. Many people in the region are also facing food and fuel shortages.
Consider making a one-time gift or setting up monthly payroll deductions through the CFD to one of our member organizations actively responding in Hurricane Ida’s aftermath:
Project HOPE (charity code 0316050) has sent an emergency response team with 11 medical volunteers and has distributed 8,000 hygiene kits, which include items like shampoo, soap, a toothbrush, deodorant and first-aid supplies. Donations can be made solely for Hurricane Ida emergency relief.
The American Red Cross (charity code 0337346) is working around the clock with our partners to provide help to people struggling with the heartbreaking damage left behind by Hurricane Ida.
Direct Relief (charity code 0316325) as committed an initial $1 million in funding for Hurricane Ida relief efforts and has made its $100 million+ medical inventory available for medical needs in the region.
International Medical Corps (charity code 1479246) relieves the suffering of those affected by conflict, disaster and disease, often in difficult and dangerous environments. We deliver vital healthcare services and training that help devastated populations move from relief to self-reliance.
Save the Children (charity code 0315475): Hurricanes and severe weather events can destroy or disrupt infrastructure critical to children’s well-being. Save the Children’s emergency response team is mobilizing to meet the most urgent needs of children most impacted by Hurricane Ida. Your donation today supports this life-saving work.