Hurricane Matthew was described by Dr. David Griffis as “one of the greatest natural disasters in recent years,” with some estimates placing the death toll at over 1300 souls. In addition to the absolutely staggering loss of life, billions of dollars of property damage was reported as the hurricane swept away roads, buildings, and utility structures along its path of destruction which covered the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and many of the smaller Caribbean island nations.

Haiti, by far, suffered the worst as the full force of the storm struck the island of Hispaniola, which the nation shares with the Dominican Republic. Many churches were washed away by the force of the storm, along with hundreds of lives.

The need in the area is still great, many people are without power and drinkable water, thousands have been rendered homeless by the storm, and the potential for loss of life because of these conditions is still great.

Here are some of the ways you can donate to the disaster relief efforts:

Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund
Haiti Relief Fund
Text: Matthew (amount) to 855.291.4483 or call 1.800.345.7492