Hurricane Florence: How to Help Those in Need

North Carolina volunteer carries Keiyana Cromartie after the child's family was rescued from their home.
Volunteer Amber Hersel carries 7-year-old Keiyana Cromartie after the child and her family were rescued from their James City, North Carolina home. Getty

More than one million people have been told to leave their homes to get out of Hurricane Florence's way. 

As heavy winds, waves and rain pelted North Carolina Friday, residents faced power outage and rising water. Many called 911 to be rescued from their swamped homes.

For those looking to help, there are many groups and non-profit organizations helping the afflicted. Here are several sources of aid:

The Red Cross: You can donate $10 simply by texting "FLORENCE" to 90999.

The Salvation Army

Woman reacts to learning her neighbors were trapped in their home by a fallen tree.
A woman reacts to news that three of her neighbors were trapped in their home by a fallen tree. Getty

Facebook has a safety check page here.

Frank's Nation: The pet organization has launched a campaign to cover the expenses of volunteers searching for lost dogs in the affected areas. The nonprofit is named after a bulldog named Frank that was lost in Hurricane Harvey.

Frank's Nation funds hurricane rescue operations for lost dogs.
Frank's Nation is dedicated to the memory of a bulldog lost during Harvey. Frank's Nation

Task Force 75: This is a volunteer disaster response team made up of military veterans. The group provides rescue services for people and animals, first aid treatment and humanitarian assistance. They have a GoFundMe page for donations to cover expenses here.

Woman holds her dog at North Carolina hurricane shelter.
An evacuee cradles her dog at the Trask Middle School hurricane shelter in Wilmington, North Carolina. Getty

The North Carolina Community Foundation supports local nonprofits throughout the state and is funding Hurricane Florence efforts along the coast. Donations can be made here.

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