The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Founded in 2017 in response to the devastating Atlantic hurricane season, our mission is to bring disaster relief to remote, isolated and underserved coastal communities. We address the three core needs of Response, Recovery and Resilience to preserv... Read more
Founded in 2017 in response to the devastating Atlantic hurricane season, our mission is to bring disaster relief to remote, isolated and underserved coastal communities. We address the three core needs of Response, Recovery and Resilience to preserve life in times of emergency and rebuild quality of life in the aftermath. Our project is backed by the Burning Man Organization's 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so all contributions are tax-deductible. Our response and support boats allow us to respond to the immediate needs of disaster victims including search and rescue, first-aid, clean drinking water, and communications. Using sailing vessels allows us to operate in places where fuel is scarce and house our team in a self-sufficient way that contributes resources to affected communities without straining damaged infrastructure.
Recovery from the damage done by natural disasters can take a long time and a lot of resources. After the emergency has passed, we coordinate donations and volunteers to support communities in rebuilding.
Resilience against the next disaster is vital to vulnerable and isolated communities. During the recovery and rebuilding process, we support projects that harden power, communications, and medical infrastructure to make communities stronger and better prepared to weather the next storm.
We are currently working in Puerto Rico to support those people who have no other means to recover from the damage Hurricane Maria has done to their homes and lives.