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Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday as a category five storm, making it the largest hurricane on record to hit the Bahamas. Now still a powerful category two storm, Dorian continues to hover over the islands, causing severe, widespread damage to the area and communities who live there. In the days ahead, Hurricane Dorian is expected to head towards the Southeastern United States.
This #TakeActionTuesday, take action to contribute to the nationwide Hurricane Dorian relief effort.
- Learn More About the Government’s Role. In a recent Take Action Tuesday, we discussed how government agencies classify and respond to disasters. Spend a few minutes refreshing your understanding of the government’s role when disasters occur, and learn how you can incorporate disaster relief policy into your personal advocacy efforts.
- Donate To Relief Organizations. The city of Miami has organized hurricane supplies drop-off locations throughout the city, in the hope that residents will donate their unused supplies to those impacted in the Bahamas. If you or someone you know lives in the Miami area, check out the list of drop off locations and requested supplies here. If you do not live in Miami, you can still send supplies or cash donations to the Dorian relief effort through a number of relief organizations listed here.
- Give Blood. In preparation for caring for hurricane victims, blood banks across the country have put out a call for donations, especially as the national blood supply typically lags during the summer months. Click here to find a donation center near you.
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