Here’s how you can help those affected by Hurricane Ian
MADISON, Wis. — As Hurricane Ian is downgraded to a tropical storm and starts to leave Florida, millions are still without power while emergency crews begin to assess the damage.
President Joe Biden issued a disaster declaration on Thursday morning, and teams from FEMA are scheduled to arrive in Florida by Friday.
Several teams of local volunteers are also headed south to help with relief efforts, including local utility workers hoping to get power restored quickly and members of the local chapter of the Red Cross.
But you can also help without leaving home. The American Red Cross has set up a donation page online allowing anyone to contribute what they can to relief efforts. Payments are being accepted through credit cards or PayPal. You can click here to donate. There is a $10 minimum for online donations.
You can also donate by phone by calling 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by mail by printing out the donation form here and mailing it to:
American Red Cross
PO Box 37839
Boone, IA 50037-0839
People can also text IAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
A group of local volunteers will spend the next two weeks helping communities that were affected by Ian and began the drive to Florida on Wednesday.
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