Hurricane Beryl: How to contribute to relief efforts


MIAMI – Hurricane Beryl’s estimated death toll was 18 including 11 in the Caribbean and six in Texas. It left millions without power and many people in need picking up the pieces in Texas, Louisiana, and the Caribbean.

The United Nations World Food Program, The World Central Kitchen, and The Global Empowerment Mission were among the organizations that reported quickly jumping into action in the Caribbean.

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A man shows the destroyed roof of his home from Hurricane Beryl in the fishing settlement of Rocky Point, Clarendon, Jamaica, Thursday, July 4, 2024. (AP Photo/Collin Reid) (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Global Empowerment Mission requested donations of hygiene kits, tarps, generators, yard waste bags, canned foods, sleeping bags, work gloves, solar-powered lights, and professional first-aid kits.

In Texas, The American Red Cross deployed hundreds of disaster workers and set up emergency shelters. The Salvation Army deployed disaster teams and teamed up with the Southern Baptist Texas Convention for a mobile feeding operation.

Traffic is directed around a downed power line in Houston, Tuesday, July 9, 2024. After Hurricane Beryl slammed into Texas, knocking out power to nearly 3 million homes and businesses it moved east and weakened to a tropical depression. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

In Houston, The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston asked for emergency donations to help families rebuild. The Houston Food Bank was asking for volunteers and emergency donations.

The Memorial Assistance Ministries was also requesting donations to help with long-term recovery. United Way Greater Houston was preparing for greater demand by welcoming pledges for future donations.

Here is a list of other nonprofits responding to the disaster:

For more information about nonprofit organizations with Beryl-related relief operations, visit GuideStar or Charity Navigator.