Help for people affected by Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida was one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States mainland.

More than 3,600 FEMA employees are deployed to Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. FEMA staged more than 3.4 million meals, millions of liters of water, more than 35,700 tarps, and roughly 200 generators in the region in advance of the storm.

Here's how you can help people who are now displaced and in need. Accuweather put together a list of ways you can help those affected by the storm. See the full list here

Red Cross

The Red Cross provides shelters, meals and water, emergency supplies and health services, including mental health. The minimum donation amount is $10, and donations are tax-deductible.

Donate online or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669).

Salvation Army

100% of proceeds donated to The Salvation Army goes toward the disaster relief of your choice, and no fees are taken.The Salvation Army provides food, drinks, shelter, emotional and spiritual support and other emergency services to those affected by the hurricane as well as first responders.

Donate online or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)

Feed the Second Line

Feed the Second Line provides support the New Orleans' creative community in an effort to preserve the city's signature culture. They have announced all donations made in September and October will go to those recovering from Hurricane Ida.

Donate online

Relief Gang

Based in Houston, Relief Gang - originally founded to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey - is helping provide help to those affected by Ida by working side-by-side with search-and-rescue teams going into Louisiana. Accuweather says: "You can donate to Relief Gang via pledge by following this link. Pledge has a 0% platform fee for Relief Gang's Hurricane Ida fundraiser. Donations are tax-deductible but tips are not."

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen (WCK), which provides fresh meals to those impacted by disaster, is currently taking donations to help the organization supply meals to those affected by Ida. On Monday, WCK was already on the ground inNew Orleansand was prepared to cook up fresh meals in a food truck for those affected in the area. On Sunday, WCK founder Chef José Andrés said on Twitter that the organization had three kitchens set up in New Orleans with the capabilities of supplying100,000 meals.To make a donation to World Central Kitchen,click here.

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