Top-Rated Charities Providing Aid to Victims of Tropical Storm Ian
CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable charities involved in efforts to provide emergency assistance and aid to those affected by Tropical Storm Ian.
Hurricane Ian slammed into the southwestern coast of Florida on September 28th, 2022, as a major Category 4 storm. Ian will go down as one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history. It destroyed homes and businesses and caused what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described as a "500-year flood event." As of Thursday, September 29th, 2022, Ian has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It continues to barrel across Florida causing epic flooding over east-central areas of the state. The National Hurricane Center warns that Ian could "produce life-threatening flooding, storm surge and gusty winds across portions of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas." Almost 2.6 million homes and businesses are currently without power. The full and lasting impact of Tropical Storm Ian may not be known for several weeks.
The charities listed below are Top-Rated by CharityWatch for spending at least 75% of their cash budgets on programs; for maintaining fundraising efficiency of $25 or less to raise each $100 in cash donations; and for meeting CharityWatch's governance & transparency benchmarks.
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ATTENTION: The charities listed in this alert were Top-Rated by CharityWatch at the time of its publication. CharityWatch updates our ratings throughout the year. To see if a particular charity is currently Top-Rated, please click on its name, below.