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Top-Rated Charities Providing Relief for Hurricane Fiona

   Sep 23, 2022

CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable charities involved in efforts to provide emergency assistance and aid to those affected by Hurricane Fiona.

On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Hurricane Fiona reached Puerto Rico. The intense storm left the island without power. The hurricane brought torrential rain and massive flooding that damaged homes, vehicles, and infrastructure, including a bridge that had been constructed after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Many areas of the island remain inaccessible. As of Thursday, September 22, the Category 4 hurricane is barreling towards Bermuda with winds in excess of 130 mph. The full and lasting impact of Hurricane Fiona will 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.


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