Clemson owns an extension station on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean which was recently devastated by Hurricane Maria. Clemson ENGAGE students are collecting donations through Dec. 15 to help our neighbors rebuild. Donation information can be found on the ENGAGE website ››
ENGAGE (Educating a New Generation to Advance Global Engagement) is a Creative Inquiry research and service organization working to bring industry professionals, academic faculty, and students together in an effort to improve the living conditions of partnering communities in developing countries. Since Hurricane Maria's impact on the island, the people of Dominica remain without power, clean drinking water in most areas, and nearly all homes have been severely damaged or completely destroyed. To see how you can help Dominicans recover, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Hurricane Maria and its impact, see their Emergency Updates page.
Consortium of Universities for Global Healthhave created a listserv portal that member and nonmember institutions in the areas affected by the natural disasters can use to post their needs.
The New York Times has also published articles about helping the victims of Maria, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the earthquakes in Mexico. For those who are trying to figure out where to give and are feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips to guide your thinking.
Friends of Caritas Cubana Irma Special Relief. The Caritas International network is coordinating a relief effort with the initial focus on providing emergency items such as food, shelter, hygiene kits and livelihood support to those most in need. Caritas Cuba is currently distributing non-perishable food, bottled water, hygiene products, and fuel to the affected areas.
Global Links supports specific needs of each healthcare facility, and improves the conditions and quality of care through the distribution of medical materials, supplies, furnishings, and equipment. Global Links has a 25-year history of working in Cuba and the necessary legal licenses to do so.