Hurricane Irma victims need your help

Two men look for belongings in the rubble of their restaurant on the island of St. Martin on September 10.

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  • Aid groups are on the ground helping Hurricane Irma victims
  • You can support relief efforts

(CNN)Hurricane Irma killed at least 61 people in the US and flooded major cities including Jacksonville, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.

Before hitting the United States, Irma slammed into Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane.
More than 40 people were killed when Irma tore through several Caribbean islands, knocking down trees and leveling buildings.
    There are several ways you can help.
    Donate money: Find out more about charities aiding Hurricane Irma victims by clicking on the button below:
    Donate blood: OneBlood, in Florida, is urging people living outside of Hurricane Irma's path to visit their local blood center and donate blood as soon as possible. All blood types are needed, however, there is an urgent need for platelet donations as well as O negative blood.
    Offer a place to stay: If you have housing available for evacuees, you can create a listing on Airbnb's Irma page.
    HomeAway is offering free or discounted rental homes for anyone displaced by the storm. All service fees are waived for those affected by the disaster and checking in between September 11 and October 15.
    Give your time: The American Red Cross and United Way of Miami-Dade are calling for volunteers to help with relief efforts.
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