How to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew

Story highlights

Hurricane Matthew has killed hundreds of people in the Caribbean

More than 2 million homes lost power across the Southeast

More than 20 people died in the U.S. from the hurricane

CNN  — 

Hurricane Matthew has caused widespread destruction in the Caribbean, killing hundreds of the “poorest of the poor” in Haiti.

The following groups are in Haiti and surrounding areas and can help get aid to those in need:

All Hands Volunteers

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee



Catholic Relief Services

Concern Worldwide USA

Convoy of Hope

Direct Relief

Handicap International

International Medical Corps

International Relief Teams

Medical Teams International

Mission of Hope Haiti

Operation Blessing International

Partners in Health

Planting Peace

Salvation Army

Samaritan’s Purse

Save the Children

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation


World Concern

World Vision

Zanmi Sasye—Partners With Sassier

The storm also had an impact in the U.S. where the following aid organizations are helping residents:


Operation Blessing International

Salvation Army

Save the Children

United Way of Miami-Dade

North Carolina specifically is still reeling from flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Centers around the state are in dire need of the following items:




Sturdy cots




Extra large adult diapers

2x and up to 3x clothes for men and women

Elastic waistband clothes

Over-the-counter medicine

Baby rash ointment




Items can be dropped off at the following centers:

Red Springs High

509 N Vance Street

Red Springs, N.C. 28377

Southeastern Agricultural Center Lumberton

1027 US-74

Lumberton, N.C. 28358

South Robeson High School

3268 S Robeson Road

Rowland, N.C. 28383

St Paul’s High School

648 N Old Stage Road

St. Pauls, N.C. 28384

Bill Sapp Center

1100 N Cedar Street

Lumberton, N.C. 28358