Searching for a loved one in the path of the storm?  Safe and Well, a web-based tool offered by the American Red Cross, is available online in both English and Spanish as a way to locate loved ones.


When looking for ways to help after a disaster,




Check out this video to learn more.

Donations —

The organizations below are actively employed in the response and recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael and/or Florence.  Click on a link below to find out the organization’s level of involvement at this time or to make a financial donation.

Remember to direct donations to Hurricane Michael or Florence if the option is provided.

While all donations are appreciated, cash is what is most needed.  Please do not send unsolicited goods to impacted areas.  If you’d like to donate new material goods, please CLICK HERE to enter your information.  National VOAD will be working with affected communities to match these offers with identified needs.  Please be patient, as it may takes weeks or months to sort out the needs of impacted communities.


Thank you for your understanding and support.

Volunteer —

Volunteers are needed now and will be needed for months and years to follow.  Please coordinate with a known relief organization that can provide the necessary training and coordination to make a difference in impacted communities.  Do not go to impacted areas on your own, as this can interfere with response and recovery efforts.


To register to volunteer to support recovery efforts in affected states, click here.


Thank you for your compassion, support and patience as our neighbors identify their needs.

Financial Gift 

Financial gifts made to organizations and foundations are collected, managed and disbursed by those entities. NJ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NJVOAD), the NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM), and the NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism do not promote any one organization over another and do not have any involvement in how funds are managed or disbursed.