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Disaster Relief and Recovery

Who to contact in case of flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, and steps you can take to help others affected.

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Ever wanted to share your interest in a cause or engage family and friends but weren’t sure how to get the conversation started? Wonder no more. Our Monitor editors are here to offer relevant questions on a specific news topics to help you get the discussion going.

Has a disaster ever impacted you or your loved ones? What helped you the most?

When a disaster occurs, everyone wants to help, but sometimes it can all feel a bit overwhelming. What was actually helpful -- and what wasn't?

How do you keep your sense of empathy in the face of compassion fatigue?

Turn on the news, and disasters of all kinds seem to be everywhere. Sometimes, the tendency can be just to shut off. How do you keep engaged with the world without feeling overwhelmed?

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Making a Difference

Universal Giving helps people give to and volunteer for top-performing charitable organizations around the world. All the organizations and projects listed below have been vetted by Universal Giving; 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the listed cause.

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Operation USA

Operation USA helps communities worldwide alleviate the effects of disasters, disease and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid.

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Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon provides vanguard medical care to bridge the critical time gap between large humanitarian disasters and conventional aid response.

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