Our family at Otto’s Express Car Wash is saddened by the loss and destruction in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Otto’s is just miles from some of the hardest hit areas and unsure what else to do, we have been loading up our vehicles with supplies and driving it to the relief workers and families in need. Whether you live in one of the immediate areas surrounding Destin or elsewhere in the United States, there are plenty of opportunities to make a difference.
We have compiled a list of verified campaigns and organizations that are helping with the Hurricane Michael relief efforts.
- The American Red Cross is accepting volunteer applications, as well as monetary donations on their website.
- CharityNavigator.com has a list of rated charities that are assisting with relief efforts. You can read about each organization and choose where you would like to donate money.
- Your support through savethechildren.org will help to provide supplies for displaced children and families.
- GoFundMe campaigns, verified by GoFundMe
Housing for Hurricane Michael Victims and Relief Workers
If you were affected by the hurricane and are in need of shelter or are working on the relief efforts and need a place to stay, visit Airbnb for more information. If you currently list your residence on Airbnb and would like to offer a place for someone to stay, you can also join the growing number of hosts who are offering their rental for free.
Hurricane Michael has caused blood drives to be suspended in the affected areas. The Red Cross is encouraging people unaffected by the hurricane to donate blood. Anyone who is interested in donating can make an appointment here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.