Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief. Auburn Helps our Gulf coast neighbors. Background image is collage of hurricane radar photo and flooded street photo with interlocking AU logo and map outline of southern states

The Auburn Family joins many others around the state in expressing sympathy and concern for those affected by the devastating hurricanes Harvey (8/25) and Irma (9/10) which have caused unprecedented damage from Texas to Florida. There are many ways that you can assist in the immediate relief efforts as well as the longer term recovery in these devastated areas. Information on this page is provided to help you join the relief effort and provide helpful support for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disaster survivors.

Thanks to everyone who donated items to the
East Alabama Medical Center's Hurricane Relief Drive!

Hurricane donation items, such as bottled water and cleaning products, stacked in the back of a car.


  • Donate to Relief Efforts
    Financial contributions are the most efficient and effective way to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Auburn family is encouraged to donate financially to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations. Cash donations help relief agencies and organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs. Among the relief agencies already responding to these disasters:
    • American Red Cross
      American Red Cross is providing shelters and relief in the hardest-hit areas.
      • Donate online: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation. Donors can select the disaster relief option and choose “Help people affected by Hurricane Harvey” or “Help people affected by Hurricane Irma”.
      • Donate by phone: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate
      • Donate by text: Just text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
    • The Salvation Army
      The Salvation Army has activated all of its US and Canadian emergency disaster response assets, in an unprecedented response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
      • Donate online
      • Donate by phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
      • Donate by text: Just text the word STORM to 51555

Many other organizations, churches and agencies are developing projects for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief. The need is great, and the recovery will take many months, and years, after this disaster. But our desire to help is strong. Donate now through reputable relief agencies, and to volunteer through organized and qualified relief projects as they are announced.



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Last Updated: October 6, 2017