Hurricane Matthew slammed Haiti with 145 mph winds, two feet of rain and storm surge, killing at least one person and dealing a literal blow to a nation still recovering from a series of previous natural disasters. The Category 4 storm made landfall Tuesday morning and left behind rising rivers and the threat of mudslides.
"All the banana trees, all the mangos, everything is gone," farmer Milriste Nelson told the Associated Press. "This country is going to fall deeper into misery."
The world was watching in horror as the storm wound its way through the Caribbean. The term "Haiti" trended on Twitter for hours, and major news organizations paused their 2016 coverage to post photos of the wreckage.
If you're watching, reading and feeling motivated to intervene, you can help the Haitians affected by the storm. Here are a few organizations you should check out:
The Salvation Army is accepting donations for its Caribbean hurricane relief fund online here, via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY and via mail at Salvation Army World Service Office, Hurricane Matthew Relief, P.O. Box 418558, Boston, MA 02241-8558.
Save the Children, a children's rights nongovernmental organization, is collecting donations to set up kid-friendly areas at shelters where little ones can play while their parents deal with damage, according to a news release. Check out its Matthew relief fund here.
Global Giving, a crowdfunding site, set up a Matthew relief fund for "locally driven relief and recovery efforts on the ground," according to its website. Once the first round of cleanup is done, it's planning to use the money for long-term rebuilding projects. Donate online here, text MATTHEW to 80100 or send checks to GlobalGiving, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C. 20005.
UNICEF is operating similarly, helping vulnerable children after the storm passes, according to its website. Donate directly to its Matthew relief fund here.
Food for the Poor plans to distribute 30 containers full of rice, meat and blankets to southern Haiti, according to its website. It sent batteries, chainsaws, generators, lights and stoves to Jamaica before the storm hit. Donate money online here or drop off canned food at 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073.
Catholic Relief Services is collecting money for water, shelter and hygiene supplies, according to its website. The religious group will also "monitor potential outbreaks of cholera and other diseases." Check out the organization here.
LiveBeyond, which describes itself as "a faith-based, non-profit on a mission to transform Haiti," has opened up a hurricane relief fund here. Donations will provide the Thomazeau commune with food, water and medical care.
The Man Dodo Humanitarian Foundation is requesting pain relievers, baby formula, clothes and antibiotics, all of which can be dropped off at 3333 NW 168th St., Miami Gardens, FL 33056, CBS Miami reported.