PROVIDENCE, R.I., (WPRI) – No storm has had a more profound impact than Hurricane Michael. It’s being called the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in 50 years. Communities in the Florida panhandle are suffering unprecedented damage and destruction.

People throughout the nation are asking how they can help in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Officials say the fastest and most effective way you can help is to donate money. “Don’t send stuff, send money,” said Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, Kevin Smith. “The best way to help survivors is to donate time and money to trusted organizations.”

Neighbors in Need: Relief for Hurricane Michael

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