Top-Rated Hurricane Isaac Disaster Aid Charities Released

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Reviews from volunteers, donors and disaster victims guide donors to groups doing the most good on the ground.

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Check this list before donating to Hurricane Isaac relief.

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac’s convergence on still-vulnerable New Orleans, charity ranking website GreatNonprofits.org has released a list of organizations doing work in the area that have been highly-rated by volunteers, donors and actual people helped by these charities.

The list offers up more than just the usual large organizations, and seeks to highlight small, lesser known nonprofits most effectively helping victims of Hurricane Isaac. Charities such as Big Bend Disaster Animal Response Team, working to retrieve pets left behind by evacuees. Many of the charities work on helping disaster victims deal with homelessness and job loss issues, like Coastal Women for Change and Community Center of St Bernard. The lists of nonprofits covers nonprofits whose missions span from providing food and shelter, to helping the local wildlife recover following the disaster.

GreatNonprofits urges potential donors to check this list before giving, in order to find groups highly reviewed by their own volunteers and the people they have actually helped.

“It can be really difficult to know who to donate to when a disaster strikes,” said GreatNonprofits CEO Perla Ni, “We want to showcase highly effective, local organizations who are really getting the work done and helping people.”

The full list of top-rated Isaac disaster relief nonprofits can be found here:[http://greatnonprofits.org/disaster-response/help-new-orleans-and-gulf-coast-isaac-victims/

About GreatNonprofits:
GreatNonprofits was born out of a desire to find effective nonprofits on the ground during the Hurricane Katrina disaster. GreatNonprofits is a 501(c)(3) and is the oldest and most comprehensive online database of user-generated reviews of charities. Its mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency.

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