After Hurricane Irma: You Decided Where to Donate

Doug Hirsch
Doug is co-founder of GoodRx.
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GoodRx has been focused on helping Americans for more than 6 years. This month, as hurricanes hit Florida and Texas, we realized that our mission to help goes beyond healthcare, and we wanted to do our part to help.

A few days after Hurricane Harvey, we sent members of the GoodRx team to Houston to help relief efforts. GoodRx employees spent the night NRG Stadium, a massive shelter in Houston. The following day, our team visited local shops and markets in affected areas, paying for food and prescriptions for local Houston residents. You can read more on how #GoodRxHelps Houston here and here.

Just one week later, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida. GoodRx pledged to make a significant donation to help those affected by Hurricane Irma, but we asked for your help. We asked visitors to GoodRx.com which charities they though most deserved assistance, and we received hundreds of responses.

GoodRx is sending $5,000 donations to 3 charities that were selected by you. To learn more about these charities or make your own donation, see below:

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The ASPCA transported sheltered animals out of Irma’s path before the storm, and are now working hard to find and help abandoned and injured animals in the aftermath. They are also continuing efforts in Texas post-Harvey.

ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox provides everything from supplies like water and blankets to tents and more—that can help make cramped shelter quarters bearable, and help people who’ve been displaced by disasters. They are on the ground in the Caribbean, and still working in Texas.

MedShare. MedShare is coordinating with local medical organizations in Florida and the Caribbean to get medical supplies and equipment to those in need after the storm. They are also continuing efforts and coordination with charities in Texas.

With millions still without power in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, an enormous amount of rebuilding ahead for Texas and the islands in the Caribbean—and now, the potential for more trouble from Hurricane Maria—there’s still so much to do. We want to thank you for helping us continue to make a difference. We’ll continue to do everything we can to help Americans in any capacity we can.

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