Hurricane Florence is still sweeping the Carolinas, with the storm now headed toward Virginia on its way to the Atlantic. Rescue teams are continuing their efforts by assisting with evacuations and searching for missing persons. Thus far, a

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Note: It's not clear whether all of these organizations will spend 100% of donations received on hurricane relief and associated expenses. In past large-scale disasters, they have given high percentages of donations directly to victims, especially if there is a specific fund set up.To , it's always good to research a group before donating by checking scores from independents groups likeand.

General Aid: Google/American Red Cross

People wait in line to fill up their gas in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Just before Hurricane Florence made landfall, Google announced a $2 million fundraising campaign in support of the Red Cross. The tech company is now matching in donations, all of which will assist the Red Cross in their relief efforts.

Amazon's online donation page is also accepting contributions to the

General Aid: North Carolina Community Foundation

A man salvages item from a store flooded by Hurricane Florence.

Since its inception in, the North Carolina Community Foundation has offered

General Aid: Direct Relief

Conway, South Carolina residents take shelter during Hurricane Florence.

Hunger Relief: Harvest Hope Food Bank

Empty shelves in a Myrtle Beach store in South Carolina.

Hunger Relief: The Salvation Army

A note on a store in Nichols, South Carolina on September 13.

A world leader in disaster relief, the Salvation Army has stayed ahead of the crisis by deploying volunteers

Medical Services: Americares

A Myrtle Beach resident holds his medication at a shelter in South Carolina.

Americares is dedicated to improving the health of those

Medical Services: National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

Rescue personnel remove a man from a home that was struck by a large tree during Hurricane Florence.

Those looking to donate medical services might consider giving to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, which provides

Home Repair: Mennonite Disaster Service

A tree uprooted by Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Mennonite Disaster Service is a nonprofit volunteer network that responds to

Home Repair: Habitat for Humanity

A home surrounded by flood water from the Neuse River in Kinston, North Carolina.

Financial Aid: Mercy Corps

A Boy Scout volunteer helps stack sandbags in Kinston, North Carolina.

Mercy Corps has been a key responder to global emergencies over the past 20 years, assisting with relief efforts for the Nepal earthquakes, Philippines typhoon, Haiti earthquake, and other natural disasters. The organization is now working with Team Rubicon, a disaster response team that unites the skills of military veterans and first responders, to assess the damage of Hurricane Florence.

Their Humanitarian Response Fund is currently accepting donations, which will most likely go toward cash assistance for the most vulnerable communities in the Carolinas.

Financial Aid: GlobalGiving

South Carolina residents wait in a shelter during Hurricane Florence.

Animal Rescue: Charleston Animal Society

Rescue workers help a woman and her dog escape from their flooded home during Hurricane Florence


Animal Rescue: American Humane

American Humane bathes a Labrador mix puppy rescued from Hurricane Katrina.

As of Wednesday, American Humane has evacuated more than 70