An American flag flies amidst destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hurricane Michael, the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in over 50 years, left a path of damage and destruction when it made landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm. Sadly, this came on the heels of Hurricane Florence which people are still recovering from. Hurricane Michael has killed at least 29 people across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
In the wake of this devastating hurricane, many people have been left without homes, businesses, cars and material possessions. People and organizations across the world are stepping up to help those affected.

Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates charities, has a page that includes the names of reputable charities you could donate to. This list is categorized by ways of helping from general relief, animal care, food, and housing/shelter. Those organizations include many HEPdata clients who use our matching gift services to provide donors with employer matching gift information which may double or triple their gift. Some of these organizations include: American Red CrossWorld VisionSamaritan’s Purse, among several others.

In the wake of two devastating hurricanes, HEPdata is here to help non-profits maximize their matching gift revenue, help companies who are interested in starting a matching gift program, and assist individuals who are looking to see if their employer will match their donation.

HEPdata maintains the most accurate database of over 23,000 companies that match employee donations to various non-profits. Currently we have approximately 11,000 companies in our matching gift database that match to Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations.

Our team of professionals is eager to assist anyone who has questions on helping hurricane victims and corporate matching gifts. Please call us at (800) 681-4438 or (703) 669-5602. You can also email us at

How to Help Victims of Hurricane Michael