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Disaster Relief


This weekend, The Salvation Army is partnering with WAVY-TV 10, WVBT FOX43, iHeart Radio, Pembroke Mall and Harrison's Moving & Storage to host a Hurricane Florence Supply Drive.

Volunteers are needed this Friday, Sept. 21st, Saturday, Sept. 22nd and Sunday, Sept. 23rd from 9am - 6pm at Pembroke Mall.

Volunteers will greet donors, unload items from vehicles, and sort/pack donations.

Two volunteer shifts are available: 9am - 1pm and 1-6pm.

Please email Shelby Hunt to sign up!

NOTE: Supply Drive will be located at Pembroke Mall (4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462) in their parking lot.

Thank you for your volunteer service!

Disaster relief and recovery experts recommend financial donations as the most effective way to provide support to those in need. While clothing, supplies, or other physical items will eventually be needed, donation of those items immediately after a disaster may require volunteers to sort through items, taking them away from providing aid to those most in need.

Old Dominion University encourages you to research any organization before making a monetary donation. Below are a few reputable organizations that assist those during times of natural disasters or violent incidences and have a Charity Navigator score of 90/100 or higher.

Supporting Those In Need

Give Blood

Sigma Nu Blood Drive

Donating Blood During Times of Disaster (NBC)

Foster or Adopt a Shelter Pet

Guy with dog

Helping Pets in Danger after a Disaster (Petfinder.com)

How to help Pets after a Disaster (Mother Nature Network)



Ways to Raise Money for Disaster Relief (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

Direct Relief



Direct Relief is an international humanitarian nonprofit organization based in California. It provides medical assistance to help people affected by poverty and disaster in the US and around the world.

All Hands Volunteers

all hands

Helping Pets in Danger after a Disaster (Petfinder.com)

How to help Pets after a Disaster (Mother Nature Network)



Ways to Raise Money for Disaster Relief (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

Resources and More Information

Donate Effectively (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

Donate Responsively (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

Why Cash is Best (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

Guidelines for Giving (USAID Center for International Disaster Information)

How to Decide Where to Donate Your Money after Disasters (NY Times)

5 Steps to Informed Giving (Charity Navigator)

Tips for Giving in Times of Crisis (Charity Navigator)

ODU Cares - ODU Cares provides a university-wide system of care and support for students who experience an unexpected crisis, and it comprises the Care Team, Student Outreach & Support, and Case Management.

Student Counseling Services - ODU counselors are available, aware, and here to offer support to the diverse university student community, particularly during times of uncertainty. For more information, please call (757) 683.4401 or visit the Office of Counseling Services in Webb University Center.

Employee Assistance Program - ODU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers a counseling and referral service to employees and their families who are enrolled in a Commonwealth of Virginia health care plan.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Member Services: 1.855.9277

COVA HealthAware
Aetna: 1.888.238.6232

Old Dominion University Chaplains - A professional community of more than a dozen chaplains, ODU's University Chaplain Association represents many of the world's religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, and share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of ODU's students, faculty, and staff.

Red Cross





Google Person Finder - The Person Finder helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.

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