Donate to those in need affected by Hurricane Matthew

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Haitian people cross the river La Digue in Petit Goave where the bridge collapsed during the rains from Hurricane Matthew, southwest of Port-au-Prince, October 6, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left at least 23 people dead in Haiti, a toll likely to climb as authorities re-establish contact with the hardest-hit areas where the damage is "catastrophic," officials said. The Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade, Matthew slammed into Haiti, the Americas' poorest nation, with heavy rains and devastating winds triggering severe flooding and mud slides. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of people in multiple countries are in need of assistance after Hurricane Matthew has ravaged homes and lives over the past few days.

There are a few ways you can help those in need.

First, there are local groups that are intending to travel down to the areas affected in order to provide disaster relief. A group of Grantville EMTs are raising money through this GoFundMe page to travel down to Haiti.

Another way to donate is to visit the American Red Cross website here. The organization provides disaster relief, and has a place for you to donate at the bottom of the page.

Finally, UNICEF is an organization that aims to save children’s lives by providing them with food, shelter, and medical supplies that they need. You can help by donating to the cause here.