Upgrade your browser to improve your experience. See recommended browsers

Image of a hurricane eye

How to help: Typhoon Yutu

Updated November 9, 2018

On October 25, Typhoon Yutu devastated the Northern Mariana Islands. The category 5 storm was one of the most powerful cyclones on record, impacting more than 50,000 people across the U.S. territory and leaving many residents with nothing. Communication, power and water services are out, and may not be restored for months. Given the catastrophic destruction from this storm, people across the territory will need short and long-term recovery funding to help meet the needs of the community.

How to help

Following a natural disaster, there can be an increased risk of fraud committed by individuals preying upon the good intentions of people wanting to help; donors should take care that the organizations they are supporting are legitimate. Fidelity Charitable makes grants only to IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) public charities.

American National Red Cross

TIN: 530196605
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, DC 20013

The American National Red Cross was chartered by Congress in 1905 to play a central role in coordinating and responding to domestic and international disasters.

To recommend a grant to a specific Red Cross chapter, click the drop-down menu for use designation, click “create your own” and enter the name of the local chapter.

Please note the organizations listed in this guidance do not represent the full list of organizations raising money for relief efforts for Hurricane Yutu. Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees. Fidelity Charitable will communicate all grant designation recommendations for hurricane relief to grantees.

Related resources

Issue insight: Hurricanes

CDP discusses the triple- threat brought on by hurricanes: winds, floods, and possible tornadoes.

Four phases of disaster relief

When should you give in a disaster? The opportunity to make a difference does not end after media coverage dies down.

Disaster relief giving

What should you keep in mind when giving to disaster relief efforts? Here are four things to consider.

How Fidelity Charitable can help

Since 1991, we have been a leader in charitable planning and giving solutions, helping donors like you support their favorite charities in smart ways.

Open a Giving Account

Or call us at 1-800-262-6039