Red Cross Disaster Relief

Hurricane Dorian has already destroyed or damaged 13,000 homes in the Bahamas and is now expected to make landfall along the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. More than 12,000 people are already staying at Red Cross shelters in those three states, with more expected to seek refuge as the likelihood of catastrophic winds and rain increases.

As IAPMO stands for the health, safety, and well-being of people across our globe, we wish to help the people impacted by Hurricane Dorian wherever its devastation is felt. To that end, we encourage our membership and our partners in the industry to make a donation to the American Red Cross, which is already on the ground responding to these communities’ needs.

“IAPMO stands first and foremost for safety, and in times like these we reach beyond our purview to ensure well-being in the most basic manner — shelter, a warm blanket, a meal and clean drinking water, families weathering the storm together,” said IAPMO CEO GP Russ Chaney. “.“We ask our members and industry peers to consider giving whatever possible.”

Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. 

Donations can be made via the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief fund at  or simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts by choosing that option when donating on or on 1-800-RED CROSS.

  • The best way to ensure your donation will go to a specific disaster is to write the specific disaster name in the memo line of a check. We also recommend completing and mailing the donation form on with your check.


We know Americans are generous and want to do everything they can to help after a disaster. Unfortunately, collecting and sending food, clothing and other household items often does more harm than good. Instead, the best way to support disaster victims is with a financial donation.