Natural Disasters: How to Help

Natural Disasters: How to Help

It's upsetting to see the aftermath of a natural disaster. All too often, we see news about tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons, and other forces of nature killing people, destroying homes, and devastating entire towns.

If you want to reach out and help, here are several ways to do so:

But what if you can't afford to make a donation? Helping doesn't have to mean spending money. Here are some other things you can do:

It's also important to deal with your own feelings when you see people affected by tragedy. Talking to parents, teachers, and friends about what you see and how you feel can help you deal with the aftermath of disasters like storms and earthquakes.

If you go to school with kids from places that have been affected by disasters, reach out to them and offer support. They may have family members there.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2013





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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