News Irma: How New Yorkers can help hurricane victims in Florida Here's how New Yorkers can help Irma victims in Florida. Above, evacuees stand at a registration table before entering the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, which was serving as a shelter on Sept. 9, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mark Wilson By Lauren Cook email@example.com Updated September 19, 2017 7:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Irma upended millions of lives when it churned its way up the Florida coast over the weekend. And, as the winds die down and the dust begins to settle, the need for assistance in Florida grows by the minute. New Yorkers don’t need to head south to help Irma victims. Here are several ways to offer assistance. Monetary donations The most efficient option is to make a monetary donation to an organization that is providing relief to Irma victims. The organizations listed below are accredited charities by the Better Business Bureau that are raising money for relief assistance. American Red Cross Global Giving Operation USA Save the Children Direct Relief MAP International The Salvation Army United Methodist Committee on Relief Humane Society of the United States ASPCA Supply donations Hurricane Relief Drive When: Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field in Queens Items to donate: Canned, ready-to-eat items with pull tops, protein in pouches or pull-top cans, peanut butter, snacks, water, toiletries, paper goods, diapers, baby wipes, cleaning supplies. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.