Charity is essential to help those in need to rise above their circumstances. Humanitarian work centers on compassion. One of the most compassionate things to do is to help those who need it most. Often, dire circumstances lead to people facing poverty, hunger, and other forms of human suffering. Charity mobilizes people around the world to give to others.

Each year, the world comes together to promote charity, resilience, and sustainability on September 5th. The United Nations desingated this date as International Day of Charity to conmemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In 1950, Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries in 2012. She had won a Nobel Peace Prize for her charitable work around the world.

Charity is not only important. It is urgent. Currently we are undertaking a mission of great importance. Hurricane Dorian has been the strongest storm ever to hit the Bahamas. The damage is catastrophic. As you read this, more than a million people are being evacuated within the US. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina are on high alert.

Our international rescue team—the Go Team—and damage-assessment specialists are on call. As soon as the storm passes they will make their way to the wreckage. But we need your help.

Donate now. You can save lives.