Hurricane Otis: How to Help

On October 25, a Category 5 hurricane touched down in Acapulco, Mexico. Many people were injured and killed, and thousands of homes, businesses, and communities were damaged. The GoFundMe community is coming together to help people who are raising money to recover and get access to essentials like food, water, and shelter. Donate to verified Hurricane Otis fundraisers today to help people rebuild and recover. Our Trust & Safety team will continue to update this page with more fundraisers as they are verified.


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Verified fundraisers for people affected by Hurricane Otis

Donate to one of the verified fundraisers below to help the individuals and families affected.

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    Fundraising for Hurricane Otis relief

    Here are three fast and safe ways you can help people in Mexico affected by Hurricane Otis. 

    1. Donate to a verified fundraiser that supports relief efforts. Our Trust & Safety team has verified the fundraisers on this centralized hub and will continue to add verified fundraisers to it as more become available. 
    2. Start a certified charity fundraiser for a verified organisation providing critical support to those affected by Hurricane Otis.
    3. Start an individual fundraiser for a friend or family member in Mexico.*

    While we accept donations worldwide, only people in supported countries or territories can start fundraisers for their friends and family members in Mexico. Since GoFundMe cannot send funds directly to Mexico at this time, you will be personally responsible for withdrawing the funds and transferring them to your beneficiary in Mexico. Click here to learn more about these requirements.

    If you’re fundraising for loved ones in Mexico, our Trust & Safety team will work with you to understand the delivery of funds to your beneficiary. To help our team complete this process quickly, please include the following in your fundraiser description:

    • Who you’re raising money for (full name)
    • Where your beneficiary is located
    • How they will use the funds raised
    • How you will deliver funds to your beneficiary