The past month or so has been a particularly rough time for the world, it seems.

The news cycle has been flooded with story after story of both man-made and natural disasters.

Locally, Auburn churches and other charity drive have cropped up on campus in places like the Concourse.

Mexico has set its own goal of outdoing the United States’ relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Famed entrepreneur and face of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, has also begun efforts to design a power grid for Puerto Rico that can withstand future storms. Back on the mainland, Reuters reports that there has been an overabundance of people ready and willing to give blood following this week’s tragedy in Las Vegas.

If you’re interested in helping out, fundraising for Puerto Rico and other disaster-stricken areas is currently being held by UNICEF and the International Medical Corps.