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How to Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Council on Foundations Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response

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HURRICANE HARVEY

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade.  Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The storm has led to significant, catastrophic damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. There is record-breaking flooding in Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city and a sprawling metropolitan area, threatening lives and homes in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.  

In response to the storm and it's large-scale impact in the region, a federal disaster declaration was made for Texas on August 25th and for Louisiana on August 28th. 

Resources

For information related to ongoing response and recovery efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Harvey resource page.

You can track FEMA's response to the storm on their  Hurricane Harvey Resource Page

Response Funds

Several Council partners and Members have established response funds for the disaster including: 

Hurricane Harvey

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HURRICANE IRMA

Resources to Guide Philanthropic Response
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Irma was the second major storm of 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season in just two weeks, setting records as it charted a destructive course across the Caribbean before making landfall in Florida on September 10. Irma is expected to bring catastrophic floods and storm surges throughout Florida, and roll upwards through Georgia, Alabama, and possibly affect the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Missouri.

The storm first made landfall in Barbuda, then rolled across the Leeward Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic, Haiti and other islands in the Caribbean have either already seen destruction and death from the storm, or remain in its’ path.

Resources

For information related to ongoing response and recovery efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Irma Disaster Profile

You can track FEMA's response to the storm on their Hurricane Irma Resource Page.

Response Funds

Several Council partners and Members have established response funds for the disaster including: 

A complete list of response funds can be found on CDP's Hurricane Irma Disaster Profile.

 

Hurricane Irma