Support the medium- to long-term recovery of those most in need
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10 as a Category 3 storm after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean, including significant devastation throughout the Leeward, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Haiti. Deaths have been attributed to the storm all along its path and many islands remain without power and with little shelter.
Right now, attention is rightly focused on preparing for landfall and providing immediate relief to survivors – temporary shelter, food, water, and other basic needs – and watching how the storm unfolds over the course of the next week. We know from past disasters, especially through our experiences with hurricanes and floods, that full recovery will take many years. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) is uniquely focused on highlighting the long view of disaster recovery
The CDP Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund allows donors to give now to support recovery needs that continue long after the TV cameras and news teams rollup coverage and turn the eye of the world away from this disaster.