Support the medium- to long-term needs of the most vulnerable
The 2017 Hurricane season has become one of the most active seasons on record, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastating parts of the U.S. mainland, as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Cuba, and several Caribbean islands.
In response to the needs that will arise following these storms and others that may hit throughout the Atlantic hurricane season, the CDP 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund will focus on medium and long-term recovery needs.
We expect the long-term needs to include: rebuilding homes, businesses, and infrastructure; meeting the needs of young children; and supporting mental health needs. Specific locations and unmet needs will be determined by a grant advisory committee that will be established to guide CDP's staff and board. The fund will explore investing in all geographic areas affected by this season's Atlantic hurricanes.
The CDP 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund allows donors to give now to support recovery needs that will continue to surface throughout many parts of the United States and the Caribbean long after our attention has turned away from these disasters.