America’s Charities Disaster Recovery Fund – Hurricane Irma
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Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on Sept. 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.
In Florida, damage assessments are being carried out. More than seven million were evacuated throughout the state; and a flash flood emergency remains in effect for much of the area. Nearly 200,000 people are in shelters and more than 6 million homes are without power. At least 200 medical facilities were evacuated, and 46 hospitals remain closed.
Long after first responders leave the scene, the people and communities affected by Hurricane Irma will need support to address the long-term needs including rebuilding homes, businesses, infrastructure, meeting the needs of young children, addressing health needs, and boosting damaged agricultural sectors.
You can support these long-term recovery efforts now by donating to America’s Charities Disaster Recovery Fund – Hurricane Irma.
As we collect donations through this fund, America's Charities will work with our partner, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), to identify where the need is greatest and where your donations will have the most meaningful impact. CDP will assess the short and long-term needs of communities impacted by Hurricane Irma and will identify the appropriate nonprofits who should receive the donations based on their response efforts. After 90 days of collecting donations through this fund, America’s Charities will process and distribute the funds in compliance with the CDP’s recommendation. And we'll make sure you know just how important and powerful your donation dollars are being used. 90 cents of every dollar donated will go directly to the nonprofits who are serving the long-term needs of the community. Of the remaining 10 cents, five cents will go to America’s Charities for funds management and processing, donor stewardship including tax receipting, donor acknowledgements, providing impact reports and more, and five cents will go to CDP for their in-depth research and nonprofit relationship management.
Guided by thoughtful disaster analysis, each dollar you donate will be used to its full potential. Through strategic disaster giving, you will help communities recover and rebuild for many generations to come.
What are you waiting for? Give today and start making a long-term impact.