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America’s Charities Disaster Recovery Fund – Hurricane Harvey

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Harvey made landfall on August 25 near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm. It circled back out to the Gulf Coast and made a second landfall and is now tracking North through areas of the south and Midwest as a tropical depression. It will continue to weaken, but areas of Texas and Louisiana are expected to continue to receive heavy rainfall.

Approximately 300,000 people in Texas are without power, and 142 shelters are open in and around affected areas. The long-term costs of the storm are likely to exceed $30 billion when impacts on agricultural, energy, and labor sectors are accounted for, and full recovery will take years. An estimated 99,500 residential homes may be affected, out of 2.2 million across 19 counties.

Long after first responders leave the scene, the people and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey 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 Harvey.

Our Process:

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 longterm needs of communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey 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.

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