Recap: Hurricane Harvey
By America's Charities on March 12, 2018
Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25 and was the strongest hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years. The storm killed 77 people. Harvey also displaced more than 1 million people in the immediate aftermath, and it damaged an estimated 200,000 homes across a 300-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast. It caused an estimated $180 billion in damage and will require years to make a full recovery along the Gulf Coast. Thankfully, several generous donors stepped up to help these residents recover by donating to the America’s Charities Disaster Recovery Fund supporting Hurricane Harvey.
America’s Charities worked with our partner, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, to identify where the need was greatest and where donations would have the most meaningful impact. After diving deep into the needs of those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, CDP identified identified Baker Ripley as the nonprofit to receive support.
Long-term disaster recovery is a long, complicated process, but Baker Ripley has been preparing for this moment for years. Here's a summary of their impact so far:
To learn more about Baker Ripley and how they have responded to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, click here.
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