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.
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.
Through CDP’s unparalleled expertise in disaster management and grant making, we will invest in projects and initiatives that:
- Support vulnerable populations whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated;
- Emphasize funding that is medium- and long-term in nature and based upon prevailing needs that emerge in the weeks and months to come;
- Fill in gaps where public resources are unavailable or scarce;
- Foster collaborative relationships among donors – including the sharing of information with funders and nonprofit organizations; and,
- Promote cross-sector coordination with academics, donors, think tanks, and public/private humanitarian actors.
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