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GlobalGiving is supporting dozens of nonprofits that are responding to the needs of hurricane-impacted communities. All of the projects have been thoroughly vetted and are providing ongoing updates about the impact of your donation. Here are some of the recent updates:

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

One Year Later: From Recovery to Resiliency

Oct 19, 2018   September marked one-year since Hurricane Irma devasted the island of Barbuda and it's community. One year after, we are transitioning our focus from recovery to resiliency. Now that the immediate need for emergency response has subsided, we begin to look towards the future of creating a strong and resilient Barbuda.  To tackle this challenge, the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust (BRCT) will evolve to become the Barbuda Resilience Fund, this fund will be.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Updates on InfoAsAid - Puerto Rico

Oct 4, 2018   Dear Supporters, First, I’d like to thank all of you for your generous outpouring of support for the Informacióncomo Ayuda (Information as Aid) project in Puerto Rico! Your support and the additional matching funds will go far in helping our team produce and deliver critical local information in communities across Puerto Rico. It's been a year since Hurricane Maria devastated the island and recovery efforts are still in full swing. Part of this recovery has been a movement towards.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Dignity, hope, & confidence

Oct 8, 2018   Dignity. Hope. Confidence. These emotions are vital to overcoming the devastating circumstances of poverty. We see the need for emotional freedom on a regular basis, and the amazing impact a single donation of a cloth diaper kit will have on a family or individual in a desperate situation. Sanitation needs are not an option - and diapers directly contribute to creating a healthy environment for everyone, from the young to the old. This expands to our emotions, too, which is where we loop back to.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Oct 5, 2018   In August, another 22 babies received cloth diaper kits, thanks to you! Stacy and her church were able to deliver them to our partner church, so they could be distributed to babies in need. Working in Cuba is a bit of a leap of faith, as communication is so hard. Stacy shared with me what a blessing it was to distribute diapers to babies in need. The joy and sparkle in her eyes as she talked about her experiences, and how moving it was to share such a simple, yet so impactful gift.  Living.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #22: New hope for those who were denied FEMA assistance

Oct 2, 2018   Hurricane Maria damaged or destroyed more than a third of all homes in Puerto Rico. However, almost a year after this devastating storm, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans still haven't receive federal aid to rebuild their homes. According to several news outlets, 61% of the more than 1 million requests for assistance received by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) were denied.  Another 333,118 applications were declared ineligible, often due to technicalities such as.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

One Year Later

Oct 2, 2018   Hello Donors! The one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two massive hurricanes that caused extensive damage to many of the Caribbean islands, has just passed. The US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John are included here, both experiencing high levels of damaging wind and rain. After one year the work that remains is substantial, but our All Hands and Hearts team remains on the ground rebuilding homes, schools, and hope for the community. Though mucking, gutting, and mold.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises

Sep 28, 2018   It has now been exactly one year since the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Thanks to our supporters, Intercambios was able to quickly rebuild and be more prepared for future storms. We have been able to repair the damage to our office and resume our lifesaving services. Our clients have been able to attain greater stability, as they are no longer faced with ongoing power outages and lack of access to communications. The support from our generous donors and foundation partners made it.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Women's Health Response - Circle of Health International

The Latest in Puerto Rico

Sep 28, 2018   We are proud to stand with local partners like Centro MAM and so thankful that we can continue to support their recovery efforts. Their solar-powered birth center is now offering free reproductive health services and doula training! Check out the latest in this wonderful article from Bustle: "Midwives & Doulas Were Critical Healthcare Providers After Hurricane Maria — And Are Still Filling A Gap Today." They are also now training Promotoras de Salud, Health Promoters, for their.... Read more

Environmental/Marine Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Initial Progress Report_September 2018

Oct 2, 2018   Hello! We're writing to share updates on our environmental/marine recovery projects. To date, CFVI has made 2 subgrants with the funds received under this project. We will continue to keep you upadted as additional grants are made!   1. Indoo/Outdoor Recycling Pilot Project The state of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) waste management is dire. This is due in part to a lack of recycling and composting options. To help remedy this problem, the University of the Virgin Islands.... Read more

Resilience tool for children after Hurricane Maria - Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Resilience Is Learned Through Experiences

Sep 26, 2018   There are so many experiences that can help our children and youngsters learn about emotional resilience when facing a disaster.  The arts are particularly relevant. That is why one of our recent events was a theater piece about the Perez Family -- a family like mine or yours that faces the challenge of getting ready for a hurricane. The parents, the grandmother, a boy and a teenager made us laugh and also think about our own experience. The show was enjoyed by children and their.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

The Importance of Safe Spaces for Women & Girls

Sep 26, 2018   Sisterhood Agenda's SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma last year.  We are still recovering, knowing that this facility fills an important void by creating a safe space for women and girls where few comparable spaces currently exist. The building is still very beautiful, surrounded by blue ocean waters. For effective empowerment and resilience, access to necessary resources, including space to gather, is critical.  As a.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Thank you!

Sep 25, 2018   Thank you for being part of 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico) 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Maria: 1 Year On

Sep 24, 2018   Hurricane Maria was the last and deadliest of the Category 4 hurricanes that struck the U.S. in 2017. It reduced communities in Puerto Rico to shambles and caused an estimated 2,975 deaths. The months-long blackout was the longest and largest in U.S. history. Children missed more than 13 million days of learning. Our first team on the ground faced the challenges of not only mobilizing relief, but doing so where Save the Children had no local staff or programs. Your compassionate support was the.... Read more

Rebuild 100 Homes at Punta Santiago, Humacao - Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Our Efforts Mentioned in The Miami Herald

Sep 20, 2018   Here's a link to a story published by The Miami Herald that describes the conditions in Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria, and mentions our effort to help rebuild houses and small businesses in Punta Santiago.   You can find more about our work during this year, and more media coverage, in our Facebook Page: PECES, Inc. We thank all who have helped us during the past 12 months -particularly in the process of distributing food, water, medicines and the basics.  Now it's.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

The one year anniversary of hurricane Maria

Sep 19, 2018   Today is the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico. I wish to take this moment to thank you on behalf of the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and the local community based organizations whose invaluable work we were able to support with your generous contribution. An anniversary provides an opportunity to remember and to reflect. We have been doing a lot of both in the past few days. Memories of our collective and individual experiences and losses are.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 20: Jose J. Oquendo Cruz

Sep 20, 2018   José J. Oquendo CruzPresident and Chief Executive Officer, P.E.C.E.S. (Programa de educación comunal de entrega y servicio) 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 19: Beatriz Polhamus

Sep 20, 2018   Beatriz PolhamusExecutive Director, Fundación Banco Popular20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was.... Read more

Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI - St. Thomas Recovery Team

September Rebuild Update

Sep 18, 2018   The primary focus of a Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed after a disaster, in order to ensure the safe return of homeowners to their homes. The St. Thomas Recovery Team is the LTRG of St. Thomas. As such, their primary mission is to identify home owners that would not be able to return to their homes because they lack the resources required to repair or rebuild. In total, St. Thomas has 8,046 owner occupied households registered with FEMA for disaster.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 18: Lcda. Adi G. Martinez Roman

Sep 18, 2018   Lcda. Adi G. Martínez RománFondo de Acceso a la Justicia 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 17: Lucy M. Cruz Rivera

Sep 17, 2018   Lucy M. Cruz RiveraPresident, G-8, Inc. 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was able to reinvent itself by.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 16: Ana Yris Guzman Torres

Sep 16, 2018   Ana Yris Guzmán TorresExecutive President, Nuestra Escuela 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 15: Rebeca Vicens

Sep 15, 2018   Rebeca VicensDevelopment Director, Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 14: Marianne Ramirez Aponte

Sep 14, 2018   Marianne Ramírez AponteExecutive Director and Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Grounding Recovery in Community

Sep 13, 2018   Hurricane Rebuilding by Empowering & Strengthening NonprofitsAs the nation once again prepares for yet another Superstorm as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas, one year after the two Category 5 Storms hit the U.S Virgin Islands, we are reminded of the critical importance of long-term philanthropic support for American citizens living on a remote island trying to recover from a catastrophic disaster. For St. Croix, which is 10 miles wide and 25 miles across in the.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Sep 13, 2018   Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA would like to, "Thank you all for your continued help and support". This is yet another amazing year and we cannot continue to do what we do without you. This is one more opportunity for us to say “thank you,” and a final request for a contribution to buy school supplies for students from families struggling in a difficult economy. You have brightened the start of another school year for thousands of grateful students. Thank you, again and.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Hurricane Maria & Irma One-Year Anniversary

Sep 11, 2018   Thank You & Project Update: Thank you to all our wonderful donors to help us bring electricity to Puerto Rico. We have been overwhelmed by everyone's support towards this cause. As mentioned in our last report, we ordered the solar units and mounts and our manufacturers informed us that the equipments are almost ready and just need the final touch and they will be good to go which means in October, we will be on ground and will be doing the installation. Hurricane Maria & Irma One-Year.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

One Year After The Hurricanes

Sep 11, 2018   A year after two Cat-5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, rampaged across the Caribbean, St. Croix Montessori opened its doors to embrace 37 children and their families and welcome the start of a new school year. The new gutters gleamed in the sunlight, and the campus burst with the sounds of rejoice – our children ran across freshly grown grass to leap on the playground they hadn't seen in two months, families shared stories of summer vacation and hugged as they reunited. “It feels.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 13: Jose Luis Diaz Cotto

Sep 13, 2018   José Luis Díaz CottoChief Executive Officer, Centros Sor Isolina Ferré 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how.... Read more

St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Rebuilding One Home at A Time

Sep 11, 2018   Introduction The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group (STX LTRG) is a collaborative partnership of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, faith-based organizations, as well as federal and local government agencies, private sector businesses and concerned citizens, working together to address the recovery needs of individuals of the St. Croix community in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  According to current estimates, some 3000 territory residents will need Disaster Case.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 12: Carla Minet

Sep 12, 2018   Carla MinetExecutive Director, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico / Voice 11: Janice Petrovich

Sep 11, 2018   Janice PetrovichExecutive Director, Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 10: Lyvia N. Rodriguez Del Valle

Sep 10, 2018   Lyvia N. Rodríguez Del ValleExecutive Director, Corporación del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their.... Read more

Help feed Hurricane Maria's 50,000 refugees in FL - MEANS Database, Inc.

New partner, new users, next steps

Sep 10, 2018   In the last few months MEANS has been working heavily on our outreach to increase our user base in Florida. Since our last report, we have been lucky enough to be featured in several national news broadcasts, including CNN Heroes, and the NBC Nightly News. These features have raised our profile and helped us add users organically. Since these users have sought us out they are very interested in the program and motivated to participate. In our last report, we mentioned a potential partnership.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 9: Dr. Arturo Massol-Deya

Sep 10, 2018   Dr. Arturo Massol-DeyáExecutive Director, Casa Pueblo20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Dignity, Hope & Confidence for Puerto Rico

Sep 12, 2018   Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico last September. Now one-year later, power is still spotty and largely dependent on generators. Internet and cell services are back, but only intermittently. Life for residents in Puerto Rico is nowhere near close to normalcy.  Poverty was already widespread throughout the territory before Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017.  “Puerto Rico had a very unique situation before Maria. There are a lot of people with a.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

A year of progress after Maria

Sep 6, 2018   Even as we near the one-year mark since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, we continue to learn about the true scope of the devastation wrought by the storm. In just the past few weeks, the island’s government updated its estimate of deaths due to Maria to 2,975, up dramatically from its original count of 64. This new estimate reflects the storm’s widespread destruction and disruption of critical systems and infrastructure, which led to thousands of people dying of.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Hurricane Maria: One Year On

Sep 7, 2018   Today, GlobalGiving are matching all donations to our Hurricane Maria Recovery programs. One year after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the islands of Puerto Rico and Dominica, IsraAID's teams are still there, working closely with communities as they recover from the hurricane's devastation and rebuild for the future. This year, your money will go twice as far. The link to donate can be found below.   IsraAID in Puerto Rico: the.... Read more

Rebuilding Strong Communities in Puerto Rico - Taller Salud, Inc.

Four women are stronger now!

Sep 7, 2018   Hello, In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, in Loiza, Puerto Rico over 3,000 families lost their homes. As we in Taller Salud started a census of our communities’ needs, it was clear that women were the backbone of the short term and long term recovery of their communities. And we were right! After bringing food, medicines and rebuilding materials to 16,000 people in Loiza (which holds a population of 28,000) we validated that women are key to achieve an alternative and more.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Keeping Girls in School

Oct 11, 2018   It’s unfortunate but it happens: young girls in Puerto Rico whose parents are unable to afford period products resort to stealing in order to supply for their basic need Among those is theft of period products. Period products, like diapers, are an often overlooked necessity that people living in poverty struggle to afford. In Puerto Rico, for example, where the poverty rate is an astonishing 43.5% according to United States Census Bureau data, many households struggle to afford basic.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

A New School Year

Sep 19, 2018   Youth in Puerto Rico kicked off a new school year this month, nearly one year after Hurricane Maria left many displaced from their homes and in devastating circumstances for months to come. Displacement from your home creates a number of challenges. While many people recognize that replacing your safe shelter may be a top priority, Jake’s Diapers is committed to supporting basic needs often overlooked. This list includes period products, and are certainly an important necessity for someone.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping Jesulis

Sep 7, 2018   Wow. I can hardly believe we are approaching one year since Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma & Maria.  Poco a poco (little by little), Puerto Rico is rebuilding, thanks to you. It is you that has made a lasting impact in the life of Jesulis, and other women just like her who lost their homes and more in the storm.  Starting today, we have an amazing opportunity to help even more women & girls: GlobalGiving's Disaster Recovery Network is matching.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

One Year Later

Sep 6, 2018   Hello donors! We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the strongest Atlantic storms in history that devastated many of the Caribbean islands. All Hands and Hearts continues to be a source of support on the ground for families still trying to recover. In Dominica, our work on the Paix Bouche Pre and Primary School has been completed! We focused on rebuilding a more sustainable roof and structure, remodeling the layout of the ground floor to add one more.... Read more

Empower 100 nonprofits in the reconstruction of PR - Asesores Financieros Comunitarios

Nonprofits Get Stronger

Sep 7, 2018   EMPOWERING THE NONPROFITS The nonprofit sector in Puerto Rico gets stronger. In Asesores Financieros Comunitarios we assist nonprofit organizations in their accounting, administration and compliance. We make this possible through our 3 main programs which are the Workshop Program, the Technical Assistance Program and Asesores Financieros Universitarios (AFU). Workshop Program The semester started on August for the Workshop Program and AFU. On the first month the Workshop Program, have served 53.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 7: Karina Claudio Betancourt

Sep 7, 2018   Karina Claudio Betancourt Program officer for Open Society Foundations   20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 8: Tania Rosario Mendez

Sep 8, 2018   Tania Rosario MéndezExecutive Director, Taller Salud 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 6: Alfredo Carrasquillo

Sep 6, 2018   Alfredo CarrasquilloProfessor of nonprofit organization administration at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 5: Socorro Rivera Rosa

Sep 5, 2018   Socorro Rivera RosaExecutive Director, La Fondita de Jesús20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 3: Vivian I. Neptune Rivera

Sep 4, 2018   Vivian I. Neptune RiveraDean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 4: Lic. Rafael Cortes Dapena

Sep 4, 2018    Lic. Rafael Cortés Dapena Executive Director, Fundación Ángel Ramos 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 2: Ana Maria Garcia Blanco

Sep 3, 2018   Ana María García BlancoExecutive Director, Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) 20 voces en lucha por Puerto Rico (20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico), a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how.... Read more

Youth-Led Hurricane Philanthropy & Service - USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Initial Progress Report_August 2018

Aug 30, 2018   Generous support of CFVI's Jr Angels program has helped to ensure that these dedicated young people are able to continue acting out their passion for service to the community despite the hurricanes’ disruptions, and also served as the catalyst for overall re-design of the program to incorporate increased emphasis on youth-led philanthropy. From February 2018 to June 2018, Jr Angels completing 955.89 total volunteer hours at 4 sites (Boys & Girls Club, Family Resource Center,.... Read more

St. John,USVI - Long Term Recovery: Home Construct - St. John Community Foundation

Resilient Housing Initiative

Aug 30, 2018   After the 2017 storms damaged nearly 74% of low and middle income we began a Senior Roofing Initiative in order to assist the elderly, vulnerable residents on St. John with construction efforts on their primary residences.  Realizing quickly that there was much more work to be done, we teamed up with two other non-profit organizations, All Hands and Hearts and Love City Strong, to develop what we call the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI).  Thus allowing us to expand our scope to help.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico/ Voice 1: Amarilis Pagan Jimenez

Sep 3, 2018   20 Voices on the Frontline for Puerto Rico, a project by the Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico and its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, documents how twenty organizations and foundations impacted some of the island’s most vulnerable communities after Hurricane Maria. Their stories of hope and strength exemplify how the nonprofit sector was able to reinvent itself by creating new initiatives, projects and alliances to help the Puerto.... Read more

Water, Light and Shelter for Puerto Ricans in Need - Comprehensive Disaster Response Services

Shelter Deserving Citizens for Hurricane Season

Aug 22, 2018        CDRS is making one last request for support of our Hurricane Maria relief and reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico as we enter the height of hurricane season in the Caribbean.  CDRS has been working closely with the Rotary Clubs of Puerto Rico, Ayuda Pa’la Montana and many other wonderful relief workers and organizations to provide needy citizens with food, water filters, solar lighting, medicines, construction materials and more since Maria struck the island in.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

CARE: Hurricane Recovery From the Ground Up

Aug 22, 2018   Within days of Hurricanes Irma and Maria (two Category 5 storms which devastated the Virgin Islands) in September 2017 almost a year ago, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development launched the CARE (Caribbean Assistance and Recovery Effort) Fund to provide direct support to front-line relief efforts and long-term recovery to the US Virgin Islands and neighboring Caribbean Islands. Because of our generous global community – you—St. Croix Foundation is driving a comprehensive.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

We have a new home!

Aug 23, 2018   This past August 11th, we got to celebrate a most beautiful and intimate ceremony. Our community rejoiced in the inauguration of our new facilities in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Our dream was possible through the donations we received. There is still a lot of work to be done in the building, but thanks to your kindness, our students have a place where they can receive academic and biopsychosocial services.      With the donations we received from you, we have equipped classrooms,.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Poverty, Periods, and Staying In School

Aug 14, 2018   Providing period supplies reduces stress, provides confidence and dignity for young women. We all probably have one: that embarrassing moment from our middle or high school days that turned our faces red and left us with emotional scars. While we can make light of how hard this phase of life is, it’s important to recognize the ways we can change this and support youth struggling in today’s societies. This week we celebrate the United Nation’s International Youth Day.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para Cano: Over 40 Roofs Built

Aug 14, 2018   Techos para el Caño continues to move forward, providing safe, resilient roofs for Hurricane Maria survivors in Caño communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our architects continue to ensure that the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed over 54 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted damages, and to ensure that they can appropriately support a new roof. They adjust the typical design to each home’s.... Read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of PR 20,000 Hot Meals Project - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Greetings! From Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Aug 14, 2018   By the numbers: 71 donations $24,129 raised $339 average donation 4,826 meals provided  As a new school year starts in Puerto Rico, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our Healthy Meals Program. Why is your contribution so important?Our clubs are located in many of the most vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico and 90% of our participants live on households with incomes below the federal poverty level. We know that, for too many of our children, the.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

ReHace: Rebuilding Communities with Hope

Aug 13, 2018   It is a joy to share with you the following letter, from one of our Diaper Drop partners, ReHace (Rebuilding Communities with Hope), a community outreach program of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Through your generous support, we've been providing ReHace with cloth diapers for persons of all ages.  Dear Stephanie: May the peace of our source of hope, Jesus Christ, be with you. The Spaniard author Saint John of the Cross, in his work The Dark Night of the Soul tell us about.... Read more

Changing the Lives of At-Risk Youth in St. Croix - Ileri Inc. dba Project Promise

11 Months After the Storm

Aug 8, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

The latest news from Team Rubicon in the BVIs

Aug 7, 2018   The Hurricane Season in the region is now well underway. Our Team Rubicon Staff and volunteers on the Islands have been working tirelessly with the local community and partners to launch a series of resilience and preparedness initiatives – as well as continuing our work in responding to the ongoing needs form the storms of last year. This report gives you, our valued donor and partners, a brief snapshot of our work over the past few months. None of which is possible without your support.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #21 Legal Ownership Assistance

Jul 27, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund supports innovative approaches to help Puerto Rico prosper.  Puerto Rico’s recovery and rebuilding is a long-term effort.  Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated an island that was already reeling from a longstanding economic crisis. Quickly after the hurricanes, the Fund provided emergency funds to vetted, high impact local grassroots organizations that were offering immediate assistance to those affected. Now,.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Rebuilding Barbuda - One step at a time

Jul 23, 2018   July marks the month of homecoming to Barbuda. After Hurricane Irma devasted Barbuda’s housing and infrastructure, many of the 1600 residents who had stayed on the sister island of Antigua for work or schooling are expected to return home. They will find an island that remains severely damaged from 150mph winds that destroyed Barbuda in September 2017. For example, many homes are still without running water or power and the primary school is uninhabitable, requiring alternative learning.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Update on Phase 1

Jul 19, 2018   Dear donors, As we informed you in our previous reports about each step that we are taking to help the people of Puerto Rico and updated you about the situation there, we also kept you updated about the obstacles that we were facing, whether those were about the increased taxes or limitation of funds, we always kept you updated because we believe that Knowing is better than not Knowing anything. That’s why we are so excited to share with you all that we ordered the solar units and mounts.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Maria: 11 months on

Jul 12, 2018   Hurricane Maria was the worst disaster to affect Puerto Rico since 1928. Children and families were left without electricity, drinking water, food and fuel. Nearly 15,000 people were living in shelters and all 1,113 public schools were closed. Save the Children was on the island within 96 hours. We distributed clean water, family hygiene supplies, shelter/home repair kits and solar light kits. Today, we’re still there, providing an ongoing, robust response that has benefitted more than.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Kicking off the next phase of InfoAsAid

Jul 6, 2018   On July 2nd, the InfoAsAid team got together to kick off the new phase of this project. This team meeting brought together our regional community correspondents with Justin A. the editor/manager/mentor of InfoAsAid. In addition to the ongoing InfoAsAid Facebook page (with almost 72,000 followers!), this new phase includes community listening sessions and physical newsletters, which are especially important as a means to reach people with limited to no internet access.  The kick off.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Where Are We Now? Hurricane Repairs & Progress

Jul 3, 2018   Upon our most recent visit to the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, we are struck by how well our building repairs are going.  In general, things are looking better for everyone on the island. Great news! Sisterhood Agenda’s recovery process was initially very slow (along with most individuals, agencies, and businesses) due to serious damage to St. John’s communication systems and the fact that the island is small with no manufacturing.... Read more

Resilience tool for children after Hurricane Maria - Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Graduating from High School Against All Odds

Jun 29, 2018   Graduation ceremonies are events filled with emotions. This year's graduation at our alternative high school was even more special, as these graduates showed so much persistence in working towards their goals. They took classes at the basketball court when classrooms were closed because of the lack of electric power. They helped with the distribution of food and other articles after Hurricane Maria. And they put all their hearts into the emotional resilience workshops offered.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Women's Health Response - Circle of Health International

Update: Birth Center and Mobile Clinics

Jun 29, 2018   COHI is proud to be supporting Centro MAM and all their efforts to serve their community. Mobile clinics are up and running and more staff and volunteers will be at the center beginning in August. The big push is happening now to have everything organized and prepared because hurricane season 2018 is here! Centro MAM's role within the community remains the same: ~Promote and work towards birth justice ~Offer midwifery care based on sliding scale or free of charge ~Offer doula care based on.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Latest Update from Dominica

Jun 26, 2018   In September 2017, Hurricane Maria tore through Dominica, devastating the island. IsraAID has had a team in place since the disaster, supporting the country’s incredible people as they rebuild their communities.  Preparing Dominica’s Schools with UNICEF IsraAID’s team in Dominica are collaborating with UNICEF Eastern Caribbean and the Dominican Ministry of Education to launch a new Disaster Preparedness Program in the nation’s schools. The launch event brought.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Nine Months Have Passed

Jun 19, 2018   Hello donors, It has now been 9 months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Caribbean, leaving hundreds of thousands of families in need of assistance. Our teams of staff and volunteers have been working every day to get communities back on their feet, rebuilding hope in communities across the islands. In Dominica, we continue to work on the Paix Bouche Pre and Primary School. We have had a busy couple of months of masonry work to complete the new reinforced walls, and wrapping the.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Baby James

Jun 19, 2018   Thanks for helping James! James lives in Cuba, and his mother Maylin wanted to share how thankful she is for the diapers. When Hurricane Irma hit Guantanomo, their home was one of many with signifciant damage and roof loss. Maylin was pregnant at the time, and experiencing some complications. Thankfully, James was born healthy even though he was a little premature.  With a damaged home, medical challenges, and a new baby, James' family has been struggling to get by. Now, thanks to you, they.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

A One of a Kind Consortium

Jun 15, 2018   A One of a Kind Consortium While Hurricanes Irma and Maria have presented unparalleled challenges for the Territory, the storms have also highlighted the intrinsic value of collaboration in small communities.  As we all witnessed our community working together to clear roads; partnering with Virgin Islanders abroad to ship and distribute relief aid; and joining forces to ferry water and food and batteries between islands, there’s no question that when put to the test, we are natural.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018

Jun 14, 2018   As we continue to collect School Supplies and Health Supplies for under privelage students in Antigua and Barbuda, we often want to take the time to say, "Thank You". Thank you so much for your continued support to Schools in Antigua and Barbuda. Your gracious gifts of your many volunteer hours and your financial contributions make a difference not only in the lives of the children, but also for the entire Communities we serve. Rest assured that we remain committed to your most precious gifts,.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Our Most Important Purpose: Remain Open

Jun 12, 2018   It has been nine months since our Global Giving community first helped us re-open our doors. As we enter into the 2018 Hurricane season, our school is experiencing a touch of PTSD.  “You want to tell everyone that you are doing well,” says a St. Croix Montessori parent and volunteer. “Because we have come so far. Because we are grateful for all the support received and we can see opportunity for regrowth. Yet the truth is, I am tired; my family is tired; we have been.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #19 ESCAPE

Jun 15, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.  During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, mental health professionals observed that emotional and social reactions to a catastrophic event manifested fully a year or year and a half later. In.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises

Jun 12, 2018   In Puerto Rico "rebuilding" is still counted by how any families have access to electric power and potable water... and it's been more than 8 months.  Yet, the untold story is the very real trauma of not only having survived two major hurricanes in the month of September 2017, but the lack of support to many sectors by both the local and the US Federal Government.  It has been the non-governmental sector that has kept the most vulnerable alive and in relative health.  Here at.... Read more

Help feed Hurricane Maria's 50,000 refugees in FL - MEANS Database, Inc.

Setting the stage for effective work

Jun 12, 2018   For the past few months, we have been heavily focused on preparing the underlying infrastructure our site needs to be accessible to a primarily Spanish speaking audience. Prior to the start of this project our forward-facing site was only available in English, as was the app. We’ve been working with our native Spanish speaking team members to translate all the text on our site. We plan to have that content live within the next month. Our team also connected with José Andres’.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Jun 12, 2018   On Thursday, September 7, Hurricane Irma passed to the north of Haiti. Heavy rains fell, and many areas were flooded.Our Diaper Drop Real Hope for Haiti flooded, which made caring for the children incredibly challenging. Emergency supplies were used up, and the village rallied to help clean and restore the medical clinic, intensive care unit, and rescue center.  Thanks to your amazing financial support, we were able to replenish emergency diapering supplies and meet the diapering needs of.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

A Moving Memorial

Jun 7, 2018   This past weekend, a growing number of Puerto Rican families gathered on the north end of the capitol in San Juan to place shoes in an evocative and moving memorial to those many hundreds or thousands who were lost. Those feelings were thrust to the surface again this week after Harvard University researchers released a study that estimated upwards of 4,600 possible hurricane-related deaths in the three months after the storm. The study, based on more than 3000 household surveys and.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

Final Report for Irma Recovery Project

Jun 6, 2018   To our generous supporters: Hurricane Irma was the most devastating hurricane in Cuba’s modern history. Global Links has been a proud partner with Cuba for the past 24 years, helping to strengthen their public health system with materials and collaborative support. When Hurricane Irma devastated areas of the country last fall, we immediately began recovery planning and fundraising. Thanks to your generous support, we are pleased to share this final report on the expected completion of.... Read more

La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad - Corporacion La Fondita de Jesus

Hope after the hurricane with La Fondita de Jesus

Jun 4, 2018   After hurricane María passed through Puerto Rico in September 2017, the reality of the island changed dramatically. All the country was devastated by this category 5 hurricane. That was when we touched at GlobalGiving’s doors, asking for help to assist our people. Not only the homeless, which is our core service population, but also persons in different communities of San Juan (the capital city of Puerto Rico). We refer to: La Perla, Old San Juan, Playita, Centro Médico,.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for Empowering Women!

May 29, 2018   Thanks to you, many women in Puerto Rico no longer face period poverty. Access to essential period products isn't always easy when you're living in poverty. This means makeshift solutions involving substitutes like toilet paper,  socks, paper bags, or whatever one can find because periods just don't wait.  Through your generous support, here at Jake's Diapers we've been able to supply many women with a kit of reusable cloth pads and/or cups. With an ample supply of period product, the.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

Strong and resilient youth in Puerto Rico

May 29, 2018   Nuestra Escuela’s building in Caguas, Puerto Rico is being transformed little by little. Our dream is to finish rebuilding its structure and be able to keep on offering academic and biopsychosocial services to the more than 120 young people from vulnerable communities in Caguas and neighboring municipalities. After Hurricane María, the young people that we serve and their families were severely affected by lack of power in their homes, no water, shortage of food or supplies and even.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Rebuilding through a Data Driven Community-Based Lens

May 24, 2018   This May's impact report marks 7 months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the U.S. Virgin Islands last year in September. Since then, and because of your generous gifts to St. Croix Foundation's CARE Fund, the Foundation has served hundreds of people directly. And through our support of our sister nonprofits and our convening of federal, local, and grassroots relief efforts, we've provided countless resources that have reached thousands of people. Together, we've helped mothers.... Read more

Resilience tool for children after Hurricane Maria - Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Finishing an unusual school semester

May 24, 2018   The end of the school semester calls for some reflection on the needs of our children, the hard work of our people and the unparralled support we have received from so many people. Eight months after Hurricane Maria, many students still have no electric power at home. But for months they carried on with school work and other events. Our team has worked intensely so program participants could keep up with their academic learning but also manage the emotional challenges of the impact of Maria.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Loraine

May 18, 2018   Hurricane Maria had a devastating impact on everyone in Puerto Rico and beyond. Every basic necessity was affected by this terrible storm. Included in these necessities were diapers. In fact necessities like diapers and feminine products were hit extremely hard. Access before wasn’t always easy, but the storm made it quite difficult for all sorts of different reasons. Enter Loraine, a loving mom of two. Loraine had been studying English to become a teacher when she became pregnant with her.... Read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of PR 20,000 Hot Meals Project - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Thank you! From Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

May 17, 2018   Greetings from Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico! The last time we wrote to you, you had come together to provide 3,937 hot meals for children and youth who come to our Clubs every day. Since then, you have provided an additional 703 meals for a total of 4,640 meals!!! THANK YOU!!! Why is your contribution so important? Our clubs are located in many of the most vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico and 90% of our participants live on households with incomes below the federal poverty level..... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Latest News from Team Rubicon Project in the BVIs

May 14, 2018   We wanted to update you all on the latest form the BVIs: With the continued support of our partners and donors our project team on the islands are increasing our focus on preparedness for the upcoming hurricane season. With projects to prepare community centers which then will serve as emergency shelters when needed by the local community. Our BVI I Project Team are in the latter stages of formalising support to the training and equipping of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). This is.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para el Cano: More roofs underway

May 16, 2018   Techos para el Caño is progressing satisfactorily, helping families recover from Hurricane Maria effects by providing safe and resilient roofs. Our architects continue to ensure that the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed a total of 27 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted damages, and ensure that they can appropriately support a new roof.  They have adjusted the typical design to each home’s.... Read more

Changing the Lives of At-Risk Youth in St. Croix - Ileri Inc. dba Project Promise

7 Months after the Storm

May 11, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #19: BETA-LOCAL

May 29, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   BETA-LOCAL Even before hurricanes Irma and Maria passed over the island, the independent art and culture scene of Puerto Rico was in a state of chronic crisis. Austerity measures have long limited the.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #18: MUSEO DE ARTE DE PONCE

May 8, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   MUSEO DE ARTE DE PONCE One week after Hurricane Maria, the Ponce Museum of Art (MAP by its Spanish initials) opened its doors to the public, offering free admission, as well as guided tours, art workshops,.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #17 HOGAR CUNA SAN CRISTOBAL

Apr 30, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   Even before Hurricane Maria, many of the children at Hogar Cuna San Cristobal had already lived through traumatic events. Many were taken from their families, often on multiple occasions, because of abuse or.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

You are making a difference on Barbuda

May 1, 2018   Thank you so much for your engagement and support of the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust. We are honored to continue to work with the people of Barbuda to set up five new programs in 2018. Please see the attached file for our Donor Report for January - March, 2018 for more information about our progress and expenditures.   Barbuda and its people are still in need of support, please consider donating again.  On behalf of the Waitt team and our Barbudan friends.... Read more

Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Final Report

Apr 23, 2018   CFVI is proud to announce that we have supported Project Promise in establishing their own account on GlobalGiving, so this project will now be listed here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-hurricane-impacted-children-in-st-croix/ Now 7 months since the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project continues to focus on bringing a sense of normalcy and consistency to its caterpillars. We are still operating out of a local business that has generously donated a.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Maria: 7 months on

Apr 16, 2018   In September of 2017, Hurricane Maria broke records as the largest disaster in Puerto Rico since 1928. 155-mile-per hour winds knocked out power for the entire U.S. territory. Thousands of island residents continue to live without electricity, water and sanitation. Save the Children is committed to helping more than 200,000 children and adults who live in the 40 communities where the needs are greatest. Recovery progress overall has been slow; the level of destruction is massive and.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #16 MUSEO DE ARTE DE PUERTO RICO

Apr 12, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   During the 51 days following Hurricane Maria, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (MAPR), located in Santurce, remained closed to the public. Meanwhile, on the inside the museum's personnel worked tirelessly to.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Bouncer, Uber Driver, Diaper Supplier

Apr 11, 2018   Jake’s Diapers works with all sorts of people, all over the world, to make sure that diapers get delivered. From missionaries to nurses, every person plays a vital role in getting diaper relief to needy children and families.  At first glance, Rafael doesn’t fit the typical profile of someone who champions diapers for those in need. Rafael is big and strong which makes him perfect for his job as a nightclub bouncer in Puerto Rico. However, that is not all he does. On the side,.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Corporate Sales To Cuba: Liz Shares Her Story

Apr 9, 2018   Liz was leading a regular life as a corporate sales representative when six years ago, she became a member of Breakthrough Covenant Church in Appleton, WI. As she explained it, almost immediately after becoming a member, she actively got involved with the functions of the church. Very quickly, she was named the outreach coordinator for the church. As outreach coordinator, Liz was responsible for developing partnerships—not just local, but globally as well. Enter Jake’s.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Women's Health Response - Circle of Health International

Hope for a New Birth Center in 2018!

Apr 4, 2018   COHI is super excited to be continuing our work in Puerto Rico through support of CentroMAM, a local and community-based organization of midwives and maternal health professionals on the island. CentroMam is doing so much to help rebuild their community and continue doing the work of supporting moms and babies in hard places.   We are in the beginning phases of helping them create a birth center sustainability plan in 2018! We hope to help them build a sustainable community center so that.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #15 ConnectRelief

Apr 4, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. During the crisis that followed hurricanes Irma and Maria, one of the biggest challenges was effective communication, particularly between people with the resources and ability to help and communities in urgent.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Spring Renewal in St. Maarten

Apr 2, 2018   Thank you for helping Environmental Protection in the Caribbbean (EPIC) to reach our goal! I am excited to report that our St. Maarten headquarters is fully restored and functional. It was a lot of work....new windows, roof, floors, furniture, and more. But where once there was a rain-soaked shell with heaps of soggy debris, there is now a functioning office and staff housing. And you made it possible through your generosity!  With "hurricane-proof" glass windows and super reinforced.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Rebuilding: Slow & Steady

Mar 29, 2018   Sisterhood Agenda is grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes from our constituents, donors, and those providing hurricane relief, recovery and rebuilding on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  The island is slow to recover, yet it is recovering.  The SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy is healing. And we are, too! With our newly established administrative office in the Baltimore-Washington geographic area, we have been able to maintain our important.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Puerto Rico Emergency Response Update #4

Mar 29, 2018   The IsraAID team is now assessing how to assist the island in its longer-term recovery. Six months after Hurricane Maria, more than 100,000 people still lack electricity, 60,000 homes remain damaged and many people have no access to safe water. During the hurricane, 1.2 billion trees were destroyed, including 18 million coffee trees, and 80% of the island’s agriculture was damaged. It could take up to ten years for the coffee trees to begin to regrow. Together with local partners, IsraAID.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Six Months Later - Irma and Maria

Mar 23, 2018   Hello donors! It has been six months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Caribbean islands, leaving behind billions in damages and countless families in need of help. All Hands and Hearts responded to the call for help, deploying teams to the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, assessing the damage and determining the best course of action. Our St. Thomas response program in the US Virgin Islands began right after Irma first hit and we are still the only organization operating on St. Thomas.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued help and support

Mar 23, 2018   Dear donors, and all Volunteers, On behalf of the entire team at Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, we would like to thank you all for your continued support, enthusiasm, dedication and passion that makes our school supplies drive such a continued success. This being our 4th year the success and the donations we received continuously shows that members, families, colleagues, volunteers and donors, past and present are committed to ensure that the needs of the families in need, in.... Read more

Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Thank you for helping us help others!

Mar 26, 2018   Hello, Thank you to all who have supported this effort as we continue to help the Virgin Islands recover. In January 2018, We donated over $10,000 to aid in the reconstruction of St. John's in the Virgin Islands. $2,000 of those funds were donated to the Community Foundation of St. John to aid in the reconstruction efforts they have underway. Another $5,000 of those donated funds went to the Gifft Hill School to help them restore to full operations and support their amazing teachers as they.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Healing Through Holistic Learning Opportunities

Mar 22, 2018   Healing Through Learning Opportunities, Community Service & Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces for Our Children With electricity fully restored at the end of December 2017, the St. Croix Montessori community has engaged in re-establishing a sense of normalcy for our families while balancing the long work of rebuilding and preparations for the 2018 Hurricane Season. With the support of our GlobalGiving community, we were able to: Offer Chess Club at no cost to families Provide 23 families.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Hope amidst loss

Mar 20, 2018   When the wind peeled away roofs and sent debris hurling into homes, they set up tarps and cleared away debris. When families were thirsty and hungry, they gave away bottles of water and hot meals. When neighborhoods were suspended in a state of darkness, with no access to electricity, they distributed generators. “We were the first face many of the residents saw after the hurricane. We were the first ones to come to help and verify that this is not a lost cause,” said Mario of the.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

The Nonprofit Consortium: Doing it Differently!

Mar 19, 2018   The Consortium Leverages Hurricane Recovery into a Vision for St. CroixIn the first 100 days after Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017, so much of the community’s focus on the island of St. Croix was acutely focused on survival and front-line relief. Because of you, however, at the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development, we were concurrently coordinating relief efforts while also looking to the future, knowing that immediate needs would be met but that.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Lovely Blandine

Mar 13, 2018   We recently sent a team to Haiti, and they were able to bring along many supplies, including appropriately sized cloth diapers for older children. While at Real Hope for Haiti, one of our Diaper Drops, they met a smiley little 5 year old named Blandine. Blandine is thankful for the diapers you provided for her!  Two years ago, at the age of 3, Blandine weighed just 22 pounds. She was brought to the Rescue Center by her aunt, and they traveled 5 hours by both car and moto to get to the.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Preparation for Phase 1

Mar 9, 2018   “Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others” – Martin Luther King We actually believe in the above quote and think that it’s our duty to help those in need and that’s why when we got to know about the situation in Puerto Rico, we knew it that we have to do something and that’s when we came up with the idea of this project and now we couldn’t thank you all, our wonderful donors, enough to express.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

Project Update

Mar 8, 2018   As our Founder, Kathleen Hower, says, "Global Links is there when the news cameras leave." When media attention wains and people go back to their daily lives, the recovery process after a devastating natural disaster is just getting started. Global Links' Disaster Recovery Projects begin when the first responders have completed their work. Our process for Irma recovery is carefully planned to meet the unique needs of the affected health institutions and the communities that access.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #14 PROYECTO MATRIA LAUNCHES CASA SOLIDARIA

Mar 19, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. Inside a small classroom in a church located in the Miraflores sector of Orocovis, about 20 people, mostly women, graduated from the first empowerment workshops of the Casa Solidaria program, created by the.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update#13: NUESTRA ESCUELA

Mar 8, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. NUESTRA ESCUELA Since 2000, the nonprofit organization Nuestra Escuela has tackled the issue of school dropouts  through alternative education. Their model doesn't just focus on academic and intellectual.... Read more

Resilience tool for children after Hurricane Maria - Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc.

Five Months After Hurricane Maria Creating Hope

Feb 28, 2018   After Hurrican Maria the tutoring and integral development projects that P.E.C.E.S., Inc. implements in Juncos, Humacao, and Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico became wonderful oasis of peace for children who had suffered so profoundly the effects of the Hurricane.  The staff of P.E.C.E.S., Inc. listened to their stories and continues to help them deal with the on-going stress that is the result of the hurricane. The five year old child who related how her home was blown away by the storm is not.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE)

Mar 2, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. Instituto Nueva Escuela ( the New School Institute) is a nonprofit organization that aims to transform Puerto Rico's public school system through the Montessori teaching method. The number of INE schools has been.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

A beacon of hope in Puerto Rico!

Feb 26, 2018   After Hurricane Maria on September 2017, the population of Puerto Rico was affected in many ways. One of them was the supply of water and food in the country. Another was having no power or water at home and schools. The vast majority of children and young people in Nuestra Escuela come from severely affected communities. That is why we decided that a community kitchen had to be made in order to meet these needs. Your help has been of vital importance for the young people whom our institution.... Read more

Power Up Puerto Rico: Solar Energy for Rural Areas - Coalition of Hope Foundation Inc.

Power Up Puerto Rico: Solar Energy Exit Report

Mar 6, 2018   Dear Donor, We are sad to say that we were not able to reach our minimum threshold to launch this program.  Unfortunately, for many reasons including donor fatigue with back-to-back disasters and little press coverage we fell short of our proposed funding level. We thank you for entrusting us with your kind donation. We will rollover your donation to the Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund or, if you prefer, you can take advantage of the GlobalGiving.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

The CARE Fund is Resiliency in Action

Feb 26, 2018   Since just days after Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on St. Croix, St. Croix Foundation has been on the ground leveraging partnerships and philanthropic resources to help our island community recover. In the weeks and months immediately following the disaster, the Foundation focused on coordinating and facilitating front-line relief efforts that supported residents and the crucial nonprofit organizations who serve them. Through collaboration designed to maximize the impact of.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Community & Unity with Alexis P. Suter

Feb 22, 2018   Alexis P. Suter is famously known for her Blues music. She’s worked closely with the late musician Levon Helm and shared the stage with many other famous musicians including B.B. King, Bo Diddley and Emmylou Harris. Suter credits her parents and schooling with instilling a love of music in her that has stayed with her through adulthood. However, besides for music, her family created a foundation that as she phrased it was built on “community and unity.” It is this.... Read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of PR 20,000 Hot Meals Project - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of PR 20,000 Hot Meals Project

Feb 16, 2018   YOU’RE MAKING IT HAPPEN!!! You are part of a very special group of friends who have contributed $19,686 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico’s 20,000 Hot Meals Project. Our goal is to serve a hot meal to every kid who attends our educational program. At a rate of $5 per hot meal, you have provided 3,937 hot meals!!! The total daily attendance to our 13 clubs is 1,300, so you have provided a hot meal to 1,300 kids for three days! THANK YOU!!! Why is your contribution so.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

TR Case Study Schools in the Caribbean

Feb 15, 2018   Case Study: Schools in the Caribbean   Your funding enabled Team Rubicon to have a team from the UK touchdown in the Caribbean, just 48 hours after Hurricane Irma made landfall, and to subsequently deploy 86 volunteers to help rebuild devastated communities.  Your funding enabled Team Rubicon to… Deploy an initial recce team to the Caribbean within just 48 hours of Hurricane Irma striking Deploy 86 volunteers across 7 separate islands in the subsequent three months Deliver aid.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para el Cano Phase 1 Report

Feb 15, 2018   We are happy to report that our Techos para el Caño project is well underway, helping families recover from Hurricane Maria effects by providing safe and resilient roofs. Phase I has accomplished the following milestones: A typical design for wooden trust roof system with tin, compliant with FEMAs guidelines for reconstruction after hurricane events was developed. Community organizations and community leaders established a set of selection criteria in order to choose which homes will be.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Feb 14, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. The passing of hurricanes Irma on September 5th and Maria on September 20th severely damaged three of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR)’ s 13 centers in Puerto Rico. Many of the BGCPR.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #10: Casa Pueblo

Jan 29, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assiting communities affected by the devasting hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. Casa Pueblo Among the many projects and initiatives spearheaded by the community organization Casa Pueblo, located in the town of Adjuntas, those involving solar power have become a priority since Hurricane Maria devastated the.... Read more

Preserve Historical Sites & Heritage in St. Thomas - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Project Update #1

Jan 26, 2018   It has been 4 months since 2 Category 5 hurricanes ravaged St. Thomas.  The Historical Trust Museum has been working hard at restoration efforts and was able to open the museum to the local community and tourist visitors on November 10th, 2017.      Since re-opening the museum, we have had 70 guests visit the museum.  We are working with the Department of Education in efforts to increase our school field trips to the museum.  Our membership base has provided some.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Thank You & Updates from Barbuda

Jan 24, 2018   Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Partners, Thank you for your generous support of the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust. With your help, we have raised over $650,000 to assist Barbuda in its recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Please see the attached PDF document for a brief update on how the Trust has supported Barbuda and its people thus far.  And follow our updates online here. While a lot has been done, Barbuda still needs your help! Please consider donating.... Read more

World Vision Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief - World Vision

90 Day accomplishments

Jan 23, 2018   HURRICANE IRMA: FLORIDA After hitting numerous islands in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a 400-mile-wide, Category 4 storm on September 10.  The storm and its aftermath killed at least 38 in the Caribbean, 34 in Florida, three in Georgia, four in South Carolina, and one in North Carolina. To help vulnerable families recover, World Vision quickly began to assist families in Florida, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. In the.... Read more

Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

3-month Report

Jan 23, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Helping Cuba

Jan 19, 2018   Life in Cuba isn't always easy. Living in extreme poverty, many families are unable to afford diapers for their children.  We have been blessed to partner with a church to help provide the often overlooked need of diapers to families in dire need. Your support has made this possible!  Stacy & Charles visited Pastor Faustino, and were able to bring along 20 cloth diaper kits. Each kit contains enough cloth diapers to last from birth to potty training. After Stacy returned. she.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Your donation's impact in Puerto Rico

Jan 12, 2018   More than three months after Hurricane Maria made landfall, life has not returned to normal for millions of people in the Caribbean, especially in Puerto Rico. Some parts of the island are predicted to be without power until May, and the lack of reliable access to electricity has hampered recovery and rebuilding efforts and severely impacted public health and education. Given the ongoing challenges facing Puerto Ricans, I’m especially grateful that nearly 50,000 donors like you have.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Recovery Update

Feb 9, 2018   The past few months have been incredibly challenging for Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the impact of the hurricanes in the fall. During the first few days after Hurricane Maria, Intercambios Puerto Rico began assessing the damage from the storm and focused on establishing communications with our staff, our clients, and other local community organizations. We partnered with volunteers to begin offering basic relief items to community members, regardless of whether they receive other.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Maria: 3 months on

Jan 8, 2018   Your Support Helps us Deliver Aid, Launch Recovery Work for Children and Families after Hurricane Maria  December 2017 Hurricane Maria was the worst disaster to affect Puerto Rico since 1928, and the fifth-strongest hurricane on record to strike the United States. It carved a trail of destruction across the island on September 20th. Our relief team arrived to find children and families struggling with tremendous damage and challenges ranging from no power to shortages of clean drinking.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #9: G-8, ENLACE and Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena

Jan 8, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assiting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. G-8, Corporación del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña, and Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña  For the eight communities that border the.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Puerto Rico Emergency Response Update #3

Jan 8, 2018   IsraAID’s Emergency Response Team has been on the island of Puerto Rico since 27th September, following Hurricane Maria’s devastation. The team continues to provide emergency relief, and is now planning and implementing longer-term and sustainable solutions. The team’s ongoing assessment identified that many communities are still in need of: Access to safe water; in addition to immediate needs, several communities also need sustainable, long-term access to safe water.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Women's Health Response - Circle of Health International

Update on Women's Health in Puerto Rico

Jan 5, 2018   10 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, COHI’s 1st field team arrived to distribute maternal and newborn related healthcare supplies and to support local midwives. With your help, we successfully transported 4,000 pounds of supplies, including syringes,  gauze, speculums, gowns, pads and diapers, and delivered them to our partners in Centro MAM (Mujeres Ayudando Madres). Two separate clinical teams including OB/GYNs and midwives have provided.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

"Graci, muchas Gracias"

Jan 5, 2018   "Graci, muchas gracias!" ~ Judith Today was an incredible day. I'm in Puerto Rico, and today we delivered diapers to a children's shelter. At the children's shelter, there are 14 children, aged infant to seven, and they live there. The children either have parents that are imprisoned, or they were removed from abusive homes. The average stay is about eigtheen months. Some of the children return to their parents, and others are adopted by families here in Puerto Rico.  The shelter was a.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #8: Para la Naturaleza

Jan 3, 2018   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. Para la Naturaleza The link between nature and community is central to Para la Naturaleza's tireless and far reaching conservation efforts. Through workshops and events, tours of their visitor centers, and.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE MARIA - Fuel Relief Fund

FUEL FOR PUERTO RICO

Jan 10, 2018   FUEL RELIEF FUND has completed its relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We have left the island with memories of incredibly resilient citizens, wonderful volunteers, and a great sense of accomplishment. But even with all the encouragement and support we received from local communities and government officials, we could not have done anything without donors like you. It was well reported that there was an urgent need for fuel in Puerto Rico and with your contributions, we were.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Moving Forward: Recovering & Rebuilding for Success

Dec 29, 2017   At Sisterhood Agenda, we have not been sitting still.  We have been jumping over hurdles and scaling walls to make progress toward our mission, despite the damage and hardships caused by Hurricane Irma. Our efforts are being rewarded. The women and girls that we work with are too valuable and our work is too important to stop now.    Thank you to everyone who has supported us and is continuing to contribute to Sisterhood Agenda's Hurricane Irma Relief campaign.  We.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Helping Puerto Rico

Dec 28, 2017   Puerto Rico continues to be a source of optimism and strength. While the year brought unexpected disasters to the island, these disasters also brought out the best in people, not just of Puerto Rico, but from around the world. On January 1st, our very own Executive Director, Stephanie Bowers will be going to Puerto Rico along with Amy Belonger, a Board Member,  who visited in October. As Amy, who is trained in disaster response, explained to me, there are different phases when it comes to a.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #7: Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art

Dec 27, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund. Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art Less than two weeks after Hurricane Maria brought the island to a standstill, the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC by its Spanish initials) opened its gates and.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for making this Holiday extra special

Dec 27, 2017   Thank you for your ongoing commitment to helping our children and their families of Antigua and Barbuda by supplying school supplies, learning materials, and toys. Because of your kindness and generosity hundreds of families in Antigua have received the practical care, gifts, and compassion when they have had nowhere else to turn.  Together we have helped them through times of desperate need that seemed hopeless, and given the support and encouragement that they needed. During this.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Update on work in the Caribbean

Dec 27, 2017   Hello donors! It has been nearly 4 months since Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria battered islands throughout the Caribbean, leaving behind devastation that is still evident today. All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response immediately responded in St. Thomas and has been on the ground ever since working to remove debris and perform cleanup efforts throughout the island. We have completed work on over 100 homes, mucking and gutting damaged materials and clearing debris. We have begun to sanitize.... Read more

Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Relief is on its way for St. John (Virgin Islands)

Dec 27, 2017   St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands has seen large scale devastation following Hurricane Irma. Our organization responded through community partners on the island to assess the needs and make a plan for action to aid in the long-term recovery effort. We have identified the Gifft Hill School on St. John as a worthy organization to partner with as we help restore them to full operations and support their amazing teachers as they continue to help the community and continue the education of the.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Sustainable Pathways: Montessori School Re-Opens!

Dec 22, 2017   On Monday, September 18th, the day before Cat-5 Hurricane Maria struck the island of St. Croix, and just twelve days after we had cleaned up from Hurricane Irma, we shuttered our school and made a pact: First: Take care of yourself, your family, and home.Second: Assuming it was safe to leave our neighborhoods, we would meet back at school on Friday, 30 minutes after the curfew lifted. With deep gratitude for your support, St. Croix Montessori School re-opened our doors 13 days after Hurricane.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Vital Nonprofits Rebuild Through the Consortium!

Dec 19, 2017   Three months after two category five hurricanes hit the Virgin Islands, the demand for services has expanded and our nonprofits have fewer resources than ever before. Today, through the Nonprofit Consortium and with your support, St. Croix Foundation is actively convening organizations and connecting them to critical resources. The Consortium's first action item was to survey over 30 nonprofit organizations to assess damages and needs, providing information that identifies where and how support.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

GlobalGiving Year End Campaign - donate just $10 or more to help us win!

Dec 13, 2017   Thank You & Project Update: Thank you to all our wonderful donors to help us bring electricity to Puerto Rico. We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support towards this cause and for placing us #1 in the GlobalGiving Giving Tuesday matching campaign last month. As mentioned in our last report, we've been speaking to those on ground and feel the first need is charging stations so residents of Puerto Rico can have basic communication via their cell phones.  Thus, our plan is to.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

So Excited... So Scared... So Blessed!

Dec 11, 2017   Our work in Puerto Rico has taken an exciting turn... a great leap forward! Earlier this week, we were finally able to have a long conversation with Alysha. Alysha is a loving Mom to two children, and she runs one of our partner agencies in Puerto Rico. After 64 long days, she now has electricity! For 64 days, the only electricity they had was via generator, which makes living (and outside communications) a challenge.  When we spoke with her, she had just delivered 17 cloth diaper kits and.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

So Excited... So Scared... So Blessed...

Dec 12, 2017   Our work in Puerto Rico has taken an exciting turn... a great leap forward! Earlier this week, we were finally able to have a long conversation with Alysha. Alysha is a loving Mom to two children, and she runs one of our partner agencies in Puerto Rico. After 64 long days, she now has electricity! For 64 days, the only electricity they had was via generator, which makes living (and outside communications) a challenge.  When we spoke with her, she had just delivered 17 cloth diaper kits and.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

4,908 Cloth Diapers

Dec 8, 2017   Huge, heartfelt thanks to you for helping babies in Haiti. Yesterday was a day of great joy. After months of collecting, sorting, organizing and packing diapers into banana boxes... 4,908 cloth diapers have officially begun their journey to Haiti!  Some of these cloth diapers will be distributed to new Moms when they come in for a well-Mom/well-baby checkup in the Maternal Healthcare Clinic. By having Moms come in to the clinic after they give birth at home, infections can be caught sooner.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #6: SER de Puerto Rico

Dec 8, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   SER de Puerto Rico Consistent treatment is essential for children with a disability or with autism. This is why a week after Hurricane Maria struck the island, SER de Puerto Rico’s therapists were.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field Update #5: La Fondita de Jesus

Dec 8, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   La Fondita de Jesús The homeless population in Puerto Rico has shot up significantly since Hurricane Maria’s 155 mile per hour sustained winds and the subsequent flooding destroyed or severely.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field update #4: Centros Sor Isolina Ferre

Dec 5, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   CENTROS SOR ISOLINA FERRÉ Founded in 1969 in the La Playa sector of the city of Ponce by a catholic nun, Sor Isolina Ferré, the Centers that bear her name belong to a non-profit organization.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Care Fund Accomplishments Growing!

Nov 27, 2017   St. Croix Foundation for Community Development THE CARE FUND As an operating Foundation, we are hard at work with our sleeves rolled up to assist with coordinated and collaborative local recovery efforts. Through the incredible gifts that our CARE Fund has received from those near and far, the Foundation is hard at work on a steady and strategic recovery. We invite you to join us for Giving Tuesday to help us expand our work and in the meantime, here are just a few of the successes and.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Double your donation for St. Maarten Irma Recovery

Nov 26, 2017   Like many of us, Sandra wanted to help St. Maarten recover from the devastation of her homeland after Hurricane Irma tore through the island as a category 5 hurricane. When asked why she volunteers her free time helping with our forest restoration project she replied “It’s a good way to help nature recover from what happened here, to work on the future of beautiful nature.” We couldn’t agree more...even as we continue rebuilding our damaged headquarters thanks to your.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Hurricanes Irma and Maria - looking forward

Nov 22, 2017   To all of our supporters and donors, This quick update is really to thank you all for your overwelming support to date of our disaster response efforts in the Caribbean region. In particular the work done by our volunters in the British Virgin Islands. Most rewarding has been the work done to repair schools in order that the education of the children on the islands has not been interupted. The provision of and access to education in the aftermath of natural disasters is crtitcal to not only the.... Read more

World Vision Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief - World Vision

Response update

Nov 22, 2017   Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated multiple islands in the Caribbean in September.  Hurricane Irma, a 400-mile-wide storm, the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane recorded in history, made landfall in the United States on September 10 as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm created flooding, destroyed homes, left 5.6 million people without power in Florida, and claimed the lives of 73 people in the Caribbean and the United States. WORLD VISION’S RESPONSEWorld Vision is responding.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field update #3: CREARTE

Nov 22, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   CREARTE The hallways of the CREARTE center in San Juan fill with the sounds of teenagers chatting, teachers calling their classrooms to order, and children running energetically from one class to another..... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field update #2: PECES

Nov 22, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   PECES Hurricane Maria hit land at Barrio Punta Santiago in the town of Humacao with winds reaching at least 185 miles an hour. The combination of rain and wind created a sea surge that flooded this community.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico, Inc.

Field update #1: CPI

Nov 22, 2017   The FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund is a fund that supports local grassroots organizations that are assisting communities affected by the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria. This report describes the work that is being done by one of the organizations supported through the Fund.   CENTRO DE PERIODISMO INVESTIGATIVO (CPI) In the aftermath of hurricane Maria, the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) has published dozens of high-impact stories. "We were the first to report from the.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

A look at recovery efforts in Barbuda

Nov 9, 2017   Seven weeks have passed since the ferocious winds and rains of hurricanes Irma and Maria took their toll on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Homes were flattened, power and communication towers were reduced to rubble, and lives were turned upside down. Scenes of devastation and heartbreak became a reality for millions of people. Fortunately, GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners are continuing to respond even as the hurricane headlines start to fade. Your donation has provided life-saving.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank You For Your Contribution!

Nov 9, 2017   We welcome the opportunity to say “thank you,” for your continued generous contribution to purchase school supplies for students in Antigua and Barbuda of families struggling in a difficult economy. Our 2017 year was another great Success, despite the delays of supplies arriving in Antigua, due to the Hurricanes this year. This was truly a generous time. You have brightened a part of another school year for thousands of grateful students. Thank you, again and again. Our Schools are.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE MARIA - Fuel Relief Fund

FUELING PUERTO RICO

Nov 9, 2017   FOOD or FUEL? This is a choice many Puerto Ricans have had to make on a daily basis following Hurricane Maria.  The situation on the island is unprecedented. Six weeks following the devastating hurricane, the majority of people on the island still have no electricity and rely on generators to provide power. Therefore they all have to rely on FUEL. The demand for fuel is high and prices have gone up. Although more gas stations have opened, people still cannot access or afford fuel. We.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Updates on Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust

Nov 9, 2017   In response to the devastation from Hurricane Irma, the San Diego-based Waitt Institute established the “Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust” to provide humanitarian assistance to the hurricane-ravaged island of Barbuda. The International Community Foundation administers this emergency relief fund pro-bono allowing 100% of donations to go directly to the people of Barbuda. The Trust so far has raised over $465,000 to support the people of Barbuda. Since then funds have gone to.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Press Release of School Supplies and Health Fete

Nov 6, 2017   It was truly a rewarding event as we prepared Schools Supplies and Health Supplies to take to Antigua and Barbuda. We are so greateful to have such great donors and supporters assisting us. We could not have done this with your help and support. Please continue to share and help us to reach our goal. Please take a look at the attach Press Release. Keep watching for updates and new pictures to come. “Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time, financial contributions,.... Read more

Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Solar-Powered Communication Charging Stations

Oct 31, 2017   Thank you to all our donors for helping us bring electricity to Puerto Rico. We've been speaking to those on ground and feel the first need is charging stations so they can have basic communication via their cell phones.  Thus, our plan is to build “Solar-Powered Communication Charging Stations” in the most remote communities in Puerto Rico. A significant impediment to the recovery effort is inability to communicate and coordinate. These stations will provide each rural.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Team Rubicon - Caribbean Hurricanes Update

Oct 26, 2017   Tens of thousands of children have had their education disrupted after two hurricanes in less than two weeks tore through these islands, pulling roofs off schools, smashing windows and drenching textbooks, report cards and equipment in torrential rain. With power and water supplies disrupted in many areas, many schools will struggle to reopen in the near future. Local education officials are determined to get children back into class as soon as possible and Team Rubicon has.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

More diapers have landed!

Oct 19, 2017   Life in Puerto Rico these days is like living at a giant campground. About 72% of people have had running water restored, and every day positive changes are happening! Amy, one of our amazing volunteers, is on the ground in Puerto Rico. She's working with Crisis Response International as a trained crisis responder, giving hope when it's most needed. She was able to bring 14 cloth diaper kits with her, as well as a feminine hygiene kit. These kits are the first we've distributed with C.R.I, and.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Dominica Emergency Response Update #1

Oct 17, 2017   Initial Assessment:  IsraAID’s Emergency Response team arrived on the island of Dominica, in the Caribbean, on 3rd October. The team of six specialists includes; medical professionals, mental health experts, and water engineers. The isolated island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria on 18th September, and the initial assessments noted the extensive devastation to the island’s building, water and agricultural infrastructure. The 75,000 island inhabitants were left with no access.... Read more

Puerto Rico Aid Distribution - EMPACT Northwest dba Disaster Response Northwest

Wrapping up...

Oct 12, 2017   As Puerto Rico moves from the acute relief phase into a longer term period of rebuilding, Empact's mission of immediate aid distribtution is coming to a close.  We are exceptionally proud of the work that we were able to do on the ground for and in the city of Ciales and the surrounding communities, including: -310,000 pounds of cargo coordinated through Miami distribution centers -11 tons of aid directly distributed the "last mile" to needy Americans who had seen nothing prior -Thousands.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

First Distributions Shipping Next Week

Dec 8, 2017   Hello, generous donors! We are pleased to share this update on the progress that has been taking place behind the scenes at our Pittsburgh headquarters in preparation for the first distributions for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba.  Our goal during this phase is to recover and rehabilitate 5 large reference hospitals and improve their capacity to provide medical attention post-disaster. 3 of the 5 hospitals are teaching hospitals; all hospitals under the proposal offer general medical.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Puerto Rico Emergency Response Update #1

Oct 8, 2017   Initial Assessment:IsraAID’s Emergency Response team arrived in Puerto Rico on 27th September, with a Spanish-speaking team of water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH), and mental health professionals. The team first conducted a rapid assessment of the island’s key needs by visiting numerous shelters, and meeting with local authorities, civil society organizations, the local Jewish community, and the local psychologist association. Their initial reports noted the extensive, mass.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE MARIA - Fuel Relief Fund

UPDATE - FUEL RELIEF FUND Hurricane Maria

Oct 9, 2017   You are receiving this email because you have supported this important project. THANK YOU for trusting us. THANK YOU for helping Puerto Rico. THANK YOU for believing in our cause. It is not always easy to explain why FUEL is so extremely important following a major disaster. You understand it. You know FUEL SAVES LIVES!   Right now we are in Puerto Rico giving away free fuel to thousands of victims of Hurricane Maria. Fuel Relief Fund has been providing fuel for.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Hope & Hurricanes

Oct 5, 2017   On Thursday, September 7, Hurricane Irma passed to the north of Haiti. Heavy rains fell, and our Diaper Drop at Real Hope for Haiti experienced overnight flooding. When the waters started rising, they came into the lower level of the Rescue Center, where the ICU is located. Children, including those critically ill and on oxygen, were moved upstairs to a small space to avoid the flooding. Lower Level Flooding   Another view of flooding, up to knee deep in the clinic.... Read more

Puerto Rico Aid Distribution - EMPACT Northwest dba Disaster Response Northwest

Community distribution of essential supplies

Oct 5, 2017   We are so pleased to be able to announce that your support has made this mission possible and has brought essential supplies to thousands of Americans! Today alone, our team in Ciales distributed food and potable water to 625 Puerto Rican families throughout the region!  After many logistical hurdles, we are on the ground and pushing supplies directly to those who need it most. We literally could not have done this without you, our supporters. But the mission isn't over! Please share our.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

The Diapers Have Landed!

Oct 4, 2017   Our first 75 Hurricane Relief Diaper Kits have arrived at our Partner Agency, The Rebecca Foundation, in Puerto Rico! Aleysha is excited to begin distributions immediately. Your support is what has made this possible, and I can not thank you enough.  You are bringing hope, joy, and dry bottoms to babies in need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy; and for 75 more babies this will be a reality. This Thursday will find us packing even more kits, which will be Puerto Rico bound.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Empower Women in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Help is on the Way!

Oct 4, 2017   I'm excited to share with you that today we ordered supplies to make hygiene kits for 30 women! This would not have been possible without your swift response to a crucial need. Feminine hygiene may not be a common topic of discussion, but is so critical in so many ways for women & girls! Before you so lovingly donated to this project, had you heard of re-usable hygiene items? Inquiring minds may want to know exactly what do re-usable hygiene items look like? The picture is part of the.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Reports from our partners on the ground

Oct 2, 2017   It's been nearly two weeks since Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, causing catastrophic damage across a region still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Irma earlier last month. In the face of almost unfathomable destruction, our vetted nonprofit partners across the Caribbean are working tirelessly to bring relief to those in need, despite extensive power outages, fuel shortages, and communications disruptions. Our community's response to Hurricane Maria's destruction has.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE MARIA - Fuel Relief Fund

Your donations are making a difference!

Oct 2, 2017   Your donations are making a difference! Fuel Relief Fund is on the ground in Puerto Rico and working non-stop. As reported in all the major news outlets, the lack of Fuel continues to be the most pressing need. Relief supplies are at hand, but the fuel to get them to the people is not. Most of the island is still without electrical power.  The entire grid was destroyed, so the only electrical power is coming from generators, powered by fuel.  This situation is expected to last for.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Hope in Puerto Rico

Sep 27, 2017   It is an amazing thing that has happened in the past week. So far, more than 110 people have joined together to help our friends in need in Puerto Rico.  Alysha, our Diaper Drop liasion in Puerto Rico, writes of the devastation, as seen from her home in Rio Grande. "Here all the streets around me are flooded. All the posts are down, billboards, and roofs. It is terrible." While destruction may be massive, there is hope. It is a small flicker of light growing into a flame of support. Our.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Update from Our Team Responding to Hurricane Irma

Sep 25, 2017     As Hurricane Maria continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, Team Rubicon volunteers currently deployed to the region are preparing to set off for the island of Dominica.   Team Rubicon UK currently have volunteers in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, where 38 additional volunteers arrived on 20 September. Team Rubicon has concentrated attention on some of the areas worst affected by recent storm activity as well as working.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Making Progress in Irma Recovery

Sep 20, 2017   Your support for EPIC has been critical as we recover from the devasating impacts of Hurricane Irma. You stepped up to help in a time of need, letting us know that we are not alone and that we will rebuild. I want to be sure you know how your vital contribution is being put to work right away. As I write, building materials to repair the roof of EPIC headquarters are on a ship sailing for St. Maarten. The ship's journey was delayed due to the passage of Hurricane Maria but it will arrive by next.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

En Route to Cuba!

Sep 19, 2017   Wow! Yesterday Charles & Stacy departed for Cuba, and with them are 20 cloth diaper kits! I can hardly believe how quick we were able to gather 20 diaper kits. Your support has made this possible!  Charles & Stacy will be in Havannah, working with a local Pastor who is building a church. They will be working with families in deep poverty, who ordinarily are not able to provide diapers for there children. They will be assessing hurricane damage, and traveling to other areas that.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Team Rubicon - Hurricane Irma Update

Sep 18, 2017   It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions on the island: “The devastation across the country is.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

One Year Later: From Recovery to Resiliency

Oct 19, 2018   September marked one-year since Hurricane Irma devasted the island of Barbuda and it's community. One year after, we are transitioning our focus from recovery to resiliency. Now that the immediate need for emergency response has subsided, we begin to look towards the future of creating a strong and resilient Barbuda.  To tackle this challenge, the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust (BRCT) will evolve to become the Barbuda Resilience Fund, this fund will be.... Read more

Protect Children In The Path Of Hurricane Irma - UNICEF USA

Update: Hurricane Irma & Maria Recovery

Oct 11, 2018   Dear Friend, Thanks to your support, UNICEF has been able to respond to the extreme conditions in the Caribbean more quickly, more efficiently and more effectively. Your partnership has allowed UNICEF to provide technical assistance and direct support in critical areas, making a real difference in the daily lives of children, while building resilience to strengthen preparedness for future disasters. As hurricane-ravaged countries begin early recovery activities, UNICEF is there before, during.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Dignity, hope, & confidence

Oct 8, 2018   Dignity. Hope. Confidence. These emotions are vital to overcoming the devastating circumstances of poverty. We see the need for emotional freedom on a regular basis, and the amazing impact a single donation of a cloth diaper kit will have on a family or individual in a desperate situation. Sanitation needs are not an option - and diapers directly contribute to creating a healthy environment for everyone, from the young to the old. This expands to our emotions, too, which is where we loop back to.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Oct 5, 2018   In August, another 22 babies received cloth diaper kits, thanks to you! Stacy and her church were able to deliver them to our partner church, so they could be distributed to babies in need. Working in Cuba is a bit of a leap of faith, as communication is so hard. Stacy shared with me what a blessing it was to distribute diapers to babies in need. The joy and sparkle in her eyes as she talked about her experiences, and how moving it was to share such a simple, yet so impactful gift.  Living.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

1 Year After Hurricane Irma

Oct 1, 2018   Background Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated communities across the Caribbean and southern United States with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 mph. Disasters such as Hurricane Irma devastate young and old, partners and families, immigrants, refugees, and native residents alike. These people have lost their homes and businesses or are first responders who experience their own trauma. Real Medicine Foundation is working to expand our Hurricane Harvey response to communities affected by.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

One Year Later

Oct 2, 2018   Hello Donors! The one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two massive hurricanes that caused extensive damage to many of the Caribbean islands, has just passed. The US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John are included here, both experiencing high levels of damaging wind and rain. After one year the work that remains is substantial, but our All Hands and Hearts team remains on the ground rebuilding homes, schools, and hope for the community. Though mucking, gutting, and mold.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises

Sep 28, 2018   It has now been exactly one year since the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Thanks to our supporters, Intercambios was able to quickly rebuild and be more prepared for future storms. We have been able to repair the damage to our office and resume our lifesaving services. Our clients have been able to attain greater stability, as they are no longer faced with ongoing power outages and lack of access to communications. The support from our generous donors and foundation partners made it.... Read more

Environmental/Marine Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Initial Progress Report_September 2018

Oct 2, 2018   Hello! We're writing to share updates on our environmental/marine recovery projects. To date, CFVI has made 2 subgrants with the funds received under this project. We will continue to keep you upadted as additional grants are made!   1. Indoo/Outdoor Recycling Pilot Project The state of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) waste management is dire. This is due in part to a lack of recycling and composting options. To help remedy this problem, the University of the Virgin Islands.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

The Importance of Safe Spaces for Women & Girls

Sep 26, 2018   Sisterhood Agenda's SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma last year.  We are still recovering, knowing that this facility fills an important void by creating a safe space for women and girls where few comparable spaces currently exist. The building is still very beautiful, surrounded by blue ocean waters. For effective empowerment and resilience, access to necessary resources, including space to gather, is critical.  As a.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Irma: 1 year on

Sep 24, 2018   Thank you for your support of kids during last year’s hurricane season. Your generosity was the driver of our response after Hurricane Irma barreled into the Florida Keys on September 10, 2017. This second of three major U.S. hurricanes in a month left children and families dealing with the loss of homes and power. Schools and child-care centers closed for weeks or months. We sent nearly 50 staff and volunteers to Florida to launch relief and increase our reach through trusted local.... Read more

Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI - St. Thomas Recovery Team

September Rebuild Update

Sep 18, 2018   The primary focus of a Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed after a disaster, in order to ensure the safe return of homeowners to their homes. The St. Thomas Recovery Team is the LTRG of St. Thomas. As such, their primary mission is to identify home owners that would not be able to return to their homes because they lack the resources required to repair or rebuild. In total, St. Thomas has 8,046 owner occupied households registered with FEMA for disaster.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Grounding Recovery in Community

Sep 13, 2018   Hurricane Rebuilding by Empowering & Strengthening NonprofitsAs the nation once again prepares for yet another Superstorm as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas, one year after the two Category 5 Storms hit the U.S Virgin Islands, we are reminded of the critical importance of long-term philanthropic support for American citizens living on a remote island trying to recover from a catastrophic disaster. For St. Croix, which is 10 miles wide and 25 miles across in the.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Sep 13, 2018   Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA would like to, "Thank you all for your continued help and support". This is yet another amazing year and we cannot continue to do what we do without you. This is one more opportunity for us to say “thank you,” and a final request for a contribution to buy school supplies for students from families struggling in a difficult economy. You have brightened the start of another school year for thousands of grateful students. Thank you, again and.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

One Year After The Hurricanes

Sep 11, 2018   A year after two Cat-5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, rampaged across the Caribbean, St. Croix Montessori opened its doors to embrace 37 children and their families and welcome the start of a new school year. The new gutters gleamed in the sunlight, and the campus burst with the sounds of rejoice – our children ran across freshly grown grass to leap on the playground they hadn't seen in two months, families shared stories of summer vacation and hugged as they reunited. “It feels.... Read more

St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Rebuilding One Home at A Time

Sep 11, 2018   Introduction The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group (STX LTRG) is a collaborative partnership of nonprofit and volunteer organizations, faith-based organizations, as well as federal and local government agencies, private sector businesses and concerned citizens, working together to address the recovery needs of individuals of the St. Croix community in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  According to current estimates, some 3000 territory residents will need Disaster Case.... Read more

Direct Relief Response to Irma - US & Caribbean - Direct Relief

Hurricane Irma: One Year Later

Sep 10, 2018   Direct Relief has been active in emergency storm and flood-related responses in the U.S. and around the world for decades. Following the destruction of Hirrcane Irma, Direct Relief worked closely with health officials and local partners to navigate persistent power outages and transportation challenges and ship specifically requested medical aid and supplies to affected areas. Within days of Irma’s landfall, Direct Relief had dispatched needed medical aid to healthcare providers in.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Dignity, Hope & Confidence for Puerto Rico

Sep 12, 2018   Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico last September. Now one-year later, power is still spotty and largely dependent on generators. Internet and cell services are back, but only intermittently. Life for residents in Puerto Rico is nowhere near close to normalcy.  Poverty was already widespread throughout the territory before Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017.  “Puerto Rico had a very unique situation before Maria. There are a lot of people with a.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

What you've helped accomplish one year since Irma

Sep 6, 2018   This week marks one year since Hurricane Irma unleashed 160 mph winds and torrential rains across the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The storm claimed more than 100 lives and its catastrophic damage made it the fifth-costliest tropical cyclone in history. Our community-led nonprofit partners quickly responded, and they've remained hard at work over the past year, striving toward a complete recovery with generous support from GlobalGivers like you. To date, 14,404 of you.... Read more

Rebuilding Strong Communities in Puerto Rico - Taller Salud, Inc.

Four women are stronger now!

Sep 7, 2018   Hello, In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, in Loiza, Puerto Rico over 3,000 families lost their homes. As we in Taller Salud started a census of our communities’ needs, it was clear that women were the backbone of the short term and long term recovery of their communities. And we were right! After bringing food, medicines and rebuilding materials to 16,000 people in Loiza (which holds a population of 28,000) we validated that women are key to achieve an alternative and more.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

One Year Later

Sep 6, 2018   Hello donors! We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the strongest Atlantic storms in history that devastated many of the Caribbean islands. All Hands and Hearts continues to be a source of support on the ground for families still trying to recover. In Dominica, our work on the Paix Bouche Pre and Primary School has been completed! We focused on rebuilding a more sustainable roof and structure, remodeling the layout of the ground floor to add one more.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Nurse Nancy Reflects on Volunteering in Puerto Rico

Aug 30, 2018   The Category 5 storm Hurricane Irma hit the Atlantic basin the week of September 5, 2017, maintaining maximum intensity for over 30 hours and leaving 1 million people in Puerto Rico without power. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria followed. Hurricane Maria was particularly catastrophic to the island – leveling homes, destroying health facilities and damaging critical infrastructure. International Medical Corps sent Spanish-speaking volunteer teams to assist in the recovery.... Read more

Youth-Led Hurricane Philanthropy & Service - USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Initial Progress Report_August 2018

Aug 30, 2018   Generous support of CFVI's Jr Angels program has helped to ensure that these dedicated young people are able to continue acting out their passion for service to the community despite the hurricanes’ disruptions, and also served as the catalyst for overall re-design of the program to incorporate increased emphasis on youth-led philanthropy. From February 2018 to June 2018, Jr Angels completing 955.89 total volunteer hours at 4 sites (Boys & Girls Club, Family Resource Center,.... Read more

St. John,USVI - Long Term Recovery: Home Construct - St. John Community Foundation

Resilient Housing Initiative

Aug 30, 2018   After the 2017 storms damaged nearly 74% of low and middle income we began a Senior Roofing Initiative in order to assist the elderly, vulnerable residents on St. John with construction efforts on their primary residences.  Realizing quickly that there was much more work to be done, we teamed up with two other non-profit organizations, All Hands and Hearts and Love City Strong, to develop what we call the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI).  Thus allowing us to expand our scope to help.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

CARE: Hurricane Recovery From the Ground Up

Aug 22, 2018   Within days of Hurricanes Irma and Maria (two Category 5 storms which devastated the Virgin Islands) in September 2017 almost a year ago, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development launched the CARE (Caribbean Assistance and Recovery Effort) Fund to provide direct support to front-line relief efforts and long-term recovery to the US Virgin Islands and neighboring Caribbean Islands. Because of our generous global community – you—St. Croix Foundation is driving a comprehensive.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

We have a new home!

Aug 23, 2018   This past August 11th, we got to celebrate a most beautiful and intimate ceremony. Our community rejoiced in the inauguration of our new facilities in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Our dream was possible through the donations we received. There is still a lot of work to be done in the building, but thanks to your kindness, our students have a place where they can receive academic and biopsychosocial services.      With the donations we received from you, we have equipped classrooms,.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para Cano: Over 40 Roofs Built

Aug 14, 2018   Techos para el Caño continues to move forward, providing safe, resilient roofs for Hurricane Maria survivors in Caño communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our architects continue to ensure that the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed over 54 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted damages, and to ensure that they can appropriately support a new roof. They adjust the typical design to each home’s.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

ReHace: Rebuilding Communities with Hope

Aug 13, 2018   It is a joy to share with you the following letter, from one of our Diaper Drop partners, ReHace (Rebuilding Communities with Hope), a community outreach program of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Through your generous support, we've been providing ReHace with cloth diapers for persons of all ages.  Dear Stephanie: May the peace of our source of hope, Jesus Christ, be with you. The Spaniard author Saint John of the Cross, in his work The Dark Night of the Soul tell us about.... Read more

Changing the Lives of At-Risk Youth in St. Croix - Ileri Inc. dba Project Promise

11 Months After the Storm

Aug 8, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

The latest news from Team Rubicon in the BVIs

Aug 7, 2018   The Hurricane Season in the region is now well underway. Our Team Rubicon Staff and volunteers on the Islands have been working tirelessly with the local community and partners to launch a series of resilience and preparedness initiatives – as well as continuing our work in responding to the ongoing needs form the storms of last year. This report gives you, our valued donor and partners, a brief snapshot of our work over the past few months. None of which is possible without your support.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Rebuilding Barbuda - One step at a time

Jul 23, 2018   July marks the month of homecoming to Barbuda. After Hurricane Irma devasted Barbuda’s housing and infrastructure, many of the 1600 residents who had stayed on the sister island of Antigua for work or schooling are expected to return home. They will find an island that remains severely damaged from 150mph winds that destroyed Barbuda in September 2017. For example, many homes are still without running water or power and the primary school is uninhabitable, requiring alternative learning.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Irma: 11 months on

Jul 10, 2018   Hurricane Irma was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. After tearing its way across a string of Caribbean islands and up through Florida, Hurricane Irma left behind a trail of devastation – with more than 4 million children at risk. Families were left without power and without access to clean water. Many were coping with the loss of homes, and damage to schools and child care programs left children out of school. The areas most heavily impacted were tourist.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

9 Months After Hurricane Irma

Jul 5, 2018   Background Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated communities across the Caribbean and southern United States with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 mph. Disasters such as Hurricane Irma devastate young and old, partners and families, immigrants, refugees, and native residents alike. These people have lost their homes and businesses or are first responders who experience their own trauma. Real Medicine Foundation is working to expand our Hurricane Harvey response to communities affected by.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Where Are We Now? Hurricane Repairs & Progress

Jul 3, 2018   Upon our most recent visit to the SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, we are struck by how well our building repairs are going.  In general, things are looking better for everyone on the island. Great news! Sisterhood Agenda’s recovery process was initially very slow (along with most individuals, agencies, and businesses) due to serious damage to St. John’s communication systems and the fact that the island is small with no manufacturing.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Nine Months Have Passed

Jun 19, 2018   Hello donors, It has now been 9 months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Caribbean, leaving hundreds of thousands of families in need of assistance. Our teams of staff and volunteers have been working every day to get communities back on their feet, rebuilding hope in communities across the islands. In Dominica, we continue to work on the Paix Bouche Pre and Primary School. We have had a busy couple of months of masonry work to complete the new reinforced walls, and wrapping the.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Baby James

Jun 19, 2018   Thanks for helping James! James lives in Cuba, and his mother Maylin wanted to share how thankful she is for the diapers. When Hurricane Irma hit Guantanomo, their home was one of many with signifciant damage and roof loss. Maylin was pregnant at the time, and experiencing some complications. Thankfully, James was born healthy even though he was a little premature.  With a damaged home, medical challenges, and a new baby, James' family has been struggling to get by. Now, thanks to you, they.... Read more

Direct Relief Response to Irma - US & Caribbean - Direct Relief

Irma Recovery: Nine Months Later

Jun 15, 2018   Hurricane Irma made landfall on September 10, 2017, just weeks after Hurricane Harvey battered Texas and coming shortly before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. People living in Florida and the Carribean braced for the storm. DIrect Relief had pre-positioned medicines and supplies at health facilities throughout the Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., so many areas at-risk for the effects of Irma were ready with aid before the storm made landfall. Almost a year later, Direct.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

A One of a Kind Consortium

Jun 15, 2018   A One of a Kind Consortium While Hurricanes Irma and Maria have presented unparalleled challenges for the Territory, the storms have also highlighted the intrinsic value of collaboration in small communities.  As we all witnessed our community working together to clear roads; partnering with Virgin Islanders abroad to ship and distribute relief aid; and joining forces to ferry water and food and batteries between islands, there’s no question that when put to the test, we are natural.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018

Jun 14, 2018   As we continue to collect School Supplies and Health Supplies for under privelage students in Antigua and Barbuda, we often want to take the time to say, "Thank You". Thank you so much for your continued support to Schools in Antigua and Barbuda. Your gracious gifts of your many volunteer hours and your financial contributions make a difference not only in the lives of the children, but also for the entire Communities we serve. Rest assured that we remain committed to your most precious gifts,.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Our Most Important Purpose: Remain Open

Jun 12, 2018   It has been nine months since our Global Giving community first helped us re-open our doors. As we enter into the 2018 Hurricane season, our school is experiencing a touch of PTSD.  “You want to tell everyone that you are doing well,” says a St. Croix Montessori parent and volunteer. “Because we have come so far. Because we are grateful for all the support received and we can see opportunity for regrowth. Yet the truth is, I am tired; my family is tired; we have been.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises

Jun 12, 2018   In Puerto Rico "rebuilding" is still counted by how any families have access to electric power and potable water... and it's been more than 8 months.  Yet, the untold story is the very real trauma of not only having survived two major hurricanes in the month of September 2017, but the lack of support to many sectors by both the local and the US Federal Government.  It has been the non-governmental sector that has kept the most vulnerable alive and in relative health.  Here at.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Jun 12, 2018   On Thursday, September 7, Hurricane Irma passed to the north of Haiti. Heavy rains fell, and many areas were flooded.Our Diaper Drop Real Hope for Haiti flooded, which made caring for the children incredibly challenging. Emergency supplies were used up, and the village rallied to help clean and restore the medical clinic, intensive care unit, and rescue center.  Thanks to your amazing financial support, we were able to replenish emergency diapering supplies and meet the diapering needs of.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Restoring Power at the Corporacion SANOS Clinic in Puerto Rico

Jun 6, 2018   When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20 2017, Corporación SANOS sprang into action. Part of a network of 76 health clinics in Puerto Rico serving vulnerable populations on the island, including the homeless and uninsured, Corporación SANOS immediately began providing primary health care to those affected and injured by the storm, taking overflows of patients from nearby hospitals. Then on October 2, the unthinkable happened— Corporación SANOS’.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

Final Report for Irma Recovery Project

Jun 6, 2018   To our generous supporters: Hurricane Irma was the most devastating hurricane in Cuba’s modern history. Global Links has been a proud partner with Cuba for the past 24 years, helping to strengthen their public health system with materials and collaborative support. When Hurricane Irma devastated areas of the country last fall, we immediately began recovery planning and fundraising. Thanks to your generous support, we are pleased to share this final report on the expected completion of.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

Strong and resilient youth in Puerto Rico

May 29, 2018   Nuestra Escuela’s building in Caguas, Puerto Rico is being transformed little by little. Our dream is to finish rebuilding its structure and be able to keep on offering academic and biopsychosocial services to the more than 120 young people from vulnerable communities in Caguas and neighboring municipalities. After Hurricane María, the young people that we serve and their families were severely affected by lack of power in their homes, no water, shortage of food or supplies and even.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Rebuilding through a Data Driven Community-Based Lens

May 24, 2018   This May's impact report marks 7 months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the U.S. Virgin Islands last year in September. Since then, and because of your generous gifts to St. Croix Foundation's CARE Fund, the Foundation has served hundreds of people directly. And through our support of our sister nonprofits and our convening of federal, local, and grassroots relief efforts, we've provided countless resources that have reached thousands of people. Together, we've helped mothers.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Loraine

May 18, 2018   Hurricane Maria had a devastating impact on everyone in Puerto Rico and beyond. Every basic necessity was affected by this terrible storm. Included in these necessities were diapers. In fact necessities like diapers and feminine products were hit extremely hard. Access before wasn’t always easy, but the storm made it quite difficult for all sorts of different reasons. Enter Loraine, a loving mom of two. Loraine had been studying English to become a teacher when she became pregnant with her.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Latest News from Team Rubicon Project in the BVIs

May 14, 2018   We wanted to update you all on the latest form the BVIs: With the continued support of our partners and donors our project team on the islands are increasing our focus on preparedness for the upcoming hurricane season. With projects to prepare community centers which then will serve as emergency shelters when needed by the local community. Our BVI I Project Team are in the latter stages of formalising support to the training and equipping of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). This is.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para el Cano: More roofs underway

May 16, 2018   Techos para el Caño is progressing satisfactorily, helping families recover from Hurricane Maria effects by providing safe and resilient roofs. Our architects continue to ensure that the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed a total of 27 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted damages, and ensure that they can appropriately support a new roof.  They have adjusted the typical design to each home’s.... Read more

Changing the Lives of At-Risk Youth in St. Croix - Ileri Inc. dba Project Promise

7 Months after the Storm

May 11, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Long-term recovery after Hurricane Irma

May 4, 2018   It’s been nearly eight months since Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, and while first responders from larger NGOs have mostly departed affected areas, the focus of the community-led organizations that remain at work has shifted to long-term recovery. Your generous donation to our Hurricane Irma Relief Fund continues to support those locally driven organizations that understand their community’s needs and are able to effectively lead ongoing recovery.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

You are making a difference on Barbuda

May 1, 2018   Thank you so much for your engagement and support of the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust. We are honored to continue to work with the people of Barbuda to set up five new programs in 2018. Please see the attached file for our Donor Report for January - March, 2018 for more information about our progress and expenditures.   Barbuda and its people are still in need of support, please consider donating again.  On behalf of the Waitt team and our Barbudan friends.... Read more

Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Final Report

Apr 23, 2018   CFVI is proud to announce that we have supported Project Promise in establishing their own account on GlobalGiving, so this project will now be listed here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-hurricane-impacted-children-in-st-croix/ Now 7 months since the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project continues to focus on bringing a sense of normalcy and consistency to its caterpillars. We are still operating out of a local business that has generously donated a.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Irma: 7 months on

Apr 13, 2018   It’s been 7 months since Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, tore its way through a string of Caribbean islands and the United States. The disaster left behind a trail of damage and flooding – with more than 4 million children at risk. Families in low-earning and migrant communities are still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Irma. Families who depend on the land for income are struggling so long as the land remains in ruins. While.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Bouncer, Uber Driver, Diaper Supplier

Apr 11, 2018   Jake’s Diapers works with all sorts of people, all over the world, to make sure that diapers get delivered. From missionaries to nurses, every person plays a vital role in getting diaper relief to needy children and families.  At first glance, Rafael doesn’t fit the typical profile of someone who champions diapers for those in need. Rafael is big and strong which makes him perfect for his job as a nightclub bouncer in Puerto Rico. However, that is not all he does. On the side,.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Corporate Sales To Cuba: Liz Shares Her Story

Apr 9, 2018   Liz was leading a regular life as a corporate sales representative when six years ago, she became a member of Breakthrough Covenant Church in Appleton, WI. As she explained it, almost immediately after becoming a member, she actively got involved with the functions of the church. Very quickly, she was named the outreach coordinator for the church. As outreach coordinator, Liz was responsible for developing partnerships—not just local, but globally as well. Enter Jake’s.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Hurricane Irma Psychological Support Project

Apr 4, 2018   Background Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated communities across the Caribbean and southern United States with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 mph. Disasters such as Hurricane Irma devastate young and old, partners and families, immigrants, refugees, and native residents alike. These people have lost their homes and businesses or are first responders who experience their own trauma. Real Medicine Foundation is working to expand our current Hurricane Harvey response to communities affected.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Spring Renewal in St. Maarten

Apr 2, 2018   Thank you for helping Environmental Protection in the Caribbbean (EPIC) to reach our goal! I am excited to report that our St. Maarten headquarters is fully restored and functional. It was a lot of work....new windows, roof, floors, furniture, and more. But where once there was a rain-soaked shell with heaps of soggy debris, there is now a functioning office and staff housing. And you made it possible through your generosity!  With "hurricane-proof" glass windows and super reinforced.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Rebuilding: Slow & Steady

Mar 29, 2018   Sisterhood Agenda is grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes from our constituents, donors, and those providing hurricane relief, recovery and rebuilding on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  The island is slow to recover, yet it is recovering.  The SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy is healing. And we are, too! With our newly established administrative office in the Baltimore-Washington geographic area, we have been able to maintain our important.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Six Months Later - Irma and Maria

Mar 23, 2018   Hello donors! It has been six months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Caribbean islands, leaving behind billions in damages and countless families in need of help. All Hands and Hearts responded to the call for help, deploying teams to the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, assessing the damage and determining the best course of action. Our St. Thomas response program in the US Virgin Islands began right after Irma first hit and we are still the only organization operating on St. Thomas.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued help and support

Mar 23, 2018   Dear donors, and all Volunteers, On behalf of the entire team at Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, we would like to thank you all for your continued support, enthusiasm, dedication and passion that makes our school supplies drive such a continued success. This being our 4th year the success and the donations we received continuously shows that members, families, colleagues, volunteers and donors, past and present are committed to ensure that the needs of the families in need, in.... Read more

Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Thank you for helping us help others!

Mar 26, 2018   Hello, Thank you to all who have supported this effort as we continue to help the Virgin Islands recover. In January 2018, We donated over $10,000 to aid in the reconstruction of St. John's in the Virgin Islands. $2,000 of those funds were donated to the Community Foundation of St. John to aid in the reconstruction efforts they have underway. Another $5,000 of those donated funds went to the Gifft Hill School to help them restore to full operations and support their amazing teachers as they.... Read more

South Florida Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Thank you for your help!

Mar 26, 2018   Hello, Thank you to all supports on this effort. You helped us raise over $12,000 online to be put towards our relief efforts in the Florida Keys, Miami, and its surrounding areas. In the aftermath of the storm, 2,000 hygiene kits were distributed throughout the Florida Keys to aid in the relief efforts. Your funds were used to purchase some of the much needed supplies that are not usually donated following a disaster. Additionally, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade,.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Healing Through Holistic Learning Opportunities

Mar 22, 2018   Healing Through Learning Opportunities, Community Service & Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces for Our Children With electricity fully restored at the end of December 2017, the St. Croix Montessori community has engaged in re-establishing a sense of normalcy for our families while balancing the long work of rebuilding and preparations for the 2018 Hurricane Season. With the support of our GlobalGiving community, we were able to: Offer Chess Club at no cost to families Provide 23 families.... Read more

Direct Relief Response to Irma - US & Caribbean - Direct Relief

Direct Relief's Irma Response

Mar 21, 2018   Before making landfall in Florida, Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean as a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds as high as 185 mph. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 99 percent of structures were at least partially damaged by the storm in Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, and the US Virgin Islands. A Direct Relief team was on the ground in Florida before Irma made landfall, directing the.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

The Nonprofit Consortium: Doing it Differently!

Mar 19, 2018   The Consortium Leverages Hurricane Recovery into a Vision for St. CroixIn the first 100 days after Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017, so much of the community’s focus on the island of St. Croix was acutely focused on survival and front-line relief. Because of you, however, at the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development, we were concurrently coordinating relief efforts while also looking to the future, knowing that immediate needs would be met but that.... Read more

Protect Children In The Path Of Hurricane Irma - UNICEF USA

Update: Hurricane Relief in the Eastern Caribbean

Mar 14, 2018   Dear Friend, Children and families in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Turks and Caicos Islands, are still struggling to get their lives back to normal following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017. Nearly all children in the affected countries have been able to resume their education. That’s the good news. But in many cases, especially in British Virgin Islands and Dominica, schools need to be rebuilt, and children are stuck trying to learning in temporary.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Lovely Blandine

Mar 13, 2018   We recently sent a team to Haiti, and they were able to bring along many supplies, including appropriately sized cloth diapers for older children. While at Real Hope for Haiti, one of our Diaper Drops, they met a smiley little 5 year old named Blandine. Blandine is thankful for the diapers you provided for her!  Two years ago, at the age of 3, Blandine weighed just 22 pounds. She was brought to the Rescue Center by her aunt, and they traveled 5 hours by both car and moto to get to the.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

Project Update

Mar 8, 2018   As our Founder, Kathleen Hower, says, "Global Links is there when the news cameras leave." When media attention wains and people go back to their daily lives, the recovery process after a devastating natural disaster is just getting started. Global Links' Disaster Recovery Projects begin when the first responders have completed their work. Our process for Irma recovery is carefully planned to meet the unique needs of the affected health institutions and the communities that access.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Helminia and Mercedes: Withstanding Flooding in La Charca

Mar 8, 2018   As street signs and roofs across Puerto Rico began to rattle on September 19th as Hurricane Maria barreled towards the island, residents of the neighborhood of La Charca feared for the worst. Located in a ravine in the foothills of central Puerto Rico, the town had experienced significant flooding during previous storms, all of which had been less powerful than Hurricane Maria. Over the course of next two days, the storm would go on to drop up to 20 inches of rain on the region, much of which.... Read more

Rebuild a School for 120 Students in Puerto Rico - Nuestra Escuela, Inc

A beacon of hope in Puerto Rico!

Feb 26, 2018   After Hurricane Maria on September 2017, the population of Puerto Rico was affected in many ways. One of them was the supply of water and food in the country. Another was having no power or water at home and schools. The vast majority of children and young people in Nuestra Escuela come from severely affected communities. That is why we decided that a community kitchen had to be made in order to meet these needs. Your help has been of vital importance for the young people whom our institution.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

The CARE Fund is Resiliency in Action

Feb 26, 2018   Since just days after Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall on St. Croix, St. Croix Foundation has been on the ground leveraging partnerships and philanthropic resources to help our island community recover. In the weeks and months immediately following the disaster, the Foundation focused on coordinating and facilitating front-line relief efforts that supported residents and the crucial nonprofit organizations who serve them. Through collaboration designed to maximize the impact of.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Community & Unity with Alexis P. Suter

Feb 22, 2018   Alexis P. Suter is famously known for her Blues music. She’s worked closely with the late musician Levon Helm and shared the stage with many other famous musicians including B.B. King, Bo Diddley and Emmylou Harris. Suter credits her parents and schooling with instilling a love of music in her that has stayed with her through adulthood. However, besides for music, her family created a foundation that as she phrased it was built on “community and unity.” It is this.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

TR Case Study Schools in the Caribbean

Feb 15, 2018   Case Study: Schools in the Caribbean   Your funding enabled Team Rubicon to have a team from the UK touchdown in the Caribbean, just 48 hours after Hurricane Irma made landfall, and to subsequently deploy 86 volunteers to help rebuild devastated communities.  Your funding enabled Team Rubicon to… Deploy an initial recce team to the Caribbean within just 48 hours of Hurricane Irma striking Deploy 86 volunteers across 7 separate islands in the subsequent three months Deliver aid.... Read more

Hurricane Maria-From tarps to roofs in Puerto Rico - G-8, Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña

Techos para el Cano Phase 1 Report

Feb 15, 2018   We are happy to report that our Techos para el Caño project is well underway, helping families recover from Hurricane Maria effects by providing safe and resilient roofs. Phase I has accomplished the following milestones: A typical design for wooden trust roof system with tin, compliant with FEMAs guidelines for reconstruction after hurricane events was developed. Community organizations and community leaders established a set of selection criteria in order to choose which homes will be.... Read more

Preserve Historical Sites & Heritage in St. Thomas - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Project Update #1

Jan 26, 2018   It has been 4 months since 2 Category 5 hurricanes ravaged St. Thomas.  The Historical Trust Museum has been working hard at restoration efforts and was able to open the museum to the local community and tourist visitors on November 10th, 2017.      Since re-opening the museum, we have had 70 guests visit the museum.  We are working with the Department of Education in efforts to increase our school field trips to the museum.  Our membership base has provided some.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Thank You & Updates from Barbuda

Jan 24, 2018   Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Partners, Thank you for your generous support of the Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust. With your help, we have raised over $650,000 to assist Barbuda in its recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Please see the attached PDF document for a brief update on how the Trust has supported Barbuda and its people thus far.  And follow our updates online here. While a lot has been done, Barbuda still needs your help! Please consider donating.... Read more

World Vision Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief - World Vision

90 Day accomplishments

Jan 23, 2018   HURRICANE IRMA: FLORIDA After hitting numerous islands in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a 400-mile-wide, Category 4 storm on September 10.  The storm and its aftermath killed at least 38 in the Caribbean, 34 in Florida, three in Georgia, four in South Carolina, and one in North Carolina. To help vulnerable families recover, World Vision quickly began to assist families in Florida, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. In the.... Read more

Help Hurricane Impacted At-Risk Youth In St. Croix - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

3-month Report

Jan 23, 2018   Three weeks after the passing of Hurricane Maria, the Caterpillar Project was back up and running thanks to the support of a local business that donated a space. Having lost their classroom and all it’s contents Project Promise opted to focus on the trauma experienced by their participants and recognized the need to bring some sense of normalcy to the Caterpillars and their families. Project Promise in the months following the storm opened up their doors to the siblings and friends of.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Helping Cuba

Jan 19, 2018   Life in Cuba isn't always easy. Living in extreme poverty, many families are unable to afford diapers for their children.  We have been blessed to partner with a church to help provide the often overlooked need of diapers to families in dire need. Your support has made this possible!  Stacy & Charles visited Pastor Faustino, and were able to bring along 20 cloth diaper kits. Each kit contains enough cloth diapers to last from birth to potty training. After Stacy returned. she.... Read more

Rebuilding a Safe Haven for Future Crises - Intercambios Puerto Rico Inc

Recovery Update

Feb 9, 2018   The past few months have been incredibly challenging for Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the impact of the hurricanes in the fall. During the first few days after Hurricane Maria, Intercambios Puerto Rico began assessing the damage from the storm and focused on establishing communications with our staff, our clients, and other local community organizations. We partnered with volunteers to begin offering basic relief items to community members, regardless of whether they receive other.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

"Graci, muchas Gracias"

Jan 5, 2018   "Graci, muchas gracias!" ~ Judith Today was an incredible day. I'm in Puerto Rico, and today we delivered diapers to a children's shelter. At the children's shelter, there are 14 children, aged infant to seven, and they live there. The children either have parents that are imprisoned, or they were removed from abusive homes. The average stay is about eigtheen months. Some of the children return to their parents, and others are adopted by families here in Puerto Rico.  The shelter was a.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Hurricane Irma Psychological Support Project

Jan 3, 2018   Category 5 Hurricane Irma devastated communities across the Caribbean and southern United States with sustained wind speeds of up to 185 mph. The destruction, flooding, and chaos of a hurricane can leave communities extremely vulnerable to injury, family separation, and water-borne diseases.  Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Irma include everyone in the community and region, all in the wake of the storm. They are infants and children, adults young and old, partners and families,.... Read more

Sisterhood Agenda Hurricane Irma Relief St. John - Sisterhood Agenda, Inc.

Moving Forward: Recovering & Rebuilding for Success

Dec 29, 2017   At Sisterhood Agenda, we have not been sitting still.  We have been jumping over hurdles and scaling walls to make progress toward our mission, despite the damage and hardships caused by Hurricane Irma. Our efforts are being rewarded. The women and girls that we work with are too valuable and our work is too important to stop now.    Thank you to everyone who has supported us and is continuing to contribute to Sisterhood Agenda's Hurricane Irma Relief campaign.  We.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Helping Puerto Rico

Dec 28, 2017   Puerto Rico continues to be a source of optimism and strength. While the year brought unexpected disasters to the island, these disasters also brought out the best in people, not just of Puerto Rico, but from around the world. On January 1st, our very own Executive Director, Stephanie Bowers will be going to Puerto Rico along with Amy Belonger, a Board Member,  who visited in October. As Amy, who is trained in disaster response, explained to me, there are different phases when it comes to a.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for making this Holiday extra special

Dec 27, 2017   Thank you for your ongoing commitment to helping our children and their families of Antigua and Barbuda by supplying school supplies, learning materials, and toys. Because of your kindness and generosity hundreds of families in Antigua have received the practical care, gifts, and compassion when they have had nowhere else to turn.  Together we have helped them through times of desperate need that seemed hopeless, and given the support and encouragement that they needed. During this.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Update on work in the Caribbean

Dec 27, 2017   Hello donors! It has been nearly 4 months since Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria battered islands throughout the Caribbean, leaving behind devastation that is still evident today. All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response immediately responded in St. Thomas and has been on the ground ever since working to remove debris and perform cleanup efforts throughout the island. We have completed work on over 100 homes, mucking and gutting damaged materials and clearing debris. We have begun to sanitize.... Read more

Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Relief is on its way for St. John (Virgin Islands)

Dec 27, 2017   St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands has seen large scale devastation following Hurricane Irma. Our organization responded through community partners on the island to assess the needs and make a plan for action to aid in the long-term recovery effort. We have identified the Gifft Hill School on St. John as a worthy organization to partner with as we help restore them to full operations and support their amazing teachers as they continue to help the community and continue the education of the.... Read more

Hurricane Relief: Re-Opening St. Croix Montessori - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Sustainable Pathways: Montessori School Re-Opens!

Dec 22, 2017   On Monday, September 18th, the day before Cat-5 Hurricane Maria struck the island of St. Croix, and just twelve days after we had cleaned up from Hurricane Irma, we shuttered our school and made a pact: First: Take care of yourself, your family, and home.Second: Assuming it was safe to leave our neighborhoods, we would meet back at school on Friday, 30 minutes after the curfew lifted. With deep gratitude for your support, St. Croix Montessori School re-opened our doors 13 days after Hurricane.... Read more

Nonprofit Consortium of St. Croix (USVI) - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Vital Nonprofits Rebuild Through the Consortium!

Dec 19, 2017   Three months after two category five hurricanes hit the Virgin Islands, the demand for services has expanded and our nonprofits have fewer resources than ever before. Today, through the Nonprofit Consortium and with your support, St. Croix Foundation is actively convening organizations and connecting them to critical resources. The Consortium's first action item was to survey over 30 nonprofit organizations to assess damages and needs, providing information that identifies where and how support.... Read more

Direct Relief Response to Irma - US & Caribbean - Direct Relief

FedEx + Direct Relief Team Up for Irma Relief

Dec 18, 2017   More than $11 million worth of critical aid is in the hands of relief workers in Florida and more than 150 dogs and cats are in a no-kill shelter in San Francisco thanks to FedEx, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, the Miami HEAT and the Golden State Warriors. FedEx dedicated a special flight in September 2017 to make the emergency response possible. The FedEx Express MD-10 was loaded in Memphis with medicines and medical supplies to assist Direct Relief’s.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Irma: 3 months on

Dec 13, 2017   On September 10th, Hurricane Irma crashed into the Florida Keys on, carving a path of destruction and triggering floods statewide, shortly after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas. Save the Children, the national leader in child-focused emergency preparedness, response and recovery, was one of the first humanitarian organizations on the ground once the storm passed. In Irma’s immediate aftermath, we opened child-friendly spaces in evacuation centers that provided a “time-out”.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Recovery continues after Irma

Dec 13, 2017   Hurricane Irma was one of the strongest hurricanes seen in the Atlantic. With devastating winds up to 180 mph, the 650 mile-wide storm left a path of destruction across the Caribbean and several states in the mainland U.S. Irma not only devastated homes, schools, and infrastructure—it wreaked havoc on the environment in a region with an abundance of flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. Today we’re proud to share four stories from our partners working some of the worst-hit.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Irma Survivors - MAP International

Irma Disaster Relief Support Ends

Dec 11, 2017   The 2017 hurricane season ended on November 30 where sadly, thousands were devasted by hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey.  MAP is no longer fundraising for Hurricane Irma relief efforts due to the overwhelming response. Aid is now needed to continue to help those impacted primarily by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Dominica and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Hurricane Maria Update: With more than 75 days since Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island, the people of Puerto Rico are.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

So Excited... So Scared... So Blessed...

Dec 12, 2017   Our work in Puerto Rico has taken an exciting turn... a great leap forward! Earlier this week, we were finally able to have a long conversation with Alysha. Alysha is a loving Mom to two children, and she runs one of our partner agencies in Puerto Rico. After 64 long days, she now has electricity! For 64 days, the only electricity they had was via generator, which makes living (and outside communications) a challenge.  When we spoke with her, she had just delivered 17 cloth diaper kits and.... Read more

Protect Children In The Path Of Hurricane Irma - UNICEF USA

UPDATE: UNICEF's Response to the Caribbean Islands

Dec 8, 2017   Since Hurricane Irma and Maria struck several Caribbean islands, UNICEF has helped 17,000 students get back to school. This is due to your support! In addition, UNICEF continues to supply safe water to an average of 1,490 people each day in Dominica, having reached more than 35,000 people with safe water in Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos since the response began. The impact you have helped create goes beyond today, but it’s giving.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

4,908 Cloth Diapers

Dec 8, 2017   Huge, heartfelt thanks to you for helping babies in Haiti. Yesterday was a day of great joy. After months of collecting, sorting, organizing and packing diapers into banana boxes... 4,908 cloth diapers have officially begun their journey to Haiti!  Some of these cloth diapers will be distributed to new Moms when they come in for a well-Mom/well-baby checkup in the Maternal Healthcare Clinic. By having Moms come in to the clinic after they give birth at home, infections can be caught sooner.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Strengthening Health Facilities in the Wake of Hurricane Maria and Irma

Dec 8, 2017   The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was destructive, incessant—and, for many, overwhelming. Marked by six major hurricanes (Category 3+), including Hurricane Irma, the 11th most intense hurricane recorded in the Atlantic basin, and Hurricane Maria, the third-costliest Atlantic hurricane on record, the season brought unparalleled devastation across the Caribbean and Florida. Health Facilities are the backbone of any nation’s health care system, and in the event of an emergency,.... Read more

Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief - Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Hunger Relief Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Dec 8, 2017   Food is a basic necessity of life, and following a natural disaster, is critical to even starting to rebuild individual lives and communities.   Following Hurricane Irma on September 10-11, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida immediately began distribution in metro-Orlando (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake Counties) and from our branch locations in Daytona Beach (Volusia County) and West Melbourne (Brevard County).  We also assisted areas in South and Southwestern.... Read more

St. Croix Foundation CARE Fund - St. Croix Foundation for Community Development

Care Fund Accomplishments Growing!

Nov 27, 2017   St. Croix Foundation for Community Development THE CARE FUND As an operating Foundation, we are hard at work with our sleeves rolled up to assist with coordinated and collaborative local recovery efforts. Through the incredible gifts that our CARE Fund has received from those near and far, the Foundation is hard at work on a steady and strategic recovery. We invite you to join us for Giving Tuesday to help us expand our work and in the meantime, here are just a few of the successes and.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Double your donation for St. Maarten Irma Recovery

Nov 26, 2017   Like many of us, Sandra wanted to help St. Maarten recover from the devastation of her homeland after Hurricane Irma tore through the island as a category 5 hurricane. When asked why she volunteers her free time helping with our forest restoration project she replied “It’s a good way to help nature recover from what happened here, to work on the future of beautiful nature.” We couldn’t agree more...even as we continue rebuilding our damaged headquarters thanks to your.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Hurricanes Irma and Maria - looking forward

Nov 22, 2017   To all of our supporters and donors, This quick update is really to thank you all for your overwelming support to date of our disaster response efforts in the Caribbean region. In particular the work done by our volunters in the British Virgin Islands. Most rewarding has been the work done to repair schools in order that the education of the children on the islands has not been interupted. The provision of and access to education in the aftermath of natural disasters is crtitcal to not only the.... Read more

World Vision Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief - World Vision

Response update

Nov 22, 2017   Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated multiple islands in the Caribbean in September.  Hurricane Irma, a 400-mile-wide storm, the second most powerful Atlantic hurricane recorded in history, made landfall in the United States on September 10 as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm created flooding, destroyed homes, left 5.6 million people without power in Florida, and claimed the lives of 73 people in the Caribbean and the United States. WORLD VISION’S RESPONSEWorld Vision is responding.... Read more

South Florida Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Thank you for helping us help others

Dec 27, 2017   Hello, I am writing to update you about our efforts post Hurricane Irma in South Florida. Thank you for being part of the effort. You helped us raise over $9,000 online to be put towards our relief efforts in the Florida Keys, Miami, and its surrounding areas. 2,000 hygiene kits have been distributed throughout the Florida Keys to aid in the relief efforts. Your funds were used to purchase some of the much needed supplies that are not usually donated following a disaster. Additionally, in.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank You For Your Contribution!

Nov 9, 2017   We welcome the opportunity to say “thank you,” for your continued generous contribution to purchase school supplies for students in Antigua and Barbuda of families struggling in a difficult economy. Our 2017 year was another great Success, despite the delays of supplies arriving in Antigua, due to the Hurricanes this year. This was truly a generous time. You have brightened a part of another school year for thousands of grateful students. Thank you, again and again. Our Schools are.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Updates on Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust

Nov 9, 2017   In response to the devastation from Hurricane Irma, the San Diego-based Waitt Institute established the “Barbuda Recovery & Conservation Trust” to provide humanitarian assistance to the hurricane-ravaged island of Barbuda. The International Community Foundation administers this emergency relief fund pro-bono allowing 100% of donations to go directly to the people of Barbuda. The Trust so far has raised over $465,000 to support the people of Barbuda. Since then funds have gone to.... Read more

Help us Purchase School Supplies for Antigua 2018 - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Press Release of School Supplies and Health Fete

Nov 6, 2017   It was truly a rewarding event as we prepared Schools Supplies and Health Supplies to take to Antigua and Barbuda. We are so greateful to have such great donors and supporters assisting us. We could not have done this with your help and support. Please continue to share and help us to reach our goal. Please take a look at the attach Press Release. Keep watching for updates and new pictures to come. “Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. They share their time, financial contributions,.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Team Rubicon - Caribbean Hurricanes Update

Oct 26, 2017   Tens of thousands of children have had their education disrupted after two hurricanes in less than two weeks tore through these islands, pulling roofs off schools, smashing windows and drenching textbooks, report cards and equipment in torrential rain. With power and water supplies disrupted in many areas, many schools will struggle to reopen in the near future. Local education officials are determined to get children back into class as soon as possible and Team Rubicon has.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

More diapers have landed!

Oct 19, 2017   Life in Puerto Rico these days is like living at a giant campground. About 72% of people have had running water restored, and every day positive changes are happening! Amy, one of our amazing volunteers, is on the ground in Puerto Rico. She's working with Crisis Response International as a trained crisis responder, giving hope when it's most needed. She was able to bring 14 cloth diaper kits with her, as well as a feminine hygiene kit. These kits are the first we've distributed with C.R.I, and.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Update on Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery

Oct 18, 2017   When we sent our last report, initial relief efforts were underway for Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and in Florida. Unfortunately, several days after our update, Hurricane Maria swept through the Caribbean and caused widespread damage. We have been working around the clock since these storms to connect and coordinate relief efforts with local organizations on the ground. Over the last month, we supported more than a dozen vetted partners in communities affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida,.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Irma Survivors - MAP International

Distribution of Disaster Health Kits for FL & GA

Oct 17, 2017   MAP International is no longer providing Disaster Health Kits to survivors of hurricane Irma in Florida and Georgia. While the damage in both states has been great, residents are able to return to their homes and/or have found alternate housing. There are no longer shelters or distribution points for MAP's Disaster Health Kits.   MAP recently shared this blog post describing the aftermath of Irma and how it affected staff of MAP International living in Georgia: "It could have been so.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba - Global Links

First Distributions Shipping Next Week

Dec 8, 2017   Hello, generous donors! We are pleased to share this update on the progress that has been taking place behind the scenes at our Pittsburgh headquarters in preparation for the first distributions for Hurricane Irma Recovery in Cuba.  Our goal during this phase is to recover and rehabilitate 5 large reference hospitals and improve their capacity to provide medical attention post-disaster. 3 of the 5 hospitals are teaching hospitals; all hospitals under the proposal offer general medical.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Haiti - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Hope & Hurricanes

Oct 5, 2017   On Thursday, September 7, Hurricane Irma passed to the north of Haiti. Heavy rains fell, and our Diaper Drop at Real Hope for Haiti experienced overnight flooding. When the waters started rising, they came into the lower level of the Rescue Center, where the ICU is located. Children, including those critically ill and on oxygen, were moved upstairs to a small space to avoid the flooding. Lower Level Flooding   Another view of flooding, up to knee deep in the clinic.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

The Diapers Have Landed!

Oct 4, 2017   Our first 75 Hurricane Relief Diaper Kits have arrived at our Partner Agency, The Rebecca Foundation, in Puerto Rico! Aleysha is excited to begin distributions immediately. Your support is what has made this possible, and I can not thank you enough.  You are bringing hope, joy, and dry bottoms to babies in need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy; and for 75 more babies this will be a reality. This Thursday will find us packing even more kits, which will be Puerto Rico bound.... Read more

Hurricane Maria: Helping Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Hope in Puerto Rico

Sep 27, 2017   It is an amazing thing that has happened in the past week. So far, more than 110 people have joined together to help our friends in need in Puerto Rico.  Alysha, our Diaper Drop liasion in Puerto Rico, writes of the devastation, as seen from her home in Rio Grande. "Here all the streets around me are flooded. All the posts are down, billboards, and roofs. It is terrible." While destruction may be massive, there is hope. It is a small flicker of light growing into a flame of support. Our.... Read more

South Florida Hurricane Relief Fund - Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Relief is on the way!

Sep 28, 2017   Hello, I am writing to update you about our efforts post Hurricane Irma in Florida. Thank you for being part of the effort. During these past few weeks, Fishing for Families in Need (F4FN) has been working endless hours to deliver greatly needed materials to those who were impacted by the destruction of the storm. Currently, we have 2,000 hygiene kits being shipped from Orlando to Miami, FL, to aid in the relief efforts. Your funds were used to purchase some of the much needed.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Update from Our Team Responding to Hurricane Irma

Sep 25, 2017     As Hurricane Maria continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, Team Rubicon volunteers currently deployed to the region are preparing to set off for the island of Dominica.   Team Rubicon UK currently have volunteers in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, where 38 additional volunteers arrived on 20 September. Team Rubicon has concentrated attention on some of the areas worst affected by recent storm activity as well as working.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE IRMA - Fuel Relief Fund

THANKS for your support!

Sep 22, 2017     “We are on Big Pine in the Keys, we are among those whom received fuel. Thank you seems so inadequate. Because of you our tiny generator is running so we have medication safely chilled, as well as fuel for our tools to dig out. And fuel to get provisions. You are angels seriously changing and actually saving lives.” “We rode out the storm here on Sugarloaf Key. One of the hardest hit keys that got the eye. We had already siphoned out all but 1 vehicle and were down to.... Read more

Irma Recovery for St. Maarten Environmental Org - Environmental Protection in the Caribbean

Making Progress in Irma Recovery

Sep 20, 2017   Your support for EPIC has been critical as we recover from the devasating impacts of Hurricane Irma. You stepped up to help in a time of need, letting us know that we are not alone and that we will rebuild. I want to be sure you know how your vital contribution is being put to work right away. As I write, building materials to repair the roof of EPIC headquarters are on a ship sailing for St. Maarten. The ship's journey was delayed due to the passage of Hurricane Maria but it will arrive by next.... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

En Route to Cuba!

Sep 19, 2017   Wow! Yesterday Charles & Stacy departed for Cuba, and with them are 20 cloth diaper kits! I can hardly believe how quick we were able to gather 20 diaper kits. Your support has made this possible!  Charles & Stacy will be in Havannah, working with a local Pastor who is building a church. They will be working with families in deep poverty, who ordinarily are not able to provide diapers for there children. They will be assessing hurricane damage, and traveling to other areas that.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

Team Rubicon - Hurricane Irma Update

Sep 18, 2017   It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions on the island: “The devastation across the country is.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE IRMA - Fuel Relief Fund

FUEL SAVED LIVES - in Florida

Sep 18, 2017   It goes without saying the need for fuel has been staggering! With your help and financial support Fuel Relief Fund has been able to give away free fuel to thousands and thus saved lives! When Fuel Relief Fund arrived in Naples FL, we were greeted with open arms by the Collier County Sheriff’s department. The department was in dire need of diesel for their own generator, emergency vehicles, and fire trucks. 4.5 to 6 million people in FL were without power. Our.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Days After Irma's Landfall, Your Donation at Work

Sep 15, 2017   Last Sunday, as Hurricane Irma plowed into Florida, my home state, I sat glued to the news.  My family and friends sent me live updates while they had power and phone service.  I nervously waited for the storm to pass and breathed a sigh of relief as they emerged safely. One week ago, Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, cut a path of destruction from the Caribbean to Florida. It hit multiple Caribbean islands, including Barbuda, St Maarten, the.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

Supporting Immigrant Women and Girls in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Oct 12, 2018   Over a year ago, Houston faced a devastating natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey, which created an imminent need for Tahirih to focus efforts on addressing hurricane related needs. Below is a recap of highlights from the past year. Early Mobilization, Response, & Advocacy Early efforts involved direct outreach to all of Tahirih’s clients, mobilization at local shelters to provide information and support to survivors, and coordination with local responders.  In addition to.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Harvey: 1 year on

Sep 24, 2018   Thank you for your support of kids during last year’s hurricane season. Fifty-four counties in Texas were declared a state of disaster. Rainfall was measured in feet. When it was over Hurricane Harvey, the first of three major hurricanes to strike the U.S. in a month in 2017, left children and families reeling. Save the Children, the national leader for children in emergencies, deployed quickly to meet critical needs on the ground. Thanks to your generous support we’re still in.... Read more

Assist 1,000 Houston Hurricane Harvey Households - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

One Year After Harvey, Looking Forward to #2020 and Beyond

Sep 18, 2018   In the two months immediately after Harvey hit, the Coalition and partners of The Way Home were able to successfully prevent homelessness for nearly 1,000 people who had nowhere to go after the storm, BUT it was a major disruption to our already in-place homeless services and a devastating distraction from our planned work in 2018. On the night of the Homeless Count in January, 18% of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in our community said that Harvey was their homeless trigger.... Read more

Direct Relief Responding to Harvey in Texas - Direct Relief

Hurricane Harvey: One Year Later

Sep 13, 2018   Throughout the recovery, Direct Relief worked closely with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC) and longstanding partners the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC) to address priority medical needs. Direct Relief’s focus with partners is always on the people and organizations who not only step up in the immediate event, but those that will also be a significant part of the healthcare safety net in.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

A year of progress after Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24, 2018   This Saturday, August 25th, will mark one year since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, resulting in widespread flooding and powerful winds that damaged more than 300,000 buildings, displaced more than 30,000 residents, and claimed 106 lives. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, our community-led nonprofit partners quickly responded, and they've remained hard at work over the past year to realize a complete recovery for the region with generous support from GlobalGivers like you. To.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Hurricane Harvey Report 5

Aug 22, 2018   The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc. continues to react to the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey almost 1 year ago.  The Food Bank RGV is still helping and coordinating food relief for sister food banks in Houston, Victoria, Beaumont and Corpus Christi. With your help, we were able to send an additional 117,000 pounds of fresh produce like: cucumbers, citrus, tomatoes and mangos to Corpus Christi and the Golden Crescent (Victoria) Food Banks totalling 15 truckloads.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

1 Year After Hurricane Harvey

Aug 22, 2018   Background Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. By Wednesday, some areas had received over 47 inches of rain and flooding, and by Thursday, August 31, 2017, the storm had killed at least 44 people and damaged or destroyed 48,700 homes. 350,000 people, many uninsured, have registered for disaster assistance. For many survivors, the fear, trauma, and loss experienced during Hurricane Harvey will result in emotional scars that may last for years to come..... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Harvey; What a Difference a Year Makes

Aug 20, 2018   What a Difference a Year Makes. During Hurricane Harvey, 10-year-old DeAndre and his mom, Alexia, were living with a friend in Houston. As the water levels rose, the floors in their apartment flooded and the paint and plaster began to peel off the walls. When the bathroom in the ceiling caved in, Alexia knew they needed to go. She just wasn’t sure she was ready to face the next step. “Harvey was the event before the straw that broke the camel’s back,” says Alexia..... Read more

Hurricane Harvey's "Cases of LOVE" Relief Drive - Angels In Waiting

The Word Is Out...

Aug 20, 2018   America’s growing opioid epidemic has created a large influx of medically fragile foster care infants and children into and previously impacted system.  California’s social workers are receiving court orders from court appointed judges throughout California to place foster care infants and children into the care of registered nurses as per Angels In Waiting’s State law.  Additionally, there are emails and phone calls from licensed social workers from.... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

Hurricane Harvey Recovery: One Year Anniversary

Aug 20, 2018   Being there for our neighbors is BakerRipley’s top priority, and you make it possible! Our long-term recovery efforts started at the NRG Center Shelter, and over the past year our work has evolved into four focused ways we help communities move forward: Disaster Case Management – has been the key to our success. Our disaster case managers help neighbors develop a recovery plan and identify and secure services and resources. Unmet Needs Funds – provide individuals and.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Hurricane Harvey - One Year Later

Aug 24, 2018   Trusted World is continuing to Help People Help People. Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, 2017, with winds topping 130 mph. One year later the families affected by the storm are still rebuilding their lives. Extraordinary efforts have been made by Trusted World to focus on some of the hardest hit areas, such as Port Arthur and Dickinson, Texas. As time passes, Trusted World continues to meet with organizations focused on ensuring the individuals and families.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

With your help...Hatthorn's home getting repaired!

Aug 16, 2018   Your donations got the repairs to this point... The Hatthorn's home was gutted and all debris was removed from inside the home. The kitchen and bathroom cabinets have been removed. No cooking will be done in this kitchen until it's repaired.  The electrical wiring and boxes were replaced to bring the house back up to code. You can rest assured that there will be no electrical fires in this home. All the drywall was replaced on the walls and ceilings throughout the Hatthorn's home. All.... Read more

Houston Harvey Recovery Direct Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Displaced, But Not Disillusioned

Aug 14, 2018   Like many Houstonians, Leonard was displaced after Hurricane Harvey. Also, like many Houstonians, Leonard didn’t have ideal circumstances even before the storm. Leonard did not own his home, and his belongings were not insured. Ongoing social service issues make it difficult for him to recover from the storm with a long-term solution.  With the help of the Global Giving community, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center has been able to help Leonard and other families and individuals who were.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Recovery Continues in Texas

Jul 25, 2018   Hello donors! Recovery continues nearly 11 months after Hurricane Harvey forever changed the communities and lives of families in Texas. All Hands and Hearts’ teams in Houston and the Coastal Bend area work five days a week, leaving base at 7am every morning in order to get desperately needed work completed as soon as possible. Our teams are focusing on rebuilding homes, taking a home from the studs all the way to the installation of cabinets and light fixtures. This allows for families to.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

Hurricane Harvey Impact Update

Jul 25, 2018   As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Tahirih’s work to address the impact of Hurricane Harvey continues. Our efforts in 2018 include: Ensuring Access to Legal and Social Services In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Tahirih contacted all of its current clients to make sure they were safe and determine what additional support was needed. We have consistently observed a similar average aligned with the general population of individuals impacted – about.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Building community resilience through data in Texas!

Jul 23, 2018   IsraAID has been working in Houston since Hurricane Harvey hit last year. As part of IsraAID’s ongoing response effort, we’ve dedicated ourselves in Houston and Harris County to a project helping to identify vulnerable populations and higher risk communities/households, as a priority for recovery and preparedness. Using relevant and updated data regarding households in a community can lead to a more efficient, cost-effective and larger-scale recovery. Two communities have been.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief-July 2018

Jul 25, 2018   For 2018, the Texas Diaper Bank has presently distributed over 1.5 million diapers, 2.6 million wipes, and 24,000 other baby items to individuals in the Coastal Bend area. Much of this time period has also been devoted to sharing the insights that the Texas Diaper Bank has gleaned from its experience with Hurricane Harvey. Our Programs Officer attended the Rio TX Annual Conference to tour and learn from various agencies also involved in Disaster Relief for the Coastal Bend. This event.... Read more

Target Hunger Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund - TARGET HUNGER

Ten Months After the Storm

Jul 9, 2018   More than ten months following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall and subsequent devastation, Target Hunger has continued to provide disaster relief and recovery support, primarily in a five zip code area within northeast Houston. This area includes the zip codes of 77016, 77020, 77026, 77028 and 77078 and covers the Houston neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Denver Harbor, Kashmere Gardens and North Forest. After experiencing an increase of approximately 25,000 clients during the four-month period.... Read more

Assist 1,000 Houston Hurricane Harvey Households - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

State of Homelessness 2018- Harvey's impact on the Homeless System

Jun 21, 2018   The Coalition for the Homeless held a State of Homelessness breakfast event at the Junior League of Houston on May 23. The event featured a panel discussion as well as the results of the 2018 Homeless Count & Survey. Nearly 100 community stakeholders from partner agencies of The Way Home, local government agencies, and the business and philanthropic community attended the event, eager to learn more about the future of The Way Home, the region’s homeless response system. Panelists at.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Hurricane Harvey - Update June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018   Trusted World provided a $22,000 grant to Shalom Builders who in turn used the funding to provide mold inspections for homeowners without mold insurance.  Trusted World is working closely with Help I'm Hurting to provide appliances and bedding to families who have been validated by Help I'm Hurting as families in need of assistance after Hurricane Harvey.  Items Supplied: 20 Queen mattress, bed frames, and box springs 40 twin mattress, bed frames, and box springs 20.... Read more

Direct Relief Responding to Harvey in Texas - Direct Relief

Long-Term Response Underway in Texas

Jun 19, 2018   Direct Relief continues to work closely with the state primary care association in Texas, as well as the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to maintain a direct and current understanding of the evolving needs in communities affacted by Hurricane Harvey. While continuing to provide medicines and supplies to healthcare facilities, Direct Relief has also launched the Hurricane Community Health Fund,.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Hurricane Harvey Report 4

May 25, 2018   On June 1st, 2018, the United States will enter a new hurricane season.  Even after a whole year, there are families still coping with the effects of Hurricane Harvey.  The Food Bank RGV is still helping sister food banks in the affected areas of Houston, Victoria, Beaumont and Corpus Christi even though the amount is less since the first days after Harvey made landfall. With your help, we were able to send over 20 truckloads of relief and helped coordinate well over 2 million pounds.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

50 Clergy Members and Leaders Receive Training

May 24, 2018   Background Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. By Wednesday, some areas had received over 47 inches of rain and flooding, and by Thursday, August 31, 2017, the storm had killed at least 44 people and damaged or destroyed 48,700 homes. 350,000 people, many uninsured, have registered for disaster assistance.  Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey include everyone in the community and region, all in the wake of the storm. They are infants and.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Harvey: 8 months on

May 23, 2018   Hurricane Harvey’s destructive winds and historic floods from days of relentless rain in late August 2017 carved a 300-mile path of destruction across Texas and displaced more than 1 million people. Hurricane Harvey had a devastating effect on all aspects of children’s lives: their homes, their schools their emotions and their future. More than 3 million children were affected by the catastrophic storm. Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to strike Texas in more than 50 years..... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

BakerRipley's Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

May 22, 2018   When Hurricane Harvey struck, no one was fully prepared. Our communities quickly became the center of national attention as thousands of our neighbors had their lives turned upside down. In the midst of the chaos, donors just like you made a huge difference. Because you stepped in, BakerRipley was able to step into the relief efforts, bringing our capable, experienced talent where it was needed.   And we did it because that’s what neighbors do. Arm-in-arm with caring, generous donors.... Read more

Houston Harvey Recovery Direct Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Anita's Story

May 16, 2018   SHAPE Community Center is wrapping up our disaster assistance and outreach. We will continue to help those affected by Harvey within the framework of our regular programs such as child care, elder assistance, community forums and outreach, and much more. Recovering from Hurricane Harvey is an ongoing process, and we appreciate all of those who have donated to SHAPE and entrusted us with helping in this process. Unless you have experienced this type of devastation, it may be difficult to.... Read more

Women & Children Focused Hurricane Harvey Response - Circle of Health International

Hurricane Harvey: Tracking our impact

May 16, 2018   COHI has been working hard to follow up with the Hurricane Harvey cash grant recipients that YOU supported in the aftermath of the hurricane's devastation. We are tracking our impact so that we can learn more about how the evacuees were helped and how they experienced the cash grant process with COHI. Some of what we've heard so far through our surveys: "We really appreciated the one-on-one help. It should be replicated." "You did a wonderful job for us; we are back in Beaumont now. Thank you.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Update on Recovery in Texas

May 14, 2018   Hello donors! Rebuild continues in Texas as our teams in Houston and Coastal Bend work to get families back in their homes. To date we have completed nine home rebuilds in Houston and six home rebuilds in our Coastal Bend program. We are now almost 9 months out from when Hurricane Harvey first made landfall and there is still a large amount of work to be completed. With nearly 80 volunteers in the field every day across both bases we are working one day at a time to get families in Texas back.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

Hurricane Harvey Impact as of April 2018

Apr 27, 2018   Tahirih’s work to mitigate the impacts of Hurricane Harvey has evolved to be responsive to the current needs of residents in the Houston area, particularly immigrant women and girls fleeing violence. Our efforts in 2018 include: Ensuring Access to Legal and Social Services In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Tahirih contacted all of its current clients to make sure they were safe and determine what additional support was needed. Now, roughly seven months out, we continue to.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief-April 2018

Apr 27, 2018   The Texas Diaper Bank continues in its effort to support individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey. This year, TXDB has distributed over 990,000 diapers, as of 4/26/18. Of the many events TXDB continues to host, the organization has engaged the affected communities twice this year. At the end of March, TXDB teamed up with Huggies, Walgreens, National Diaper Bank Network, and Bread of Life to host a distribution event in Houston, TX for Hurricane Harvey victims. During this event focused.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Addressing long-term needs after Hurricane Harvey

Apr 26, 2018   On August 25th, 2017, several towns in Texas were struck by Hurricane Harvey. The destruction was devastating. At least 68 people were killed in the downpour. 300,000 buildings were flooded. Those affected lost everything. Almost immediately, IsraAID dispatched an Emergency Response team, including first responders and mental health specialists.  Following the first phase of IsraAID's response to Hurricane Harvey, IsraAID has decided to address needs that arose from the field work.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Thanks to You the Electrical and Walls are Done!

Apr 24, 2018   Thanks to you the Hatthorn's damaged electrical panel, disconnect, outlets, switches and wiring has been replaced. The inspection was approved and is ready for farther repairs. All the damaged drywall has been demo'd and replaced with new drywall. Which has been textured, primed and painted. The family/game room damaged drywall was replaced with drywall, tin and wood plank. Richard Steed, owner of Caliber Electric, gave us a discounted price in honor of this Veteran.  Tim Weeks, owner of.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - San Antonio Food Bank

You Made a Difference-Hurricane Harvey Final Report

Apr 4, 2018   Two weeks after Victoria and her daughter Anaiya evacuated from their home in Rosenburg, Texas, they found themselves staying in San Antonio while they waited for the water to recede from their home. Victoria felt compelled to help her fellow neighbors in need who could not evacuate their area. “We’ve been watching the news and seeing everyone in Houston taking their boats to rescue people, and I thought ‘what could I do to help?’” She found the answer at the San.... Read more

Target Hunger Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund - TARGET HUNGER

Target Hunger

Apr 10, 2018   Hurricane Harvey's historic impact on the city of Houston will forvever be etched in the history books, but what's more noteworthy is the selfless genorosity and resiliancy that Houstonians exibited in the wake of the storm. With many families and individuals still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Harvey well into 2018, Target Hunger continues to maintain it's disaster recovery efforts through it's expanded network of distribution centers and emergency relief initiatives.  In 2017,.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

TRUSTED WORLD'S IMPACT DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS C

Mar 26, 2018   Hurricane Harvey tied Katrina as one of the most catastrophic hurricanes on record. The Texas Tribune reported, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage and was the year’s most expensive disaster.    Trusted World is working alongside key organizations to provide a variety of critically needed items to the victims of the flooding caused by the hurricane in Houston area. Trusted World is proving building resources, food, clothing and kitchen appliances.   In times of.... Read more

Assist 1,000 Houston Hurricane Harvey Households - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Housing for Harvey Update

Mar 23, 2018   To address the immediate needs of disaster shelter residents following Hurricane Harvey, multiple community partners enacted the Housing for Harvey program. The Housing for Harvey program successfully transitioned more than 900 emergency shelter residents into housing either at New Hope Housing, Inc’s Residences on Emancipation program or in apartment units. Those in apartment units signed six-month leases with landlords and had the full amount of their rent paid for that time. They also.... Read more

Direct Relief Responding to Harvey in Texas - Direct Relief

Direct Relief Update: Harvey Response Effort

Mar 22, 2018   When Hurricane Harvey was approach, Direct Relief was already on the ground in Texas to coordinate with health centers and clinic partners to actively assess medical needs and mobilize a rapid response. The organization had already pre-positioned 50 Hurricane Preparedness Packs, containing enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three-to-five days, at facilities along hurricane prone areas and evacuation routes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Nine of these packs were opened.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

You helped Koko and Yum-Yum survive!

Mar 9, 2018   The images flashed across the television screen and burned into Betsy Fleming’s mind. A drenched cat swimming through deep flood waters. Dogs chained up and abandoned in their backyards. An animal lover, Betsy had to do something after Hurricane Harvey. The Houston resident volunteered at a pop-up pet shelter and reunion center in Conroe, Texas, operated by Best Friends Animal Society. “Thankfully, I was one of the lucky ones that was high and dry, but when I saw the devastation.... Read more

Hurricane Relief for Children in Texas and Florida - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Joy in Houston

Mar 5, 2018   Wow. It is a great joy to share with you that our work with Hurricane Relief in Texas & Florida is winding down. Thanks to your swift response after the hurricanes, we were able to provide nearly 200 children with modern, re-usable cloth diapers. Did you know that no federal disaster relief programs cover the cost of diapers? Thank you for stepping up and being the change for these babies and their families in time of need. The families we were able to help all suffered significant loss,.... Read more

The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent - Community Food Bank of Victoria dba Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent Report

Feb 28, 2018   Because of generous donors like you, we have been able to provide 15,000 meals to those facing hunger issues.  Not knowing where the next meal may come from is frightening and uncomfortable.  But you are helping with every dollar you donate and for that we are grateful.  As you see in the pictures attached, Jose is always excited and his face lights up knowing he will be able to enjoy food, snacks and juices. And the kids always have a smile on their face when they see us.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Hurricane Harvey Report 3

Feb 23, 2018   Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue into 2018! The Food Bank RGV continued its commitment to feed those affected by the hurricane by sending up a truckload of nearly 40,000 pounds of fresh produce in early February.  The load contained 39,130 pounds of mixed produce including: bell peppers, tomatoes, green beans and broccoli.  It was sent directly to the Coastal Bend Food Bank located in Corpus Christi, Texas, an area heavily affected by the hurricane. Once delivered to the.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support Project

Feb 23, 2018   Background Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. By Wednesday, some areas had received over 47 inches of rain and flooding, and by Thursday, August 31, 2017, the storm had killed at least 44 people and damaged or destroyed 48,700 homes. 350,000 people, many uninsured, have registered for disaster assistance. Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey include everyone in the community and region, all in the wake of the storm. They are infants and.... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

BakerRipley's Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Feb 27, 2018   Thank you for your generous support of BakerRipley’s efforts to help the Houston region recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Today, families have restored hope for the future because you reached out to offer a helping hand. On Thanksgiving morning, Monique Lampkin drafted a letter to BakerRipley’s disaster recovery team. “Although I was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, I am so blessed,” she wrote. “I am so grateful for how you were a catalyst to help me in.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Veterans Harvey Ravaged home gets new drywall

Feb 22, 2018   Your donations have replaced Gordon and Tiana's appliances and drywall on the walls and ceilings in all 3 bedrooms, hallways, entrance way and living room. The Methodist Disaster Relief Team of Kansas City, Kansas volunteered to hang, mud and tape the drywall in Gordon's home. The Methodist Disaster Relief Team will continue to work (collaborate) with the American Homeless Families Foundation to complete the repairs needed in Gordon's home.  Gordon's Mom and Dad wanted to say Thank You to.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Harvey Response Updates

Feb 22, 2018   Hurricane Harvey was the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in over 50 years. It displaced more than 1 million people and damaged over 200,000 homes in a path of destruction that stretches more than 300 miles.  As the national leader in child-focused disaster preparedness, response and recovery, Save the Children was uniquely positioned to address the needs of children and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have more than 80 years’ experience serving the needs of U.S..... Read more

Helping the animals affected Hurricane Harvey - Best Friends Animal Society

Lifesaving Collaboration: hurricane relief

Feb 20, 2018   Lifesaving collaboration: A report on 2017 hurricane relief Weathering the storms together As we experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and in every natural disaster that Best Friends Animal Society has responded to since, it’s hard to find a silver lining within the clouds of sorrow and destruction produced by these events. Nothing can compensate for the dislocation of families and pets, the loss of life and destruction of property. Yet within these tragic.... Read more

Women & Children Focused Hurricane Harvey Response - Circle of Health International

Hurricane Harvey update

Feb 20, 2018   2017 proved to be a horrific season for storms in the United States. It was the first time COHI experienced a disaster so close to our headquarters, and it was both a challenge and an honor to be able to help our neighbors who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. As we mentioned in earlier reports, we hired one of the hurricane refugees to help us distribute all of the cash gifts that were made possible by your generous donations. And we're happy to announce that we've hired her on to help us with.... Read more

Houston Harvey Recovery Direct Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Sometimes A Little Help Goes A Long Way

Feb 15, 2018   Since December, SHAPE has provided direct financial assistance to 39 families and individuals who were directly and indirectly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Out of the 39 recipients, 36 were new applicants. Two recipients had previously received assistance via a $25 transportation stipend that SHAPE provided to the attendees of our Healing after Harvey event, in which mental health professionals provided services and referrals.    Even though the event was in October, we are happy.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Rebuild has started in Texas!

Feb 13, 2018   Hello donors! We have officially started the Recovery phase of our Hurricane Harvey Relief program. All Hands and Hearts has been on the ground in Houston and Aransas Pass since Hurricane Harvey first made landfall back at the end of August 2017. We are slowly wrapping up the immediate response phase of work which consists of debris removal, muck and gut and mold remediation. While there will still be teams that complete this work as it comes up we have now turned our focus towards repair and.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

The clean up continued in Texas!

Jan 29, 2018   The debris removal and clean up efforts continued! Four months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, there were still many affected families in need. IsraAID's Emergency Response team, together with partners Team Rubicon and a group of US veterans, spent November and December in East Downton, Houston. Before this, they had focused their efforts in Wharton, and the Bellaire and Meyerland area of West Houston.  The volunteers worked house-by-house, stripping each flood-damaged building right down.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey: Help Children Weather The Storm - UNICEF USA

Thank you for your support!

Feb 9, 2018   Dear Friend,  Thank you so much for your support! You have helped to fully fund key components of our project “Hurricane Harvey: Help Children Weather The Storm.” Because of your generosity we were able to do a rapid assessment of where we could be support the most vulnerable children in the greater Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey, and help coordinate with local partners getting services and educational supplies to them.  Through your support we were.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey - World Vision disaster response - World Vision

After Hurricane Harvey: Relief & Resilience

Jan 23, 2018   On August 25, our country’s first Category 3 or higher hurricane since 2005 made landfall over Texas. Over the course of just six days, 50 inches of rain fell in some areas, which amounts to more than 27 trillion gallons of water. It was the most rain from a single storm event to fall anywhere in the continental United States. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says it may cost as much as $180 billion to rebuild the state after the.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

January 2018 Report on Houston Harvey Support

Jan 19, 2018   In the months since the hurricane made landfall in Houston, we have continued to assist our clients with the additional legal challenges created by the storm. For example, providing legal services became vastly more complex when key documents needed to support a legal argument were lost in the floods, and participating in legal meetings or court appearances became impossible at times due to flooded roads or cars lost to flooding. Further, Tahirih’s clients who are seeking asylum and are.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Harvey Survivors - MAP International

Disaster Health Kits Project for Hurricane Harvey Survivors is Now Closed

Jan 12, 2018   It's been four and a half months since Hurricane Harvey shattered the homes, livelihoods, and day-to-day normalcy of thousands of people living in Texas causing 84 deaths. Our hearts broke as we witnessed record flooding in the Houston area following record rainfall and thousands were displaced from their home.   Unfortunately, 2017 was an unprecedented year for natural disasters around the world. It is through the generous support of MAP International donors that life after Hurricane.... Read more

Direct Relief Responding to Harvey in Texas - Direct Relief

Update on Harvey Response

Dec 27, 2017   Hurricane Harvey was one of the most destructive and costly natural disasters to ever impact the continental United States. The powerful hurricane made initial landfall near Port Aransas, Texas, on August 25, 2017, and continued to batter large sections of Texas and western Louisiana for days. High winds, heavy rain, and unprecedented flooding took the lives of more than 85 people and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and infrastructure. Houston, the.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey's "Cases of LOVE" Relief Drive - Angels In Waiting

Helping Hands and Loving Hearts For The Holidays

Dec 27, 2017   Tis the season of joy! It is also an especially busy time for Angels In Waiting as we are placing medically fragile infants and children in need of a loving home during this holiday season into the hands and hearts of our noble nurses. They so desperately need help to overcome their trauma and heal and what better time than the holidays when family, love and giving are in our hearts. Your donations will continue to support our cause. Please. Must our innocent babies spend Christmas behind the.... Read more

Assist 1,000 Houston Hurricane Harvey Households - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

After Hurrican Harvey Link

Dec 22, 2017   Please see below link to our webiste on updates of our work. Without your support this would not be possible. Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented storm with monumental impacts on Southeast Texas. The greater Houston area saw at least 51 inches of rain which flooded hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. As the storm bore down upon our region, the Coalition for the Homeless began reaching out to other partners of The Way Home, the local homeless response system, to get accurate.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - San Antonio Food Bank

Hurricane Harvey-A Story from the Flood

Dec 19, 2017   A STORY FROM THE FLOOD Our office was closed for the evening when we saw Evelyn step off the bus into the pouring rain. She walked to door of the San Antonio Food Bank with two empty suitcases in tow. We welcomed her inside and learned that she had evacuated from Houston by bus with her three young children. Her first floor apartment in Houston was underwater. Everything she owned was lost in the floodwaters, along with her job. Evelyn was hungry and needed to feed her kids. The FEMA-provided.... Read more

Target Hunger Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund - TARGET HUNGER

Here for the Long-Haul: From Relief and Recovery to Restoration and Impact

Dec 14, 2017   Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. It brought with it devastating winds and historic amounts of rainfall, the likes of which Texas had never seen. An estimated 9 trillion gallons of rain fell on the Houston area in just 36 hours -- more than most cities see in an entire year. Record breaking flooding occurred across the Houston area, with some parts of the city being inundated with 51 inches of rain. At Target Hunger, we want to do more than help people recover.... Read more

Texas Flood Relief, help victims clean and rebuild - Comprehensive Disaster Response Services

More Structures Restored & Families in Safe Homes

Dec 12, 2017   CDRS (Comprehensive Disaster Response Services) and the Chocolate Bayou Worship Center have been able to restore many homes damaged by the severe flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Each of these homes have been cleaned out or 'mucked,' removing the contaminated materials by cutting them out from the remaining intact structure. The gutted houses were then sprayed with chemicals to kill mold and other health hazards and coated with bleach. At this point the homes had to be vacated and aired out.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey: Help Children Weather The Storm - UNICEF USA

Hurricane Harvey December Report

Dec 8, 2017   Since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas as a Category 4 hurricane in early August, UNICEF USA has been working with city government and the Houston Independent School District to get children back to school, as well as provide the long-term emotional support they need. So far, UNICEF USA has supplied teachers with kits for 420 affected classrooms. These kits help make sure children can get back to learning as quickly as possible. In addition, UNICEF USA has worked with local organizations to train.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Meet three of the heroes helping Houston recover

Dec 5, 2017   Tommy put aside his paperwork to help set up a mass shelter. Sara convinced landlords across the city to open their apartments to people who had nowhere to go. Renee partnered with a furniture company to ensure survivors had beds to sleep in and cabinets stocked with food. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, it meant double-duty for people like Tommy, a grants manager at BakerRipley, and Sara, a communications manager at the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris.... Read more

Houston Food Bank- Harvey relief and recovery - Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank, Harvey Recovery update

Dec 5, 2017   Thank you so much for supporting Houston Food Bank's disaster-relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey-- we are so grateful for your contribution. We've received an unprecedented number of donations and kind messages of support from all 50 states and around the globe-- thanks for your generosity. You are helping individuals like Jerefinna E., who visited one of the Food Bank’s partner agencies after she lost everything in the storm. To make matters worse, her place of employment.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey's "Cases of LOVE" Relief Drive - Angels In Waiting

Cases Of Love

Dec 4, 2017   Summary; A charity of nurses has created vital care packages called, "Cases of LOVE." As pediatric nurses, we know Texas may soon be facing an unprecedented health crisis. Our most precious and vulnerable flood ravaged infants and children are at risk. Their little bodies are now primed for illness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders and Failure-to-Thrive issues. Our Cases Of Love care packages are cases stuffed with love, and the needed nourishing supplies to help them survive and thrive. The.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey: As a Team We Can Do More - Humane Society Dallas County

Hurricane Harvey Final Report

Dec 1, 2017   To our Wonderful Supporters,  We'd like to thank you for helping us help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  Because of your support, we were able to cover medical expenses of the displaced animals who sought shelter at our facility while their owners got back on their feet.  Medical expenses covered heartworm prevention and treatment, spay and neutering for those who were not, while tending to medical injuries requiring immediate attention.   For those animals that did.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources

Nov 30, 2017   On August 25th Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas.  On August 29th, Hurricane Harvey's eye was still circling south Texas. Between 25 and 30 percent of Houston's Harris County was flooded. That is an area as large as New York City and Chicago combined. It was home to 4.5 million people. Throughout that time Trusted World sprung into action- being named as “the” charity to handle the donation management of Harvey relief here in Dallas. This community came together in ways that.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Your gift will help families, starting with this Veteran and his family. Show you care. Please give!

Nov 29, 2017   I spoke with Gordon, wife Tiana and daughter Amelia. Gordon is a Desert Storm Veteran that works for the Danbury, TX post office. Tiana was working at a small local company when Hurricane Harvey hit, but has been unable to return to work, due to a lack of business. And Amelia is a typical 14 year old that loves to play softball, her favorite position is pitcher.  Before Hurricane Harvey this family was living a comfortable happy life. Since Hurricane Havey, their world has been turned.... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

BakerRipley's Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts (thus far)

Nov 29, 2017   Thank you for your generous support of BakerRipley and the Houston region's recovery from Hurricane Harvey.  It's hard to believe that it's already been three months since Harvey struck the Gulf Coast.  In the intervening time, our agency has been hard at work implementing a disaster recovery program whose goal is to alleviate human suffering caused by Harvey by guiding our neighbors and communities through a process that leads them to pre-disaster stability as quickly as possible. In.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Disaster Relief Report

Nov 29, 2017   "If there's no way to get the diapers there, I'll fly 'em", demanded Ryan the day after Hurricane Harvey had struck.  While the deluge had rendered roads inaccessible to the Corpus Christi and Rockport area, the helping, determined spirit of Texans proved inextinguishable. A pilot with his own small plane, Ryan flew emergency diaper packs to help unreachable individuals who had lost everything—their homes, food, and a semblance of normalcy. Ryan’s story emerges as only.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims

Nov 27, 2017   Our project will provide psychotrauma support to the community affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as first responders and other key stakeholders.  The work will be conducted in communities, schools, businesses and with faith based groups. Real Medicine Foundation together with Organisational Resilience International has conducted a needs assessment in and around the Houston area and is awaiting further funding to enable project implementation.  We have applied for $50,000 from.... Read more

Relief for Hurricane Harvey flooding - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Patino Family

Nov 27, 2017   LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS,LITTLE DEEDS OF LOVE,MAKE THIS WORLD A HEAVEN,LIKE THE ONE ABOVE. In our Last report, we mentioned that how Hurricane Harvey has affected many lives and how many people including us came forward to help those who are in need. We mentioned about the little girl who was excited to receive her new uniform and how it made us feel so happy and blessed that we were the reason of her excitement. We've been overwhelmed by the tears, letters and happiness felt by the recipients,.... Read more

Helping the animals affected Hurricane Harvey - Best Friends Animal Society

Recap of Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

Nov 27, 2017   “Rescuing”, “collaborating”, “reuniting”, “volunteering”, “fostering”, “transporting”. While these are words commonly used in Best Friends’ vocabulary (not to mention in our work every single day) they were certainly more prevalent this fall with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.   As we saw with Hurricane Katrina, natural disasters tend to bring out the best in people – and in those of us in animal welfare, too..... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Children's Relief Fund - Save the Children Federation

Hurricane Harvey Response updates

Nov 22, 2017     Hurricane Harvey Facts Hurricane Harvey related floods in Houston are now confirmed as the biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental U.S. At least 200,000 homes have been damaged. 457,000 pepole have registered for FEMA disaster assistance. 190 schools require major cleanups or suffered extensive damage. As hundreds of displaced families, including many with infants and toddlers, arrived in shelters seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding,.... Read more

Women & Children Focused Hurricane Harvey Response - Circle of Health International

Hurricane Harvey update

Nov 22, 2017   So far, Circle of Health International (COHI) has given out 255 cash grants to Hurricane Harvey evacuees. We have also distributed thousands of pounds of supplies including food, clothing, diapers, and menstrual hygiene items. The number of people impacted by our grants and supplies is over 1000. Much of this work was accomplished because we were able to hire an Evacuee Coordinator who is an evacuee herself. COHI wants to continue to help those affected by Harvey. Some of what we hope to.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Update from All Hands in Texas

Nov 21, 2017   Hello donors! It has been almost three months since Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, causing massive damage to many communities throughout the Coastal Bend area and Houston. All Hands has been on the ground since those initial days, listening to the needs of the community and helping in any way possible. To date, All Hands has assisted close to 200 families in Texas and our work is not over. We have committed to two years in Texas and our recovery phase will be starting up at the beginning of.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Long Term Recovery - Do Your Part, Inc

Thank you for your support!

Nov 21, 2017   Do Your Part wishes to thank you for your generous support of our Texas Project. At this time we will be closing this project, but remain available to help. Any remaining donations will go to support families that we have been helping. We have been able to touch families by purchasing household appliances, and winter clothing during such a difficult time. We were also able to help with utility bills. If you desire to continue your support in Texas, I am sure Global Giving can assist you in that.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Hurricane Harvey Report 2

Dec 1, 2017   As of November 1, 2017, the Food Bank RGV has been able to transport nearly 2 million pounds of bottled water, dry food and relief items (along with helping coordinate other donations from other groups) to Hurricane Harvey affected areas including: Corpus Christi, Victoria, Taft, Aransas Pass, Orange, Beaumont and Houston.  Over 20 semi trucks have trekked to the Gulf Coast area to deliver and distribute relief.  About 800,000 pounds of fresh produce was delivered to over 6,500 adults.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Can you help?

Nov 13, 2017   During the first few weeks after Hurricane Harvey we delivered food and water. It has been 11 weeks (77 days) since Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey. We found the Hatthorn's in Danbury, TX, living in their Harvey flooded home after demolition. They are unable to get help because Gordon, a Desert Storm and Gulf War Veteran, still has his job at the local post office. But doesn't have $53,678 in savings to pay for his home repairs. Many of the Hatthorn's neighbors took out loans of over $100,000.... Read more

Relief for Hurricane Harvey flooding - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Thanksgiving popup Market

Nov 13, 2017   Cardiff Junior High School Thanksgiving market has ended and it was a great success. Over 200 of our families were hit hard by Harvey.  As a campus, we knew we  had to continue to support them as they get back on their feet. To this end, the Pop Up Thanksgiving Market was pitched and supported by many community partners. It was also supported by some on the other side of the world. On Friday night, we had 52 volunteers from around the metropolis come and volunteer to unpack all of.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

What I saw in Houston

Nov 10, 2017   Hurricane Harvey submerged Jermaine Anderson’s home under three feet of water. “Everything I had was obliterated,” he said from one of the last mass shelters for hurricane evacuees in Houston—a shuttered department store inside a mall. “How much more could a person lose in a single year?” I met Jermaine last month when I visited Houston. He is one of the thousands of people struggling to rebuild their lives in Houston and the surrounding area after.... Read more

Relief for Hurricane Harvey flooding - Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Struggle

Nov 6, 2017   “WATER IS ONE OF THE BASIC NEEDS OF SURVIVAL OF MANKIND AND WATER CAN DESTROY IT, TOO. THAT IS THE POWER OF “NATURE”. BUT THERE IS AN EVEN MORE POWERFUL DIMENSION OF NATURE WHICH IS A BLESSING TO HUMANS; COURAGE, INTELLIGENCE, COMPASSION AND THE POWER TO STAND AGAIN.” Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday evening, August 25th, as the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the United States since Hurricane Charley in 2004. Ahead of its landfall, many communities were ordered.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey - World Vision disaster response - World Vision

Hurricane Harvey update from World Vision

Nov 3, 2017   Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25th, 2017 as a Category 4 hurricane, causing devastating damage and flooding to Southeast Texas. Torrential rain over the following 6 days left millions of people in Southern Texas trying to evacuate in treacherous conditions, and over 2,000 water rescues were performed. The Houston area set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States; 27 trillion gallons of rain fell over the state of.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Houston, Texas Emergency Response Update #1

Oct 30, 2017   Initial Assessment: On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey struck several towns in Texas, triggering indescribable destruction. The torrential downpour flooded homes and caused loss of life and widespread damage. Those affected lost everything. In addition, according to the Red Cross, by August 29th, over 17,000 people had sought refuge in various shelters. Almost immediately, IsraAID dispatched an initial seven-person Emergency Response team, including first responders and mental health.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving on the ground in Texas

Oct 26, 2017   More than 32,000 donors like you have come together to raise more $4.5 million in support relief and recovery efforts in South Texas. Thank you for your generosity! In addition to the immediate relief work many of you funded in the first weeks following the the storm, your donations are now supporting 16 more organizations that are helping Texans navigate the long road to recovery. In the nearly two months since Harvey made landfall, you have: Provided nutritious food, water, and household.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

Harvey Impact - Update as of November 2017

Oct 20, 2017   Tahirih’s work to mitigate the impacts of Hurricane Harvey has focused on three major initiatives.  Legal and Social Services to Clients. o   In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Tahirih contacted all of its current clients to make sure they were safe and determine what additional support was needed.  Now, roughly two months out, we are initiating another round of outreach to determine if any new needs have emerged.  In total, the percentage of.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Harvey Survivors - MAP International

Distribution Update on Disaster Health Kits for TX

Oct 17, 2017   Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast over seven weeks ago severely impacting Houston and surrounding areas.  Since Harvey made landfall, victims of flooding in Texas have benefitted from more than $1 million in relief supplies provided by MAP International. More than 2500 who were flooded out of their homes received a signature MAP Disaster Health Kit (DHK) which contain antiseptic wipes soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and other essential items to help prevent the spread of disease and.... Read more

Hurricane Relief for Children in Texas and Florida - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

The Diapers Have Landed!

Oct 6, 2017   It is a great joy to share with you that diaper distributions have begun in Florida & Texas! Because of your amazing support, 116 cloth diaper kits are already on the ground and being distributed to babies in need.  Today we held a "Packing Party", and we had 15 volunteers! Many hands indeed make light work. Together, we sorted & packed diapers into kits for distribution to low-income, struggling families who were impacted by the Hurricanes. This is a great gift you are giving them,.... Read more

Houston Food Bank- Harvey relief and recovery - Houston Food Bank

HFB, Harvey Project Report I 10/2/2017

Oct 3, 2017   Thank you so much for supporting Houston Food Bank's disaster-relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I wanted to briefly share with you how we are responding to the needs of our neighbors in the greater Houston area. Our building, located just east of downtown Houston, is a 308,000 square foot warehouse with a full production kitchen and office space. The roads surrounding HFB were flooded and impassable until Wednesday, August 30th, when staff were finally able to safely return to.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

You're Working to Meet Immediate Needs in Texas

Sep 15, 2017   Three weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport, Texas as a category 4 storm. People throughout the state lost homes, cars, and power. Your donation was sent quickly to meet survivors’ immediate needs. The Fuel Relief Fund provided fuel to thousands of people in Texas just days after Harvey made landfall. This fuel was used to power emergency vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances, as well as Texans’ cars so they could leave the area. In Rockport and Port.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Harvey Survivors - MAP International

Update on Disaster Health Kit Distribution

Sep 14, 2017   When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August in Houston, Texas, MAP International was preparing to do what they have done for over 60 years - responding to disasters by providing medicine and health supplies. MAP is tightly focused on preventing the spread of disease and illness. Just two days after landfall on August 28, as devastating rains and flooding continued to destroy parts of the city, MAP sent its first shipment of 1250 Disaster Health Kits (DHKs) to shelters in Victoria, Texas..... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Urban Search & Rescue Deployment - EMPACT Northwest dba Disaster Response Northwest

Home from Harvey, and ready for the next one!

Sep 10, 2017   Team Harvey has returned home after much hard work in the Texas-Louisiana border region.  After a weeks work and over 70 rescues, we're gearing up for Irma, Jose, Katia, and whatever follows. Our team spent their time in Louisiana and Texas moving between shelters, 5 ton high water trucks, airboats, and their feet; doing whatever it took to get to the most underserved and needy communities in the area.  We participated in direct rescues, pet evacuations, medical assessments, and even.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE HARVEY - Fuel Relief Fund

THANKS Our response to Hurricane Harvey was a success!

Sep 8, 2017   Fuel Relief Fund was helping in TX 3 days after the devastating Hurricane Harvey hit land. The areas hit by the eye of the storm were without fuel due to severe damage to Refineries, Pipelines, and Stations. Areas affected by flooding were unable to access fuel. Thanks to the incredible support of our donors and our partner GlobalGiving, we were able to help thousands of people receive free fuel. This fuel was used for transportation of emergency vehicles, police cars, fire trucks and ambulances.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - Food Bank Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

Hurricane Harvey Report 1

Sep 1, 2017   As of Aug. 31, 2017, 6 truckloads of dry goods, water and fresh produce have been distributed to the Corpus Christi area and Aransas Pass.  It was done with the help and coordination of the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Feeding Texas and RGV Sector Border Patrol.  L&F Distributors and Walmart allowed use of their parking lots.  Over 50,000 pounds of relief was distributed to over 3,000 affected by Hurricane Harvey.  There was a line of cars an estimated 1 mile long seeking.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Your Hurricane Harvey donation at work

Sep 1, 2017   In the seven days since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas, its lashing winds, torrential rain, and catastrophic flooding have wrought countless scenes of devastation and heartbreak. We've seen thousands of homes destroyed, entire neighborhoods submerged, and families huddled on the roofs of the homes and the hoods of their cars to escape rising flood waters. But alongside those harrowing images none of us will soon forget, the last seven days have shown us something else.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey: As a Team We Can Do More - Humane Society Dallas County

Update: How We are Helping Victims of Harvey

Sep 1, 2017   We have been asked to take in as many displaced animals as possible, and we are doing whatever we can to support our friends in Southeast Texas.  We have already taken in a few displaced cats and dogs, and because our shelter is small, we are asking for your help.  Many of you have responded to our call by submitting foster applications.  We are eternally grateful for your support as it demonstrates how committed our small, but mighty network is!  If you are able, we ask that.... Read more

FUEL RELIEF - HURRICANE HARVEY - Fuel Relief Fund

First day of giving away fuel

Aug 30, 2017   Aug 29. Today Fuel Relief Fund was able to start giving away free fuel in the areas that were hardest hit by the eye of Hurricane Harvey. Our team of dedicated volunteers stationed the fuel truck in a large parking lot centrally located for the citizens of Rockport, Lamar, Fulton and, Arkansas Pass. In these towns there is immense devastation and most people have either lost their homes or they are no longer inhabitable. There is absolutely no access to any fuel. In one day the Fuel Relief Fund.... Read more

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