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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:

Creating a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico - La Maraña

Making Strides in Complex Times

Aug 7, 2020   Dear GlobalGiving community,  Since you last heard from us, when the island was on a widespread shutdown due to COVID-19 and our collaborative activities were mostly halted (except for those bits we were accomplishing virtually,) we have been able to restart our work with the required safety precautions. Keeping our mission to support just recovery processes on the forefront and maintaining open lines of communication with community partners, supporters and among our base team has been the.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Help Children Still Living With Disaster Aftermath During COVID-19

Aug 7, 2020   While we all continue in the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that many people are also struggling with layers of other difficulties - such as those still awaiting a return to normal since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017. Late July, FEMA acknowledged the lack of support Puerto Rico has in returning to normal. “Maria damaged roughly 800,000 homes on Sept. 20, 2017, causing minor damage to some and sweeping many others from their foundations,” an article on.... Read more

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

Help Women, Girls Still Living with Disaster Aftermath 3 Years After Maria

Aug 6, 2020   In the last year, 1 in 4 women have struggled to purchase period products, according to the Alliance for Period Products. As COVID-19 continues to take its toll, access to period products is difficult. Jake’s Diapers has acted as a bridge during this pandemic to transport these essential products to organizations serving those most in need, in order to provide the additional support individuals and families need to thrive. Demand for our services has increased, and from March.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Your donation is making an impact in a time of crisis

Aug 5, 2020   In the face of so many overwhelming challenges—from COVID-19 to recent earthquakes—communities across Puerto Rico continue to show extraordinary courage and determination. Now, on top of these challenges, the impacts of Hurricane Isaias as it passed Puerto Rico in recent days serve as a stark reminder of the precarious position of the island as we continue into this year’s hurricane season. Each additional disaster event further complicates the already daunting journey to.... Read more

Breaking the trauma in 400 children in Puerto Rico - Centro de Fortalecimiento Familiar de Puerto Rico, Inc. ESCAPE

5th Report Breaking the Trauma in 400 Children

Jul 21, 2020   From July 2019 to July 2020, ESCAPE offered specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence. The goal of the project was to serve 400 people. It ended with a total of 543 people served (171% >). Starting in late December 2019, a series of earthquakes devastated southern Puerto Rico, forcing thousands to take shelter on the.... Read more

Building Organizational Resilience - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

A New School for Leaders

Jul 28, 2020   Dear friends and supporters, This year has posed the unprecedented global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we face many uncertainties, we have focused on making sure participants and volunteers feel connected and supported as we navigate a new way of living, trying to keep everyone safe and healthy. In Puerto Rico a government ordered quarantine interrupted our ongoing projects and pushed us to find new ways to maintain services while continuing to build resiliency. Thus, the School.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Being Present for Youth

Jul 24, 2020   Dear friends and supporters, This year has posed the unprecedented global challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our daily lives and organizational plans have completely shifted to a new reality. Although we face many uncertainties, we have focused on making sure participants feel connected and supported as we navigate a new way of living, trying to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our belief is that “social distancing does not mean emotional distancing”. Thus, we have used multiple ways.... Read more

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

Rebuilding Lives Amid a Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020   Business as usual changed for the world at the onset of 2020. In the wake of the pandemic caused by the novel virus COVID-19, the way in which we connect with each other was forced to change. With the tenacious resilience of island culture, the leadership of LTRG challenged our team members never to miss a crisis. Community connection was redefined, and amazing service has been provided to the community of St. Croix! 73 Homes Rebuilt!This reporting cycle closes out the final stateside volunteer.... Read more

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

Hope in youth 52 graduates and 20 micro-enterprise

Jul 7, 2020   After the January earthquake in PR and continuing to learn to live with constant earth movements, the lives of young people are shaken again with the COVID19 Pandemic. This new challenge broke the regular schemes of education and student care. Caring for health in all PR was a priority, youth and families faced a new reality of life due to the COVID19 Pandemic. The government in mid-March closed all schools in the country, depriving young people of education in person, as it was known. Physical,.... Read more

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

Virtual Platforms to Support Emotional Health

Jul 7, 2020   In the midst of the earthquakes, COVID19 pandemic and the new hurricane season our Project to rebuild 100 homes has continued its services by providing the community primarily with the much needed emotional support through technological modalities. A week before the COVID 19 pandemic the plans included building a room adapted to our participant with multiple health conditions.  This room will also have a bathroom with accessible equipment adapted to a person.... Read more

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

Nonprofit Consortium Adapts to Covid-19 Reality

Jul 7, 2020   July 2020 BackgroundSt. Croix Foundation for Community Developed officially launched the Nonprofit Consortium through a series of table conversations amongst over 50 local nonprofits in the fall of 2016. The Foundation initiated this collective action nearly one year to the day prior to the 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Several months after that first convening, the Foundation partnered with Nonprofit Consortium members to host its first of five Philanthropy Retreats and Forums, including a.... Read more

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

Recovery work in Puerto RIco amid COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020   The last three months have been extremely challenging for everyone around the globe. In Puerto Rico, as, in much of Latin America and the United States, the reality of a COVID-19 pandemic hit us in march 2020 as we heard about the first reported cases, and by March 15th the governor of Puerto Rico had issued an executive order instituting a mandatory curfew from 7pm thru 5am, which stayed in effect until just a week ago. That is almost three months, where all government operations came to a stop.... Read more

Enable an encounter with a rare Pterocarpus Forest - PHA Pterocarpus Forest, Inc.

Slowed by Covid-19, but much closer to launch!

Jun 29, 2020   Pterocarpus Forest GlobalGiving Report – June 29, 2020 The spread of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Island and the subsequent lockdown delayed but did not stop our efforts to complete the Forest Tour App project. Since the last report we completed the “script” for the app, with a variety of Pterocarpus Forest and pertinent, nature-related themes organized around 18 “stops” which start at the Forest entrance and continue along the ¾-mile elevated interior.... Read more

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

Qtly Report of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

Jun 29, 2020   Dear sirs: Hoping everyone and your loved ones are doing well during the COVID-19 emergency! With great respect, we present you this quarterly report on the progress of “La Fondita de Jesús en la Comunidad”, highlighting our efforts with the homeless and people from vulnerable communities of San Juan, Puerto Rico, from March through May, 2020. As in every emergency, Corporación La Fondita de Jesús has become a first response provider for the prevention of.... Read more

Let's give 300 families in Puerto Rico a safe home - Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.

From the other side of a disaster

Jun 22, 2020   Dear supporters,  Puerto Rico and the world have been shaken by the coronavirus pandemic that has exposed innumerable failures in health systems globally. However, it has also allowed us to see and feel the unquenchable commitment of tens of thousands of volunteers who have not stopped for a second trying to meet the needs of those affected. Even Puerto Rico does not rise from Hurricane Maria when we are affected by dozens of earthquakes, the pandemic and a new hurricane season that is.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Virtual Recreation Room During COVID-19

Jun 22, 2020   The impact of COVID-19 is felt everywhere, but in Dominica, we have continued our work with the Ministry of Education to ensure that our youngest beneficiaries still have plenty to keep them occupied. "Despite the need for physical distancing during this time, we wanted to offer support to parents, caregivers, and most importantly young children. Instead of our regular interventions, we decided to engage with children virtually through interactive, tailored to context, recreational activities.... Read more

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

Rebuilding under the 'New Normal'

Jun 17, 2020   Life under the 'New Normal' is anything but normal on a small island of around 4000 people.  The impact of this global pandemic after being hit by two cat 5 hurricanes has greatly affected our community in all fronts of recovery including the economic and social. The majority of the homes we are working on belong to Seniors who are particulary vulnerable to COVID-19.  To prevent putting these individuals at additional  risk construction has been put on hold during the lock down.... Read more

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

Resilience Step by step: a beautiful space

Jun 11, 2020   This period has been one of constant challenges but also a period full of opportunities for all ourprojects. Just while we were trying to face and attend the crisis caused by a series of earthquakes onJanuary, the COVID-19 crisis came and changed everything. Our plans had to be adapted to a newreality, but our spirit of service continues to move in the same direction: empowering our communitiesto build together a better quality of life and a more stable future. Nuestra Escuela conceives.... Read more

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

Innovative Systems Building: Stories of Progress

Jun 9, 2020   New Systems and the Caribbean Assistance and Resilience Effort (CARE) Fund In 2017, when category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands, we knew that full recovery would be long and that the world would not wait for us to rebuild before the next storm. And so, as our friends and partners at GlobalGiving know, St. Croix Foundation began the work. We collected data, networked our nonprofits, built holistic programming, and launched initiatives spanning workforce development,.... Read more

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

Thrive

May 27, 2020   Since the lockdown in Puerto Rico we haven't stop working. From day one, we moved all the operations of AFC to work from home, establish new alliances, look for the nonprofit's needs to move our services to it, coordinate the provision and provide all our services online to keep helping the people that serve the most vulnerable people in our island. It hasn't been easy, nonetheless we have thrive in times of global pandemic. Thanks to your help, our board members, volunteers, colaborators,.... Read more

Standing Strong - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Thank you for your support!

May 27, 2020   Greetings from Puerto Rico! It’s been along time since I've talked to you about numbers. This time, the numbers have a very special meaning. While we are all experiencing a different reality due to COVID19, for thousands of children in Puerto Rico the quarantine adds up to previous life-changing experiences. If we put together an average of 92 days of class lost after hurricane Maria in 2017, a couple of months of schools closed after the earthquakes in January 2020 and now the.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued support.

May 26, 2020   We’d like to give a big thanks to all our donor, families, colleagues, and friends working tirelessly on the frontline to care for our people in need, and our support staff working behind the scenes, in the fight against coronavirus. We’re truly inspired by your personal commitment to making a difference in these unprecedented and challenging times. We hope your okay and staying safe. This Global Pandeemic has hit us all very hard. Our Island Antigua and Barbuda is hurting.... Read more

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

Winter Updates from the STRT

May 13, 2020     The STRT stayed busy between November 2019 and February 2020. Although we had to take some breaks for the holidays, we were able to host three volunteer teams and work on four different homes. Our staff and volunteers were very happy to have gotten more Virgin Islanders back in their homes before Christmas and the New Year. Final Nail ceremonies are always special for clients, but helping them finish their personal recovery plans during the Holiday Season has been extra special. Our.... Read more

Relief & Resilience for Artists in Puerto Rico - Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

Annual Report on CERF+'s Work in Puerto Rico

May 8, 2020   Since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, CERF+ has helped 123 artists and artisans and provided more than $405,000 in emergency financial relief assistance and donated equipment and materials, making this the largest response effort in our 35-year history. In fact, the significant demand from artists nearly outpaced our abilities to raise funds and, therefore, we are particularly grateful to GlobalGiving, for your fast and generous support. With the help of a local consultant,.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, Puerto Rico

May 12, 2020   It’s hard to believe that two and a half years have passed since highly destructive hurricanes Irma and Maria raged through the Caribbean. This project page has been quite special to us as it covered the programs we operated in response to these storms in St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Dominica, and Puerto Rico. We are grateful to each and every one of you, our supporters, for standing on the side of families impacted by these disasters and helping our teams support them through a variety.... Read more

Put Resilient Roofs on Damaged Puerto Rican Homes - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, Puerto Rico

May 8, 2020   All Hands and Hearts arrived in Puerto Rico in December 2017, initially starting damage assessments in Yabucoa where the category 4 storm made landfall. In the following weeks, our team quickly realized the full and devastating impact that rocked the island, leaving families to deal with flooding and storm damage they never imagined possible. Many of these families lived with blue tarps on their leaking roofs for months before they received the help they needed to recover - assistance that you.... Read more

Empowering Culebra - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

On our way to empowering Culebra (Report 4)

May 7, 2020   In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and María during September 2017, Culebra and Vieques, two municipal islands in the north-eastern coast, remained without electricity for more than a year. During this period residents and businesses received their energy supply from power generators, representing a substantial daily cost and a damaging impact to the environment. Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico proposed to transform Culebra's energy system into a renewable energy system by.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda the Resilient!

May 7, 2020   With help from YOU ALL through the GlobalGiving platform, the International Community Foundation has provided three 5k general support grants to help Barbuda prepare for AND emerge strong from the COVID 19 pandemic. The island remains on lockdown with an enforced curfew from 6pm-6am and supplies arriving once a week by boat. The three organizations below are working to keep Barbuda resilient during this difficult time. BarbudanGo is one of two local nonprofits that emerged after Hurricane Irma.... Read more

Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico - Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Elderly Services & Covid-19

May 1, 2020   Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza main mission is to improve the quality of life of low income elderly participants, most of them living alone or without someone who can take care of them. We continued providing them with health follow up, a housekeeper and meal distributing until mid March when started the critical situation regarding Covid-19. Our personnel provided orientation to all participants about steps to be follow like:   stay at home, do not receive visitors, use of gloves and.... Read more

Water for Us - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Strengthening community aqueducts in time of crises

Apr 30, 2020   The year had a rocky start for the communities in Puerto Rico, as January brought the first major earthquake felt in nearly 100 years. This 6.1 seismic event, left the whole island without power and many communities without water for a couple of days, and thousands living in formal and informal shelter structures. The epicenter was in Guánica, in the south region of the island, for the first three months they registered hundreds of tremors a day, although the frequency has decreased, they.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

New challenges and new hope in Caribbean disaster recovery

Apr 23, 2020   GlobalGiving is working around the clock during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to best serve all of our nonprofit partners across 170 countries. We have launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund, piloted a Hardship Microgrant Initiative, and doubled down on trusting our partners to know what is best for their communities during this emergency. The COVID-19 crisis is not only upending our own lives and the lives of our loved ones, but it is also disproportionately hurting the most vulnerable among us and.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - April 2020

Apr 15, 2020   We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the USVI hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Several projects are ongoing, with anticipated end dates throughout 2020. As updates become available on the impact of COVID-19 on planned activities, we will include that information in future reporting. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park: Native Plant Restoration (St. John) - Replanting of native coastal plants has begun, with over 50 hours of volunteer time.... Read more

Educational Community Relief Center for 600 people - For Such a Time as This, Inc

Standing Strong in the Storm

Apr 13, 2020   It has been a very different and difficult three months. In Puerto Rico, we’ve endured earthquakes, tremors, flooding, and now, COVID-19. We still have families living under blue tarps since Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It is a frightening situation for the people in Puerto Rico, where many are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm that devastated the island in 2017. People in Puerto Rico are enduring new hardships after a series of earthquakes struck the.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Helping Babies During COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionally impacting children and families who lack access to clean diapers and other basic necessities. Hoarding, loss of jobs and shelter in place orders have forced more families to turn to nonprofit diaper banks, depleting available supplies. Our Increased Distribution Exemplifies this Overwhelming Impact In February, our program distributed 23,621 diapers to 472 children and families. This is a pretty normal month. In March, we delivered 46,378.... Read more

Creating a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico - La Maraña

Adjusting to a New (Temporary) Normal

Apr 10, 2020   Dear GlobalGiving community,  We are once again faced by challenges that lead us into reflection and drive us to come together to learn more about ourselves, our communities and our society at large. After having faced the 2017 hurricanes, ousting the governor in the summer of 2019, enduring through a series of earthquakes at the beginning of this year, and now doing our best to stay safe through a pandemic, we continue to uncover the deep-rooted interdisciplinary vulnerabilities we face as.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

Field Update #29: Espacios Abiertos

Apr 1, 2020   Where is my money? Who is making decisions about my money? What is my money being used for? These questions summarize the work being done by the nonprofit organization Espacios Abiertos, as described by its executive director, Cecille Blondet. The first question relates to government transparency, the second to government accountability, and the third to effective citizen participation. "Espacios Abiertos's mission is to develop the civic capacities of Puerto Rico so that citizens can.... Read more

Breaking the trauma in 400 children in Puerto Rico - Centro de Fortalecimiento Familiar de Puerto Rico, Inc. ESCAPE

4th Report Breaking the Trauma in 400 Children

Mar 26, 2020   ESCAPE continue its offering of specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence. Our people, who are still recovering from Hurricane Maria two years ago, then faced from January to March 2020 the challenge of earthquakes that shook our country with over 1,500 displaced families, now are facing an even more serious disaster with the.... Read more

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

Cloth Gives Relief to Mother of Special Needs Kid

Mar 26, 2020   There are many barriers families face, and those caring for a loved on with special needs have extra challenges.With your help, we were able to support a special needs child in Puerto Rico who had recently received an operation.The mom felt in desperate need.“I was able to provide her with the cloth pads, since the diapers the daughter needs are bigger than the ones I have — but we could help her at least in some way, and she was really happy,” Lorraine said. Lorraine is a.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Support for Special Needs Children in Puerto Rico

Mar 26, 2020   There are many barriers families face, and those caring for a loved on with special needs have extra challenges. With your help, we were able to support a special needs child in Puerto Rico who had recently received an operation. The mom felt in desperate need. “I was able to provide her with the cloth pads, since the diapers the daughter needs are bigger than the ones I have — but we could help her at least in some way, and she was really happy,” Lorraine said. Lorraine is a.... Read more

Building Organizational Resilience - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Expanding Our Network

Mar 23, 2020   Dear friends, We hope this update finds you in good health and spirits. As you may know, Puerto Rico experienced a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which had the most devastating effects in the southwestern region of the Island, but shook us all to the core. Although this event affected our regular operations, it also challenged our resiliency and creativity. It seems that every event we face collectively pushes us to grow in kindness, empathy and solidary action. Amid the crisis, our first response was.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Community Youth Leadership: A Second Round

Mar 20, 2020   Dear friends, We hope this update finds you in health and peace. The current pandemic is affecting each of us in ways we could have never imagined. Nonetheless, we are hopeful that the measures taken by each country and person will allow us to overcome this crisis. Although the year 2020 started with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake which had the most devastating effects on the southwestern region of Puerto Rico, our Community Youth Leadership Program started its second training module, known as.... Read more

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

Puerto Rico imposes strict curfew

Mar 19, 2020   Over the weekend, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez enacted an island-wide overnight curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through March 31 and “enhanced health screenings” for anyone arriving at the airport, according to newspapers and a memo being sent out to publications. The memo apparently stated:"Businesses that are considered non-essential — like theaters, malls, bars, and gyms — are closed, while essential businesses like supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants for.... Read more

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

Working to Sustain Resilience

Mar 16, 2020   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. 73 Homes and More to Serve...In this reporting.... Read more

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

Teaching Emergency Preparedness in High School

Mar 9, 2020      Resilience is better achieved when you are able to assess your risks and when you feel confident about your skills to manage them. That is why we established preparedness workshops in our alternative high school.    Seventy students and 15 teachers have benefited from workshops, drills and other preparedness education for dealing with natural disasters.    These teenagers now feel empowered about their skills and they can become key resources to their.... Read more

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

Better Housing Conditions Improve Health

Mar 10, 2020   Our project to rebuild 100 homes has opened a window into the challenges and circumstances faced by neighbors with health conditions.  That is the case of a resident from the community of Pasto Viejo in Humacao who will benefit from this initiative. A middle-aged woman with several vascular brain health conditions, she is currently bedridden and depending on medical equipment, consequently resulting in morbid.... Read more

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

Embracing Communities Globally for Resilience!

Mar 10, 2020   Embracing Regional, National, and Global Communities for Long-Term Resilience! Since launching our Nonprofit Consortium (a collective of over 30 local nonprofits) in September 2016, exactly one year prior to the 2017 hurricanes, St. Croix Foundation has sustained its founders’ pledge to support the Territory’s civic sector as an inextricable component of our core organizational programming. Over the past three years, all of us at the Foundation have been so inspired to witness the.... Read more

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

Building resiliency and improving quality of life

Mar 2, 2020   In the last three months, we at Intercambios Puerto Rico have continued our work by supporting participants through harm reduction strategies and defending the dignity and rights of individuals who have problematic drug use and individuals who are homeless.  Our syringe exchange program continues to impact communities in the eastern side of the island by removing from circulation used syringes and providing new syringes to those who need them.  By doing thin s exchange, we reduce the.... Read more

Enable an encounter with a rare Pterocarpus Forest - PHA Pterocarpus Forest, Inc.

Ready to Launch the App in the next Quarter

Mar 2, 2020   Pterocarpus Forest GlobalGiving Report -- March 1, 2020 As you may recall, we have been working on interpretative, educational material on a variety of themes organized around 18 “stops” (originally 25) which start at the Forest entrance, continue along the ¾-mile elevated interior walkway and end at the Observation Tower and Visitors’ Gazebo. The discussion of the draft text (“script”) in the last report included photographs, illustrations, videos and sounds.... Read more

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

Qtly Report of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

Feb 27, 2020   Dear sirs: Corporación La Fondita de Jesús (La Fondita de Jesús) is grateful for donors like you, who make possible our work to benefit those most in need! That is why we want to keep you informed of what we have being doing and the progress of our impact in different communities. LA FONDITA DE JESUS EN LA COMUNIDAD During November and December, 2019, as well as January, 2020, La Fondita de Jesús impacted the following five (5) vulnerable communities of San Juan with.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Disaster Risk Reduction in Education

Feb 25, 2020   Since IsraAID arrived in Dominica in 2017 following Hurricane Maria, the team on the ground has shifted from emergency response, to recovery, and now toward long-term sustainable development programming. During the final quarter of 2019, the IsraAID team continued to work in three main sectors of programming: Livelihood development through youth engagement, Child Protection, and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education. Our appreoach to Disaster Risk Reduction in Education prioritizes community.... Read more

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

A new year for the Resilient Housing Initiative

Feb 18, 2020   A new year for the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI) brings new challenges.   Two years and this as a collegue from Love City Strong, one of our partners puts it - is the longest running rebuild program in the territory.   To date the RHI Program has fixed or completely rebuilt 31 homes.  2 Homes are currently under construction and with have 9 more homes in the planning process.   The programs has been an incredile success but not without facing many.... Read more

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

Nuestra Escuela, a safe place to be.

Feb 12, 2020   The children are our greatest treasure.    The passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria taught us about the importance of preparation, and that our resilient spirit must be accompanied by adequate safety and prevention plans. That is why day by day, in the process of rebuilding the school, we integrate all the necessary measures so that our children and our youth are in spaces prepared for possible atmospheric or natural events. One can never be sufficiently prepared for a disaster and its.... Read more

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

Building Collective Capacity for the Long Term

Feb 10, 2020   Since September 2017 when Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands, our Community has faced challenges that require the collective investments of every sector (public, private and civic) to overcome. True to progressive place-based philanthropy, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development is nurturing sustainable resilience by utilizing data to inform our investments and cultivating cross-sector collaborations as the cornerstone of social impact. We are pleased to report.... Read more

Creating a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico - La Maraña

Imaginacion Post-Maria: Moving Forward

Feb 11, 2020   Dear GlobalGiving community, It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you some of the strides made with La Maraña's community participatory recovery model, Imaginación Post-María. As mentioned in our GlobalGiving project, these funds are being channeled directly to bringing the Imaginación Post-María model to life in three communities across Puerto Rico. In this quarter, we have successfully transitioned to the implementation of each community's.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Our Work in Puerto Rico - A Quick Update From the Team!

Feb 5, 2020   Since late December, Southern Puerto Rico has been trembling with earthquakes. There have been over 1,200, including a record-breaking 6.4 magnitude quake on January 7th - Puerto Rico’s strongest in over a century.  We are happy to report that although our Hurricane Maria recovery teams based out of Yabucoa felt tremors and lost power and water in the area, they were not directly impacted by the earthquakes. After a series of assessments, staff members have determined that the best.... Read more

Put Resilient Roofs on Damaged Puerto Rican Homes - All Hands and Hearts

Our Work in Puerto Rico Continues...

Feb 10, 2020   Since late December, Southern Puerto Rico has been trembling with earthquakes. There have been over 1,200, including a record-breaking 6.4 magnitude quake on January 7th - Puerto Rico’s strongest in over a century.  We are happy to report that although our Hurricane Maria recovery teams based out of Yabucoa felt tremors and lost power and water in the area, they were not directly impacted by the earthquakes. After a series of assessments, staff members have determined that the best.... Read more

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

Strengthening the NPO Sector During Earthquakes

Jan 29, 2020   Dear all, Thanks to your support, we continue serving the NPOs every day. In December we completed the internship AFU with 15 NPOs, where we support non-profit organizations in the areas of accounting, finance and launched the pilot in human resources. During the internship, 12 organizations in the area of accounting and 3 in human resources were supported. The pilot in the area of human resources was a success. Students and mentors developed employee manuals, contractor manuals, organizational.... Read more

Standing Strong - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Greetings! from Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Jan 29, 2020   Happy New Year!!! It is such a pleasure to write to you again. On behalf of all of us at Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, let me express our deep gratitutde for your support during 2019. You probably heard the news that southern Puerto Rico was deeply affected by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks earlier this month. I would like you to know that the facilities of Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico, located across northern Puerto Rico, are in good shape. This is very important,.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued help!

Jan 24, 2020   Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, would like to Thank you again for your rapid response and help that enabled us to assist primary schools with school supplies. These families sometimes have to choose between school supplies and food. We are greatful we can ease that burden by supplying the school with the basic school supplies. We could not have done it without you. Thank you for your gifts, it is the donations, such as yours, that equip us to help our students in need. Because of.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Civil Society in the Lead for Puerto Rico's Recovery

Jan 17, 2020   Recently, two GlobalGiving team members visited our nonprofit partners in Puerto Rico to better understand how communities are recovering after Hurricane Maria. They met with community leaders to listen to stories of progress and heartache, and to jointly design new ways to support locally-led recovery and resilience efforts in 2020.  On Jan. 7, 2020, a 6.4 earthquake followed by hundreds of tremors caused significant damage to the island’s southwest region. With hearts heavy with.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - January 2020

Jan 21, 2020   Interim Report - January 2020 We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Since our last interim report, we have funded one new project! SEED SPOT (St. Thomas) will be providing training and resources to local entrepreneurs to build their capacity to innovate and lead change in the local community. The program will include 10 free entrepreneur workshops led by local experts, a 2-day launch camp that provides.... Read more

Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico - Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Elderly - services provided

Jan 10, 2020   The distribution of the elderly meals to 50 participants of Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza continued during Saturdays and Sundays. We distributed 1,357 healthy meals. Our driver and a volunteer have been doing this task and the participants told them how pleased they are with this service. Some other activities during this period were: Basic need and clothing distribution were done with a University of Puerto Rico, Aguadilla Campus students.    We identified seven elders who were in need.... Read more

Relief & Resilience for Artists in Puerto Rico - Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

December 2019 Report on CERF+'s work in Puerto Rico

Jan 10, 2020   Thanks to support from the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving, the Mortenson Fund, the Flamboyan Arts Fund, the Meg Ostrum Crafting Your Legacy Fund, and Artwork Archive, CERF+ provided seven Puerto Rican artists with $3,000 each in emergency financial assistance over the last three months. The qualifying emergencies varied from injuries caused by accidents, a studio fire caused by a short circuit, to continued difficulties recovering from Hurricane Maria. Additionally, we.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda Community Grants Update

Jan 7, 2020   We are now more than halfway through the grantperiod for the Barbuda Community Grants! Amazing work is underway and a few of the projects have already been completed. The International Community Foundation will be visiting Barbuda in February to learn first hand about the progress. We are also interested in finding out more about ongoing challeges and additional opportunities to support Barbudans. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the below community projects coming soon!  BarbudanGO.... Read more

Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico - Solar Responders

Thank you!

Jan 6, 2020   Dear SR Family, I am writing to thank you for your ongoing support. Our accomplishments would not be possible without your support. We are grateful to our partners on the ground for believing in our ability to carry out this life-saving mission. Because of you, Solar Responders' will be successful in the next phase of our mission. This year, we are excited to begin a dialogue with Puerto Rico government officials. Our goal is to develop a strategy that ensures the long-term maintenance.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

Field Update #28: Cambio

Jan 6, 2020   Since Hurricane Maria, the issue of energy has been one of the main areas of focus for the non-profit organization Cambio, founded in 2015 by engineer Ingrid M. Vila Biaggi and professor and lawyer Luis Enrique Rodríguez Rivera. The storm left the island without a functioning electric grid for months, making it abundantly clear that the island needs a new system, preferably one based on renewable energy. Two years after the hurricane, Cambio has developed concrete alternatives to the.... Read more

Empowering Culebra - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

On our way to empowering Culebra

Jan 2, 2020   During this past quarter, we continued with meetings to engage the community-at-large to solarize the municipal island of Culebra. We’ve also been identifying the potential sites and the feasibility of the development of micro-grids on them. Some of the sites might need an environmental impact assessment for which we’ll work directly with EDA and potentially EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). We foresee to start on-site construction by Summer of 2020. We also engaged in the.... Read more

Water for Us - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Aqueducts continue to strengthen to benefit their communities

Dec 30, 2019   With more than 250 community aqueducts in our island, Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico has been able to work with 65 of them through technical assistance, grants and provoking peer learning experiences through a series of convenings. As we approach the end of the year 2019, we were able to provide six grants, totaling $229,560, to support the improvement of the physical infrastructure in six communities that provides access to clean and drinkable water to 760 families. The long-term.... Read more

Breaking the trauma in 400 children in Puerto Rico - Centro de Fortalecimiento Familiar de Puerto Rico, Inc. ESCAPE

3rd Report Breaking the Trauma in 400 children in PR

Dec 27, 2019   ESCAPE continue its offering of specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence. To this date, 129 persons have received psychological, support and prevention services. Among the psychological interventions identified during this period, anxiety stands out. In children, anxiety has mostly been related to separation of their main.... Read more

Educational Community Relief Center for 600 people - For Such a Time as This, Inc

A Brighten Future for All

Dec 27, 2019   Over two years ago, two hurricanes devastated the homes of thousands of residents in Puerto Rico, roofs were torn from homes, and heavy rainfall left streets heavily flooded. For Such a Time as This keeps working, helping, and loving the people that are still struggling to recover. Lots of work remains to be done, even though our communities have shown how resilient they are. It has been an honor, privilege and joy to stand by Puerto Rico through it all. For Such a Time as This is more committed.... Read more

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

40 reasons to celebrate

Dec 26, 2019   Hello friend! We made it! Taller Salud turned 40 this past December, and its all thanks to your contributions. With your help, the Taller Salud family was able to celebrate a beautiful legacy built upon 40 years of dedicated work empowering women to transform their communities and their realities. Our participants and donors alike accompanied us at our Anniversary Gala in a celebration of hope, triumph, and life.  We celebrated the participants that we have been fortunate enough.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Our Young Leaders Thrive

Dec 26, 2019   Dear friend: This year the initial phase of our pilot project titled TIBOCO: Community Youth Leaders Incubator concluded with the graduation of eleven new community leaders. We are excited to feature the story of one of these young, brave and dedicated youths, Wesley. Wesley is a resident of the coastal municipality of Loíza. This community is well known for its strong African cultural heritage, amazing people, beautiful beaches and palm trees. However, it is also stricken with poverty.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Thank You for Your Support in 2019!

Dec 23, 2019   Since our last update, the Internews team worked on expanding and nurturing its formal community network throughout Puerto Rico. After two years of serving the island, our program went on hiatus in November -- but we're actively continuing our fundraising efforts for new programming in 2020!  Here's what we accomplished since our last update: The expansion and engagement of Internews' community network Since our last update, we've continually engaged and grown our community network of.... Read more

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

Be prepared

Dec 23, 2019   Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital that needs nearby medical care. We have just $9,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and installing the clinic. Two years after category 5 hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, hotels are opening and tourists are returning. This is wonderful news, but more than ever, being prepared in.... Read more

Building Organizational Resilience - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Volunteers Make It Happen

Dec 26, 2019   Dear friend: As we approach the end of the year, we are grateful for the support and opportunities that 2019 brought. We are most thankful for our volunteers, donors and staff who believe in our mission of transform the lives of at-risk youth so that they can develop into ethical and solidary leaders in our communities. By supporting our current project, we have been able to advance our organizational resilience efforts. Progress is a direct result of key staff members who develop and cultivate.... Read more

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

2019 at Project Promise

Dec 20, 2019   As I look back on 2019, I am filled with gratitude at what Project Promise has been able to accomplish—thanks, mostly, to the continuing support from wonderful people like you. The impact that we are having on the pilot group of students participating in our flagship Caterpillar Project is just one small aspect of the effect we are having on our community and world! Through our various programs, we have connected with over 750 students on the island. This year over 300.... Read more

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

Rebuilding Lives, Nurturing Resilience!

Dec 17, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. Rebuilding Lives One Home at a Time! In this.... Read more

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

Our project is evolving in 2020!

Dec 11, 2019   Dear friends: As we approach the Holidays and children get ready to spend more time with family and friends, we look back to all the growth that we have seen in our participants and their parents.  The students have shown academic progress, and families are demonstrating emotional strength. So we see them go into the new year with hope. After doing a program assessment, we are planning to shift the project to serve a new population: teenagers from our alternative.... Read more

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

Welcoming Christmas in a Renovated Home

Dec 10, 2019   Dear supporters: We go into the Christmas season with so much joy in our hearts, as several families will enjoy the holidays in their renovated homes.  As you can see in the photos, some paint and decorations after the repairs make a world of difference to families who have waited two years to have their houses look and feel safe for them. We can assure that you helped these families move on after the path of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and look forward to the New Year with hope. We send.... Read more

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

Resilience through Data and Empowering Community

Dec 9, 2019   Like so many residents in the Caribbean, all of us at St. Croix Foundation took a deep breath and sighed with relief on November 30 as we marked the end of another hurricane season. Luckily for the Virgin Islands, we came out of this season relatively unscathed! That was not the case for our neighbors in the Bahamas. And so, while we are hypersensitive about the threats afoot in this new normal of stronger, more destructive weather systems, we believe it presents an unprecedented opportunity for.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Dorian Survivors - MAP International

Final Impact Report - Hurricane Dorian Relief

Dec 11, 2019   The effects of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas were among the worst experienced for any natural disaster. Hurricane Dorian killed at least 65 people in the Bahamas – 54 on Abaco and 11 on Grand Bahama. Floodwaters and sewage contaminated Rand Memorial Hospital, the main hospital serving Grand Bahama island and Abaco. The operating room, intensive care unit, and the other patient care areas were contaminated with mold outbreaks and raw sewage by floodwaters. In response to the devastation.... Read more

Enable an encounter with a rare Pterocarpus Forest - PHA Pterocarpus Forest, Inc.

Not where we wanted to be, but for good cause

Dec 4, 2019   GlobalGiving Quarterly Report, Monday, December 1, 2019   Since our last report, at the end of September, professors and students from the School of Natural Sciences and Technology at the Turabo campus of the Ana G. Mendez University, and members of the faculty read, reviewed and critiqued the Spanish and English versions of the illustrated, 50-page draft script for the Pterocarpus Forest Tour App.  They conducted “fact checks”, and made recommendations about content,.... Read more

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

Hurricane Recovery Work update 3

Dec 2, 2019   At Intercambios Puerto Rico, we are happy to share with you our progress over the last three months as continue to provide support to the homelessindividuals and problematic substance users in the northeast of Puerto Rico. Our syringe exchange project has impacted the community by collecting and delivering clean syringes as well as other safe injection and personal hygiene items. We are currently providing these services in the 9 municipalities of the Northeast and we have recently added the.... Read more

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

Qtly Report of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

Dec 2, 2019   Dear sirs: Greetings from Puerto Rico! With great respect, we present you this report on the progress of “La Fondita de Jesús en la Comunidad” and “Institutional and Community Resilient Project”, of Corporación La Fondita de Jesús, as of October, 2019. LA FONDITA DE JESÚS EN LA COMUNIDAD Thanks to donors like you, we have been able to continue with the promotion of the recovery and stabilization of communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after.... Read more

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

Two Years and Counting: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Nov 26, 2019   Do you remember our elderly client from our March update? Well, today we’re happy to announce that she, along with members of three other households, were able to watch us hammer in the Final Nail and connect the final fittings to complete their personal recovery plans! STRT’s staff, local volunteers, and national volunteers from all over the continental United States came together to make several St. Thomian families whole again.  Our Construction Teams replaced and repaired.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

El Real Community Center & Shelter Renovation Project

Nov 26, 2019   On 20th September 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, devastating the island. Winds of over 150mph and torrential rain, felled trees, decimated buildings and removed roofs from homes. Hurricane Maria is reported to have caused approximately $90 billion in damage; destroyed 230,000 homes; and caused over 60 direct fatalities with numbers of deaths rising to nearly 4,000 in the proceeding months. El Real, a small community located in the Patillas municipality of Puerto Rico, was hit hard by.... Read more

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

Picking up the pieces after hurricane season

Nov 20, 2019    Our partnership within the Resilient Housing Initiative continues to work on rebuilding homes for Seniors and those economically challenged within our community.    With 25 homes completed to date we are more than halfway to our goal of 42 homes.  We have 17 more homes under construction with 8 of those in the pre-planning / permitting stages.    As the program continues to gain momentum our Disaster Case Management team sees new faces coming out from our.... Read more

Let's give 300 families in Puerto Rico a safe home - Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.

Meet Don Julio

Nov 19, 2019   There are times in life, that one thinks that we have been a source to help a person in need. However, it turns out that that person you understand lacks basic things, ends up giving one much more than what one provides to them. Jackeline & Joey, a young couple from the town of Las Piedras located at the East of Puerto Rico, was performing daily errands, when they noticed that at the edge of the road, on a steep slope, a gentleman goes pushing an old shopping cart. Several of his belongings.... Read more

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

Two years after destruction, beauty sprouts.

Nov 18, 2019   The lessons of Hurricane María present day by dayA month after Hurricanes Irma and María, our students decided on an assembly to work providing services to the community, fundamentally cleaning areas devastated by the hurricanes, and offering hot food for the nearby communities. In the collection of waste, tree trunks that had been uprooted by the strong winds were recovered: these trees were turned into work tables, where our young people study to build day by day the future.... Read more

Put Resilient Roofs on Damaged Puerto Rican Homes - All Hands and Hearts

Two Years Later...The Work Continues!

Nov 13, 2019   Greetings friend! Since our last update, an important anniversary passed in Puerto Rico. Now more than two years ago, two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the homes of thousands of residents on the island. Roofs were torn from homes, and heavy rainfall left streets inundated with water. A great deal of work remains to be done, but these communities have shown how resilient they are time and time again. It’s been an honor and privilege to stand by Puerto Rico through it all.  All.... Read more

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

Empowering Youth for Sustainable Resilience!

Nov 14, 2019   To achieve sustainable resilience in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, St. Croix Foundation has chosen to focus on nonprofits, youth and workforce development, energy independence, and food security. Our strategy? Select two groups of beneficiaries – nonprofits and youth – that are best poised to carry initiatives forward, seek out and implement innovation, and stretch the boundaries of what resilience really looks like. By choosing to focus on these two segments of our.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

A Heartfelt Thank you for another great year.

Nov 11, 2019   A heartfelt thank you for all that you've done. You made our students day! Our highest gratitude and appreciation, we are so grateful for your support. Magnificent! You're Yes 2019 was absolutely another amazing successful year for Antigua and Barbuda Associations United School Supplies Drive. This is our fifth year. Antigua and Barbuda Students Associations USA, spearheads this drive annually. We surely could not have continue to do this without great sponsors, supporters, and our committed.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Two Years Later...The Work Continues!

Nov 7, 2019   Greetings friend! Since our last update, an important anniversary passed in Puerto Rico. Now more than two years ago, two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the homes of thousands of residents on the island. Roofs were torn from homes, and heavy rainfall left streets inundated with water. A great deal of work remains to be done, but these communities have shown how resilient they are time and time again. It’s been an honor and privilege to stand by Puerto Rico through it all.  All.... Read more

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

Thank You for Helping Us Build 113 Resilient Roofs

Nov 5, 2019   As Techos para el Caño comes to a close, we have continued to build new, safe, resilient roofs for Hurricane Maria survivors in Caño communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our goal has been to provide quality, professionally built roofs; and we have successfully accomplished this goal. With your support and that of nonprofit organizations, we have built 113 roofs for Hurricane Maria affected families. Throughout the project, our architects have ensured each roof built is safe,.... Read more

Standing Strong - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Thank you for these two years!

Oct 31, 2019   Greetings, I hope this report finds you well. As time passes by, I can't help but wonder how things come together. Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Hot Meals Project was launched right after one of the most devastating natural disasters Puerto Rico has endured in recent times. Two years have gone by and here we are, still part of this wonderful community that will help Puerto Rico recover, however long that may take. Your generosity during this time has provided more than 7,000 meals to.... Read more

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

Workshops in the southern region of the island

Oct 31, 2019   In October 2019 we visited the southern region of the island to offer the Legal and Fiduciary Responsibilities workshop of a Board of Directors in Yauco. It was offered to board members of 5 non-profit organizations from Maricao, Guánica, Ponce and Yauco. The organizations were: IDIIFCO Guanica, Centro de Servicios de Ferran, Centro Madre Dominga, IDIIFCO Yauco and IDIIFCO Maricao. This workshop was offered by Mrs. Agdimerces Rivera and Mrs. Sonia Carrasquillo, thus strengthening the.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - October 2019

Oct 21, 2019   Since our last interim report, we have funded two new projects! Coral Bay Community Council (St. John) will be removing debris along environmentally sensitive shorelines and non-public roads in Coral Bay in order to help prevent future storm damage. Clean Sweep Frederiksted (St. Croix) will be combatting issues of urban decay within the town of Frederiksted by training residents to create garden areas throughout the community and creating an opportunity to provide financial and food stability,.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

Field Update #27: Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Oct 8, 2019   Since its founding eleven years ago, the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, in Spanish) operates differently from the rest of the local media. It uses journalistic research and litigation as tools to promote and defend the right to information access in Puerto Rico. Being a non-profit organization, CPI is free from corporate or political ties, allowing it to oversee the work of public and private entities, demanding greater transparency and open communication with citizens. In the last.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda the Resilient

Oct 10, 2019   Dear supporters and friends of Barbuda's recovery efforts, The International Community Foundation is pleased to share that, as you most likely already know, Barbuda is open for business! Since we last reported, several more local businesses have come back online and new ones are emerging. Barbudan made and led projects are well underway and include a focus on youth development, clean water access, food security, home repair and reconstruction, historical preservation, and small business.... Read more

Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico - Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Elderly Services

Oct 11, 2019   During this period Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza continued providing meals to our elderly participants on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  We delivered 1,876 meals to 54 participants and distributed 45 boxes of drinking water.  During August we found that 24 participants were in need of non-perishable goods and we were able to provide them with the help of some volunteers.   Other services provided were:  contacted medical offices and got appoitments to nine (9).... Read more

Empowering Culebra - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

On our way to empowering Culebra (Report 2)

Oct 8, 2019   As we were approved a $4 million grant from Economic Development Administration (EDA), the project expanded its scope with a goal to provide up to 2,695 solar panels with hurricane-resistant racking, AC inverter batteries, metering, and appurtenances, that will allow to solarize most of the small business and non-profit organizations in Culebra. This will allow for the small island to become sustainable in terms of energy but also in terms of economic development, as these infrastructures will.... Read more

Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico - Solar Responders

Solar Responders Update: Fighting the Fight

Oct 8, 2019   Dear SR Family, I hope all is well. The Solar Responders team sends our thoughts to those impacted by hurricane Humberto in Bermuda and along the East coast. Humberto reminded us that the whole Caribbean remains vulnerable and that thousands of families in Puerto Rico are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Maria, over two years ago. We honor the community leaders, non-profits, and first responders who are leading efforts to rebuild and protect their communities. Solar Responders is.... Read more

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico - Instituto Nueva Escuela

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico

Jan 10, 2020   Through INE’s Montessori Project, we work with community leaders, public schools teachers and parents who have decided to resist the ongoing closure of small community schools and transform these schools into excellent Montessori education programs. In august 2019, we received eight (8) new school communities in our program. The program consists of:a) Establish collective and participative government methodology to the public sector where teachers, school.... Read more

Water for Us - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

New donations strengthen community aqueducts

Oct 3, 2019   As we entered the second half of the year, two more community aqueducts are improving the infrastructure to provide access to water to their communities: Los Hernández, in Adjuntas, and Las Corujas, in Aguas Buenas. Thirty (30) community aqueducts have received technical support – community organizing, administrative organizing, and water quality compliance – while 13 of them have received a grant to improve their physical infrastructure. They are part of the 250 community.... Read more

Breaking the trauma in 400 children in Puerto Rico - Centro de Fortalecimiento Familiar de Puerto Rico, Inc. ESCAPE

Second Report - ESCAPE Puerto Rico Project

Oct 3, 2019   ESCAPE continue its offering of specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence. To this date, 38 persons have received psychological and support services. Of these 80% are females. There have been cases of pre-existing mental health conditions as depression, anxiety and stress that worsened after the beginning of hurricane season.... Read more

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

We keep on working!

Oct 3, 2019   Dear friend,   On September 20th., 2019, Puerto Rico marked the second anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastating impact on the Island. As you know, we've been working non-stop to help 10 women regain their sense of independency after losing everything in Loiza, but even after these two years have passed and we've made enormous strides, the reality is that there's still a lot of work to be done. The original 10 women have made such an inspiring recovery and many are still repairing.... Read more

Relief & Resilience for Artists in Puerto Rico - Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

September 2019 Report

Sep 30, 2019   September 2019 Report on CERF+'s Relief + Resiliency Work in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands So far this hurricane season CERF+ has responded to two hurricanes (Barry & Dorian) and three tropical storms (Imelda, Karen, and Umberto). In the days before the storms made landfall, we shared resources about hurricane and flooding safety with artists in the predicted impact zones. Now we are connecting with artists in the affected communities as well as with our national, state, and local.... Read more

Educational Community Relief Center for 600 people - For Such a Time as This, Inc

By Your Favor You Make Us Strong

Oct 2, 2019   We are grateful for NGO partners, corporations, donors and supporters for their generousand continued  support to the "Educational Community Relief Center Project". On behalf of For Such a Time as This, and the people that have been impacted by grocery, prescription drugs,school uniforms and school supplies for kids, help with the payment for school enrollment fees, car seat for single mom and her child, etc., we would like to express our deepest gratitude.Without your contribution and.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Fall Updates from InfoAsAid Puerto Rico

Sep 26, 2019   Since our last update, the Internews team has been continuing its community listening and reporting efforts and has also expanded to building formal community network throughout Puerto Rico. Here are some highlights of the last few months: Citizen correspondent reporting Our overarching goal is to highlight post-hurricane life in communities through storytelling while also providing the reader with insight into how individuals are dealing with various issues. These stories are.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Community Youth Leaders graduate training

Sep 24, 2019   100% of the young Project Tiboco participants (11) completed the Practicum Phase of their Community Leadership Training. This project was funded by a Global Giving Grant and additional donations from a Crowd Funding strategy. Six (6) nonprofit community based organizations from six municipalities received a total of 440 service hours for an estimate value of approximately $3,500. In July we held a closing ceremony for the participants. At a Closing Ceremony the participants received certificates.... Read more

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

We're getting close

Sep 23, 2019   Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital that needs nearby medical care. We have just $10,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and installing the clinic. This clinic follows the path of others erected to bring medical help closer to more people.  It creates resilient communities but most importantly saves lives. Yes, citizens.... Read more

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

A Summer of Giving

Sep 18, 2019   I am delighted to report that Project Promise’s “Summer of Service” was a huge success! On August 1, 2019, we launched an exciting 21-day, 18-city, 14-state service trip across America for our participants and chaperones to participate in community service projects across the U.S. mainland. The Caterpillar Project students (“the Caterpillars”) along with three chaperones, a driver and a videographer visited various cities and worked alongside individuals and.... Read more

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

Community: The Key to Recovery!

Sep 16, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. This is Community and Solidarity in.... Read more

Building Organizational Resilience - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Building Blocks for Resiliency

Sep 13, 2019   Strengthening our organization requires that we put in place the building blocks which will serve as a base for our growth. Thanks to the support we have received from donors, we are working on two essential building blocks: emergency response capability and financial development. One of the pillars of our organization is the Leadership & Service Program. This program incorporates graduates and mentors from our different projects who commit to continue their personal and social development.... Read more

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

More Houses Get Repaired

Sep 12, 2019   Donations to our Global Giving campaign have matched other funding proposals and allowed us to address community needs regarding home restoration. We have focused primarily in addressing the needs of residents of Punta Santiago, but have also supported neighboring communities and municipalities, contributing to their recovery from the long-lasting impact of Hurricane Maria. From June 2019 through August 2019, construction materials were distributed to 4 families: 3 families.... Read more

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

Result Reports Are In!

Sep 12, 2019   We just got the numbers from our report for the 2018-2019 school year, with great results -- thanks to all our donors and allies! The project managed to provide tutoring services in the areas of English, Spanish, Mathematics, and Science, as well as offering workshops, counseling, therapies, and recreational activities. For the Monday to Thursday extended hours, we had an attendance of of 116 participants from 77 families of the Municipality of Humacao. 63% of participants invested at least.... Read more

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

Building Momentum and Capacity for True Resilience

Sep 9, 2019   The Atlantic Hurricane “Season” is from June 1st to November 30th of every year with peak activity occurring in September. This year, as with every year, countless people throughout the Caribbean and the eastern coast of the United States are watching satellite images, tracking storms, and preparing their homes for six months of the year – all the while hoping and praying. While Hurricane Dorian did minimal damage on St. Croix, its impact on our sister islands, St. Thomas and.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, St. John

Sep 6, 2019   Greetings from All Hands and Hearts!  It is hard to believe that we are already into the month of September, quickly approaching what will be the two year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Our USVI program changed so much since 2017, our teams completing impactful work that we have been so happy to share with you. Thank you for sticking with us from the beginning. This quarterly report will be our last for this project, as our St. John program has officially come to a.... Read more

Provide Disaster Health Kits for Dorian Survivors - MAP International

Update on Providing DHKs to Dorian Survivors

Sep 5, 2019   “EXTREME DESTRUCTION”     “HISTORIC TRAGEDY”     “DEVASTATING” These are the words being used to describe the Bahamas after they took a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian and remained in its grip for more than 36 hours. Hitting the islands as a Category 5 hurricane, Dorian’s winds obliterated structures while the waters from the storm surge covered much of the land. Twenty lives have been lost but more are expected. No one.... Read more

Enable an encounter with a rare Pterocarpus Forest - PHA Pterocarpus Forest, Inc.

Significant Tech and Content Advances w/TourApp

Sep 3, 2019   Since our last report, at the end of June, we completed the Spanish and English versions of an illustrated, 50-page draft script that introduces and describes this rare ecosystem that is the Pterocarpus Forest.  The draft consists of interpretative, educational material on a variety of themes organized around 25 “stops”. These stops start at the Forest entrance, continue along the ¾-mile elevated interior walkway and end at the Observation Tower and Visitors’.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you! We could not have done it without you!

Sep 3, 2019   Our annual school supplies drive is still very active. As the cost of back-to-school supplies continues to climb as families are expected to spend record amounts in 2019/2020. The problem is! they dont have it to spend. Our families with children in elementary school through high school are still struggling to get the basic school supplies for their children.Yet there is still clothing and uniforms to be purchased.For low-income families, back-to school costs can be a major factor in whether the.... Read more

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

STRT Approaches the 2 Year Anniversary of IrMaria

Aug 27, 2019   Next week Friday, September 6, 2019 will mark the 2nd year anniversary of Hurricane Irma's devastating impact on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Since then, we've endured Hurricane Maria, severe droughts and are closely watching Hurricane Dorian approach us this week. Through and through, the rebuild continues and the resilience of the people in the Virgin Islands is unwavering. Since our last update, we've been able to welcome oh 7th Invitational Travel team through the United Methodists.... Read more

Let's give 300 families in Puerto Rico a safe home - Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.

Our commitment with transparency

Aug 26, 2019   From the very same day that our organization was conceived, we were clear and we have been during these two years, that transparency should reign in all our executions. All of our transactions are recorded in digital password-protected programs that preserve their integrity while at the same time protects the privacy and confidentiality of the participants' information. Regularly we sent reports to our donors with data, photos, and statistics of where and how their donations were used.  By.... Read more

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

Hurricane Recovery Work - Setting up tools for crisis preparedness and expanding services

Aug 23, 2019   In the past three months, our team at Intercambios Puerto Rico has continued its mission to provide life saving harm reduction services to vulnerable populations in the eastern side of the island of Puerto Rico. Life in the island has slowly recovered a sense of normalcy after two years of post-recovery work, however life continues to be a struggle for those who live in the streets and who have problematic use of illegal substances. Puerto Rico has in the last two year witness the implementation.... Read more

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

St. John - Home Rebuilding Program update

Aug 22, 2019   Almost 2 years ago the island of St. John was hit head on by two category 5 hurricanes.   It feels very strange in a disassociated way to even type those words.   Working in hurricane recovery we re-live the devastation of those two storms everyday.   We see it in our daily lives, it’s strewn across our island, it’s expressed on survivors faces and lives in our hearts. Rather than focus on the usual numbers of our progress on how we have now completed 23.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Cloth Diapers Free Mother's Anxiety in Puerto Rico

Aug 27, 2019   The Sandwich Generation refers to an individual who is caring for aging parents alongside raising children. It’s understandably a taxing scenario to act as a caregiver to dependents on both ends — and sometimes a little outside help is the only answer. We recently bumped into a Puerto Rico mom who found herself in such a sandwich-like pickle. “I heard her trying to come up with a plan because her mom was getting operated, and she had to save up because she had to take time off.... Read more

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Aug 22, 2019   Thank you for helping families in Cuba! Our work in Cuba is randomly regular, with a few teams going to Cuba and carrying over diapers every year. Because of this pattern of travel, we have decided to continue providing diapers to teams going to Cuba, and we are going to close this project report on GlobalGiving and fund our work in Cuba through our main GlobalGiving project. Please follow along here.  Our most recent team shares the following:  This was a single mom who lived across.... Read more

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

Nuestra Escuela's 19th Anniversary

Aug 16, 2019   Nuestra Escuela is celebrating its 19th anniversary. Thanks to the support of Global Giving after Hurricane María we inaugurated the building that today serves as the headquarters of educational services and biosocial support to youth and children of limited resources from Caguas and nearby communities. The semester began with the Esencia Vital Workshop, an experience through which young people recover their ability to dream and the power to believe in themselves. In addition, Nuestra.... Read more

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

Sustainable Impact through Holistic Recovery Initiatives

Aug 16, 2019   As we write this report, we are mindful that next month will mark two years since Hurricanes Maria and Irma stormed the Virgin Islands in 2017. Today, as our community continues to recover, St. Croix Foundation is focused on work that supports long-term sustainability and resilience. As in so many other communities, on St. Croix sustainability and resiliency are not just words but imperatives. At the Foundation, we are acutely aware that as an isolated island community, St. Croix must look.... Read more

Put Resilient Roofs on Damaged Puerto Rican Homes - All Hands and Hearts

Exciting update from Yabucoa...

Aug 15, 2019   Work in Puerto Rico continues, and we have very exciting news about our Yabucoa program: we have extended! AHAH will remain in Puerto Rico until March of next year. For us, this is an opportunity to do even more for Puerto Rico and the communities that have felt so left behind in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We are quickly approaching the two-year anniversary of both storms, and we are honored to remain on the island into the new year.  As mentioned in our last update, our teams.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, St. John

Aug 12, 2019   Happy summer from All Hands and Hearts!  It is hard to believe that we are already into the month of August, quickly approaching what will be the two year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Our programs have changed so much since 2017, our teams completing impactful work that we have been so happy to share with you. Thank you for sticking with us from the beginning, and taking the time to hear what’s new with All Hands and Hearts.  Work in Puerto Rico is continuing,.... Read more

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

Qtly Report of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

Aug 9, 2019   Dear sirs: Greetings from Puerto Rico! With great respect, we present you this report on the progress of “La Fondita de Jesús en la Comunidad” and “Institutional and Community Resilient Project”, of Corporación La Fondita de Jesús, from May through July, 2019. LA FONDITA DE JESÚS EN LA COMUNIDAD Donors like you make it possible to continue with the promotion of the recovery and stabilization of communities after hurricane María in San.... Read more

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

Develop, Prepare and Launch

Aug 7, 2019   Hi there!  We hope you are doing well. During these months at AFC we have worked tirelessly to: -Develop a selection process that allows evaluating organizations that wish to receive the workshop Legal and Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Board of Directors in their organization, for their Board members and free of charge. -Prepare for the AFU internship in August, which involves inserting an accounting, finance or human resources student into an organization to offer the service.... Read more

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

A Stronger Community and 109 New Resilient Roofs

Aug 6, 2019   Techos para el Caño has continued to build new, safe, resilient roofs for Hurricane Maria survivors in Caño communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Our goal has been to provide quality, professionally built roofs. Our architects have ensured the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed a total of 118 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted damages, and, as safety is a priority, to ensure they­ could.... Read more

Standing Strong - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Greetings! from Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Aug 2, 2019   Greetings! I hope you are having a great summer. At Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, we are getting ready for the new school year, a whole new set of opportunites for our kids! As we embark in a new strategic cycle, childrenand youth in Puerto Rico will be part of educational experiences to strengthen their language and math skills. They willk receive all the support to finish school and move on to college and accomplish their career goals. They will receive the support they need and will.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

HoneyAID Supports Farmers in Dominica

Aug 30, 2019   “[Now, two years after Hurricane Maria,] we aren’t really an organization that is here to build structures . . . We are here to build the programming that will last beyond another storm — the things that get Dominicans through the next disaster on that bedrock level.” I admit, I was initially unsatisfied when IsraAID’s country director for Dominica responded in this way. Building a house, a school, or a community center… aren’t these the types of.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interm Report - July 2019

Jul 22, 2019   During the last quarter, we have funded 4 new projects, bringing the total number of funded projects to 7! By the next interim reporting period, we will have interim results to share.    We Grow Food (St. Thomas) will be operating a native fruit tree restoration distribution project with local farmers, in partnership with Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (DOA) and University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Services (UVI-CES). Friends of the Virgin Islands.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Raising the Roof(s)

Jul 17, 2019   Thanks to the generous support of nearly 50,000 donors like you who've raised more than $11 million to fund immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, we have a new story of progress to share this month, this time from All Hands and Hearts, a GlobalGiving partner that’s been active in responding to numerous natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Florence, and Michael, and the 2015 Nepal earthquakes.    Over the past five months of All Hands.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

THANK YOU!

Jul 18, 2019   Dear donor,  Red de Fundaciones de Puerto Rico (La Red) would like to thank you for your recurring contributions to the FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund through GlobalGiving. Since we established the Fund in 2017, donors like you have given us the ability to continue working towards a fair and equitable reconstruction of Puerto Rico in the midst of a double crisis: an ongoing economic.... Read more

Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico - Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Activities for the Elderly

Jul 12, 2019   Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza continue to support the elderly in different ways.  Our main activity was to clean and make some arrangementa in a particpant home because it's condition was inhumane.  We donate a mattress, toilet, clothing, changed a door, and provide him with non-perishable articles.  We are doing follow up so he can keep it clean. We continue with the meal distribution from Friday to Sunday so the elderly can have a balanced meal.  We participate in a.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Adelante Barbuda!

Jul 9, 2019   September 2017 - the Caribbean island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma which ravaged the island with 185mph winds, 15 foot waves, and widespread flooding. The entire population of Barbuda was displaced as nearly all of their homes and infrastructure were destroyed. Emergency rebuilding and recovery efforts have been underway and to date over $800,000 from the Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation has been invested in home reconstruction and repair, transportation,.... Read more

Empowering Culebra - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

On our way to empowering Culebra

Jul 9, 2019   The municipal island of Culebra is located to the northeast of our mainland with a population of approximately 1,400. The island received proper energy supply by March 2019, almost a year and a half after Hurricane María hit our shores. Since we had already empowered, through a participatory process, the first solar community in Toro Negro – Ciales, where 20 energy systems form the community’s solar microgrid providing energy to 28 residences that benefit more than 70.... Read more

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico - Instituto Nueva Escuela

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico

Jul 8, 2019   Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) aims to contribute to strengthening and transforming public education in Puerto Rico by training teachers and assistants in Montessori philosophy. Currently, INE is the only existing and accredited institution that offers training and coaching in Montessori philosophy and methodology in Puerto Rico. By training teachers and assistants, INE promotes the public education and social transformation of the communities surrounding the schools.  Citizens become part.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Beyond Bandaids?

Jul 8, 2019   When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, conditions were so drastic that some families fled stateside where other forms of support were more prominent. Among those, Cristina left with her husband and three children to Connecticut to start anew, according to a Journal Inquirer article. “It’s been a nomadic two years, bouncing from a hotel, to a church shelter, and finally to their current East Hartford apartment,” the article says, “but ultimately,.... Read more

Solar Responders in Morovis, Puerto Rico - Solar Responders

Solar Responders Update in PR

Jul 22, 2019   Dear Solar Responders community,  This is Hunter Johansson, CEO of Solar Responders. I am so grateful to you for your individual financial contribution and heartfelt messages. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is here and the Solar Responders team is working hard to raise the necessary funding to install solar and storage on all fire stations in Puerto Rico's most impacted communities. Following our most recent installation in Culebra, 81 of 94 fire stations, including Morovis, have yet to.... Read more

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

The Power of Us

Jul 3, 2019   Hello, friends! We have a lot to celebrate! Taller Salud is turning 40 this year, and we're committed to our goal of helping our women rise from the challenges imposed by poverty and racism in Loiza. With your generous help, we've put 18 women on the path of recovery after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017. Yes, it's been almost two years, but there's still so much to be done and we're working every day to empower our communities, and even though our original goal has to help 10 women, the.... Read more

Creating a Just Recovery for Puerto Rico - La Maraña

Imaginacion Post-Maria Updates

Nov 11, 2019   Dear all,  It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you some of the exciting new updates in La Maraña's community participatory recovery model, Imaginación Post-María. As mentioned in our GlobalGiving project, these funds are being channeled directly to bringing the Imaginación Post-María model to life in three communities across Puerto Rico. This year, neighbors in each community have been using participatory design and planning skills in order to.... Read more

Educational Community Relief Center for 600 people - For Such a Time as This, Inc

Leaving a Legacy

Jul 3, 2019   We, For Such a Time as This are committed to continuing the help of our families and communities. After almost 2 years from Hurricane Maria devastation, our people are still in need; physical,emotional and spiritual. Day by day we are growing more devoted to keep helping individuals, families, and communities to a better present and a better future. The process has been long and slow. We had to talk to so many people, write so many letters, and sign so many documents, but we are committed with.... Read more

Breaking the trauma in 400 children in Puerto Rico - Centro de Fortalecimiento Familiar de Puerto Rico, Inc. ESCAPE

First Report - ESCAPE Puerto Rico Project

Jul 2, 2019   Thanks again for the support! It’s important for ESCAPE to be able to provide specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria and to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence. At first, with the initial $50,000 donation, the specialized professionals will provide psychosocial services, with an emphasis in skills building, crisis intervention and service coordination, to.... Read more

Water for Us - Puerto Rico Community Foundation

Community aqueducts meet to exchange experiences

Jul 2, 2019   There are more than 250 community aqueducts throughout the island that are not connected to the main water system and are completely operated by their communities. The communities form a non-profit as the administrative infrastructure to support the administration, water compliance and full distribution of the resource to its residents. As part of the Water for Us Alliance – Fundación Comunitaria, Hispanic Federation and Oxfam – the goal is to strengthen these community.... Read more

Relief & Resilience for Artists in Puerto Rico - Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Inc

CERF+'s Relief + Resiliency Work in Puerto Rico

Jul 1, 2019   The last three months have been relatively quiet, but as hurricane season intensifies CERF+ staff are getting ready to respond to any significant storms or other natural disasters that hit the Caribbean. We have used this "down time" to strengthen existing networks, build new ones, and develop partnerships in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, expanding our reach and increasing awareness of our services among the artists and artisans in those areas. From June 3 – 4 CERF+ executive.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Summer Updates from InfoAsAid Puerto Rico

Jul 1, 2019   Over the last three months the team has continued its local reporting on health, mental health, food security, and economic development, with stories shared through the InfoAsAid Facebook page, via WhatsApp subscribers, and a monthly newsletter. In addition, reports are also available to read on a Medium page, Contigo: Experiencias Comunitarias (With you: Community Experiences), and are broadcast each week on WALO FM. In late May and early June, we sponsored a three-day data journalism training.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

Changes Abound in St. Thomas and St. John!

Jun 28, 2019   Dear friends and supporters, There have been some big changes since our last update - a mix of exciting and very bittersweet.  In St. Thomas, our program officially closed on April 30th after 20 months of response and recovery efforts. Our team was incredibly sad to leave the communities that made them feel so at home, but they were grateful too that All Hands and Hearts was able to stay for so long furthering recovery on the island as a whole. To celebrate the completion of the program,.... Read more

Beyond Relief: Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico! - Libraries Without Borders

The Arts and Culture as Engines for Recovery

Jun 27, 2019   Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico experienced monumental devastation to life, property, livelihood, and cultural heritage. Once immediate disaster response efforts ended, communities were forced to grapple with the harsh realities of long-term recovery. As concerns about access to food, water and shelter subsided, residents increasingly worried about the impact that limited public services, namely the closure of 283 schools, would have on their daily lives.    Last.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

Field Update #26: Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico

Jun 27, 2019   Many people take for granted their right to have a home, a community, access to schools and hospitals. However, there are thousands of people who do not have that security because their ability to repair or rebuild their houses depends on the assistance they receive from the state, their rent is subject to private entities that can speculate with the land or if the public school closes, forcing the family to move so their children can have an education. Because the right to a roof is not just.... Read more

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

Just $11,000 to go!

Jun 26, 2019   Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital.  We have just $11,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and install the clinic.  Our goal is to help create a more resilient community and reduce carbon footprint, but more than anything, to ensure those with medical needs in areas without a hospital can get the help they.... Read more

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

Next Steps!

Jun 25, 2019   The MEANS Database team remains committed to fighting food insecurity in Central Florida by creating new partnerships and increasing outreach to food donors and emergency food providers. According to Second Harvest, nearly 105 million more meals a year are needed to fill the meal gap in Central Florida alone. To deliver more available meals to hungry individuals, we’ve teamed up with the Seminole County Health Department to spread the word about our food recovery system. The attached flyer.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Community Youth Leaders in Action

Jun 25, 2019   Our first group of eleven Community Youth Leaders has finished their theoretical training of eight months. The training has provided each participant with the tools and knowledge to manage work and community partnerships. Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc. established alliances with other non-for-profit organizations in order to connect our new leaders in training with causes which impact their communities. The month of June has been dedicated to service learning. Each leader has been.... Read more

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

FINAL REPORT: 25 Years Sisterhood Celebration

Jun 20, 2019   This is the final report for this project because it has been fully funded.  During the devastating 2017 storms, hurricanes Irma and Maria, our newly opened SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands was severely damaged. We rebuilt it, stronger than ever, and remain vigilant in our ongoing support of millions of women and girls through partnerships, training, projects, programs, and products. To mark this occasion, we decided to share our 25-year anniversary.... Read more

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

Building a Better Future for Disaster Victims

Jun 18, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. Construct and Rebuild: Homes, Safety,.... Read more

Building Organizational Resilience - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

The Importance of Resilience

Jun 17, 2019   What does building organizational resilience mean to Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.? It means building a solid financial base that will support the continuation of our services in the case of a future natural disaster o emergency. After experiencing the terrible organizational devastation due to Hurricane María, we have begun the planning and design phase of our emergency response plan. This plan will allow us to train our employees and volunteers so that we can respond.... Read more

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

Interm Report - June 2019

Jun 17, 2019   Junior Angels continued to volunteer at their site placements throughout the school year. We are now planning summer projects for the Junior Angels to engage in supporting ongoing hurricane recovery needs on St. Thomas and St. Croix. A highlight since the last report was the Junior Angels participation in a beautification event for the Bovoni public housing community. Junior Angels worked alongside members of the Smith Bay Action Committee and the youth of Bovoni in painting tires to be used as.... Read more

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

Hurricane Season is Here Again

Jun 14, 2019   The fact that almost 2 years after hurricanes Irma and Maria there are still houses in need of repair says something both about the magnitude of their impact and about the poverty level of the eastern region of Puerto Rico. With another hurricane season already here, at P.E.C.E.S. we keep working at full speed to make sure as many families as possible have safe houses. From March through June 2019, construction materials were distributed to 21 families: 16 families from Humacao (Punta.... Read more

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

Inspiring Outcomes

Jun 14, 2019   The arrival of summer means it is time to measure how we are doing. We can say it has been a busy semester: our Social Work team carried out  27 individual, 5 group and 6 family interventions. The Psychology team performed 9 interventions with parents individually, 3 workshops with parents and 20 individual sessions with participants.  Topics discussed with parents included:  1. Promoting good mental health in.... Read more

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

Establishing the Building Blocks to Recovery

Jun 10, 2019   Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Caribbean, St. Croix Foundation couldn’t have known how critical our Nonprofit Consortium would become over the next several years. But as a nimble and innovative place-based community foundation committed to equity, resilience, and collaboration (even before the storms), we knew how important social infrastructure was for the overall health and welfare of a place. We had also seen the powerful impact of strong nonprofits. Initially.... Read more

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

Closing Out, But Just the Beginning!

Jun 10, 2019   Project Close Out Report There is a Norfolk Island Pine tree that stands just beyond our front porch, with half of the branches stretching 3 feet long, and the other half, lighter green and tender, measuring about 7 inches. It is impossible to miss. Whether I am standing looking out on the porch, readying my son for school, walking the dog back into our home, or looking up from my laptop - there is the pine. Following the nearly two years since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, you often hear.... Read more

Enable an encounter with a rare Pterocarpus Forest - PHA Pterocarpus Forest, Inc.

Steady progress toward a remarkable Forest App

Jun 5, 2019   Since our last report, we’ve contracted a highly-regarded local tech company to develop the tour app and we are now in the design stage. Educational content is being developed separately, but in close collaboration with the app developer. Thus far we’ve created the basic structure of the application, which contains a short dummy of the tour part, including some visuals and content. At this stage, we still envision that the application will contain general information about the.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Students in need of basic school supplies for 2019

Jun 3, 2019   Teachers are straight-up awesome. Unfortunately they are faced with challenges every day, the biggest being not having the basic supplies for their students. Rather than let their students go without basics like pencils and notebook paper, and more, many teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. That would be considered a sweet gesture if teachers were trillionaires, but the reality is they struggle doing so. Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, saw.... Read more

Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico & Dominica - IsraAID

Repairing Hurricane Damaged Homes on Dominica

Jun 3, 2019   On 18 September 2018, Hurricane Maria hit the independent island of Dominica, as a category 5 storm with winds of up to 160 mph, the second major hurricane to hit the region in just a few weeks. As a result of the storm, 90% of buildings lost their roofs, leaving roads and businesses devastated. With over 30 fatalities and the island’s entire infrastructure – homes, agriculture, electricity and water supplies – destroyed, IsraAID arrived to conduct initial assessments and.... Read more

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

FEMA Support + Skilled Volunteers = Rebuild Magic!

May 31, 2019   The STRT is happy to announce FEMA sponsored Invitational Travel for skilled volunteers coming to assist in the rebuild! We have 5 full teams scheduled between now and end of July (this will likley be extended) and are excited to be hosting our first team from the United Methodists Volunteers in Mission (UMVM) from Southern Mississippi. This partnership with FEMA will make the STRT even more impactful and be able to use your donations further than ever before. We are eternally grateful for this.... Read more

Let's give 300 families in Puerto Rico a safe home - Puerto Rico Rises, Corp.

With firm foundation - Donors Report May 2019

May 29, 2019     While it is true that measuring in numbers the impacts that a nonprofit organization carries out to reflect its scope and effectiveness, I still prefer to do it by names, by smiles, by dreams, to being able to continue feeling empathy with their needs but at the same time being able to continue providing the energy required to help them lift and recovers is what confirms us that our roots are anchored in firm terrain. I could say that Don Tito was given almost $5k in construction.... Read more

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

Hurricane Recovery Work

May 29, 2019   Unfortunately, more than a year after the hurricane’s aftermath, social and health services for drug users continue to be limited. There continue to be many barriers to access medication-assisted treatment (i.e. Methadone and Buprenorphine) for people with problematic opioid use. In addition, there still limited availability and accessibility of syringe exchange services around the island. The declaration of an opioid crisis in the USA allowed for the distribution of the drug naloxone at a.... Read more

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

Rebuilding St. John one home at a time

May 23, 2019   The Resilient Housing Program (RHI) has completed 12 homes with 2 more homes just waiting for our local power authority to turn the lights back on. Our construction crews are running 7 days a week in order to get the most vulnerable members of our community (seniors, single family parents, economically vulnerable) in a safe and dry home before the next hurricane season begins next month. RHI by the numbers: 5 Disaster Case Workers 6 Construction Crews working on structural damage and full.... Read more

Put Resilient Roofs on Damaged Puerto Rican Homes - All Hands and Hearts

Progress Worth Celebrating!

May 17, 2019   Greetings from All Hands and Hearts! This quarter, we have some news that we truly think is worthy of a celebration: our Puerto Rico teams have officially finished repairing and sealing their 300th concrete roof! In the grand scheme of things, this may seem like a small indication of progress; but, for 300 homeowners and their families, this means being in their homes without worrying about leaks and mold growth each time it rains. Teams are working closely with the people of Yabucoa, always.... Read more

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

Nuestra Escuela a space of Love and Hope

May 17, 2019   Thanks to your donations, Nuestra Escuela continues to offer services to the children and youth of Caguas and nearby communities. The construction of additional spaces to expand services is in its final stage. So, our kids and youth will have a better space for receiving academic and biopsychosocial services. In addition, it was possible to offer food, participate in sporting events and support families in the development of healthy relationships. As part of the activities that have been.... Read more

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

Preserving Community & Ensuring Holistic Recovery

May 16, 2019   PLACE-KEEPING THROUGH THE CARE FUNDEach year, many organizations, companies, and governments struggle through the challenge of ensuring that recovery from a disaster is balanced and community-based. At St. Croix Foundation, we believe strongly that place-keeping (as opposed to place-making) is one key component of holistic and sustainable community development because it is grounded in the recognition that no place is a blank slate. In the U.S. Caribbean, as with many other coastal communities.... Read more

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

Caterpillar Corner Update

May 15, 2019   Project Promise Caterpillar and author, Vianca Medina, along with her mentor Gladys Gonzalez and life coach Resa OReilly have been visiting local schools on St. Croix to promote Medina’s book, Dream A Dream. The book is the story of a shy young girl who has big dreams, but is too shy to pursue them and was written by Medina in 2016 with the help of her mentor, Gladys Gonzalez; Dream A Dream was officially released last December. Medina kicked off her book tour last month and thus far had.... Read more

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

Progress of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

May 14, 2019   Receive our greetings and gratitude for your help with this project, to promote the recovery and stabilization of communities after hurricane María! Thanks to your donations, “Conexión Móvil” Program provided clinical services during April, 2019, in the following six (6) communities of San Juan: Residencial Berwind, Resdencial Vista Hermosa, Barriada Figueroa, Río Piedras, Sabana Village Apartments and Plebiscitos. A total of 401 non-duplicated persons.... Read more

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

Distributing Dignity, Period.

May 13, 2019   For young girls, life can lead to difficulties as they mature into puberty and start their periods: all of a sudden, the need to afford menstrual hygiene supplies adds an extra burden to the situation. There, unfortunately, is a negative stigma around menstruation, and not having adequate supplies can make a young woman feel embarrassed or anxious about leaking. It can also cause young girls to opt to skip school. For example, Hanna often missed school entirely, using toilet paper as a.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell St. Thomas - All Hands and Hearts Update

May 13, 2019   Hello Donors! Since our last update, progress has been great on each of the active programs in the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico, teams have been working hard removing mold and repairing roofs on homes that sustained storm damage. Staff members have begun a countdown as they are only 9 roofs away from celebrating 300 roof repairs finished in Puerto Rico! There is a lot of work left to do before the struggling communities of Puerto Rico can reach a full sense of recovery, and it truly is an honor to.... Read more

Help Children in Puerto Rico - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

What can a diaper really do?

Jun 3, 2019   Things have always been tough for many in Puerto Rico, with poverty affecting nearly half the population (the current rate is 43.5 percent). Since Hurricane Maria hit in 2017, many in the U.S. territory saw their lives take a downward turn. Like one Puerto Rico family we heard from recently. The Louisa told us her son is autistic, has schizophrenia and ADHD — and that Hurricane Maria was life-changing for them. “He has a really hard time as he can’t communicate, and.... Read more

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

Report!

May 9, 2019   1097/5000 Hi, We have had many achievements this past quarter. Some of them are: - Impact more than 5 non-profit organizations through the workshop on Legal and Fiduciary Responsibilities of a Board of Directors to its members. -Begin the processes to strengthen the Workshop Program. -Offer the Soft and Hard skills workshops and the film forum to the students of AFU about generational differences. -Execute a process evaluation, through AFU Focal. -Cordinate the evaluation.... 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: Over 100 roofs built!

May 9, 2019   Techos para el Caño continues to build new, safe, resilient roofs for Hurricane Maria survivors in Caño communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We are glad to share that we have built over 100 roofs! Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide quality, professionally-built roofs. Our architects ensure the roofs built are safe, resilient, well designed, and adapt to each home’s specific situation. They have assessed a total of 113 homes to evaluate hurricane inflicted.... Read more

Standing Strong - Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc.

Greetings! form Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

May 7, 2019   Greetings! As the school year in Puerto Rico comes to a close, I want, on behalf of all the children and youth of Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico to send you a big, big thank you for your support. Your donation went a long way, providing more than 6,000 hot meals. In this and all our projects kids are the center and purpose of everything. Yet, I realize that I have not shared with you a very important component of the Hot Meals Program. You, together wih many generous funders, have been.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

An Update to our Supporters

Apr 29, 2019   Dear Friends, We felt in writing to you this time that we should reflect on the incredible impact your support has made since we launched this campaign in 2017. In the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean region in late summer 2017 we rapidly deployed disaster response teams to the area. In those early days we launched this partnership with the amazing team at GlobalGiving to generate support for the immediate response operations we were conducting. These.... Read more

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

Progress of La Fondita de Jesus en la Comunidad

Apr 24, 2019   Thanks to GlobalGiving Foundation funds, we had the opportunity to continue with this project during February and March, 2019, to promote the recovery and stabilization of vulnerable communities after hurricane María passed through Puerto Rico. Thanks to your donations, we have been able to continuously provide clinical services with “Conexión Móvil” program, such as preventive and primary medical care, nursing, drug counseling and psychology, as well as food and.... Read more

Disaster Recovery- Elders, San Antonio Puerto Rico - Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza, Inc

Eldery Health Emphasis

Apr 15, 2019   During this quarter the emphasis of Proyecto La Nueva Esperanza was the elderly health. A new nurse went to the eldery homes to get related with their health conditions and to verify if they were following the doctor instructions. She verified their blood pressure and glucose levels. Medical appointments for special health conditions were made for: urology, hearing and cardiology. Another two appointments were made for participants regular follow up. The northwest area is having a running water.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Update on the Barbuda Resilience Fund

Apr 11, 2019   It has been almost a year and a half since Hurricane Irma struck the island of Barbuda, damaging 96% of houses and displacing 1,625 people. 155 businesses were forced to shut down, 463 children were left without a school, and 405 vital fishing traps were lost in the fishing-reliant community. However, in this time the people of Barbuda have proved to be strong and resilient in rebuilding their communities. The Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation (ICF).... Read more

Beyond Relief: Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico! - Libraries Without Borders

Exciting News for Puerto Rico!

Apr 9, 2019   Libraries Without Borders is excited to announce that we will be re-activating the Ideas Box program in Puerto Rico this summer! After running a successful pilot in Loiza and La Perla, the Clinton Global Initiative highlighted our Ideas Box project at their Post-Disaster Recovery Action Network’s convening last January. Shortly thereafter, we received a generous donation from Sony to re-activate our Ideas Box program and expand our efforts to serve the community of Loiza. This donation,.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interm Report - April 2019

Apr 16, 2019   We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the environmental hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Native Tree Planting The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) has nearly completed its project, which had the primary purpose of increasing the number of native tress on St. Croix through planting and community tree giveaways. Planting native trees is an important aspect in the recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and restoring the natural.... Read more

Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Community-led recovery continues in Puerto Rico

Apr 5, 2019   As the people of Puerto Rico continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, we're proud to share stories from our nonprofit partners who have remained hard at work, leading ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts in their communities. The incredible generosity of GlobalGivers like you and more than 49,000 others who've come together to raise more than $11 million has helped make these stories possible: In southeastern Puerto Rico, Programa de Educacion Comunal de Entrega y Servicio.... Read more

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

Strong women = Thriving communities

Apr 4, 2019   April 4, 2019 Dear friends, What a difference your help has made in Loiza! As of this moment, we have helped more than 10 women go back to safe homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In the case of those that lost it all, your donations have made it possible for us to help to buy building materials to repair, rebuild or acquire residences that meet their needs. It's been 19 months since Maria devastated Puerto Rico and left 3,000 families without a roof in Loiza. Your continuous support.... Read more

Puerto Rico emergency relief / long-term recovery - Filantropía Puerto Rico

Field Update #25: Emergency Savings Fund is key to nonprofit sustainability

Apr 3, 2019   In the months following Hurricane Maria, the Funders' Network of Puerto Rico activated its FORWARD Puerto Rico Fund, awarding grants to community- based organizations that were helping the most vulnerable populations of the island. Now that the emergency has stabilized and Puerto Rico is in a recovery and rebuilding stage, grants have focused on the long-term. That includes strengthening the financial stability of community-based organizations, which enables them to quickly respond to future.... Read more

Recovery News and Information for Puerto Rico - Internews

Updates from InfoAsAid

Apr 3, 2019   Now three months into 2019, the InfoAsAid team is excited to share our program updates and plans for the rest of the year. In January we deepened our partnership with Nethope to address the long-term recovery issues of health, mental health, food security, and economic development. Nethope is working with NGOs across the island to collect, aggregate, analyze and share data on these issues and create an accessible data portal that will allow NGOs as well as journalists to have a more.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

Exciting update from our USVI teams...

Apr 1, 2019   Hello friends and supporters of GlobalGiving, We have exciting news about AHAH and our USVI operations: our timeline has been extended! In St. Thomas, our work will continue until the end of April and in St. John, our work will continue through the end of June. It’s right there in our mission statement: “AHAH addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters”. It means so much to those still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.... Read more

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

Help us build a medical clinic

Mar 28, 2019   Now, that Phase I of the project is complete, we are checking impact assessment and finalizing the post project report.  Our top priority, however, is to complete fundraising for Phase 2 which is a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital.  We have another $11,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and install the clinic.  Our goal is to help create a more resilient community and reduce carbon footprint, but more than anything, to ensure.... Read more

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico - Instituto Nueva Escuela

Support Montessori Communities in Puerto Rico

Apr 9, 2019   Instituto Nueva Escuela (INE) aims to contribute to strengthening and transforming public education in Puerto Rico by training teachers and assistants in Montessori philosophy. Currently, INE is the only existing and accredited institution that offers training and coaching in Montessori philosophy and methodology in Puerto Rico. By training teachers and assistants, INE promotes the public education and social transformation of the communities surrounding the schools.  Citizens become part.... Read more

Recovery of Puerto Rico through Youth Leadership - Jovenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, Inc.

Meet Our Community Leaders

Mar 28, 2019   TIBOCO: community youth leadership incubator is the name the participants chose for the project because tiboco means "nest" in the arahuaco indigenous language. To them it represents the place where they are getting ready to become community leaders. Once they finish the training, they will leave the "nest" and work together to rebuild their communities. We are excited to introduce some of the young leaders! By donating to our project you support the training which will enable these.... Read more

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

Recovery & Rebuilding for Success

Mar 22, 2019   Sisterhood Agenda's SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy is located on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  It serves the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents and visitors from neighboring islands and from the United States mainland. One of the most important aspects of the SEA is its safe health and healing space for women and girls. This space, included interior and exterior eco-friendly areas, is coming back nicely to fulfill its purpose. WHAT WE HAVE DONE After Hurricane Irma, Sisterhood.... Read more

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

From Now On!

Mar 28, 2019   In Central Florida, 1 in 6 people are food insecure. Food insecurity implies there is a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household. Recently, many Puerto Rican refugees have relocated to Orlando, Florida, and in turn we’ve narrowed our focus to Central Florida. We have teamed up with a group of six Americorps Vistas located in Orlando to develop a strong food recovery network. Thus far, they’ve helped us make incredible progress by reaching out to.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

Double Your Impact

Jul 20, 2020   In the last 6 months, the impact of COVID-19 has caused a global shift in the way that people conduct business, care for their families, and envision their future. We at Love City Strong have done our best to restructure our programming to ensure the safety and security of our staff and clients, while working diligently to fulfill the goals and commitments of each project. While work was suspended on the Resilient Housining Initiative (RHI) for 3 months this year due to safety concerns.... Read more

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

Rebuilding Lives Amid a Pandemic

Jul 14, 2020   Business as usual changed for the world at the onset of 2020. In the wake of the pandemic caused by the novel virus COVID-19, the way in which we connect with each other was forced to change. With the tenacious resilience of island culture, the leadership of LTRG challenged our team members never to miss a crisis. Community connection was redefined, and amazing service has been provided to the community of St. Croix! 73 Homes Rebuilt!This reporting cycle closes out the final stateside volunteer.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Because of you, Virgin Islanders receive medicine + supplies

Jul 6, 2020   In the fall of 2017, back to back storms made landfall in the U.S Virgin Islands. Thanks to your generous donation, GlobalGiving has continued to support vital nonprofits in the USVIs impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma.   It’s been a year since we made a $10,000 grant to Patient Assist, thanks to your support. This funding helped to ensure that the most vulnerable residents across the USVIs would receive life-sustaining medicine, regardless of cost.  Two-plus years after.... Read more

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

Nonprofit Consortium Adapts to Covid-19 Reality

Jul 7, 2020   July 2020 BackgroundSt. Croix Foundation for Community Developed officially launched the Nonprofit Consortium through a series of table conversations amongst over 50 local nonprofits in the fall of 2016. The Foundation initiated this collective action nearly one year to the day prior to the 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Several months after that first convening, the Foundation partnered with Nonprofit Consortium members to host its first of five Philanthropy Retreats and Forums, including a.... Read more

Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders - Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Covid, Community & Bonus Days!

Jul 1, 2020   Wow - 2020 has not been what I expected it to be! I know this rings true for most people. Despite the health and economic challenges that our community has faced, I am humbled by the outpouring of assistance and positivity from our PAVI supporters and patients. Recently, PAVI was able to partner with the St. Thomas Recovery Team and Chelsea Drug Store to provide medical supplies to USVI residents in Covid-positive households! A huge thank you to Chelsea Drug Store for always helping PAVI.... Read more

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

Rebuilding under the 'New Normal'

Jun 17, 2020   Life under the 'New Normal' is anything but normal on a small island of around 4000 people.  The impact of this global pandemic after being hit by two cat 5 hurricanes has greatly affected our community in all fronts of recovery including the economic and social. The majority of the homes we are working on belong to Seniors who are particulary vulnerable to COVID-19.  To prevent putting these individuals at additional  risk construction has been put on hold during the lock down.... Read more

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

Innovative Systems Building: Stories of Progress

Jun 9, 2020   New Systems and the Caribbean Assistance and Resilience Effort (CARE) Fund In 2017, when category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands, we knew that full recovery would be long and that the world would not wait for us to rebuild before the next storm. And so, as our friends and partners at GlobalGiving know, St. Croix Foundation began the work. We collected data, networked our nonprofits, built holistic programming, and launched initiatives spanning workforce development,.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Suicide Prevention with COVID-19

Jun 8, 2020   “During this difficult time worldwide,” says Coralys, our Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Coordinator in Puerto Rico, “our team has developed new and innovative strategies to address the most pressing needs related to mental health and, more specifically, suicide prevention.” One of those innovative strategies is a new series of webinars which adapt training to the physical distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic. With generous support from GlobalGiving,.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

An Unprecedented Challenge

Jun 3, 2020   In December 2019, the novel coronavirus changed lives on a global scale. Amid the fear and uncertainty, Love City Strong has made every effort to react as quickly as possible to the changing landscape of the pandemic response in order to better serve our community.  On March 6th, we held a team meeting to discuss the known facts about this emerging threat, including the hygiene and social distancing guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Virgin Islands.... Read more

Lutheran Disaster Response - US Virgin Islands - Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands Inc

Lutheran Disaster Response - St Croix Volunteer Re

Jun 2, 2020   Lutheran Disaster Response, a program of Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands, has continued rebuilding hurricane damaged roofs through May 2020.  Although the twin Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria hit us in a 2 week span almost three years ago in September 2017, there are still numerous homes that have not been repaired.  Many of these damaged structures belong to low income senior citizens and persons with disabilities.  These are the groups we have focused on.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued support.

May 26, 2020   We’d like to give a big thanks to all our donor, families, colleagues, and friends working tirelessly on the frontline to care for our people in need, and our support staff working behind the scenes, in the fight against coronavirus. We’re truly inspired by your personal commitment to making a difference in these unprecedented and challenging times. We hope your okay and staying safe. This Global Pandeemic has hit us all very hard. Our Island Antigua and Barbuda is hurting.... Read more

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

Winter Updates from the STRT

May 13, 2020     The STRT stayed busy between November 2019 and February 2020. Although we had to take some breaks for the holidays, we were able to host three volunteer teams and work on four different homes. Our staff and volunteers were very happy to have gotten more Virgin Islanders back in their homes before Christmas and the New Year. Final Nail ceremonies are always special for clients, but helping them finish their personal recovery plans during the Holiday Season has been extra special. Our.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, Puerto Rico

May 12, 2020   It’s hard to believe that two and a half years have passed since highly destructive hurricanes Irma and Maria raged through the Caribbean. This project page has been quite special to us as it covered the programs we operated in response to these storms in St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Dominica, and Puerto Rico. We are grateful to each and every one of you, our supporters, for standing on the side of families impacted by these disasters and helping our teams support them through a variety.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda the Resilient!

May 7, 2020   With help from YOU ALL through the GlobalGiving platform, the International Community Foundation has provided three 5k general support grants to help Barbuda prepare for AND emerge strong from the COVID 19 pandemic. The island remains on lockdown with an enforced curfew from 6pm-6am and supplies arriving once a week by boat. The three organizations below are working to keep Barbuda resilient during this difficult time. BarbudanGo is one of two local nonprofits that emerged after Hurricane Irma.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - April 2020

Apr 15, 2020   We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the USVI hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Several projects are ongoing, with anticipated end dates throughout 2020. As updates become available on the impact of COVID-19 on planned activities, we will include that information in future reporting. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park: Native Plant Restoration (St. John) - Replanting of native coastal plants has begun, with over 50 hours of volunteer time.... Read more

Creating a more resilient environment on St. Croix - St. Croix Environmental Association

Upcycled DIY Bird Feeder

Apr 7, 2020   St. Croix Environmental Association recently released our DIY Bird Feeder video! This will eventually be part of a series of video tutorials on how to include wildlife in your hurricane preparedness plan, but we launched it a little early for those parents, teachers and students who may be looking for at-home projects. Watch our video, make your own bird feeder, and share a photo of it with us on Facebook! We are also including a link to our ongoing list of Environmental e-Learning Resources. We.... Read more

VI Children's Museum Hurricane Recovery - The Virgin Islands Children's Museum

Thank You from VICM!!!

Mar 30, 2020   Thank you so much to all of those who contributed to our recovery from the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes! We have been in our new permanent location for over a year now, and we have two new exhibits in planning stages.  We have been renewed for an additional year of free field trip programs, so elementary classes will be able to continue to visit and even have their transportation covered.  We were also approved to again honor our military by offering free admission to.... Read more

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project - University Of The Virgin Islands

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project Report June 2020

Jun 18, 2020   Our global community transformed drastically in March 2020- life and our community outreach projects will not be the same...again.  Progress and positive growth even in uncertain times of the COVID19 pandemic in March 2020 continue to expand community narratives and outreach programs of the Heritage Education Arts Legacy (HEAL) VICCC Recovery Project [HEAL VICCC RP]. #Healing #Recovery #Repair #Resilience remains integrated with the Caribbean Cultural Studies education programs linked to.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Community-powered recovery across the Caribbean

Mar 19, 2020   More than two years after its landfall, the immense impacts of Hurricane Irma still linger across the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Southeastern states of the U.S. mainland. GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners remain hard at work on the ground in affected communities. Here is a snapshot of recent updates from three organizations that your donations have supported: Patient Assist VI is committed to helping those with chronic illnesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands that continue to struggle.... Read more

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

Working to Sustain Resilience

Mar 16, 2020   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. 73 Homes and More to Serve...In this reporting.... Read more

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

Embracing Communities Globally for Resilience!

Mar 10, 2020   Embracing Regional, National, and Global Communities for Long-Term Resilience! Since launching our Nonprofit Consortium (a collective of over 30 local nonprofits) in September 2016, exactly one year prior to the 2017 hurricanes, St. Croix Foundation has sustained its founders’ pledge to support the Territory’s civic sector as an inextricable component of our core organizational programming. Over the past three years, all of us at the Foundation have been so inspired to witness the.... Read more

Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders - Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Continued need in the new year

Mar 6, 2020   Happy Spring! In 2019 Patient Assist VI served more patients than ever before, and 2020 has already continued to illustrate the need for assistance. Within the first two weeks of the new year, PAVI received 13 referrals! PAVI continues to receive referrals for patients impacted by the hurricanes of 2017. While much of the USVI is back to pre-storm levels, there are homes and places of work that are not. Our advocates continue to work tirelessly to obtain medications for our patients. PAVI.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

The Resilient Housing Initiative continues in 2020!

Feb 27, 2020   Progress continues in the Resilient Housing Initiative! In December of 2019 we had arrived at 30 homes rebuilt through this program, and we are proud to report that another home will be complete by the end of March!  RHI is a collaboration between 3 nonprofit organizations (Love City Strong, the St. John Community Foundation, and the St. John Angel Network), 3 dedicated St. John-based construction companies, and dozens of St. John businesses across multiple sectors all working to.... Read more

Restore Equity in Education for St. Croix Children - St. Croix Montessori (Montessori House of Children)

Students Attend University for an Afternoon

Feb 26, 2020   A critical component of the student learning experience during the elementary years is the "Going Out" program. The format can be an extension of classroom research, in which students begin by studying concepts in books and then engage community experts, museums, or learning centers. This program can also be an opportunity for the teacher to spark interest and more in-depth study of a topic, as well as an opportunity to engage students in extensions of their classroom lessons.  One of.... Read more

Restore Equity in Education for St. Croix Children - St. Croix Montessori (Montessori House of Children)

Students & Parents Engage In Community

Feb 26, 2020   With the school community transitioning to new leadership and the welcoming of new families, engaging together in community building is a priority for the 2019-20 academic year. Check out the student newsletter describing their experience of this process! Thanks to the support of our families and GlobalGiving community, here are some of our highlights! Elementary Students Organize Food Drive for Local Nonprofit The 17 students in the lower and upper elementary classes (grades 1-6).... Read more

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

A new year for the Resilient Housing Initiative

Feb 18, 2020   A new year for the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI) brings new challenges.   Two years and this as a collegue from Love City Strong, one of our partners puts it - is the longest running rebuild program in the territory.   To date the RHI Program has fixed or completely rebuilt 31 homes.  2 Homes are currently under construction and with have 9 more homes in the planning process.   The programs has been an incredile success but not without facing many.... Read more

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

Building Collective Capacity for the Long Term

Feb 10, 2020   Since September 2017 when Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Virgin Islands, our Community has faced challenges that require the collective investments of every sector (public, private and civic) to overcome. True to progressive place-based philanthropy, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development is nurturing sustainable resilience by utilizing data to inform our investments and cultivating cross-sector collaborations as the cornerstone of social impact. We are pleased to report.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

The Need for Suicide Prevention

Feb 7, 2020   After the devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico, International Medical Corps helps to improve mental health and reduce stigma by providing training opportunities and facilitating stress relief and emotion management sessions for both professionals and affected community members. We are also addressing an urgent need for suicide prevention. The Línea Primera Ayuda Sicosocial, the only mental health support hotline available on the island, noted an 83% increase in.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Our Work in Puerto Rico - A Quick Update From the Team!

Feb 5, 2020   Since late December, Southern Puerto Rico has been trembling with earthquakes. There have been over 1,200, including a record-breaking 6.4 magnitude quake on January 7th - Puerto Rico’s strongest in over a century.  We are happy to report that although our Hurricane Maria recovery teams based out of Yabucoa felt tremors and lost power and water in the area, they were not directly impacted by the earthquakes. After a series of assessments, staff members have determined that the best.... Read more

Lutheran Disaster Response - US Virgin Islands - Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands Inc

Lutheran Disaster Response - St Croix Volunteer Re

Jan 31, 2020   The Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) Volunteer Rebuilding program on St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands continues rebuilding homes and restoring hope for the most vulnerable citizens.  December 2019 marked our 18th month of hosting volunteer construction teams.   In that time we have worked on 64 houses.  Our primary work is roofing, everything from stopping leaks to replacing sheathing to building entire new roofs.  We continue to prioritize the homes of low income senior.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued help!

Jan 24, 2020   Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, would like to Thank you again for your rapid response and help that enabled us to assist primary schools with school supplies. These families sometimes have to choose between school supplies and food. We are greatful we can ease that burden by supplying the school with the basic school supplies. We could not have done it without you. Thank you for your gifts, it is the donations, such as yours, that equip us to help our students in need. Because of.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - January 2020

Jan 21, 2020   Interim Report - January 2020 We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Since our last interim report, we have funded one new project! SEED SPOT (St. Thomas) will be providing training and resources to local entrepreneurs to build their capacity to innovate and lead change in the local community. The program will include 10 free entrepreneur workshops led by local experts, a 2-day launch camp that provides.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda Community Grants Update

Jan 7, 2020   We are now more than halfway through the grantperiod for the Barbuda Community Grants! Amazing work is underway and a few of the projects have already been completed. The International Community Foundation will be visiting Barbuda in February to learn first hand about the progress. We are also interested in finding out more about ongoing challeges and additional opportunities to support Barbudans. Stay tuned for more detailed updates on the below community projects coming soon!  BarbudanGO.... Read more

VI Children's Museum Hurricane Recovery - The Virgin Islands Children's Museum

VICM End of Year Report

Dec 30, 2019   Holiday Greetings VICM Supporters! It has been a great year at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum! We were able to accomplish so much thanks to the support of community members and individuals such as yourselves. We were able to welcome over 17,500 visitors to the museum since opening in our new location last year! We had a successful fundraiser in October, as we hosted our 4th Annual Masquerade Ball, with over 300 attendees. We were able to raise much needed funds for our programs, services,.... Read more

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project - University Of The Virgin Islands

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project Report October 2019

Dec 23, 2019   Our team’s principle focus as we continued programming and preparation of Heritage Education Arts Legacy (HEAL) VICCC Recovery Project [HEAL VICCC RP] included expanding the integration of themes of healing, recovery and repair within our St. Croix community.  HEAL VICCC RP continued to use educational programs linked directly to the Caribbean Cultural Studies education programs as seasonal themes for teaching sustainable methods for disaster recovery and mitigation.... Read more

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

2019 at Project Promise

Dec 20, 2019   As I look back on 2019, I am filled with gratitude at what Project Promise has been able to accomplish—thanks, mostly, to the continuing support from wonderful people like you. The impact that we are having on the pilot group of students participating in our flagship Caterpillar Project is just one small aspect of the effect we are having on our community and world! Through our various programs, we have connected with over 750 students on the island. This year over 300.... Read more

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

Rebuilding Lives, Nurturing Resilience!

Dec 17, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. Rebuilding Lives One Home at a Time! In this.... Read more

Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders - Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Thankful for an Amazing Year!

Dec 9, 2019   It seems surreal that we are in the last month of 2019. This past year has seen unprecedented growth within Patient Assist VI. We are servicing more patients than ever before and continue to receive referrals for new patients each week. Because of our amazing and generous donors, we have been able to add an additional 75 patients this year alone! These new patients are from across the territory: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Being able to expand throughout the territory has been a goal.... Read more

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

Resilience through Data and Empowering Community

Dec 9, 2019   Like so many residents in the Caribbean, all of us at St. Croix Foundation took a deep breath and sighed with relief on November 30 as we marked the end of another hurricane season. Luckily for the Virgin Islands, we came out of this season relatively unscathed! That was not the case for our neighbors in the Bahamas. And so, while we are hypersensitive about the threats afoot in this new normal of stronger, more destructive weather systems, we believe it presents an unprecedented opportunity for.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

#GivingTuesday

Dec 2, 2019   This Tuesday, December 3 is known as Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: A day that encourages people to do good. Over the years it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. This year, you can join the movement by supporting LCS and our Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI). RHI is now the longest-running home rebuild program on St. John since.... Read more

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

Two Years and Counting: Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Nov 26, 2019   Do you remember our elderly client from our March update? Well, today we’re happy to announce that she, along with members of three other households, were able to watch us hammer in the Final Nail and connect the final fittings to complete their personal recovery plans! STRT’s staff, local volunteers, and national volunteers from all over the continental United States came together to make several St. Thomian families whole again.  Our Construction Teams replaced and repaired.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

Give the gift of a home.

Nov 20, 2019   Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and community, and an opportunity for reflection and gratitude. Thanksgiving also coincides with the end of Hurricane Season, which is a particularly significant time for St. John residents and visitors alike. In the two years since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, there have been countless examples of strength within our small community, and demonstrations of love and compassion from our many supporters. This holiday season we recognize the progress we have.... Read more

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

Picking up the pieces after hurricane season

Nov 20, 2019    Our partnership within the Resilient Housing Initiative continues to work on rebuilding homes for Seniors and those economically challenged within our community.    With 25 homes completed to date we are more than halfway to our goal of 42 homes.  We have 17 more homes under construction with 8 of those in the pre-planning / permitting stages.    As the program continues to gain momentum our Disaster Case Management team sees new faces coming out from our.... Read more

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

Empowering Youth for Sustainable Resilience!

Nov 14, 2019   To achieve sustainable resilience in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, St. Croix Foundation has chosen to focus on nonprofits, youth and workforce development, energy independence, and food security. Our strategy? Select two groups of beneficiaries – nonprofits and youth – that are best poised to carry initiatives forward, seek out and implement innovation, and stretch the boundaries of what resilience really looks like. By choosing to focus on these two segments of our.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

A Heartfelt Thank you for another great year.

Nov 11, 2019   A heartfelt thank you for all that you've done. You made our students day! Our highest gratitude and appreciation, we are so grateful for your support. Magnificent! You're Yes 2019 was absolutely another amazing successful year for Antigua and Barbuda Associations United School Supplies Drive. This is our fifth year. Antigua and Barbuda Students Associations USA, spearheads this drive annually. We surely could not have continue to do this without great sponsors, supporters, and our committed.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Assessing the Mental Health Needs of Puerto Rico

Nov 11, 2019   In September 2018, Hurricane Maria left a trail of devastation across Puerto Rico, resulting in a loss of lives, limited access to water and electricity, and damage to houses and infrastructure. Throughout our programming and response efforts, we noticed that Puerto Ricans were experiencing mental health challenges in addition to loss of homes, possessions and livelihoods. The signs included, but were not limited to feelings of loss, fear, grief, hopelessness, isolation, anger, distress,.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Recovery, Preparedness, Resilience: The Ongoing Hurricane Irma Response

Nov 8, 2019   While images of Hurricane Irma were long ago replaced in the media’s daily recounting of the latest disaster, communities impacted by the devastation of the 2017 hurricanes continue to strive towards a holistic recovery. Our community-led, nonprofit partners on the islands have provided updates that detail how funds raised through GlobalGiving are supporting recovery two years into the work of rebuilding.  St. Croix Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands is the only.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Two Years Later...The Work Continues!

Nov 7, 2019   Greetings friend! Since our last update, an important anniversary passed in Puerto Rico. Now more than two years ago, two back-to-back hurricanes devastated the homes of thousands of residents on the island. Roofs were torn from homes, and heavy rainfall left streets inundated with water. A great deal of work remains to be done, but these communities have shown how resilient they are time and time again. It’s been an honor and privilege to stand by Puerto Rico through it all.  All.... Read more

Lutheran Disaster Response - US Virgin Islands - Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands Inc

Lutheran Disaster Response - St Croix Rebuilding

Nov 1, 2019     Global Giving Report for Lutheran Disaster Response, St Croix, US Vigin Islands Reporting Period:  July 2019 - September 2019 Volunteer rebuilding work continued through the summer of 2019.  With no other program on St Croix proving free construction labor during this time we received constant new requests for assistance.  Our queue of houses to repair swelled to over 100.  We continue to concentrate on senior citizens and persons with disabilities who have no other.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - October 2019

Oct 21, 2019   Since our last interim report, we have funded two new projects! Coral Bay Community Council (St. John) will be removing debris along environmentally sensitive shorelines and non-public roads in Coral Bay in order to help prevent future storm damage. Clean Sweep Frederiksted (St. Croix) will be combatting issues of urban decay within the town of Frederiksted by training residents to create garden areas throughout the community and creating an opportunity to provide financial and food stability,.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Barbuda the Resilient

Oct 10, 2019   Dear supporters and friends of Barbuda's recovery efforts, The International Community Foundation is pleased to share that, as you most likely already know, Barbuda is open for business! Since we last reported, several more local businesses have come back online and new ones are emerging. Barbudan made and led projects are well underway and include a focus on youth development, clean water access, food security, home repair and reconstruction, historical preservation, and small business.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

25 down...15 to go!

Oct 14, 2019   October marks the one year anniversary of the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI), a joint collaboration between Love City Strong, the St. John Community Foundation's Disaster Case Managers, All Hands & Hearts, and Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City. Our goal of completing 40 homes total in this program is more achievable than ever thanks to your generous support! We are proud to say that RHI has now completed 25 homes! We have 7 homes currently under construction, which we expect to be.... Read more

Revitalizing Children's Activities - Coral Bay Community Council

Helping Children have Fun Learning Things

Oct 14, 2019   The summer of 2019 continued to be a challenging one for the people of St. John.  But we are recovering, and there were fun things for children  to do that challenged them to learn new skills over the summer. Our project, with your support, allowed children to take a 3-day pottery making class at "Pottery in Paridise" in Coral Bay. The Dynamic Dancers got to go to the University of the Virgin Islands campus, with the grant paying the taxi van bill for transporting them across the.... Read more

Revitalizing Children's Activities - Coral Bay Community Council

Helping Children have fun learning things

Jan 6, 2020   During October, Coral Bay Community Council provided a contribution of prizes and supplies to the Carolina Corral, a horse riding stable and large animal resue center in hosting a Family Fun Day for kids of all ages. They got “touching” experience caring for farm animals from chickens to donkeys, and played games. Through GlobalGiving funds, Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) was able to provide prizes for the children. It was a fun day for all. My Brother’s Workshop installed.... Read more

Revitalizing Children's Activities - Coral Bay Community Council

Helping Children have fun learning things

Apr 30, 2020   Efforts to continue to restore and support childrens programs after Hurricane Irma continue.  In this quarter, we have shifted to trying to encourage a preschool to open, run by the local Baptist church, and have committed to paying for supplies and some work to refurbish an existing building.  We plan to spend at least $25,000 from some current donations, including this grant proceeds .   Closing down the schools and doing Stay at Home for the COVID virus has slowed down these.... Read more

VI Children's Museum Hurricane Recovery - The Virgin Islands Children's Museum

VI Childrens Museum Summer Update!

Oct 2, 2019   We had a great summer at the Virgin Islands Children's Museum! It is our busiest time of year with school out of session, and we are happy to be the go-to resource for families and summer groups. The museum was able to thrive this summer in its offerings and accessibility thanks to the generosity of businesses, foundations, and individuals such as yourselves.  The VICM was able to introduce to the Virgin Islands and participate in a new program this summer: Blue Star Museums. In honor.... Read more

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

A Summer of Giving

Sep 18, 2019   I am delighted to report that Project Promise’s “Summer of Service” was a huge success! On August 1, 2019, we launched an exciting 21-day, 18-city, 14-state service trip across America for our participants and chaperones to participate in community service projects across the U.S. mainland. The Caterpillar Project students (“the Caterpillars”) along with three chaperones, a driver and a videographer visited various cities and worked alongside individuals and.... Read more

Restore Equity in Education for St. Croix Children - St. Croix Montessori (Montessori House of Children)

Increasing Access the Montessori Way!

Oct 3, 2019   St. Croix Montessori is founded on a commitment to remain a quality early childhood provider that is accessible to all families and to create an equitable learning community across every area, policy, and practice of our school – from classroom to leadership. When Individuals Sponsor A Child A young student attended an art exhibit and brought along a 3 foot tall puppet of Abraham Lincoln that he had carefully created over the course of a few weeks. His attention to detail, such as the.... Read more

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

Community: The Key to Recovery!

Sep 16, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. This is Community and Solidarity in.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

Your support matters more than ever.

Sep 16, 2019   With the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is upon us, returning vulnerable residents to stable and safe homes is more important than ever. There are dozens and dozens of residents on St. John alone who are still living under blue tarp roofs. Our Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI) was designed to fill this gap; all of the homes that we are rebuilding are the primary residences of permanent St. John residents who are all seniors, families with small children, or persons with a disability or.... Read more

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

Building Momentum and Capacity for True Resilience

Sep 9, 2019   The Atlantic Hurricane “Season” is from June 1st to November 30th of every year with peak activity occurring in September. This year, as with every year, countless people throughout the Caribbean and the eastern coast of the United States are watching satellite images, tracking storms, and preparing their homes for six months of the year – all the while hoping and praying. While Hurricane Dorian did minimal damage on St. Croix, its impact on our sister islands, St. Thomas and.... Read more

Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders - Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Remaining Grateful During a Chaotic Season

Sep 11, 2019   As the height of hurricane season arrives, we are all feeling slightly vulnerable. Watching the devastation that was unleashed by Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas has been horrific. And yet, we remain grateful  for what we have and how much we have built since Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.  Patient Assist VI's patient volume and number of prescriptions obtained have continued to rise. Our patients' ability to remain compliant with their medications, even during uncertain times, is.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, St. John

Sep 6, 2019   Greetings from All Hands and Hearts!  It is hard to believe that we are already into the month of September, quickly approaching what will be the two year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Our USVI program changed so much since 2017, our teams completing impactful work that we have been so happy to share with you. Thank you for sticking with us from the beginning. This quarterly report will be our last for this project, as our St. John program has officially come to a.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you! We could not have done it without you!

Sep 3, 2019   Our annual school supplies drive is still very active. As the cost of back-to-school supplies continues to climb as families are expected to spend record amounts in 2019/2020. The problem is! they dont have it to spend. Our families with children in elementary school through high school are still struggling to get the basic school supplies for their children.Yet there is still clothing and uniforms to be purchased.For low-income families, back-to school costs can be a major factor in whether the.... Read more

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

STRT Approaches the 2 Year Anniversary of IrMaria

Aug 27, 2019   Next week Friday, September 6, 2019 will mark the 2nd year anniversary of Hurricane Irma's devastating impact on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Since then, we've endured Hurricane Maria, severe droughts and are closely watching Hurricane Dorian approach us this week. Through and through, the rebuild continues and the resilience of the people in the Virgin Islands is unwavering. Since our last update, we've been able to welcome oh 7th Invitational Travel team through the United Methodists.... Read more

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

St. John - Home Rebuilding Program update

Aug 22, 2019   Almost 2 years ago the island of St. John was hit head on by two category 5 hurricanes.   It feels very strange in a disassociated way to even type those words.   Working in hurricane recovery we re-live the devastation of those two storms everyday.   We see it in our daily lives, it’s strewn across our island, it’s expressed on survivors faces and lives in our hearts. Rather than focus on the usual numbers of our progress on how we have now completed 23.... Read more

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Aug 22, 2019   Thank you for helping families in Cuba! Our work in Cuba is randomly regular, with a few teams going to Cuba and carrying over diapers every year. Because of this pattern of travel, we have decided to continue providing diapers to teams going to Cuba, and we are going to close this project report on GlobalGiving and fund our work in Cuba through our main GlobalGiving project. Please follow along here.  Our most recent team shares the following:  This was a single mom who lived across.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

Halfway to our goal!

Aug 15, 2019   With the high cost of building materials, shipping and logistics expenses, and contruction in the Territory, building 40 homes that have been fully or completely destroyed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is quite the task. Love City Strong and our partners at the St. John Community FOundation and Love for Love City created the Resilient Housing Iniaitive to help those who could not afford the cost of rebuilding; the most vulnerable among us, including seniors and families. The average cost of an.... Read more

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

Sustainable Impact through Holistic Recovery Initiatives

Aug 16, 2019   As we write this report, we are mindful that next month will mark two years since Hurricanes Maria and Irma stormed the Virgin Islands in 2017. Today, as our community continues to recover, St. Croix Foundation is focused on work that supports long-term sustainability and resilience. As in so many other communities, on St. Croix sustainability and resiliency are not just words but imperatives. At the Foundation, we are acutely aware that as an isolated island community, St. Croix must look.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Using Radio Programs to Address Mental Health

Aug 13, 2019   When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 5 storm in September 2017, just weeks following Hurricane Irma, the devastation included the loss of homes, healthcare facilities and critical infrastructure. Hurricane Maria also devastated the communication networks. Not only was it difficult to obtain insight about the effects of the hurricanes, but the lack of communication negatively affected the dissemination of recovery information. Our teams noticed that radio had become the.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell, St. John

Aug 12, 2019   Happy summer from All Hands and Hearts!  It is hard to believe that we are already into the month of August, quickly approaching what will be the two year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Our programs have changed so much since 2017, our teams completing impactful work that we have been so happy to share with you. Thank you for sticking with us from the beginning, and taking the time to hear what’s new with All Hands and Hearts.  Work in Puerto Rico is continuing,.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interm Report - July 2019

Jul 22, 2019   During the last quarter, we have funded 4 new projects, bringing the total number of funded projects to 7! By the next interim reporting period, we will have interim results to share.    We Grow Food (St. Thomas) will be operating a native fruit tree restoration distribution project with local farmers, in partnership with Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (DOA) and University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Services (UVI-CES). Friends of the Virgin Islands.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Three Tough United States Island Communities

Jul 24, 2019   The resilient and proud residents of the US Virgin Islands continue to rebuild nearly two years after two devastating back to back hurricanes in the fall of 2017.  On September 20th, Hurricane Maria charged over St. Croix, less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma took its toll on St. Thomas and St. John. The funds you provided have assisted in rebuilding homes and businesses, providing psychosocial support, re-establishing health and wellness facilities, have supported community- and.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

A quick update!

Jul 12, 2019   We wanted to share a quick update about the Resilient Housing Initiative with you today. We are pleased to report that we are getting ready to close out another 2 homes this month, which brings the total number of rebuilt homes to 18! This is an increase in 6 homes since the beginning of June! These homes (many of which are total rebuilds from the ground up) all belong to permanent St. John residents who are seniors, families with small children, or persons with a disability or.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Adelante Barbuda!

Jul 9, 2019   September 2017 - the Caribbean island of Barbuda was hit by Hurricane Irma which ravaged the island with 185mph winds, 15 foot waves, and widespread flooding. The entire population of Barbuda was displaced as nearly all of their homes and infrastructure were destroyed. Emergency rebuilding and recovery efforts have been underway and to date over $800,000 from the Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation has been invested in home reconstruction and repair, transportation,.... Read more

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project - University Of The Virgin Islands

HEAL VICCC Recovery Project Report July 2019

Jul 9, 2019   It is all about #HEALRecoverPrepare! Planning and creative engagement within our Virgin Islands (VI US) community continues to intensify as we navigate beyond our Post IrMaria Hurricane recovery journey. Our team’s primary focus and thrust of the Heritage Education Arts Legacy (HEAL) VICCC Recovery Project [HEAL VICCC RP] includes integrating transcultural Caribbean Cultural Studies education programs as seasonal themes for teaching sustainable methods for disaster recovery and mitigation.... Read more

Revitalizing Children's Activities - Coral Bay Community Council

Progress Report and Upcoming Donation Matching Day

Jul 10, 2019   The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) has been interacting with local nonprofit children's programs, government, and others to help assure that all of the children in Coral Bay have access to good options this summer - through a combination of offering transportation, scholarships, subsidizing staff and other assistance. Options for children remain limited since the storms and the organizations doing these programs are still working to rebuild their programs and locations. CBCC has put out.... Read more

Lutheran Disaster Response - US Virgin Islands - Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands Inc

Lutheran Disaster Response Report

Jul 2, 2019   GlobalGiving Report for Lutheran Disaster Response Reporting Period:   April 2019 – June 2019 Rebuilding work continues nonstop.  We continue to feel that we are the safety net’s safety net.  The need for assistance is still great for senior citizens, persons with disabilities and others we worry will fall between the cracks of assistance, if it werew not for the volunteer construction crews.  During the months of April to June 2019, we were able to.... Read more

VI Children's Museum Hurricane Recovery - The Virgin Islands Children's Museum

Final Report Hurricane Recovery Project

Jul 3, 2019   The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum is growing into our new home. After losing the majority of our exhibits and our original home in hurricanes Irma and Maria, and two moves last year, we have made an incredible recovery. Thanks to the grassroots support of our community, we have a beautiful and dynamic new facility, and have been able to expand our program offerings and accessibility. In addition to our inspiring exhibits, we are running a literacy initiative providing free books every.... Read more

Frederiksted Spring Clean Up - Clean Sweep Frederiksted

Final Report - Spring Clean Up

Jul 1, 2019   During Earth Week, April 22-28, 2019, Clean Sweep Frederiksted (CSF) hosted a community Spring and Tire Clean Up. We invited the community to choose a day, time and location to conduct individual or group clean-ups throughout the community. CSF provided bags, gloves, and water for participating volunteers. We also provided the community with a dumpster to place improperly disposed of tires that regularly litter the community.  Approximately, 10 volunteers signed up for the.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

Changes Abound in St. Thomas and St. John!

Jun 28, 2019   Dear friends and supporters, There have been some big changes since our last update - a mix of exciting and very bittersweet.  In St. Thomas, our program officially closed on April 30th after 20 months of response and recovery efforts. Our team was incredibly sad to leave the communities that made them feel so at home, but they were grateful too that All Hands and Hearts was able to stay for so long furthering recovery on the island as a whole. To celebrate the completion of the program,.... Read more

Beyond Relief: Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico! - Libraries Without Borders

The Arts and Culture as Engines for Recovery

Jun 27, 2019   Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico experienced monumental devastation to life, property, livelihood, and cultural heritage. Once immediate disaster response efforts ended, communities were forced to grapple with the harsh realities of long-term recovery. As concerns about access to food, water and shelter subsided, residents increasingly worried about the impact that limited public services, namely the closure of 283 schools, would have on their daily lives.    Last.... Read more

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

FINAL REPORT: 25 Years Sisterhood Celebration

Jun 20, 2019   This is the final report for this project because it has been fully funded.  During the devastating 2017 storms, hurricanes Irma and Maria, our newly opened SEA: Sisterhood Empowerment Academy on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands was severely damaged. We rebuilt it, stronger than ever, and remain vigilant in our ongoing support of millions of women and girls through partnerships, training, projects, programs, and products. To mark this occasion, we decided to share our 25-year anniversary.... Read more

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

Building a Better Future for Disaster Victims

Jun 18, 2019   The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within St. Croix to assist individuals and families as they recover from Hurricane Maria. The goal of the LTRG is to unite recovery resources with community needs in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from the disaster. Construct and Rebuild: Homes, Safety,.... Read more

Provide a Year of Medicine to 50 Virgin Islanders - Patient Assist VI, Inc.

Building Momentum and Continuing to Serve

Jun 18, 2019   Our campaign continues to raise funds to assist Virgin Islanders in attaining medication that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. The last few months have seen unprecented growth! Our mission is to ease the financial burden patients face when contemplating having to choose between their basic living expenses and the medications to keep them healthy. Did you know that a $100 donation can provide insulin for a year to a patient in need? Out of pocket that same insulin would cost the patient.... Read more

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

Interm Report - June 2019

Jun 17, 2019   Junior Angels continued to volunteer at their site placements throughout the school year. We are now planning summer projects for the Junior Angels to engage in supporting ongoing hurricane recovery needs on St. Thomas and St. Croix. A highlight since the last report was the Junior Angels participation in a beautification event for the Bovoni public housing community. Junior Angels worked alongside members of the Smith Bay Action Committee and the youth of Bovoni in painting tires to be used as.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

Supporting local businesses through recovery work.

Jun 15, 2019   When you donate to the Resilient Housing Initiative, you're not only helping us put St. John's most vulnerable residents back in their homes--You're also supporting St. John's economy. At Love City Strong, one of the key elements of RHI, and ALL of our programs, is that we employ St. John residents and work with St. John businesses to get the job done. Supporting the economy by putting recovery and resilience work in the hands of those who live on St. John is an important initiative of our.... Read more

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

Establishing the Building Blocks to Recovery

Jun 10, 2019   Before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Caribbean, St. Croix Foundation couldn’t have known how critical our Nonprofit Consortium would become over the next several years. But as a nimble and innovative place-based community foundation committed to equity, resilience, and collaboration (even before the storms), we knew how important social infrastructure was for the overall health and welfare of a place. We had also seen the powerful impact of strong nonprofits. Initially.... Read more

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

Closing Out, But Just the Beginning!

Jun 10, 2019   Project Close Out Report There is a Norfolk Island Pine tree that stands just beyond our front porch, with half of the branches stretching 3 feet long, and the other half, lighter green and tender, measuring about 7 inches. It is impossible to miss. Whether I am standing looking out on the porch, readying my son for school, walking the dog back into our home, or looking up from my laptop - there is the pine. Following the nearly two years since Hurricanes Irma and Maria, you often hear.... Read more

Help bring St. John residents home. - Love City Strong, Inc.

The St. John Resilient Housing Initiative continues!

Jun 10, 2019   The Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI) continues to rebuild St. John homes stronger than ever! At present, we have 12 active job sites across the island, and have completed 10 homes since the intiiative started in September 2018. These home belong to full time St. John residents who are all seniors; families with small children, infants, or pregnant women; and residents with a disability or nonemergency medical need. Most of these homes are full rebuilds from top to bottom, and the.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Students in need of basic school supplies for 2019

Jun 3, 2019   Teachers are straight-up awesome. Unfortunately they are faced with challenges every day, the biggest being not having the basic supplies for their students. Rather than let their students go without basics like pencils and notebook paper, and more, many teachers spend their own money on school supplies for their classrooms. That would be considered a sweet gesture if teachers were trillionaires, but the reality is they struggle doing so. Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA, saw.... Read more

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

FEMA Support + Skilled Volunteers = Rebuild Magic!

May 31, 2019   The STRT is happy to announce FEMA sponsored Invitational Travel for skilled volunteers coming to assist in the rebuild! We have 5 full teams scheduled between now and end of July (this will likley be extended) and are excited to be hosting our first team from the United Methodists Volunteers in Mission (UMVM) from Southern Mississippi. This partnership with FEMA will make the STRT even more impactful and be able to use your donations further than ever before. We are eternally grateful for this.... Read more

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

Rebuilding St. John one home at a time

May 23, 2019   The Resilient Housing Program (RHI) has completed 12 homes with 2 more homes just waiting for our local power authority to turn the lights back on. Our construction crews are running 7 days a week in order to get the most vulnerable members of our community (seniors, single family parents, economically vulnerable) in a safe and dry home before the next hurricane season begins next month. RHI by the numbers: 5 Disaster Case Workers 6 Construction Crews working on structural damage and full.... Read more

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

Preserving Community & Ensuring Holistic Recovery

May 16, 2019   PLACE-KEEPING THROUGH THE CARE FUNDEach year, many organizations, companies, and governments struggle through the challenge of ensuring that recovery from a disaster is balanced and community-based. At St. Croix Foundation, we believe strongly that place-keeping (as opposed to place-making) is one key component of holistic and sustainable community development because it is grounded in the recognition that no place is a blank slate. In the U.S. Caribbean, as with many other coastal communities.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Community Recovery, One Person at a Time

May 16, 2019   On September 20 in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria affected some 3.9 million people when it made landfall as a Category 5 storm. Following the devastating storm, International Medical Corps met with leaders of the affected areas, such as the Pájaros community in Bayamón on the northeastern part of the island, to determine how our team could help them to build back better. One of those leaders, Pastor Miguel, told our teams that while the local church had supplied much of the water.... Read more

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

Caterpillar Corner Update

May 15, 2019   Project Promise Caterpillar and author, Vianca Medina, along with her mentor Gladys Gonzalez and life coach Resa OReilly have been visiting local schools on St. Croix to promote Medina’s book, Dream A Dream. The book is the story of a shy young girl who has big dreams, but is too shy to pursue them and was written by Medina in 2016 with the help of her mentor, Gladys Gonzalez; Dream A Dream was officially released last December. Medina kicked off her book tour last month and thus far had.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Farewell St. Thomas - All Hands and Hearts Update

May 13, 2019   Hello Donors! Since our last update, progress has been great on each of the active programs in the Caribbean. In Puerto Rico, teams have been working hard removing mold and repairing roofs on homes that sustained storm damage. Staff members have begun a countdown as they are only 9 roofs away from celebrating 300 roof repairs finished in Puerto Rico! There is a lot of work left to do before the struggling communities of Puerto Rico can reach a full sense of recovery, and it truly is an honor to.... Read more

Creating a more resilient environment on St. Croix - St. Croix Environmental Association

Birds and Bats and Turtles, oh my!

Jun 26, 2019   What a Spring it was for St. Croix Environmental Association! It kicked off with our first-ever Earth Month campaign and, thanks to YOU, we exceeded our goal! Matching gifts from Hotel Caravelle, our Board of Directors, and GlobalGiving, plus a call from The Buccaneer on Earth Day saying they wanted to donate the remaining portion of our goal, resulted in nearly $12,000 toward creating a more resilient environment on St. Croix. Here's how we're putting it to good use: For starters, we just had a.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

An Update to our Supporters

Apr 29, 2019   Dear Friends, We felt in writing to you this time that we should reflect on the incredible impact your support has made since we launched this campaign in 2017. In the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria hitting the Caribbean region in late summer 2017 we rapidly deployed disaster response teams to the area. In those early days we launched this partnership with the amazing team at GlobalGiving to generate support for the immediate response operations we were conducting. These.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Update on the Barbuda Resilience Fund

Apr 11, 2019   It has been almost a year and a half since Hurricane Irma struck the island of Barbuda, damaging 96% of houses and displacing 1,625 people. 155 businesses were forced to shut down, 463 children were left without a school, and 405 vital fishing traps were lost in the fishing-reliant community. However, in this time the people of Barbuda have proved to be strong and resilient in rebuilding their communities. The Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation (ICF).... Read more

Beyond Relief: Bring the Ideas Box to Puerto Rico! - Libraries Without Borders

Exciting News for Puerto Rico!

Apr 9, 2019   Libraries Without Borders is excited to announce that we will be re-activating the Ideas Box program in Puerto Rico this summer! After running a successful pilot in Loiza and La Perla, the Clinton Global Initiative highlighted our Ideas Box project at their Post-Disaster Recovery Action Network’s convening last January. Shortly thereafter, we received a generous donation from Sony to re-activate our Ideas Box program and expand our efforts to serve the community of Loiza. This donation,.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interm Report - April 2019

Apr 16, 2019   We are pleased to share updates with you regarding the environmental hurricane recovery and resiliency projects funded through your support! Native Tree Planting The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) has nearly completed its project, which had the primary purpose of increasing the number of native tress on St. Croix through planting and community tree giveaways. Planting native trees is an important aspect in the recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria and restoring the natural.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Community-led recovery continues after Irma

Apr 8, 2019   In the year and a half since Hurricane Irma devastated cities and towns across the Caribbean, our nonprofit partners have made tremendous progress leading recovery efforts and improving the resiliency of their communities as they prepare to withstand future natural disasters. After conducting a Nonprofit Disaster Recovery and Capacity Assessment last year, the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development learned that more than 90% of nonprofits surveyed on the island experienced.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Training Complete, Impact and Recovery Continue

Apr 3, 2019   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

Exciting update from our USVI teams...

Apr 1, 2019   Hello friends and supporters of GlobalGiving, We have exciting news about AHAH and our USVI operations: our timeline has been extended! In St. Thomas, our work will continue until the end of April and in St. John, our work will continue through the end of June. It’s right there in our mission statement: “AHAH addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters”. It means so much to those still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.... Read more

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

Recovery & Rebuilding for Success

Mar 22, 2019   Sisterhood Agenda's SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy is located on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  It serves the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents and visitors from neighboring islands and from the United States mainland. One of the most important aspects of the SEA is its safe health and healing space for women and girls. This space, included interior and exterior eco-friendly areas, is coming back nicely to fulfill its purpose. WHAT WE HAVE DONE After Hurricane Irma, Sisterhood.... Read more

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

Interm Report - March 2019

Mar 12, 2019   One of the highlights of the Fall was partnering with All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response (AHAH) to assist them with the work they are performing to repair and refurbish the Alvin McBean Recreation Park on St. Thomas. McBean Park is located in a residential neighborhood and includes a baseball field, tennis and basketball courts, community fieldhouse, and a playground. Suffering extensive damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the facilities have been largely unusable to the.... Read more

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

Traversing the Long Road to Recovery

Mar 12, 2019   December 2018 – February 2019 Nonprofit Consortium Convening In December 2018, St. Croix Foundation gathered its Nonprofit Consortium member organizations to continue to design and discuss steps for formalization and to establish criteria for membership in order to legitimize the Consortium as an entity. Themes discussed included the datapoints for measuring success, how do we ready ourselves, specifically as individual organizations of a whole, for benchmark goals such as accreditation.... Read more

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

Our Educational Journey

Mar 12, 2019   Thank you Global Giving community for supporting our educational journey! Our 2019 at St. Croix Montessori (STXM) began by launching a revision to our parent education series. Our school leaders and teachers engaged parents in small focus group and one-on-one interviews throughout the fall semester. As a result, we prioritized (with our parents’ input) parents’ feedback and made revisions for more meaningful classroom engagements, monthly opportunities for parents to discuss relevant.... Read more

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

Construct and Rebuild

Mar 7, 2019   December 2018- February 2019 GlobalGiving Report The spirit and resiliency of a people is most strongly on display in the aftermath of a disaster. As we recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the unity of the community is vital towards the achievement of a clear and concerted vision. The St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank you for your continued support

Mar 7, 2019   Sometimes we take for granted the simple and basica things in life. However there are many families struggling to acquire such basic needs. We would like to continue helping these families by providing the neccessary items they need to live a productive life. The School suuplies drive is a great way to help and we "Thank you for your continued support". This is our fourth year, please continue to give what you can. Your service is also greatly appreciated as we are always looking for.... Read more

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

Rebuild race against the clock!

Mar 6, 2019   We’re happy to report amazing results from our All Hands and Heart partnership! Together, we were able to rehouse a family with an elderly grandfather taking great care of his granddaughter and autistic grandson. These clients have been lucky enough to stay at a neighbors house (where they sought shelter in the middle of Hurricane Irma when their house was destroyed around them), but they were given two weeks notice to vacate.  All Hands and Hearts performed the initial client intake.... Read more

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

Local Volunteers Hard at Work!

Mar 4, 2019   This past weekend, a team of 5 local volunteers met with one of our elderly clients to ensure that her home checks all of our Safe, Sanitary, and Secure boxes. Our local volunteers cleared a few pathways to the home's doors, diverted runoff water that was flooding the home, drew plans to install a safety handrail along her walkway and began planning to help her build her micro-garden. This project actually cost $0.00 in materials and was able to be completed with some hard working and caring.... Read more

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

Rebuilding for Resilience on St. John, Virgin Islands

Feb 25, 2019   When the St. John Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT) began this campaign with GlobalGiving, we had the home of one vulnerable resident under construction.  Now, nine months later, we have completed five homes and are currently working on 13 more.  LTRT started the overwhelming task with one VI licensed contractor.  We now operate with six construction teams and 5 All Hands and Hearts voluntary labor teams.  We push forward and escalate the program in order to get.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Providing Recovery Services: Puerto Rico

Feb 21, 2019   In September 2017, the Caribbean endured a catastrophic hurricane season with Hurricanes Irma and Maria causing unprecedented destruction. Record wind speeds and storm surge caused massive damage to infrastructure and widespread flooding, breaking supply chains and leaving communities across the region without access to necessities such as clean water, healthcare, and shelter. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria left all of its 3.4 million residents without power, while half of the population did.... Read more

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

LEADING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE

Feb 21, 2019   February 2019 Impact Report  LEADING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE CARIBBEAN ASSISTANCE AND RESILIENCY EFFORT (CARE) Disaster recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) continues! As climate change becomes more of a reality and with a destructive wake-up call sent with two Category 5 Hurricanes devasting St. Croix in 2017, we understand more than ever the importance of resiliency for isolated territories. In fact, resiliency is evolving in many ways as St. Croix Foundation begins to expand its.... Read more

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

Rebuilding After Maria

Feb 14, 2019   One of the many things that is most gratifying to me is seeing the enormous ripple effect that Project Promise is having on our community and our world. We’re not only impacting a small group of at-risk students participating in our holistic eight-year flagship program, the Caterpillar Project; we’re also impacting our entire community here on St. Croix, as well as other communities near and far. This past year alone, we have directly impacted the lives of over 1,000 children,.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Dominica Update: Our Work Here is Complete!

Feb 11, 2019   Hello Donors! Since our last update, though only a few months ago, we have quite a bit to share with you! Our teams have been working hard on the recovery programs in Dominica, St. Thomas, St. John, and Puerto Rico. In the USVI, our teams are continuing to work closely with community partners like My Brother’s Workshop to make sure we assist as many people as possible. Gradually, the scope of work is becoming more recovery based. With every project our teams complete, whether it’s.... Read more

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Thanks for helping babies!

Feb 11, 2019   I'm excited to share with you an update from Cuba! Our partners at a local church returned to Cuba again, bringing along additional cloth diapers, thanks to you!  Stacy visited a church they had visited the previous year. This church serves families that include families affected by the hurricane in 2017. The families in this church are so thankful for the cloth diapers, and have been using and recycling them throughout the church and province. They were so happy to see Stacy bring more, to.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Disaster Response & Resilience - Team Rubicon Global

2019 Update

Jan 28, 2019     Looking into 2019 we remain focused on building preparedness and resilience capacity across the region and continuing to work with local partners. Team Rubicon UK is continuing its direct support through the team based in the BVIs and working alongside NGOs and local authorities there. Further afield and in partnership with our partners at BIDMC we are supporting the American University of the Caribbean with their disaster medicine and hurricane resilience initiatives. Working with.... Read more

Barbuda Resilience Fund - International Community Foundation

Building Continued Resilience in Barbuda

Jan 11, 2019   It has been almost a year and a half since Hurricane Irma struck the island of Barbuda, damaging 96% of houses and displacing 1,625 people. 155 businesses were forced to shut down, 463 children were left without a school, and 405 fishing traps were lost in the fishing-reliant community. The Barbuda Resilience Fund at the International Community Foundation (ICF) continues to support sustainable development projects on the island with the goal of creating a strong and resilient.... Read more

Building Forward - Hurricane Recovery in USVI - Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Interim Report - December 2018

Jan 7, 2019   We're always pleased when our funding allows grantees to access additional support - whether via funding, publicity, or volunteers. This has certainly been the case with respect to each of the 3 projects funded to date. 1. The funds provided to the University of the Virgin Islands' Caribbean Green Technology Center have allowed UVI to expand the scope of their effort! Because of the support provided through the Island Spirit Fund, a corporate foundation is now on board to.... Read more

USVI Relief Program - All Hands and Hearts

USVI: Program Update

Dec 31, 2018   Hello Donors! We are now over one year into response and recovery work in the USVI, where extensive damage was caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria particularly to the Islands of St. Thomas and St. John. There are some noteworthy changes related to our work here that we are excited to share with you, the generous supporters of GlobalGiving! Our response program currently operating in St. John (Barranquitas and Toa Baja specifically), will likely wrap up at the end of December as the community.... Read more

Hurricane Irma Psychotrauma Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Another Holiday Season after Hurricane Irma

Dec 31, 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.

Ready to Begin Again in 2019

Dec 26, 2018   We are so excited as we enter 2019, new and improved and beautiful-even more beautiful than before because we are stronger with greater resilience.  Our building and our spirits are full of hope and joy as we continue our important mission to educate, support, and empower women and girls around the globe with a diverse and inclusive sisterhood. Our SEA:  Sisterhood Empowerment Academy facility on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a special and important place, part of Sisterhood.... Read more

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

We are Committed to the Children of Florida

Dec 21, 2018   At the one-year mark since Hurricane Irma, children have returned to schools, caregivers are receiving social and emotional support and families continue to rebuild their lives. Knowing that recovery takes years, Save the Children will continue to partner with the most affected communities in South Florida and the Florida Keys for the year ahead. Committed to the Children of Florida As the recovery process continues to evolve, so do the needs of children. Emotional Support: Save the Children is.... Read more

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

Additional St Thomas recovery updates

Dec 18, 2018   Please see another update attached..Kimberly Hopkins  Director, St. Thomas Long Term Recovery Team1829 Kongens Gade, Charlotte AmalieSt. Thomas, VI 00802(c) 340.643.7516     www.strtvi.org. Read more

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

St. Thomas Recovery

Dec 18, 2018   Hello,I apologize, I have had internet issues for days. Please except the following update on a some of the projects we have been working on in St. Thomas VI.Many thanks to your organization for all that you do.Sincerely,KimKimberly Hopkins  Director, St. Thomas Long Term Recovery Team1829 Kongens Gade, Charlotte AmalieSt. Thomas, VI 00802(c) 340.643.7516     www.strtvi.org. Read more

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

Traversing the Long Road to Recovery

Dec 12, 2018   November 2018 EXPANDING THE MAP A major objective for the St. Croix Foundation and the Nonprofit Consortium has been to maintain visibility on the radar of national funders and networks, especially throughout the recovery and rebuilding period. St. Croix Foundation participated in numerous convenings to continue to educate partners on the mainland regarding post-hurricane realities in our small-island community. In September, Deanna James, Executive Director participated in the Southeastern.... Read more

Protect Children In The Path Of Hurricane Irma - UNICEF USA

A year of progress

Dec 10, 2018   Dear Friend, In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Damage was widespread. Homes and livelihoods were lost. With your support, UNICEF immediately responded to address the needs of the thousands of children affected. Your investment allowed UNICEF and partners to:   Provide 16,000 children with psychosocial support to cope with trauma Train 1,600 facilitators in UNICEF’s Return to Happiness intervention, giving kids.... Read more

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

Moving from Shared Purpose to Shared Action

Dec 10, 2018   Our school began the academic year with a challenge to ourselves: At St. Croix Montessori, our commitment is to prepare children for life – i.e. the many, many years beyond high school. In order to raise independent, respectful, engaging adults, our school must build a healthy learning community around and focused on supporting children. Thus, how can we practice being a learning community at every level of our organization?  This question has guided a process of alignment across our.... Read more

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

September - November 2018 Impact Report

Dec 10, 2018   St. Croix Long-Term Recovery Group September – November 2018 Impact Report The spirit and resiliency of a people is most strongly on display in the aftermath of a disaster. As we recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the unity of the community is vital towards the achievement of a clear and concerted vision. The St. Croix Long-term Recovery Group (LTRG) is a cooperative body that is made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and.... Read more

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

Interim Report - November 2018

Dec 10, 2018   Our Jr. Angels were eager to resume activities after summer break! Following a delayed start to the school year (lingering effects of Hurricane school closures/campus sharing), our 17 Jr. Angels have been placed at 6 sites in St. Thomas and St. Croix, completing over 120 community service hours. In addition, Jr. Angels have volunteered at various community events and are currently planning a special holiday outreach project that will support one or more local public schools. The Jr. Angels.... Read more

Basic School Supplies need - Antigua and Barbuda Students Association USA

Thank You

Dec 6, 2018   In October we we able to supply 30  primary schools in Antigua and Barbuda with Schools. Is was indeed another very successful year. Thanks to everyone. On behalf of the students in the Schools in Antigua and Barbuda who have benefited from the back to school materials and supplies received.  I want to thank the donors, supporters, volunteers, and community members who donated the hundreds of dollars’ worth of school supplies, such as crayons, calculators, paper towels, scissors,.... Read more

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

Resilient Housing Initiative - Making Progress

Nov 26, 2018   Since last winter, the STJ Angels- Long Term Recovery Team has been working diligently to assess the needs of our community. The super storm Irma, followed by the CAT 5 Maria, destroyed or damaged 74% of low and middle income homes on the island of St. John according to reports from USDA/HUD. Many of our clients have been designated as vulnerable and are still living in unsafe conditions with the inability to financially or emotionally manage the reconstruction of their homes. Our organization,.... Read more

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

November 2018 Impact Report

Nov 20, 2018   REBUILDING A BETTER ST. CROIX CARIBBEAN ASSISTANCE AND RESILIENCY EFFORT (CARE) Today’s report marks one year since two Category 5 Super Storms made landfall, within just 10 days of each other, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the majority of damage in the territory on the island of St. Croix, St. Croix Foundation continues to be a guiding and grounding voice in meetings with territorial, federal, and other recovery partners, constantly beating the drum for equity and sustainability. We.... Read more

Emergency Response to Hurricane Irma and Maria - International Medical Corps

Vanessa's Story

Nov 19, 2018   On September 18, 2017 Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria, facing 160 mph winds and severe rainfall. The devastating hurricane damaged an estimated 90% of the buildings on the island and suspended routine life for island residents. International Medical Corps was among the first humanitarian agencies to respond to Dominica’s calls for help, establishing programs focused on health; water, sanitation and hygiene; and mental health and psychosocial support. As a part of our mental health.... Read more

Caribbean Hurricane Relief - All Hands and Hearts

Our Last Update: Caribbean Program Closing Soon!

Nov 13, 2018   After one year in the Caribbean, we are excited to provide a comprehensive update on what has been accomplished, and also direct your attention to a wonderful new school project in the works in Dominica! This program page will remain active through the end of the year as our volunteers work hard to complete Charlotte Preschool, providing a safe and resilient learning space for more than 400 students over the next ten years! As the year comes to a close, please consider helping us reach our.... Read more

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

14 Months After Hurricane Maria

Nov 6, 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 form the BVIs

Nov 5, 2018   Dear Supporters, We are pleased to update you on the latest progress on our project based in the BVIs. With much focus through the year on resilience and planning we continue to work closely with the local authorities and partner NGOs in developing overall preparedness.   We have been spared from significant weather event so far this year and this has allowed the projects to continue at pace without having to switch attention to a response effort across the islands.   The work to.... 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

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - 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

Building Forward - 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

Basic School Supplies need - 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 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

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

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

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - 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

Basic School Supplies need - 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

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

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

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

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

Help Children in Cuba Survive and Thrive - 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

Basic School Supplies need - 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 - Marine Education Initiative

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 - Marine Education Initiative

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

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

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

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

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

2020 Homeless Point in Time Count

Jun 26, 2020   The 2020 Point-In-Time Homeless Count & Survey found a total of 3,974 individuals experiencing homelessness - 2,318 (58.3% people living sheltered and 1,656 (41.7%) people living unsheltered - in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties, Texas. These results reflect a 53% decrease in overall homelessness since 2011. The night of record for the 2020 Homeless Count was January 27, with the unsheltered portion conducted over a three-day period from January 28-30. The Coalition for the.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Your Support Helped Keep Us Going

Jun 2, 2020   SHAPE Community Center is so grateful for all of the support we have received during this time.  As with the rest of the world, our operations came to an abrupt halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with help from your donations, we were able to quickly switch tracks and respond to those in need.  All of a sudden, we lost income from our events and event facility rentals, our onsite café and commercial kitchen rentals, our after-school program, and other donations; still we.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Standing Together in the Midst of COVID-19

May 26, 2020   At GlobalGiving, we are working around the clock during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to best serve our nonprofit community across 170 countries. We have launched a Coronavirus Relief Fund, piloted a Hardship Microgrant Initiative, and doubled down on trusting our partners to know what is best for their communities during this emergency. The COVID-19 crisis is not only upending our own lives and the lives of our loved ones, but it is also disproportionately hurting the most vulnerable among us and.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

A quick update regarding our operations...

May 13, 2020   Greetings Friends, I sincerely hope this update finds you well, and in good health. Today, I have a brief update to share with you about our Hurricane Harvey relief program as well as our operational pause in light of COVID-19.  With respect to the global pandemic, our top priority is and will continue to be the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. For this reason, effective March 12th, All Hands and Hearts temporarily suspended all.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Increasing Community Resilience in Houston, Texas

May 4, 2020   In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey - a Category 4 hurricane, and the wettest tropical cyclone on record - hit the United States. Floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displacing more than 30,000 people and prompting more than 17,000 rescues. The total damage from the hurricane is estimated at $125 billion. Throughout Texas, approximately 336,000 people were left without electricity and tens of thousands needed rescue. 103 people died in storm-related incidents: 68 from its direct.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

A House With Walls Is A Blessing

Mar 2, 2020   n 2015  Mr. Callier fell into addiction which altered his life more than he ever thought possible; after losing his job, wife, and home, Mr. Callier found himself living out on the streets in Brenham, TX. After months of struggles and battling the loss of the life he once knew, he came to Houston looking for change.  Although Mr. Callier was still experiencing homelessness after he arrived in Houston, his fortunes started to change here. In November 2019, the Coalition for the Homeless.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

What Hurricane Harvey Recovery Looks Like in 2020

Feb 7, 2020   Recovering from a disaster is a long process. It takes years for a community to heal, to address the needs of the vulnerable and to move forward together. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey two years ago, donors like you contributed more than $5 million in donations to support affected communities on their rebuilding journey.  In GlobalGiving’s latest round of grants from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, local nonprofits strengthened their capacity to provide continued rebuilding.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Ms Ida Doesn't Want to Start a Movement...

Feb 3, 2020   Ms. Ida doesn’t want to start a movement, but she will if she has to.  Ms. Ida suffered property damages due to Hurricane Harvey, and she is still fighting to recover.  The 75-year old Houstonian had home-owners insurance at the time of the storm, along with policies for several contingencies… including typhoons!  However, her insurance company has continued to deny her claim.  Ms. Ida has filed a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance and has sought.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - January 2020

Jan 21, 2020   Texas Diaper Bank's recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey directly affected the lives of 11,000 families. We distributed over 4 million diapers, 3 million wipes, and 7,000 hygiene kits in affected areas. In the first quarter of 2020, we will taper off our direct Hurricane Harvey operations. However, the need for diapers is an ever-present reality for thousands of families in Texas. TXDB will continue to serve low-income families and individuals as we directly address the diaper gap. We hope you.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Happy New Year From Our Texas Teams!

Jan 14, 2020   Our Hurricane Harvey relief programs in Houston and Coastal Bend had a successful holiday season filled with love, laughter and continued hard work in the community. We are excited to highlight our work with Rockport Hands of Hope, Habitat for Humanity and the Navajo Nation, in partnership with whom we completed 24 homes. By emboldening the skills of each organization, we could each specialize in a particular phase of work to accelerate the completion of those homes so families could move back.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Disaster Readiness Planning in Houston

Jan 7, 2020   Hurricane Harvey thrashed Houston in August of 2017, making landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and recorded as the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the United States. The floods inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displacing more than 30,000 people and requiring the rescue of more than 17,000 individuals. Total damage from the hurricane is estimated at $125 billion, making it among the costliest natural disasters ever to hit the United States. Throughout Texas, approximately 336,000.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Meaningful Collobrations, Elevating Lives...

Dec 4, 2019   If you were to ask Scot More, Program Analyst for the Coalition for the Homeless, what his favorite part of his job is, he will tell you without even batting an eye, “Homeless Court,” even though it only makes up about 10 percent of the work he does every day. As I sat down to do my usual staff spotlight interview for the month of May, Scot refused to let me highlight his personal accomplishments (this is no shock to anyone who knows him), but asked me to instead focus on a program.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Two Years After Hurricane Harvey: Stories of Hope

Nov 7, 2019   In the two years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, GlobalGivers like you have raised more than $5 million to help residents across Texas rebuild and recover. We’re pleased to share this update on how your generosity  is helping others rebuild homes, implement disaster preparedness strategies, and strengthen resilience in communities across Texas.  Long-term rebuilding and reconstruction  Counties along the Upper Gulf Bend bore the brunt of Harvey’s winds. With.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

SHAPE's 50th Anniversary Gala

Nov 5, 2019   On November 2, 2019, we had our 50th Anniversary Gala!  Since our last report, we’ve been working diligently on having a successful event, which honored and celebrated the dedication and commitment of those who have made an impact through the last 50 years. As we celebrated, we were also making strategic decisions to impact SHAPE’s programs and sustainability for the next 50 years and beyond.  We have added two new board members and our succession and sustainability.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - October 2019

Oct 23, 2019   Families affected by Hurricane Harvey have spent the past two years slowly rebuilding their homes and lives. Though the entire time, Texas Diaper Bank has been providing diapers and other healthcare supplies as needed to areas devastated by the storm. Fortunately, those requests are lessening as communities are rebuilt. As we see fewer requests, we know that towns, neighborhoods, and families are on the road to recovery. However, Texas Diaper Bank will continue to assist with recovery efforts as.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Two Years After Harvey, AHAH Is Still In Texas...

Oct 15, 2019   We are so pleased to deliver another exciting update to you about our active programs in Texas! Due to the generosity of our donors, and the added support of GlobalGiving's Hurricane Harvey funds, All Hands and Hearts has completed work on 79 homes between both of our programs, and are still in various stages of rebuild on 10 homes. We just welcomed a new group of AmeriCorps CitySquare members at each program last month, who have already proven to be assets to our team. They have expanded their.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Building Back Better

Oct 10, 2019   Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm, caused immense damage in parts of Texas, including over 100 fatalities, when it made landfall in August 2017. It is among the costliest natural disasters to hit the United States, and recovery efforts continue in many of the highly impacted areas. Beyond continued work to recover, there is an identified need for better preparation ahead of future, potential storms which continue to threaten the area. In Houston, storms and their subsequent flooding are a.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Homelessness Is Not In Anyone's Plan - Ms. Knox's

Aug 29, 2019   Originally from the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Knox became displaced after her life was turned upside down by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Although she spent some time in Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Knox eventually settled in Houston where another hurricane would eventually wreak havoc on her life once again.  Ms.Knox, a grandmother to over 35 grandchildren, never thought she would have to deal with the after effects of not just one, but two major.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

The Hatthorn Project is Complete

Aug 14, 2019   We have finished The Hatthorn Project. Please view the final walk-thru video and the Hatthorn's Testimonial video. This is the final report for this project. Alot of hard work was put into this project and thanks to you we were able to complete the project. The Hatthorn's Thank You personally in their testimonial video Although we are closing this project...we still need your help with other Veterans and their families that need shelter and food! Example...a family of 4 living in a tent, One.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Feedback and Fair Housing

Aug 8, 2019   Although Hurricane Harvey may seem like a distant memory to some, there are still people in Houston and surrounding areas who have not been able to return to their homes or still need extensive repair work. We visited four homes on the outskirts of Houston, in Galena Park, Texas and had a chance to speak with residents who were displaced. Lee shared with us that his home had been in his family for generations and was already in need of some repairs before the storm. After Harvey, he was no.... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

Hurricane Harvey Recovery: Two-Year Anniversary

Aug 9, 2019   Stories from the Recovery: It’s all about choices in home restoration  “The work you all do enabled a miracle in my family member's life, renewed her spirit and helped my family give our matriarch happiness in her twilight years. Thanks to BakerRipley, Harvey wasn't an ending, it was a new beginning.” – Mike   Hurricane Harvey forced 92-year-old Stella out of her home of 62 years when flood waters started pouring in over the window sills.   “I sat and.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

Building Community Resilience in Post-Harvey Texas

Jul 30, 2019   Harvey made landfall as a category four hurricane on August 25, 2017. 150 mph winds flattened homes and businesses along the once-booming tourist coastline, and heavy rains flooded south Texas an area the size of New Jersey. This past April, I had the opportunity to meet with partners and community members that are still rebuilding their communities. I drove from Corpus Christi to Houston via Aransas, Rockport, Refugio and Victoria, learning about community-specific needs and how our partners.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Recovery - July 2019

Jul 26, 2019   For families affected by Hurricane Harvey, recovery is a long, often slow, process. As we approach the 2nd anniversary of Hurrican Harvey's devastation, families and individuals are still struggling to rebuild their lives. For many, the process often seems like an uphill battle. However, Texas Diaper Bank continues to actively assist families and individuals as they deal with the aftermath of the storm. During the Second Quarter of 2019, Texas Diaper Bank sent shipments to the affected area that.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Resilient Home Repairs Ramp Up in Texas!

Jul 17, 2019   All Hands and Hearts is still going strong in Texas – to date, we have completed rebuild work on 44 homes in the Houston and Coastal Bend areas, with 12 homes currently in progress. Because of you, and the added support of GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey funds, we have been able to continue helping families return to their homes.   We have also coordinated with other organizations and long-term recovery groups to combine efforts and bridge the gap for recovery services in the.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

How Hurricane Harvey Brought Me to Dominica

Jul 15, 2019   “After hearing about IsraAID’s work in Houston, I knew this fellowship was something I genuinely wanted to do.” Summer 2019 IsraAID Humanitarian Fellow Emma shares her journey from Houston to Dominica. My name is Emma. I am a rising junior at Rice University in Houston, Texas. This summer, I am volunteering as an IsraAID Humanitarian Fellow in Dominica. My first week of college began in August of 2017, the same week that Hurricane Harvey hit. As a student from Chicago, I was.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

The Story of Tammy

Jun 13, 2019   After surviving domestic violence and other life-altering events, Tammy found herself experiencing homelessness. For over five years, she had been able to access resources from Salvation Army and a local women's center, while living unsheltered between streets and tents. It wasn't until Tammy was connected with Volunteers of America (VOA) in Conroe, Texas, that she began to gain back the hope that she had lost. Through VOA, Tammy was able to get connected with The Way Home's Permanent Supportive.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Forever Your Love Shines Through The Beauty In This Home!

Jun 5, 2019   The love of your kind donations shines through in the beauty of the workmanship displayed in the Hatthorn's home.  Here you have a Desert Storm Veteran that was happy with his life. Married to Tiana for many years and raising their 14 year old daughter. A proud Veteran that helps other Veterans as often as possible. Then in August of 2017 his whole life was devastated by Hurricane Harvey's flooding. The water rushed in through the garage, then the front and back door. There was no stopping.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Hurricane Harvey #LongTermLove

May 29, 2019   Throughout the past 21 months, Trusted World had provided over $18,000 worth of mattresses and over $19,000 in refrigerators, ranges, and microwaves to individuals and families in Houston. And close to $20,000 in kitchen equipment and beds to Port Arthur as well as another $10,000 in roofing materials to assist families without insurance after Hurricane Harvey devastated their homes. The total is over $88,000 in housing resources provided to those in need. Today, our disaster relief fund is.... Read more

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

Helping Families Recover From #HurricaneHarvey

May 10, 2019   Stories from the Recovery: Prayers Answered  “I knew the keys to my success were Dorothy and Robin with BakerRipley. They made me feel comfortable, I prayed for them and I trusted they would help me get my home put back together – and they did!” - Betty, BakerRipley Disaster Recovery Neighbor   The last day of the 2018 Hurricane Season is Friday, November 30 and this year the Southeast Texas coast escaped a direct hit, but others weren’t so lucky..... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Planning & Meeting

May 9, 2019   We are happy to say that we finally have our story prompts available on the Memria platform, which will help us continue the work of gathering essential feedback from the community and our stakeholders.  The link will be included a little further down because we would also like to hear from you. During this time, we have been building partnerships and having conversations with the community.  One of our challenges has been technical, so we are very excited that Calpine is donating some.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - April 2019

Apr 26, 2019   It has been almost two years since Hurricane Harvey devastated South Texas, yet affected families are still struggling to rebuild their lives and homes. Although the waters have long receded, the effects of Hurricane Harvey will be felt for years across the region.  Partnering with local agencies, Texas Diaper Bank continues to help those in need in the affected area. During the first quarter of 2019, Texas Diaper Bank distributed 146,675 diapers and 2,612 adult incontinence products.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Texas Rebuild in Full Swing!

Apr 22, 2019   Hello donors! All Hands and Hearts has had a strong start to 2019, finishing 23 homes in the Houston and Coastal Bend areas to date, with 9 homes currently in various stages of the rebuild process. Due to our generous donors, and the added support of GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey funds, we have been able to sustain a high level of home completions for the past quarter. We have been hosting two AmeriCorps groups since late January, and will continue to do so through July. These teams have.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Tapping into the community: Local ownership & risk mitigation

Apr 16, 2019   Hurricane Harvey whipped through Houston in the summer of 2017, leading to more than 100 fatalities and causing some $125 billion in damages. The destruction caused by Harvey was significant-- one of the most severe storms to hit the United Sates, levying heavy costs comparable most recently with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The IsraAID team, in partnership with Team Rubicon, reached Houston shortly after the the storm and began working toward clean-up efforts. Our team supported debris removal.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - GlobalGiving

A look at continuing Harvey recovery efforts

Apr 7, 2019   It's now been 19 months since Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast and caused historic levels of flooding in Houston and beyond, and we're proud to report that our nonprofit partners remain hard at work helping residents on the long road to a complete recovery. Here's a look at the work continuing to be funded by the 31,803 donors like you who've raised more than $5.2 million in support of community-led relief and recovery efforts. Houston's S.H.A.P.E. Community Center has continued to.... Read more

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

Helping Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Mar 20, 2019   A year after the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in over 50 years, children are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. The emotional distress of losing their homes and access to education continues to take its toll. Children have lost their sense of security and need time and support to heal emotionally and build their resilience. Save the Children’s Emergency Response Team deployed in advance of the 2017 storm and is still on the ground, committed to supporting the well-being and.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Welcome Home Fund Impact 2018

Mar 18, 2019   The Welcome Home Fund is a restricted fund that is managed by the Coalition for the Homeless that supports the work of The Way Home by removing barriers for people moving into permanent housing. The Welcome Home Fund provides Welcome Baskets full of home goods, furniture, and one-time financial assistance for things like deposits that other funding sources may not cover. The Welcome Home Fund would not be an available resource if it was not for our incredible individual donors, private.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

Almost done!

Mar 6, 2019   Almost done with the "Hatthorn Project"! The bathrooms are done. All the bedrooms are done. Hallways are done. Living Room is done. The Family Room is done. And we are working on the kitchen and dining room. The Hatthorn home is turning out to be a beautiful home after being flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The renovation of the home has taken 1 year and 7 months so far. However, the craftmanship is superb!  Check out the pictures to see how your donation was used. Also check out the.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Trusted World - Disaster recover Phase II

Feb 25, 2019   It's hard to believe, but it has been seventeen months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. For many, the rebuild has been completed, for others, it continues. Many of the families we visited months ago have picked up the pieces and now are back in the groove of work and school after dealing with the loss of so many valuables - cars, homes, and irreplaceable family heirlooms. While others still struggle with the day to day needs. Trusted World is still here, helping those families with.... Read more

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society - Standing In Faith Ministries, Inc.

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society

Feb 15, 2019   Thanks Everyone for your continued support! We are still standing in faith in meeting our financial goal! We have moved to our new location and working hard to meet our 2019 Grand Opening with our Computer Training, Network capabilities and Job Resources. In additional, below are a few updates on our Community Restoration Efforts for this Quarter: Assisted 10 individuals with Resume Writing & Cover Letters Located Housing for 8 individuals Continues weekly letter correspondence to.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Houston Announces Homeowner Assistance Program

Feb 14, 2019   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

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

Rebuilding Lives Together After Hurricane Harvey

Feb 11, 2019   Rebuilding lives together. Hurricane Harvey produced the largest flooding event ever recorded in our region, devastating people across the Houston area through the loss of homes, vehicles and personal belongings, and disrupting employment and access to services. We are now a year and a half from Harvey’s landfall, and we continue to serve many still in recovery.We’ve helped thousands of families rebuild their lives and continue contributing to a welcoming Houston, thanks to your.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

Your Voice Counts

Feb 11, 2019   We're excited about 2019 and we hope that your new year is off to a great start!  This is the year of SHAPE's 50th anniversary and we are focusing on feedback.   There has not been a lot of new activity since our last report, but the work has been significant.  We are now working with the Memria platform to help us collect feedback stories from people who have a stake in the next 50 years of SHAPE's service... people like you.  The next few months will include collecting.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - January 2019

Jan 29, 2019   It has been almost 1-1/2 years since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, becoming the second-most costly hurricane in U.S. history. The storm’s devastation directly impacted an estimated 13 million people. Although the winds eventual died down and the waters receded, the cleanup and rebuilding efforts are still underway. It may take years for families to begin to recover any sense of normalcy in their lives after losing their homes, livelihoods, possessions, and even loved ones in this.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Rebuild Continues in Texas!

Jan 22, 2019   Hello donors! 2018 was a remarkable year for All Hands and Hearts - between our Houston and Coastal Bend programs, teams have rebuilt a total of 41 homes, completed 433 muck and gut sites, and sanitized 164 homes for mold, allowing over 2,700 individuals to be able to move back into their homes. Much of this was possible due to you, our generous donors, and the added support of GlobalGiving's Hurricane Harvey funds. We currently have 10 homes that are in various stages of rebuild. Many of these.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

Mental Health Support in Chico, California

Jan 17, 2019   Weeks of wildfires razed communities in northern and southern California, burning close to 250,000 acres and causing thousands to evacuate their homes in October and November. Over 100 fatalities have been reported, with hundreds still missing. Many of those affected are living in temporary accommodation including tent cities, shelters, and cars. IsraAID deployed its emergency response team from Houston to Chico, California in November to conduct a rapid needs assessment and provide support for.... Read more

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need - Tahirih Justice Center

Houston Immigrant Women and Children in Need

Jan 8, 2019   In 2018, Tahirih’s Houston office has maintained a reputation for providing holistic direct services to immigrant women and children in addition to community education, outreach, and policy advocacy. We’re pleased to announce that the Houston office is on track to exceed our annual goals.  Through September of 2018, we have: Provided legal representation to 805 women and girls.  Trained 1,357 professionals on trauma-informed approaches to supporting survivors of violence,.... Read more

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

Your Support has made a Difference!

Dec 21, 2018   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 2017, left children and families reeling. Save the Children, the national leader for children in emergencies, deployed quickly to meet their needs. Thanks to your generous support we’re still in Texas, helping children, families and communities in Houston and in the Golden Triangle and Coastal Bend areas.... Read more

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County

Home For The Holidays - Ms. Bobo's Story

Dec 18, 2018   Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Bobo moved to Texas in 1999, with her mother and siblings. In 2016, after living in Houston for nearly 20 years, Ms. Bobo came home from work one day to a condemned apartment, with no prior notice given. With nowhere else to go, this was the event that triggered her homelessness. While trying to navigate through the streets for the better part of two years, Ms. Bobo’s main focus was always on her daughters, making sure that they never went without a roof.... Read more

Target Hunger Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund - TARGET HUNGER

Hurricane Harvey: The Road to Recovery Continues

Dec 6, 2018   Following Hurricane Harvey's landfall in Texas more than fifteen months ago, Target Hunger provided disaster relief and recovery services to a duplicated count of more than 47,000 community members in need during the twelve-month period between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. While formal service delivery concluded June 30, informal disaster relief and recovery services continued on a temporary basis to accommodate a special intake process for disaster clients being.... Read more

Disaster Relief - Distribution Resources - Trusted World Foundation

Trusted World - Disaster Relief Continues

Nov 29, 2018   The Dallas County VOAD chose Trusted World as the non-profit to handle all of North Texas donations during the days leading up to and after Hurricane Harvey. Over $380,000 in cash and $19 million in in-kind goods were donated to help the victims. Today, Trusted World continues to monitor the situation and provides support as needed. It appears as if Houston has cleaned up, and everyone is going back to work and living their life again. But the need remains, it takes time to rebuild, and Trusted.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Texas Relief Fund - American Homeless Families Foundation

The Hatthorn's home nearing completion

Nov 29, 2018   Hello all you beautiful people! I hope that you are all doing very well. We have gotten a lot of work done on the Hatthorn's home. Here's my update. Walls have been primed, textured and painted. Beautiful ceramic tile has been laid throughout the home. Walls have been moved in the living room and kitchen. Concrete poured. New walls have been constructed in the kitchen and living room. Bathrooms both have new tile showers and new cabinets have been installed. The family/game room walls have been.... Read more

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

Hurricane Harvey Report 6

Nov 21, 2018   Thank you for your continued support of the Food Bank RGV as we enter the 2nd year of helping the Gulf Coast of Texas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Since July 2018, your donations have helped us move 15 truckloads of nutritious fruits and vegetables, totaling 242,500 pounds, to the Corpus Christi and Victoria, Texas food banks that serve Hurricane Harvey survivors to this very day. It's not just about food relief, it's also about getting proper nutrition to the growing.... Read more

Hurricane Harvey Psychological Support for Victims - Real Medicine Foundation

Low-Income Communities Still Suffering

Nov 20, 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

BakerRipley/ Hurricane Harvey Relief - BakerRipley

Hurricane Harvey Relief: Our Work Continues

Nov 14, 2018   Making a Difference Together  Your partnership has helped sustain BakerRipley’s disaster response programming, helping thousands of families rebuild their lives and continue contributing to the neighborhoods they call home. And, we invite you to continue the work with us.  We remain deeply grateful. Thank you.    A story of hope and resiliency. Ms. J never expected to be one of 34 BakerRipley neighbors to receive a $10,000 Gallery Furniture gift card and an additional.... Read more

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief Assistance - S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

A Year Later-- Tell Us What You Think

Nov 12, 2018   Since our last report, SHAPE has participated in some exciting projects. I’ll tell you more about them in this report after I go over the numbers. We are still receiving a small number of requests from people who had not previously received any assistance from us; but they are still suffering from the negative impact of Hurricane Harvey. We have distributed $900 in direct financial assistance to new requests. After receiving additional funding, we were able to provide supplementary.... Read more

Disaster Relief-Hurricane Harvey - Texas Diaper Bank

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief - October 2018

Nov 1, 2018   The cleanup and recovery phase following Hurricane Harvey is still ongoing. Areas devastated by the storm are slowly coming back to life, but the process is slow and can be overwhelming for families who have lost everything. The Texas Diaper Bank is actively supporting individuals affected by the hurricane. Between July – September 2018, TXDB distributed 406,000 baby and toddler diapers, 63,000 adult incontinence products, 10,500 baby wipes, and 14,500 other items including diaper rash.... Read more

Help Texas Recover after Hurricane Harvey - All Hands and Hearts

Final Update: Our Goal Has Been Reached!

Oct 23, 2018   Hello Donors! We are so pleased to deliver a final update to you about our active programs in Texas! Because of you, and the added support of GlobalGiving’s own Hurricane Harvey funds, so much has been made possible over the past year for the families and children affected by hurricane Harvey. Our work is not yet finished in Texas; in fact, we will remain in Houston and the Coastal Bend area through 2019 continuing incredibly important work there! We are prepared to deliver this final.... Read more

Harvey Flood Relief in Texas - IsraAID

IsraAID heads to Florida and the Carolinas to assist with cleanup

Oct 22, 2018   In Houston, IsraAID is continuing to pilot a new project to map community vulnerability to future disasters, and improve resiliency. Amid this work, two natural disasters have hit the US in the past month, to both of which, IsraAID has sent emergency response teams: On 14th September, Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina. The hurricane, subsequently downgraded to a tropical depression, brought life-threatening storm surges and flash flooding. At least 53 fatalities were reported.... 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

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - 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

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society - Standing In Faith Ministries, Inc.

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society

Aug 30, 2018   Thanks for your continuous prayers and support.  WOW! This time on last year, we were assisting indivuals in their community with restoration efforts who were challenged from Hurricane Harvey. WOW! Just to bring you up-to-date, currently, we are working on the software for the computers. In addition to that, we are preparing for our 7th Community Restoration and Empowerment Seminar! This Seminar will allow many to gather and get first-hand information to assist their loved ones 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

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief 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

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - 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

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society - Standing In Faith Ministries, Inc.

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society

May 29, 2018   Hello Everyone, Thanks for your continuous prayers and support.  This Quarter has been AMAZING and we have gotten so much accomplished.  We have 3 computers and we are working on the software.  In addition to that, we are working on the continuous community efforts - locating housing, jobs, and providing assistance with transportation for individuals to social service appointments such as Social Security Administration, Food Pantries, and Food Stamps. Our main goal is to continue.... 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

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief 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

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - 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

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society - Standing In Faith Ministries, Inc.

SIFM - Assistance to Transition Back to Society

Feb 26, 2018   Thanks Everyone for Your Support!  We are on our way! Although, we have not reached our goal for the purchase of our new computers, we are pressing forward to get our SIFM Headquarters up-to-date to accomodate the computers and network capabalities. 2018 is here and we are expecting GREAT Things for Standing In Faith Ministries. We know that assisting individuals with computer training, resume creation, and cover letters are vital in today's economy. We are excited about the additional.... 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

Coronavirus and Disaster Relief 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

"Be The Key To Ending Homelessness" - 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

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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