One Year Later: Why GlobalGiving Is Matching Donations For Long-Term Disaster Recovery

Read stories of resilience from Texas, Puerto Rico, and Mexico that will inspire you—and find out how you can double your impact on local, long-term recovery.


One year ago, Gordon and Tiana’s home in Texas filled with over a foot of debris and dirty water from Hurricane Harvey. On a tight budget, with no flood insurance and little aid from FEMA, their family had no resolution for repairs in sight.

One year ago, José lost his seaside restaurant and his livelihood in the blink of an eye when Hurricane Maria made landfall just a few miles from his home in Puerto Rico, lashing the island with 155 mph winds.

One year ago, Rosa and Ramón’s home in Mexico collapsed under the pressure of the most powerful earthquake to hit their country in a century. Engineers told the couple they’d tear down their house, and Rosa and Ramón were on the brink of homelessness.

2017 was one of the most deadly and damaging years for natural disasters on record, with severe weather and climate events taking thousands of lives and causing more than $300 billion in damages in the United States alone.

The GlobalGiving community responded swiftly, and with your help, we supported more than 100 urgent relief projects in the hardest-hit communities.

Gordon and Tiana gutted and replaced mold-infested walls and installed new appliances. José held on to hope despite all he lost and developed a plan for his future. Rosa and Ramón received locally-sourced construction materials and a crew of volunteers to rebuild their collapsed walls.

On the anniversary of these major disasters, GlobalGiving is celebrating awe-inspiring progress toward recovery—and asking for your continued help to support long-term, local projects in the communities devastated by these disasters.

The Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving is matching all donations to disaster recovery projects at 100% for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes Irma + Maria, and the Mexico earthquakes now through Dec. 31, 2018 while funds last.

Together, we’ve already accomplished so much—and we can do more.

Make a donation to a vetted, community-led project for Hurricane Harvey recovery.

Make a donation to a vetted, community-led project for Hurricanes Irma + Maria recovery.

Make a donation to a vetted, community-led project for Mexico earthquake recovery.

With your continued support, people like Gordon, Tiana, José, Rosa, and Ramón will be able to rebuild their lives.

The most vulnerable communities in Texas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and beyond will become more resilient to future disasters.

And recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities, which are historically overlooked and underfunded, will receive the resources they need to go on.

Thank you for powering community-led disaster relief, recovery, and resilience with GlobalGiving.

Learn more about the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving.


Featured Photo: Build a School for the Children of NPH in Mexico by Fondazione Francesca Rava NPH Italia Onlus

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