This disaster relief fund will support people impacted by Hurricane Delta in the form of emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter. The fund will transition to provide longer-term assistance as needed. All donations to this fund will exclusively support communities and first responders impacted by Hurricane Delta.
Hurricane Delta brought devastating flooding and winds to the Louisiana coast on October 9th, just six weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the same area. This storm is setting back existing recovery efforts and additional support will be required to support those impacted and to repair and rebuild tens of thousands of homes. At least 600,000 people are without power as recovery efforts continue.
All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery after Hurricane Delta. Initially, funds will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. As needed, the fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run primarily by local, vetted organizations in the communities affected.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like Hurricane Delta. By supporting the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.