Photo: Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and
I want to start by thanking you for your generous donation to the Hurricane Ida Relief Fund. Since early September, donations from the Hurricane Ida Relief Fund have supported seven emergency grants to high-impact and community-led nonprofit organizations at the forefront of this crisis.
Here is what Klie, a project leader for the mutual aid group Imagine Water Works, wants you to tell you about how your donation made its way to the organization in the form of an emergency grant from GlobalGiving:
"Thank you for making this such a seamless process—it is exactly what we need when responding quickly to crises on the ground."
Here is a brief overview of the nonprofits that have received our first round of emergency grants:
Southern Solidarityis a grassroots, community-based organization providing meals and medical resources to people who are currently unhoused in downtown New Orleans.
Imagine Water Works activated its Mutual Aid Response Network to assist communities in Louisiana whose needs are often overlooked and unmet after disasters. The organization provided essential supplies, emotional and community support, and fact-checked relief information.
OPP Reform Coalition distributed more than $25,000 to nearly 300 families in New Orleans who were directly impacted by Hurricane Ida in an effort to promote a caring and safe community.
Fuel Relief Fund provided fuel to first responders and families across Louisiana, helping power generators to support rescue and response efforts.
The RIVER FUND New Yorkis a community-based organization in New York City that serves more than 150,000 people each year. Building on its experience helping impacted communities after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the organization is now providing relief supplies, like food and clothing, to families in the areas most impacted by Ida.
Children's Aid is working closely with many of its client families in New York that have been directly impacted by the storm and its flooding to match them with the assistance they need. Since 1853, the organization has been a leader in ensuring children and their families in New York have a viable path out of poverty.
Your support of the GlobalGiving Hurricane Ida Relief Fund means local leaders like Klie get the critical resources they need to help their community rebuild after Hurricane Ida. We will be back in your inbox soon with another update about how your donation is at work supporting communities in the Southeast and Northeast.
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