Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

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Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund
Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

Project Report | Apr 8, 2019
Community-led recovery continues after Irma

By Will Frechette | GlobalGiving

Photo from St. Thomas Recovery Team
Photo from St. Thomas Recovery Team

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 hurricane-related damage to their facilities. At the same time, nearly 70% of these nonprofits reported an increased demand for their services. In response, the foundation will be supporting a 12-member AmeriCorps VISTA Team that will provide programmatic, technical, research, and outreach assistance to St. Croix's nonprofit community.

Project Promise has taken a holistic approach to disaster recovery on St. Croix over the past year. Their community service projects focused on rebuilding efforts across the island, including planting a grove of coconut trees to aid in the coastline restoration and bringing students from Howard University to the island as part of an alternative spring break program which tackled three rebuilding projects in a single day. They've also provided trauma intervention services to residents still coping with the psychological and emotional trauma experienced during Hurricanes Irma and Maria through their St. Croix Trauma Intervention & Relief Project.

We're happy to share that one of the leaders of our Irma recovery partners, Imani Daniel of the St. Thomas Recovery Team, was selected as a member of the first class of Disaster Feedback Fellows of the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving. She joined nine other fellows from community-based nonprofits to spend a week in Washington, D.C. this past October learning from each other, promoting their disaster recovery projects to peers and funders, and speaking at and attending the 2018 Feedback Summit.

Your generosity has helped make these stories—and so many more—possible. Thank you for supporting community-led disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Irma. We can't wait to share more updates on the impact of your donation in the months to come.


With gratitude,
Will + the GlobalGiving Team

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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

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.

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