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Hurricane Disaster Relief Funds

9/12/2017

Hurricane Harvey is the largest hurricane to hit the United States in a decade.  Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm on August 25, 2017. The storm has led to significant damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast. There is record-breaking flooding in Houston, the country’s fourth-largest city and a sprawling metropolitan area, threatening lives and homes in Texas and along the Gulf Coast.  

Greater Houston Community Fund has raised nearly $50 million to date. 

Hurricane Irma was the second Category 4 storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season in just two weeks, setting records as it drove a destructive course across the Caribbean prior to making landfall in Florida on September 10. Irma has also brought catastrophic floods and storm surges throughout Florida, and the Carolinas.  Below are the Council on Foundations accredited community foundations that have established hurricane disaster relief funds. 

Accredited Community Foundations in Florida with a Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

Central Florida Foundation

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Miami Foundation - launched the Irma Relief Fund, the Irma Caribbean Strong Relief Fund, and the Irma Community Recovery Fund

Community Foundation of Broward

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Collier County

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida

Accredited Community Foundations in South Carolina with a Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Community Foundation of the Low Country

 

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