The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund is a vital tool to address the complex variety of medium- and long-term challenges these communities will face as they rebuild and strengthen.
SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB)
August 29, 2017
The Patterson Foundation provided a $250,000 contribution of unrestricted funding to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. The gift is intended to strengthen CDP’s work to support medium- and long-term rebuilding efforts in the region affected by the storm — the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005.
Hurricane Harvey touched down as a Category 4 storm Friday along the Texas coastline. The storm has caused widespread flooding and power outages impacting hundreds of thousands of people, and estimates are expected to rise as Harvey continues to inundate the region. While numerous funds have been established to provide immediate assistance to rapid relief efforts, CDP’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund is focused on medium- and long-term needs in the impacted region, like rebuilding homes, infrastructure and businesses while supporting children’s well-being, providing mental health services and boosting damaged agricultural sectors.
“Images of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey have galvanized myriad supporters — from individual citizen philanthropists to large philanthropic funders — to contribute to immediate, life-saving response efforts,” said Debra Jacobs, president and CEO of The Patterson Foundation. “While this support is essential, the storm’s impact will be felt long after the rains have stopped and the floods have subsided. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund is a vital tool to address the complex variety of medium- and long-term challenges these communities will face as they rebuild and strengthen.”
Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $2 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and the Global Refugee Crisis. This latest gift comes soon after the…