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September 9, 2019
By the Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Community Foundation of Western Nevada Recommends Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Organizations

Reno, Nev – As a service to the region Community Foundation of Western Nevada researches organizations directly performing relief operations and serving people affected by disasters. This is the list of the nonprofit organizations serving people affected by Hurricane Dorian, the types of donations needed, and their contact information.

Recommended Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Organizations

** Cash donations are most needed; funding will be needed for years to come

Hurricane Dorian Overview & Critical Needs: https://disasterphilanthropy.org/disaster/hurricane-dorian/

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy- 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund

The CDP 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund allows donors to give now to support recovery needs that will continue to surface long after our attention has turned away from these major meteorological events. Donors wishing to designate their investment to Hurricane Dorian recovery, or a particular country or region, can do so by indicating the designation on their donation. Otherwise, funds will be pooled to support recovery efforts where funding is needed most. Through CDP’s unparalleled expertise in disaster management and grantmaking, we will invest in projects and initiatives that:

Support vulnerable populations whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated.
Emphasize funding that is medium- and long-term in nature, based upon prevailing needs that emerge in the weeks and months after the disaster.
Fill in gaps where public resources are unavailable or scarce.
Foster collaborative relationships among grantees and other organizations.
Mail to: Center for Disaster Philanthropy
1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

Miami Community Foundation, https://miamifoundation.org/

Click here for a list of Hurricane Relief Organizations recommended by Miami Community Foundation

While Miami-Dade County has not received any major, direct weather impacts, The Miami Foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund remains activated to support any long-term recovery or resilience needs, including local support for those displaced by the storm.
Mail to: The Miami Foundation
40 NW 3rd St. Suite #305
Miami, FL 33128

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund has been opened to provide assistance for emergency food, shelter, other basic needs, and long-term relief efforts through reputable charity organizations identified and working in partnership with the people of the Islands of the Bahamas.
Mailing Address:
700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Direct Relief, https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurricane-dorian/

Direct Relief is delivering medical aid to affected areas, and additional emergency medical caches are being routed to the Bahamas from Florida and Direct Relief’s main distribution hub in the U.S.
Please mail checks to:
Direct Relief
6100 Wallace Becknell Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in The Bahamas has started relief efforts while continuing to plan for entry into Grand Bahama and Abaco. Read more about their disaster relief efforts in the Bahamas.
Give online here

United Way of Miami-Dade

United Way and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald have activated Operation Helping Hands to support response, relief and recovery efforts. All of the funds raised through Operation Helping Hands will go directly to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian.

To donate:
Visit unitedwaymiami.org
Call 305-643-2501 or 211
Send a check payable to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade, P.O. Box #459007, Miami, FL 33245-9007###

About the Community Foundation: Established in 1998 as a Nevada nonprofit 501(c) 3 corporation, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has distributed more than $120 million in grants and scholarships from 240 charitable funds to strengthen our community in Nevada, and beyond.

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