Current Disaster Relief Efforts

California Wildfire Relief

The 2017 wildfire season is one of the most devastating ever recorded, with dozens of lives lost and tens of thousands evacuated. As of October 10, more than 115,000 acres were ablaze in nearly a dozen separate fires in Northern California. Governor Jerry Brown has declared states of emergency in Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, […]

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

On August 26, 2017, a Category 4 hurricane slammed into the coast of Texas, bringing 130 mph winds, torrential rain and devastating flooding to communities throughout southern Texas. As of August 28, six people had lost their lives in the storm, tens of thousands had been forced into shelters and more than 300,000 were without […]

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Hurricane Irma Relief

On September 10, 2017, a Category 4 hurricane smashed into southern Florida, forcing hundreds of thousands of residents from their homes and more leaving than 6.2 million without power. Damage is expected to run into the billions of dollars, and communities affected face a long and painful recovery. These organizations provide short and long term relief to affected residents. This list will be updated as more information and resources are available.

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Mexican Earthquake Relief

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19th 2017, shaking communities with a deadly intensity for over a hundred miles. The powerful quake caused devastating structural damage and killed at least 226 people. Many more remain unaccounted for.

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria obliterated the island’s power grid, leaving 3.4 million residents without power. Storm surges and flash flooding destroyed homes and other structures, killing dozens of residents and leaving many neighborhoods uninhabitable. Cell phone, landline and internet communication networks were almost entirely knocked out of  commission.  Experts estimate that some areas will be without electricity for up to six months. While rebuilding estimates are only beginning, it is clear that costs will be in the tens of billions, if not higher

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Wildfire Relief Fund

The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. Since the Wildfire Relief Fund opened in 2003, we have raised $3.5 million altogether to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of devastating wildfires in California. Grants from the Wildfire Relief […]

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