Hurricane Dorian: How to Help

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September, 2019
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Hurricane Dorian at peak intensity as a Category 5 hurricane making landfall on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas  (Source: NOAA’s GOES-East)

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and is threatening Florida and the southeastern United States. For up-to-date information, please refer to the following websites:

Funders Webinar

Hurricane Dorian: Supporting the Bahamas
12 p.m. ET, Monday, September 9
Coordinated by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and co-sponsored by the Council, this webinar will examine what is transpiring in communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian, from the Bahamas to the eastern coastline. As well, an understanding of the scope of support and resources available within a philanthropic response will be explored. Speakers will provide context to the latest needs on the ground after assessments are known and can be conveyed.

US Chamber of Commerce’s Hurricane Dorian coordination webinar
2 p.m. ET, Monday, September 9, 2019
Join this webinar to hear from partners who are actively responding. Learn what the immediate needs are in the areas, as well as the long-term outlook on recovery.

Response Funds


The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is a compilation of philanthropic strategies, promising practices and lessons learned that help communities be better prepared when a disaster strikes their community. In particular, it is aimed at helping philanthropic organizations and individual donors be more strategic with their investments and recognize the importance of supporting long-term recovery for vulnerable populations.

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund resource Creating Order from Chaos: Roles for Philanthropy in Disaster Planning and Response provides a framework for steps that can be taken for philanthropy to response to disasters.

Photo Source: NOAA’s GOES-East

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