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Hurricane Harvey & Irma Response

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Update:As of September 18, the United Way Network has raised more than $34.08 million for storm-related needs and mid- and long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This includes money donated to the national fund and to funds set up by local United Ways. $33.95 million has been raised for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts; $95,000 has been raised for Hurricane Irma recovery efforts and $37,000 has been designated for where the money is most needed. (These figures have been rounded.) 


United Way Worldwide announced Wednesday (8/20) that it has established the United Way Harvey Recovery Fund, a national fund which will distribute 100 percent of donations for recovery in the affected areas, community by community, in the months and years ahead. The fund will facilitate the donation process for United Way donors and partners who want to offer financial support to storm victims in Texas, Louisiana and the affected areas.  

The inaugural donation to this newly established fund was from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), which made a $1 million contribution to directly support victims who have been impacted across the region.

United Way created the United Way Irma Recovery Fund to support local communities in the Southeast United States and Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma. As part of our mission to build stronger communities, and to fight for every person in every community, United Ways in the affected areas will continue to raise money locally and respond to emerging needs as appropriate for their community. United Way's Harvey and Irma Recovery funds will complement those efforts, help smaller United Ways who may not have the capacity to create their own fund and provide a single clearinghouse for individual and corporate donors who want to impact affected areas. 



If you would prefer for United Way of Greater Waterbury to handle your donation to the fund, please provide your donation through our secure online donation page, putting 'United Way Harvey Recovery Fund' or 'United Way Irma Recovery Fund' in the 'Instructions' field at the bottom of the form.  100% of your donation will be provided to the United WayRecovery Fund at United Way Worldwide.

United Way of Greater Waterbury Give Page

In addition, our colleagues at 2-1-1 Connecticut and the United Way of Connecticut have compiled a resource directory for more information about disaster relief efforts and ways to help those reeling from Harvey:



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