Building Local Partnerships
We have a network of partners in disaster-prone states across the country and in Puerto Rico. These are local organizations who work with some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Many of them serve families who are new to the United States or who are struggling to make ends meet. And when disaster strikes, these neighbors are often the ones left out of the relief effort.
We provide training and information to help our partners prepare to respond. We help them understand what new needs their clients will be facing and how to get ready to meet them. And when a disaster does happen, we walk with our partners through their response.
Hand in hand, we can move forward. We can speed up recovery and make sure no one is left behind.
Long-term Recovery from Hurricane Michael in 2018
Yes – it has been almost 2½ years since Hurricane Michael, but we continue to see the long-term effects, especially on our most vulnerable populations. The following is one such account: The last 25 years have been met head-on with hard work, providing for family and determination to overcome the daily obstacles encountered by the very people who provide the …
Immokalee, Florida: Long-Term Recovery Continues for Hurricane Irma Survivors!
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Collier County–where Immokalee is located–on September 10, 2017. Immokalee is a town where Latinxs and Haitians make up 72% of the local population, and it is not uncommon to hear Spanish and French Creole languages spoken wherever you go. The Hurricane Irma devastation was particularly massive in Immokalee. Untold numbers of homes were totally destroyed …
Relief in the Face of a “Tsunami of Need”
Imagine being an undocumented worker in Texas. One day, a nightmare happens: you’re injured at work, and you end up relying on a wheelchair. Your body was your tool. It’s what made you a good worker in that sector, and it’s how you provided for your family. In just a few seconds, your ability to use that tool changes dramatically. …