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Public and Private Partnerships in Disaster Relief: Leveraging Expertise for Maximum Impact

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As Florence barrels towards the East Coast, disaster relief continues to be a top-of-mind area of philanthropy. With more hurricanes likely behind this one, the conversation around disaster relief and how we can better prepare communities for the catastrophic impact of disaster is a key area of focus across all members of the social and private sectors.

21st Century Fox Invests in Disaster Preparedness and Awareness With $1MM to the American Red Cross and Center for Disaster Philanthropy

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In response to 2017’s series of devastating and unprecedented natural disasters, including hurricanes that affected over 25 million people, 21st Century Fox is preparing for forthcoming natural disasters this year by donating $1 million to the American Red Crossand the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

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Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.

Qualcomm Foundation Announces $1 Million Donation for Relief and Recovery Due to Devastating 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - We continue to be concerned about the severe weather developing during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, and other strong systems develop in the Atlantic, the Qualcomm Foundation is donating $1 million to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for long-term recovery efforts.

Businesses Have a Unique Opportunity to Help Communities Effectively Recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.

Three Ways to Help Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts Over the Long Term

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Harvey made landfall on August 25 near Rockport, Texas, as a Category 4 storm. A state of emergency has been declared in 30 counties, seven counties are under evacuation orders, and a major disaster declaration has been signed by the president. Several hundred thousand are without power, several thousand have been displaced to shelters, and search and rescue efforts are ongoing. America’s first major hurricane to make landfall since 2005, Hurricane Harvey is expected to stall for several days over southern Texas, leading to catastrophic flooding across the region.

What Employers and Their Employees Can Do to Address the Global Refugee Crisis

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Refugees around the world are moving in record numbers. In fact, the unprecedented movement of people around the world has created the highest number of displaced persons since World War II. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a record 34,000 people a day – or roughly 24 people a minute – are displaced from their homes by conflict and violence. Children make up 51 percent of the world’s refugees.

Hurricane Matthew Impact & Long-Term Recovery Needs

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Hurricane Matthew crossed the Western portion of Haiti on October 4 and portions of Eastern Cuba that afternoon. It was the first category 4 storm to make landfall in Haiti since 1964. According to the Haitian government, the death count associated with the storm is more than 1,000. The hurricane destroyed homes, displaced thousands of people, ruined plantations, and drowned livestock.

4 Ways You Can Support Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts Over the Long Term

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Hurricane Matthew is devastating. According to the New York Times, Florida’s “Atlantic coast is feeling the force of the Category 3 storm, and the National Weather Service warns of ‘extremely dangerous and life-threatening’ winds. ‘Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,’ the governor urged 1.5 million residents yesterday.” More from their reporters about the destruction in Florida, South Carolina and elsewhere can be found here.

Why Taking the Long View with Disaster Recovery is Essential

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By Anna R. Hurt, disaster management analyst at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Jim Starr, interim CEO for America’s Charities.

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