How to Help With Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma has launched a surge in charitable giving to assist those impacted by the catastrophic storms. Currently, attention is appropriately focused on providing immediate relief including shelter, food, water and other basic needs. In our experience with disaster recovery, we have learned the majority of initial funding following a disaster targets these immediate relief efforts. Disaster events also create many long-term recovery needs including rebuilding homes, businesses and infrastructure, and mental and physical health issues that can last for months and even years.

If you would like to contribute to the hurricane recovery efforts, following are charitable funds providing support for both early relief and long-term recovery efforts.

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma

Find more information on when, how and where to give following disasters at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. If you have a donor advised fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, you can recommend a grant to one of these recovery funds by logging into your DonorCentral account or calling us at 405/235-5603.