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Updated February 19, 2021
Winter storm Uri has brought extreme winter weather to many southern states, with winter storm Viola following closely behind. These storms are affecting areas that are unaccustomed to snow, ice and cold temperatures. In many of these areas, essential infrastructure — such as power grids and water systems — is not prepared to handle freezing temperatures for days on end.
As a result of the winter weather, millions are facing lasting power outages and boil water advisories. Pipes have burst and water supply remains a concern.
Currently, critical needs include warming shelters, food and water distribution, evacuation support, family reconnection and health care management.
Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide the following list of organizations offering relief and support. Each card below indicates the area(s) in which these organizations are providing assistance.
Please note the organizations listed in this guidance do not represent the full list of organizations raising money for relief efforts for the winter storms. Fidelity Charitable has collaborated with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to provide these organizations to donors for reference purposes only, and Fidelity Charitable does not endorse these organizations. All grant recommendations are subject to review and approval by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees.