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Fidelity Charitable donors have a record of giving for disaster relief and ask us for guidance to enhance their impact. The resources in this section may help you make disaster relief part of your giving plan.
Goal: Establish order
Timing: Day of disaster – 6 months
Services Needed: Rescue, medical attention, food, water, temporary shelter
Timing: Day after disaster – 2 years
Services Needed: Food, water, long-term shelter, sanitation, healthcare,return to school and work
Goal: Rebuilding for a better future
Timing: Weeks/months after disaster – 15 years
Services Needed: Engagement of local population in planning and reconstruction of communities
Goal: Emergency risk reduction and prevention
Timing: Ongoing - continuous
Services Needed: Training, policy and procedure creation, relationship building among service providers & communities
Wildfires have been burning through California, tearing through more than a million acres of land across the state.
Typhoon Yutu, one of the most powerful cyclones on record, impacted more than 50,000 people living in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in 100 years, bringing winds of up to 155 miles per hour.
Hurricanes bring strong winds, heavy rains and flooding that can leave a lingering impact long after the storm has passed.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy discusses this massive Pacific storm and highlights organizations providing relief.
In the span of just one month, a series of major hurricanes made devastating hits on the United States and the Caribbean.
Hurricane Matthew swept across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, bringing with it heavy rains, powerful winds and flooding.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico causing widespread damage.
The largest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades rocked its central coast, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.
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