Held on July 21, 2016, the “Early Recovery Fund: Lessons for Funders” webinar explored innovative funding approaches and program examples that have resulted in exceptional disaster recovery results in communities across the Midwest. With an emphasis on low-attention disasters, panelists focused on examples of programs that reach the most vulnerable—children, the elderly, veterans, the uninsured.

Presented by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) with generous support from The UPS Foundation, the webinar was moderated by Midwest Early Recovery Fund Program Officer Nancy Beers. Panelists included: Director of Disaster Services for Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Lisa Adler; Society of St. Vincent de Paul Disaster Services COO Elizabeth Disco-Shearer; Statewide Volunteer Coordinator, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, Deb Hendricks; and Tulsa County Social Services Director and the Tulsa Area Long-Term Recovery Committee Chair Linda J. Johnston.

Watch the Early Recovery Fund: Lessons for Funders webinar to learn more about recovery challenges and opportunities in Texas.