Over the course of a week, Hurricane Dorian made a total of five landfalls – three in the Bahamas (twice on Great Abaco and another on Grand Bahama Island), a U.S. landfall in North Carolina and a final one in Canada. The storm affected hundreds of thousands of people and left at least 70,000 homeless. It will be months before we know the full scope and scale of damage from Dorian in communities throughout the Bahamas, the Carolinas and across Canada’s Maritime provinces, but it is clear that recovery from the storm will take years.
In our second Hurricane Dorian webinar, experts focused on tracking what we know to date while also looking ahead to future needs. Panelist provided updates on the situation on the ground in affected communities, discussed critical needs and shared ways to support long-term recovery. CDP Assistant Director of Major Initiatives Tanya Gulliver-Garcia moderated the discussion and panelists included:
- Katherine Boatwright, Director of Operations, National VOAD
- Regis Chapman, Head of Office, World Food Programme Barbados
- Lorelei Costa, Executive Director, Outer Banks Community Foundation
- Doug Stropes, Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement Deputy Division Director, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
This webinar was provided with generous funding from The UPS Foundation and was co-sponsored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Philanthropy New York, the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, PEAK Grantmaking and Council on Foundations.
CDP launched the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund in response to the needs that will arise following Hurricane Dorian and other storms that may hit throughout the Atlantic hurricane season. Details about the fund were provided during the webinar.
Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more: