Hurricane Ian: Responding to a catastrophic storm

2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT

After sweeping through Cuba, Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a high Category 4 storm. Reminiscent in strength and location of 2004’s Hurricane Charley, which caused $17 billion in damages, Ian’s impact will be even more significant. After crossing Florida, Ian is expected to hit South Carolina and Georgia.

Philanthropy Southeast hosted a webinar in partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Florida Philanthropic Network to help foundation, corporate and individual donors learn about the storm, the impact of the devastating wind and flooding and how they can help affected communities.

Janine Lee, president and CEO of Philanthropy Southeast, and guest experts discussed managing the needs in highly populated areas with large numbers of older adults and residents whose second language is English.

While aimed at donors, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.

Janine Lee, President and CEO of Philanthropy Southeast, moderated the discussion and panelists included:
  • Sally Ray, Director of Domestic Funds, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  • Marcus Coleman, Director, DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
  • Roxie Jerde, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Please see the slide deck and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

Photo: Flooding from Hurricane Ian in Naples, Florida. (Source: City of Naples via Facebook)