CDP Tornado Recovery Fund

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Known as “nature’s most violent storms,” the U.S. is home to more tornadoes than any other country.

Since the first weeks of 2023, tornadoes in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and many other states have brought destruction across dozens of communities in the United States. This has left communities vulnerable and needing medium- and long-term support.

CDP has been active in tornado recovery since our founding. With the recent increase in tornadoes – even in the winter – there is no longer a “tornado season,” and the historical Tornado Alley stretching across the United States is growing larger.

CDP’s Tornado Recovery Fund allows donors to target their contributions to meet specific medium- and long-term philanthropic goals for communities affected by tornadoes.

(Photo: Tornado damage in the town of Arabi in St. Bernard parish. Credit: Tanya Gulliver-Garcia)

Tornadoes do not discriminate when they strike, but recovery is often unbalanced and more challenging for marginalized populations. This fund supports initiatives prioritizing communities devastated by tornadoes, especially those facing systemic barriers to equitable recovery.

To effectively address the growing tornado threat across the country, CDP’s team of experts will work directly with local nonprofits to identify specific needs and gaps in funding.

Examples of areas that are likely to be funded include but are not limited to rebuilding homes and livelihoods, mental health services, and other challenges identified by communities that arise as recovery efforts progress.

This fund supports these disasters:

Thank you to the following donors for their generous support of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Tornado Recovery Fund.

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  • Bright Funds Foundation
  • Sandra Long
  • Raymond P. Sarnacki
  • Timothy Lim
  • George R. Seger

Your support has a direct and significant impact on our efforts to minimize the effect of tornadoes through thoughtful, equitable and responsible recovery for all.

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For more information on the situation and to learn about available resources, contact Sally Ray, Director, Domestic Funds.

To make a gift or learn more about the Fund, please contact our Development Team.

(Photo: Urban Search & Rescue teams are in Mayfield, Kentucky supporting local responders and conducting search and rescue missions. Photo credit: Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas via Twitter)

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