Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Sep 01, 2017 | Posted in Home Page, News

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo sends our thoughts and prayers to the millions of people in Greater Houston who are dealing with the devastation associated with Hurricane Harvey.

Although the extent of the damage and death toll is not yet clear, the National Weather Service is already calling the storm “unprecedented” and recovering from the disaster could take years, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are an untold number of homes and people affected.

We urge our clients and all Greater Buffalo residents to support the short and long-term needs of those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in any way they can. The Mayor of Houston and our colleagues at the Greater Houston Community Foundation have established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to support both immediate needs and support the long-term rebuilding efforts. Learn more at ghcf.org

Additional aid is being provided by All Hands Volunteers, an organization that not only responds to the initial damage sustained from a natural disaster, but which stays to help communities recover and rebuild. Although multiple communities are almost always heavily impacted by a natural disaster, the bulk of relief efforts are usually focused in limited areas, often driven by media coverage. All Hands Volunteers is committed to seeking out the most under-served communities which are often outside of the public eye. All Hands Volunteers is often the only organization serving those communities where damage is as great as – or greater than – the more publicized locations. Learn more at https://www.hands.org/

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