The foundation said the gift will strengthen CDP's support for medium- and long-term recovery efforts in the regions affected by Hurricane Dorian and catalyze additional donations.
Hurricane Dorian made its initial landfall on the island of Great Abaco as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest storm on record to hit the
While relief efforts address the immediate needs following a disaster, recovery efforts focus on improving individual, family and community resiliency after the event. Recovery can include restoration of structures, systems and services while helping individuals and families rebound from their losses and sustain their physical, social, economic, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, Patterson said.
Disaster-recovery costs are expected to rise as officials continue assessing the damage, and donations typically decline following the immediate aftermath of a disaster -- leaving important recovery projects underfunded, the foundation said.
"Emergency needs are critical, but those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian are going to need help beyond immediate disaster-relief efforts to fully recover," Patterson's president and CEO
CDP focuses on increasing donor impact throughout the full life cycle of disasters by providing educational and informational services, consulting expertise to foundations and corporations, and collaboration opportunities for donors. The CDP 2019
"We are grateful that in the face of major disasters,
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