**As South Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian, please visit our Hurricane Relief page to support long-term recovery, rebuilding and resilience efforts.**
In September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit our region, causing widespread damage throughout South Florida, the Florida Keys and the Caribbean islands. With the support of donors around the globe, The Miami Foundation raised more than $6.4 million for relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts for all the affected communities. As we work to ensure our community is prepared for the 2018 hurricane season, please contact Lindsey Linzer for more information.
To date, we’ve awarded more than $5.4 million to support organizations addressing key needs in the region, and continue to fund efforts addressing the following issues:
- Relief Aid: Providing humanitarian assistance to people lacking access to food, water, shelter or supplies
- Hardship Recovery: Helping residents overcome enduring economic, social, health and physical hardships from the hurricane
- Resilient Recovery: Restoring the capacity of community groups and government bodies to help residents recover, cope with and prepare for disasters