Disaster Relief

Survey Reveals Hurricane Evacuees in Connecticut Need Access to Basic Necessities Including Food, Housing, Medical Services and Jobs

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07/18/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- About 13,000 residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who arrived in Connecticut in the aftermath of the hurricanes Maria and Irma continue to struggle with obtaining basic needs including adequate housing, food, medical care and jobs, according to a survey commissioned by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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Latino Endowment Fund Hosts Event on Puerto Rico Hurricanes and Impact on Greater Hartford

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06/14/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving hosted more than 70 people at the Lyceum in Hartford on Thursday, May 31 to participate in a discussion on the local impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the Greater Hartford region. Focusing on those who had been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the convening featured a passionate discussion on how residents and organizations worked together under extremely trying circumstances to provide aid to those in need, think about what still needed to be done and how to plan for potential future challenges.

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Bank of America, Employees Deliver More Than $2.8 Million in Hurricane Harvey Relief

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05/14/2018

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Bank of America today announced that more than $2.8 million has been delivered to Gulf Coast nonprofits collectively supporting short- and long-term Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. In addition to the previously announced $1 million in Hurricane Harvey relief funding the Bank of America Charitable Foundation committed to nonprofit organizations in the days following the hurricane, an outpouring of support from bank employee donations totaling more than $900,000 was also matched dollar-for-dollar through the company’s Employee Matching Gifts program.

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Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain Bees Partner to Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

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04/12/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and New Britain Bees professional baseball club will join forces on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria and to treat hundreds of New Britain school students and their family members from Puerto Rico displaced by last fall’s devastating storm to a night at the ballpark.

The Hartford Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from Travelers Foundation to Meet the Needs of Individuals and Families Relocating from Puerto Rico

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03/28/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- In November 2017, the Hartford Foundation established the Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund in response to the growing needs faced by individuals and families relocating to Greater Hartford following natural disasters.

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Hartford Foundation-Sponsored Survey of Displaced Persons from Hurricanes Moving into Region is Underway

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02/27/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The University of Connecticut’s El Instituto: Institute for Latina/o Caribbean and Latin American Studies and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College have launched a survey to better understand the long-term impact of displacement on the Greater Hartford region. Individuals can fill out the online survey in English and Spanish at https://uconn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZJVpSqXabB4Zg1 or share the link with others. The survey is supported by a $47,280 grant from the Hartford Foundation. 

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Feds providing CT Schools with Money for New Students from Puerto Rico

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02/23/2018

WASHINGTON, DC -- After months of fighting over aid to last summer’s hurricane-hit communities, Congress finally approved a compromise budget bill earlier this month that will provide millions of dollars to help schools care for displaced students. The budget bill provides $8,500 for each displaced student, $9,000 for each one that is not English-speaking like Nairelys and Jason, and $10,000 for disabled students requiring special education.

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Applications for Grant Funding Now Available to Local Non-Profit Organizations Helping Victims of Hurricane Maria

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02/15/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- With the Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund well on its way to $50,000 in donations, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and American Savings Foundation – which teamed together in late September to establish the fund in the wake of the devastating storm – have announced that the grant application process has been opened to non-profit organizations in the Greater New Britain area seeking assistance with relocation efforts of hurricane victims.

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