Disaster Relief

Scott Grateful for Generosity Shown for Hurricane Relief

Release Date: 
10/16/2018

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- Gov. Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida on Monday thanked the people and businesses who have come forward with generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund since he activated it last week to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael.  Some of the biggest donations so far have come from Wells Fargo ($250,00); Aetna ($100,000); Duke Energy ($50,000) and Uber ($25,000). Dr. Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation and vice president of community health for Aetna, Inc. said, "As someone who grew up in Florida, I know firsthand that Floridians will be resilient as they recover from Hurricane Michael. We hope that the donation from the Aetna Foundation and the efforts of Aetna employees in the area will help support these recovery efforts."

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Aetna Foundation Provides $100K Contribution to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund

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09/13/2018

The Aetna Foundation, today, announced it will make a $100,000 contribution to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. The Disaster Relief Fund provides statewide disaster relief services including the repair and redevelopment of residences damaged by significant storms such as Hurricane Florence.

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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

Release Date: 
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

Release Date: 
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.

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