Disaster Relief

Monday, May 14, 2018
Bank of America, Employees Deliver More Than $2.8 Million in Hurricane Harvey Relief

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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, New Britain Bees Partner to Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

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.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Hartford Foundation-Sponsored Survey of Displaced Persons from Hurricanes Moving into Region is Underway

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. 

Friday, February 23, 2018
Feds providing CT Schools with Money for New Students from Puerto Rico

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.