Call Recording - Hurricane Maria: A Deep Dose of Urgent Needs in the Aftermath
The purpose of this call is to update interested funders on the current status of unmet rescue and recovery needs identified by the community foundations and FEMA teams on the ground in the U.S. Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and Fundacion Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (Community Foundation of Puerto Rico) will join FEMA’s Assistant Director of Recovery to discuss where the needs are the greatest and how foundations can direct their efforts to quickly help.
Our speakers will be able to provide real-time context surrounding Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, having been severely impact by Hurricanes Irma and Maria -- suffering crippling blows from two Category 5 hurricanes within a 2-week span, and further complicating an already dire economic/social situation in the Territory (See New York Times Article, Hurricane Maria Drowned What Irma didn't Destroy).
Assistant Administrator for Recovery, Office of Response and Recovery
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Dr. Nelson I. Colon
President and CEO
Puerto Rico Community Foundation
Stephanie Powers (Moderator)
Senior Director Policy and Partnerships
Council on Foundations
Anna Wheatley Scarbriel, Ph.D.
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Deanna J. James
St. Croix Foundation