In a devastating hurricane season, which has included some of the strongest storms and worst flooding in U.S. history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urgently needs your support to tackle the long-term health threats facing our neighbors in Texas, U.S. territories and the Southeastern United States. CDC staff are on the ground and working with local, state and federal officials on a variety of health challenges, including:
- General and medical shelter surveillance for infectious disease outbreaks
- Public health messages and risk communication
- Water, sanitation and safety evaluations for food/water
- Mold abatement
- Industrial contamination (HAZMAT) mitigation/abatement
- Mosquito management from standing water
You can make a difference, and every donation counts. The CDC Foundation’s emergency response fund enables CDC to respond to immediate needs as well as to changing and unpredictable threats that are emerging in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, José and Maria. In the past, this fund has provided critical support for CDC in its lifesaving response to many crisis situations, including Zika, the West Africa Ebola response, the Haiti earthquake, the Southeast Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
Health threats don’t stop when the winds stop and the waters recede. Join with us to protect our neighbors from health threats that affect their lives today and in the future.
Imagine the difficulties so many people are facing in the aftermath of these unprecedented disasters—and the difference your gift will make to help CDC restore health and safety. Join us. Together our impact is greater. Give Now
The impact of these storms will live on for years. When a health threat strikes, speed saves lives. Right now, our neighbors need our help.
Judy Monroe, MD, President and CEO, CDC Foundation.