The widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Florence has now affected a significant portion of the Carolinas with catastrophic flooding impacting rivers, roads, houses, and most critically, the lives of our East Coast neighbors. Now, more than ever, our neighbors in coastal areas, as well as those further inland, urgently need your support to recover from this emergency.
Please join with us through a gift to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund to mobilize an emergency response to aid in the recovery.
While there are many organizations that respond with aid during a disaster, the CDC Foundation is uniquely poised to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local, state and other federal health agencies on the ground to address health threats. When a hurricane hits, houses and buildings are damaged or destroyed from winds and flooding. Homes, schools and health care facilities lose power. In addition to immediate destruction, there are also long-term health threats associated with an extreme weather event like Hurricane Florence.
When you make a gift to the CDC Foundation, you can have an immediate, positive impact on the lives of our neighbors who need help, long after the storm passes. You’ll be giving CDC experts access to immediate, flexible resources as they work with national, state and local officials on issues such as the following and much more:
- General and medical shelter surveillance for infectious disease outbreaks
- Public health messages and risk communication
- Water, sanitation and safety evaluations for food and water
- Mold abatement
- Mosquito management from standing water
Our neighbors urgently need our help now and in the days ahead. With your support we can help address serious health and safety hazards from Hurricane Florence. Join with us to make an impact and save lives by making a donation to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.
Together our impact is greater. Give now.