A month after Hurricane Florence’s landfall, people in Eastern North Carolina who were still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 ( particularly black, brown, and low-income communities) are now even more uncertain about their short - and long -term futures. Corporate actors who made Florence’s flood waters toxic refuse to move industrial waste sites out of the flood plain, the General Assembly is indecisive about funding a full and equitable recovery package, long-term residents fear they’ll be priced out of newly developed properties, and with a critical election fast-approaching survivors are concerned about overcoming challenges to access the ballot.
Please join us for this discussion on how philanthropy can support recovery efforts in the short and long-term. Topics will include:
- Reflection from frontline organizers about trends on-the-ground
- The role of existing networks, specifically civic engagement infrastructure, in rapid response
- Lessons learned from integrating disaster relief to a long-term strategy for addressing key issues (climate crisis & health, corporate accountability, civic engagement, and affordable housing)
This briefing is offered free of charge and is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.
Sponsors: Funders Committee for Civic Participation, Enviornmental Grantmakers Association, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Southeastern Council of Foundations, State Voices, Blueprint NC, and the Just Florence Recovery Collective.