Community Assistance: Hurricane Recovery

Texas National Guard members perform a rescue during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Photo by Texas National Guard (CC BY 2.0).

The APA Foundation supports programs that help economically challenged and disaster-devastated communities through Community Planning Assistance Teams and other planning resources.

FEMA has declared hurricane-related disasters in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Seminole Tribe of Florida, South Carolina, Texas, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

In light of the massive wind- and flood-related damage to communities from the recent hurricanes, individual donations made online to the APA Foundation’s Community Assistance Fund through December 31, 2017, will be allocated to recovery efforts, and will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the APA Foundation.

The Foundation is already engaged in dialogue with chapter leaders, and will work with APA member volunteers, the AICP Community Assistance Planning Services (CAPS) Committee and other partners to ensure that planners in the affected states, and their communities, receive the support they need as they attempt to rebuild their lives and address large-scale recovery planning and implementation challenges for months and years to come.

Hurricane Recovery Donors!

Please select the COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE box when you Direct Your Gift (the first green box in the row of choices). This will ensure your gift is allocated correctly and matched by the APA Foundation. Thank you for your generosity!

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