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The Patterson Foundation provided a $250,000 contribution to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund. This gift will strengthen CDP’s support for medium- and long-term recovery efforts in regions affected by a significant amount of activity this hurricane season.

The CDP Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund is focused on medium- and long-term needs in the impacted regions, such as rebuilding homes and livelihoods, meeting the needs of more vulnerable populations, supporting mental health services and addressing other challenges identified by the affected communities that arise as recovery efforts progress. COVID-19 is creating further challenges this season, as disaster and emergency resources are already stretched thin by the ongoing pandemic response. Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $4.75 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters such as Hurricane Harvey and the Global Refugee Crisis. This latest gift is intended to catalyze additional donations from other funders monitoring damages caused by the storms.

On average, around 12 tropical storms and roughly six hurricanes form in the Atlantic Ocean a year. To date, the Atlantic has seen 27 tropical storms and 10 hurricanes.

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