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Hurricane recovery

Help us help those affected by hurricane damage

In 2017, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused unprecedented and widespread devastation, forcing thousands of people out of damaged homes and communities in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. These disasters prompted us to launch the Habitat Hammers Back initiative to focus on long-term hurricane recovery. 

Local Habitat organizations in areas hit by these three powerful hurricanes — and now those affected by hurricanes Florence and Michael — work to help families address long-term shelter and housing needs through the phases of recovery and reconstruction, long after emergency responders have moved on. Our hurricane recovery strategy follows our broader Pathways to Permanence strategy, which focuses on accelerating recovery and reducing disaster risk.

Hurricane recovery work

How can I help?

The extent of our ability to help rebuild depends on generous support from donors, volunteers, corporate partners and other community organizations.

Donate to Harvey, Maria and Irma recovery

Please give generously so we can continue our long-term recovery plan to help families impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Our ability to respond effectively to hurricanes like these depends on available resources. Please consider donating to help us execute our long-term plan to address what has been deemed the worst housing crisis caused by disasters in our nation’s history.

If you are interested in volunteering to help, view information about our long-term disaster recovery projects currently ready for volunteers.

Donate to Hurricane Florence recovery
Donate to Hurricane Florence recovery

Please give generously so we can serve families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

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