Broward Cares – a collaboration between three of Broward’s largest and most trusted charitable organizations – has raised nearly $1 million in critical support to help our community recover from historic flash flooding.
During times of crisis, the Community Foundation of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County and United Way of Broward County activate Broward Cares to deliver strategic, coordinated help where it’s needed most.
In response to the lingering effects from the flooding, the partnering organizations are mutually collecting and pooling donations to support the recovery efforts of local nonprofits hard at work to help people in our community affected by the storm.
Broward Cares extends a special thank you to these generous supporters for contributing to this ongoing fundraising effort to help our community recover from the flooding:
- Florida Power & Light Co.
- The Jim Moran Foundation
- BBX Capital Foundation
- Channel 7 Foundation
- Florida Blue Foundation
- The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation
- Children’s Services Council of Broward County
- JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
- Natalie Merchant
- Hudson Family Fund
- Wanda and James M. Moran Jr. Foundation
“We are devastated for our neighbors whose lives have been disrupted – and for some, forever changed – by the historic rainfall that flooded so much of our community,” said Community Foundation of Broward President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “Through the Broward Cares collaboration, we are teaming up with our partners to lift up nonprofits on the front lines of recovery and to help people get the emergency support they need.”
Identifying Pressing Needs
In the aftermath of the storm, Broward Cares reached out to local nonprofits with a survey to gauge how they were affected by the storm and to identify ways to help the people they serve. We learned that:
- Emergency housing, replacing lost medication and help with transportation are among the top needs for residents affected by the recent flooding.
- 75 percent of the nonprofits surveyed expect to face costs from the flooding that won't be covered by insurance.
- 50 percent of the nonprofits had to cut back on providing community services due to staff or facilities affected by the flooding.
- 50 percent of the nonprofits expect the residents they serve will require long-term help with food, shelter, transportation and other needs because of the effects of the flooding.
Providing Critical Support
On April 21, Broward Cares started accepting grant applications from nonprofits involved in storm recovery. Information about grant distribution will be forthcoming. Visit the Broward Cares website to learn more about ongoing recovery efforts.
Here’s How You Can Support Broward Cares
- Give through the Broward Cares website.
- Give to the charitable fund at the Community Foundation that supports Broward Cares.
- Give using your Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation by making a grant advisement through our online portal. Or call our Donor Services team at 954-761-9503.