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2022 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Fiona (Caribbean and Canada) Fund

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Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday 9/18, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and rainfall totals exceeding 30" in many areas. The storm caused an island-wide power outage leaving more than 1 million customers in the dark; over 830K were without running water. Floods and landslides have caused catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. Fiona then devastated the Dominican Republic with heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding, and went on to make landfall in Canada on the morning of September 24 causing widespread flooding, travel disruptions, and damage to homes, buildings and infrastructure, with hundreds of thousands of people experiencing power outages. At least 19 people have died, including at least 16 in Puerto Rico. Cisco Foundation has launched a $50K Hurricane Fiona disaster campaign to support the efforts of Americares and World Central Kitchen. Donations will be matched up to $10,000 per employee. Campaign donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 match limit. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

Your donation supports

World Central Kitchen, Inc.

World Central Kitchen has teams on the ground in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic cooking hot meals to deliver to the most impacted communities.

Americares

Americares has a team based in San Juan that is coordinating with emergency response partners including FEMA, the Puerto Rico Department of Health and the Puerto Rico Association of Primary Health Care Providers. They will deliver urgently needed medicines and relief supplies to survivors and provide emergency funding to help repair damaged health centers in the hardest-hit communities.

American National Red Cross

The American Red Cross is supporting more than 120 shelters, delivering relief supplies as requested, helping officials with damage assessment and partnering with the local government to provide further support as needed. The Red Cross also prepositioned blood products to support hospitals in Puerto Rico prior to Hurricane Fiona making landfall, and is sending additional units of platelets to support patients there.

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross prepositioned stocks around Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec in advance of the hurricane. Red Cross teams are currently providing support in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec. The Red Cross is working closely with local, provincial and Indigenous governments to determine how to best support those affected.

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps, which has been working in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria in 2017, is deploying an emergency team, along with critical relief supplies including portable vaccine cold-chain equipment, to support response efforts; working closely with the Department of Health, state officials, and local hospitals, health facilities and organizations.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon has teams on the ground in Puerto Rico coordinating with local government and emergency response agencies to provide debris removal / route clearance, damage assessments, muck-outs, roof tarping and other expedient home repairs. They also have teams deployed in Canada, working in coordination with emergency management authorities to assess unmet needs.

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