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PARTNERS FOR RECOVERY AND REBUILDING

 

As our hearts are with the people of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean following Hurricane Maria, Enterprise Community Partners is pleased to announce that our long-time partner, The JPB Foundation, has made a major gift to the Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund.
 
JPB's generous gift will support our early response efforts in Texas and Louisiana, the first regions to be struck by this season's spate of devastating hurricanes. The gift also will catalyze Enterprise’s recovery and rebuilding work in communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, focusing on low-income people and communities.

 
Disasters affect everyone, though we know that low-income people face the greatest difficulties in returning home and rebuilding their lives.

 
JPB’s contribution builds on its past support of Enterprise’s green design and healthy housing initiatives – along with its support of our response after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in 2012.
 
“The generosity of The JPB Foundation reflects the compassion and courage we are seeing on the ground in so many communities,” said Enterprise Community Partners President and CEO Terri Ludwig.
 
“The long-term effort to help communities recover and rebuild requires strong partners like JPB. Working together across sectors and geographies, we will deliver needed resources, expertise and policy advocacy to help people return home and rebuild their lives,” Ludwig said.
 
As we continue to assess short-term relief and long-term recovery and rebuilding needs, Enterprise is working to raise $10 million for the Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund.
 
Our team of experts remains in close contact with community organizations in storm-affected areas as well as local, state and federal agencies. We also are sharing best practices and hosting informational webinars on risk mitigation, mold remediation and other topics, developed from our past experience helping communities recover after Hurricane Katrina, Sandy and the 2016 Louisiana floods.
 
To support the Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund, please visit our donation page. Corporations or foundations interested in joining our recovery efforts through a contribution to the Enterprise Hurricane Community Recovery Fund should kindly contact Tim May, tmay@enterprisecommunity.org, 410.772.5296