Hurricane Ida made US landfall on Sunday, August 29th as a Category 4 storm directly impacting Southern Louisiana and Mississippi. The destructive winds, devastating flooding, and deluge of rain were a reminder of why we do the work that we do. The climate crisis is accelerating and making storms of this magnitude more frequent and intense. We recognize that this past weekend was also the 16th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
As the Regional Partnership Engagement Manager for Dogwood Alliance, I understand the impact that these recurring natural disasters have on families, communities, and livelihoods.
So many of our partners have families and friends who are suffering the effects of Hurricane Ida, and we stand in peace, solidarity, and love with all communities impacted.
Our work is committed to supporting our frontline partners and the environmental justice communities that continue to face compounded injustices. It takes a community to build where we are broken and not where it’s beneficial for one organization.
We are in community to build community, and our community needs us!
So, let’s build community. Dogwood Alliance pledges to support the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy (GCCLP) Rapid Response Fund led by those at the frontline of recovery to best move resources quickly to the ground.