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Disaster Recovery

United Way's work in Disaster Recovery


A crisis disrupts the building blocks of a good life: education, income and health. Disaster work is foundational to the United Way Worldwide mission of mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good??.

We are part of the community -- there long before catastrophe strikes, and long after first responders have moved on. At United Way, we know that one’s fate is tied to the fate of others and that all of society benefits from improvements in quality of life. Our success at preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters underpins our goals in education, income and health.

Disaster work always has been and will continue to be local. However, United Way Worldwide is committed to supporting members and partners as they assist their communities prepare for, respond to and recover from crises.