2021 Disaster Relief - Hurricane Ida Fund


Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fourchon, Louisiana on 8/29/2021 as a powerful Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds and torrential rains. One of the strongest storms to ever hit the state, and the 5th strongest hurricane to ever hit the US mainland, Ida has caused catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure; hospitals already overwhelmed with COVID patients have also suffered extensive damage. 1M+ people across Louisiana and Mississippi lost power as the storm passed, including the entire city of New Orleans. Cisco Foundation has launched a $100K Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief campaign to support the efforts of the organizations listed below. The Cisco Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. 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.

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World Central Kitchen, Inc.

World Central Kitchen has teams deployed in New Orleans, and immediately set up three kitchens with enough supplies to prepare and serve 100,000+ meals to emergency responders and impacted residents. They also have additional food trucks that will be positioned strategically across the area to speed up food delivery.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon has personnel embedded in the state emergency operations centers, teams on the ground clearing routes for first responders and performing damage assessments and will be assisting with ongoing recovery efforts.

Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and ACADIANA

Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is in contact with emergency officials in all twenty-three parishes of the food bank's regular service area, and will be distributing disaster-readiness boxes, bottled water, and other food supplies to the impacted areas.

Save the Children

Save the Children has mobilized its emergency response team to help children and families living in the hardest-hit areas by providing essential items including hygiene kits, diapers, wipes, and portable cribs. They are also collaborating with local education partners in LA and MS to help restore child and early learning centers that may have been damaged or destroyed.


Americares has deployed their emergency response team to the area and will be assisting with damage assessments; and is prepared to provide flash grants to damaged health centers serving low-income and uninsured residents. They also maintain an emergency pharmacy stocked with essential medicines, vaccines and supplies and will be assisting their partner clinics as needed across Louisiana and Mississippi.

American National Red Cross

American Red Cross has mobilized hundreds of volunteers to support evacuations shelters from Texas to Florida. In addition to their pre-positioned supplies, they have moved truckloads of additional cots, blankets, and comfort kits, along with tens of thousands of ready-to-eat meals, into Louisiana and Mississippi.


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