Disaster Recovery Fund: Support Electric Cooperatives Damaged by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated Southeast Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Louisiana – causing loss of lives, homes and livelihoods. There are one million co-op members without power in the southeast, and electric cooperative crews from all over the state have been working tirelessly to restore it. Crews have encountered scattered circuit outages, downed trees and lines and poles so deeply submerged that they cannot reach them.

Some of the restoration crews are working despite damage in their own homes. “We have some employees who are in the flood zone. Water is getting into the homes of some of our employees as they work to restore power,” said Keith Stapleton, chief communications officer of Sam Houston Electric Cooperative.

Donations through this page will go towards helping these electric co-ops and their workers recover from these unprecedented storms in the weeks and months ahead. Learn more about the damage and the heroic work area electric co-ops are doing at www.electric.coop.

To help with more general and immediate relief needs, you can contribute to area food banks or the Red Cross.

If you prefer to write a check, you can send your donation to CDF at 1775 Eye St NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; please note that your donation is for Hurricane Harvey Electric Co-op Recovery.

CDF takes no administrative fee for disaster recovery donations. 100% of your donation will go to cooperators and cooperatives in need of assistance.

Donations to CDF may be tax-deductible and donors will receive a letter of acknowledgement which can be used for tax records.