Our thoughts are once again with everyone impacted by the recent flooding of homes and businesses in Ellicott City. As we do during times of disaster, the Maryland Philanthropy Network will serve as a clearinghouse for resources and information about relief and recovery efforts. This page will be updated as new information is received, so please check it regularly. #ECStrong

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UPDATED: March 28, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  The preliminary numbers on those affected by these disasters are staggering, and in the days and months to come, they may only get worse.

As we do during times of disaster, Maryland Philanthropy Network will serve as a clearinghouse for resources and information about relief efforts. Our website will be updated as new information is received, so please check it regularly.

We provide the following information to assist you as you...

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In the last week of July 2010, torrential rains caused devastating floods in large parts of Pakistan.  The floods have affected more than 20 million people (more than 10 per cent of the total population). Devastating communities throughout the country, in an area of at least 160,000 square kilometres — larger than England — the floods killed more than 1,700 people, and damaged or destroyed nearly 1.9 million homes.*

Please let us know how you are engaged in relief efforts....

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The oil spill disaster in the Gulf Coast is one of the most significant threats to the environment our country has faced in decades. It has the potential to devastate fragile coastal communities and ecosystems beyond repair, easily making it far worse than the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989.

For more information or questions, please contact Elisabeth Hyleck, Director of Learning and Engagement.

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On February 27, 2010 an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday morning, killing more than 700 people and leaving 2 million people displaced. The earthquake also toppled buildings, snapped power lines, damaged roads and bridges, and cut off communications. The most significant damage appears to be in and around Concepción, the country's second largest city.

Please let us know how you are engaged in relief efforts.

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Over 2 million people have been affected and over 200,000 people died as a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 188,383 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Over 1.5 million displaced people living in 1,241 settlement sites. There are 4,758 schools that have been damaged or destroyed.* 

The scale of destruction and need has resulted in quick and significant contributions pouring in to support relief efforts. The overwhelming success of the Text Haiti Campaign by the American Red Cross, which encourages people to donate $10 by texting "HAITI" through their cell phone, is...

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