Local Agencies Form Collaborative Partnership to Quickly Aid Broward County Following Disaster

July 12, 2010

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – (July 12, 2010) – The Community Foundation of Broward, the Jewish Federation of Broward County, and United Way of Broward County have formed a strategic partnership to serve Broward County, assisting our community in case of a disaster.

Once a disaster has occurred, this collaborative partnership will raise and distribute money targeting the areas requiring the most assistance.  This will benefit the community by avoiding duplication, combining resources, and allowing donors to make a larger impact effectively. 

“This collaboration will enhance our community’s ability to quickly respond to disasters,” stated Linda B. Carter, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Broward.  “Donors can give to any one of us and know it will be distributed in the most critical areas.  Working together we will serve the entire County.”

“As the county’s strongest organizational funders, this partnership will maximize community involvement and set an example for how we can work together,” described Eric B. Stillman, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Broward County.

“We will seek expertise from the Long Term Recovery Coalition to be sure our partnership has the most up-to-date information for disaster relief,” explained Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., President and CEO of United Way of Broward County.

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