Texas Flooding: Funding Recovery

The Council on Foundations and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy co-sponsored this webinar in which funders and responding disaster relief organizations discussed how to address recovery needs from the latest round of Texas flooding. During the last week of May and early June 2016, Texas experienced another round of severe rain storms, sending rivers over their banks and the state into it’s sixth flood event since Spring 2015. Eighteen people died in the flooding. More than 20 inches of rain fell in two days (May 26-27) in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. On May 26, more than 183,000 square miles of Texas was under a flash flood warning. Rivers have reached record levels, most notably the Brazos River, which winds 840 miles through Texas, and has reached levels not seen in more than century. Please join us for this discussion on how to address flood recovery in Texas. The discussion was moderated by CDP President and CEO Bob Ottenhoff. 

The panel discussion included:

  • Stephanie Blair, Philanthropic Services Manager, Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • James R. Davis, Jr., Voluntary Agency Liaison, FEMA
  • Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, COO, Disaster Services Division, Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA
  • Damian Morales, Texas VOAD and OneStar Foundation

The webinar recording can be found here.

For information about ongoing response and recover efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Texas Flood disaster profile.