Donate to the Hurricane Ian Recovery Fund
We are asking for donations of $25, $50, $100, $250, or whatever you can provide to help rebuild homes and structures. Use the form to input the amount you’d like to provide!
After striking Cuba as a Category 3 storm on September 27th, Hurricane Ian made two additional landfalls in Florida and South Carolina. Southwest Florida saw a powerful and slow-moving storm leave a trail of major destruction to human and natural habitats. Storms like Ian are feeding off warmer oceans exacerbated by climate change. However, while the ocean can take people’s homes away during a storm, the ocean conservation community stands to support those scientists, teachers, and conservationists working on the front lines to protect coastal and marine habitats.
Western Cuba was particularly affected by Hurricane Ian. It is also a place where TOF has maintained collaborations since 1999, one of the only US organizations working there. The entire island of Cuba lost power immediately after the storm. Once power was resumed, TOF staff learned immediately that the damage to research facilities and partners’ livelihoods was considerable. While few organizations have the reach and expertise to help in this particular region, TOF has developed a fund to help Cuban marine science institutions and practitioners rebuild their capacity to continue serving this highly isolated and marginalized community.
Your donation is tax-deductible. No matter the size or reason, your gift will play an invaluable role in the future of the ocean and have a positive effect on all who care about healthy oceans, marine life, and people who depend upon them. Give with confidence! We have achieved the highest rating on Charity Navigator and are a Platinum Level participant on GuideStar.