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TOUCHDC.ORG CREATES UNIQUE ONLINE RESOURCE TO MOBILIZE COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN RESPONSE TO HURRICANE ISABEL

Washington Area Residents Can Visit www.TouchDC.org to Help Local Nonprofits Provide Critical Community Services in the Aftermath of the Storm

September 17, 2003 - WASHINGTON, DC - Hurricane Isabel is set to hit the Washington, DC metro region later this week. The hurricane will generate strong wind and rain that could leave many families without power or shelter and cause extensive flooding. Local charities are preparing to provide services across the region to help those affected. These organizations will need donations and volunteer support.

TouchDC.org, the online giving portal for all 23,000 of the region's nonprofit organizations, has developed a centralized online resource featuring local charities providing emergency services needed as a result of the storm. This unique online resource will be updated as our community's needs change.

When a crisis such as this strikes our community, individuals want to know how they can help. We encourage you to promote this resource in your coverage of Hurricane Isabel and its anticipated aftermath.

Resources available on TouchDC.org will include:

  • Volunteer and donation information for the Red Cross of the National Capital Area, the Salvation Army, and Greater DC Cares.
  • Community Information and links for the District, Northern Virginia, and Maryland as well as the 2003 Hurricane and Flood Preparedness Campaign.

An initiative of Washington Grantmakers, TouchDC is a web site where individuals in the Washington, DC region can donate time or money to local nonprofit organizations helping our community. The project is supported by an unprecedented coalition of over 20 foundations, nonprofit umbrella organizations, corporations, and media partners working to encourage individual giving in our region and highlight the value of local nonprofits.

Contact: Eric Rigaud
info@touchdc.org

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