(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that people wishing to make donations to help people and businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene may do so online here. The website is also accessible through CT.gov and agency websites.
“In the few days since Hurricane Irene swept through Connecticut, we’ve begun to see just how much damage was inflicted upon our state,” said Gov. Malloy. “While there are still roads to be cleared and electricity to be restored, people who are looking for ways in which they can help can donate money and goods through a safe, secure website. In turn, the state will coordinate these supplies and get them out to residents and businesses that need them the most.”
The website is FEMA-approved and coordinated through a national non-profit. It is designed to centralize donations, which are then managed by a task force leader at the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. In order to reduce logistical costs and allow officials to better meet demand, financial donations are preferred.