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the entertainment community’s collective and immediate response to disaster.

Continuing Responses

Although each disaster is unique, the types of disasters that strike regions across the U.S. are consistent.

Pervasive fire danger across the Western states, tornadoes across the Great Plains and Southeast, and hurricanes that
batter the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are persistent threats for residents year after year. 

Partner Responses

With 80 years of service, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and Defy:Disaster
serve as a trusted resource for members of the entertainment community seeking
to expand their footprint in philanthropy and leverage their platforms for social good.

EIF and Defy:Disaster provide financial and administrative services, identify beneficiaries,
manage grants and guide strategy to artists and athletes seeking to provide disaster aid.


The entertainment community’s collective response to disasters has culminated in
multiple telecasts generating awareness and raising millions of dollars for people in crisis.

Networks and streaming platforms across the industry donate airtime and resources
to the world’s most celebrated music artists, actors and athletes for an opportunity
to unite audiences worldwide for a shared cause.

Supporting Communities

Three LA firefighters with a hydration pack

Defy:Disaster & LAFDF Work to Provide Firefighters with Life Saving Equipment During Woolsey Fires.

Defy:Disaster, in partnership with generous donors and supporters, provided hydration packs to firefighters in response to the Woolsey Fire.

a teacher works with a young student at the Vimenti school in Puerto Rico

Somos Una Voz and Vimenti Launch Dual-Language School with Wraparound Services in Puerto Rico.

Somos Una Voz and Vimenti by Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico continue to rehabilitate communities after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The launch of the Vimenti school will allow hundreds of children living in poverty, the opportunity and access to high-quality education.

the Salud Integral mobile pediatric clinic on a road in Puerto Rico

Somos Una Voz and Salud Integral en la Montaña Mobile Pediatric Clinic Provides Access to Medical Care After Hurricane Maria.

The Somos Una Voz and Salud Integral en la Montaña mobile pediatric clinic in action as it provides medical treatment, health education, and school supplies to children and families affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

volunteers help rebuild a home in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Somos Una Voz, Heart 9/11 and EIF Aid in Puerto Rico’s Recovery.

Soledad O’Brien goes inside Somos Una Voz (We are One Voice) to discover how their grants are continuing to rebuild Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to hit the island in 89 years. Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people, destroyed the island’s power grid, and left the land in ruins.

two people carrying a couch into a home after cleanup from Hurricane Maria

Somos Una Voz and Extra Bases Foundation Donate Home Essentials After Hurricane Maria.

Carlos Delgado, former professional baseball player and President of Extra Bases Foundation, takes us door to door as he donates home furnishings and appliances to families affected by Hurricane Maria.

an Indesovi employee installs solar panels in a home in Puerto Rico

Somos Una Voz and Indesovi Install Solar Power in Homes After Hurricane Maria.

Somos Una Voz program grantee, Indesovi, install solar power in the homes of those affected by Hurricane Maria. These installations will provide hundreds of families with long term disaster relief and risk mitigation for the future.

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