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Alaska Community Foundation’s Response to Typhoon Merbok

Alaska Community Foundation envisions a future where Alaskan communities are resourced, both in times of calm and in times of disaster. This past September when western Alaska was hit by Typhoon Merbok, Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) wasted no time in taking action. ACF founded the Western Alaska Disaster Recovery Fund on September 17 with the support of more than two thousand individuals, businesses, Alaska Native organizations, corporate sponsors and many others. To date, the fund has raised more than $1.7 million dollars, money that will go toward both immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts.