2020 Disaster Relief - Hurricanes Eta and Iota Fund


Hurricane Eta struck Nicaragua on November 3, 2020 as a powerful Category 4 storm with sustained winds near 140 mph and torrential rainfall. Resulting landslides and severe flooding in parts of Central America and Mexico displaced scores of people, including tens of thousands left homeless in Honduras before the storm continued on its erratic path through the Caribbean and the southeastern US. Eta is blamed for over 180 fatalities and over $6.5B in damages. Just two weeks later, Hurricane Iota also made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4, just 15 miles from where Eta came ashore; bringing more catastrophic winds and rainfall across Central America and impacting many of the same regions that were still reeling from Eta. Some 40,000 people in Honduras' remote eastern region sought shelter from low-lying land threatened by rising rivers. At least 9 people have lost their lives in Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama. The Cisco Foundation has launched a $25,000 disaster campaign to support Americares, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Save the Children US, UNICEF USA, and World Central Kitchen. Employee donations will be matched by Cisco Foundation, up to $10,000 per employee; and will not be counted toward employees' annual $25,000 match limit. Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

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World Central Kitchen, Inc.

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The IFRC is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. "Unsolicited donations will be allocated to the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) unless there is an active Appeal."


Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.

Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

United States Fund for UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.


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