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Current Response Efforts

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation is currently coordinating efforts to support cultural institutions and others affected by Hurricane Dorian. Our efforts, helpful information, and ways you can assist are detailed below.

Hurricane Dorian Response Efforts

Hurricane Dorian has brought devastating wind and rain to the Bahamas--and while not making landfall in the continental US, its proximity to the coastline is bringing storm surge and extreme rain to communities from Florida through Virginia. 

The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals, are available to provide free advice on the phone via a 24-hour hotline at 202.661.8068. Team members are on standby to deploy on site when requested. 

Museums affected by federally-declared disaster areas may be eligible for an Emergency Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) assessment. Contact for more information. 

How Can I Help?

Learn more about the NHR team, their training, and the work they do upon deployment. Note that all NHR members are volunteers who donate their time and efforts when emergencies occur -- and they are only deployed after first responders secure the area and do the work of saving lives. Their travel and accommodation costs are funded through donations to FAIC.