Truist Foundation

Disaster preparation, relief, and recovery

Disasters are devastating for a community. So we’re committed to building those communities back up by supporting disaster preparation, relief, and recovery efforts. And we couldn’t do it without our trusted nonprofit partners.

Getting ahead of disasters with preparation

Participating in the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) is a crucial part of our disaster funding strategy. We commit our grant dollars before disasters happen ensuring the Red Cross can prepare communities for emergencies and respond immediately.

“Millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters—compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. “Thanks to the forward-thinking contribution of Truist Foundation through our Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP), we were able to mobilize immediately to provide emergency lodging, warm meals, basic supplies and recovery support to disaster survivors in their darkest hours. We truly appreciate this meaningful commitment to our humanitarian mission.”

We also support the annual Sound the Alarm campaign to help people prepare for home fires. And, we share Red Cross resources with our teammates for events such as hurricane preparedness. See the Red Cross website for more information on emergency preparedness.

Poised to provide relief for those in need

Our relief effort work is rooted in being strategic, thoughtful, and aligning with community partners to maximize our impact.

Our partnerships with nonprofits help provide these essentials to people when disasters strike:

  • Groceries and personal hygiene items, emergency financial assistance, legal services, homeless prevention services, and access to health care
  • Home repairs and rebuilding efforts
  • Cash assistance to individuals, families, small business, and family farms
  • Nutritious hot and frozen meals to those in need

When it comes to recovery, we’re in it for the long-haul.

Relief isn’t just needed immediately after a disaster. We’re committed to contributing to long-term recovery, rebuilding, and growth. We set aside 30% of our disaster grant dollars to go to nonprofit partner(s) addressing long-term recovery for communities hit by severe or catastrophic disasters. So far, we’ve partnered with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help us carry out this work.