In late April 2017, a series of heavy rain storms inundated Southeastern Missouri. The Current River crested at 37 feet, flooding the rural community of Van Buren. Townspeople share the difficult road to recovery and how Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) funding from multiple grants is helping the town recover and regain a sense of hope for the future:
The CDP Midwest Early Recovery Fund provides communities affected by low-attention disasters valuable recovery resources through a timely, consistent and replicable grantmaking process. We support those most vulnerable to the impact of a natural disaster so the entire community benefits from a more holistic and robust recovery.