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The flooding is bad. There is no news yet of how many archives are affected but I am afraid there must be many in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Here are two ways you can help:
The Society of American Archivists Foundation has an Emergency Disaster Assistance Grant Fund. If you want to make an online donation (you must have or create an online profile for SAA’s web site), go here. If you want to mail in a check, send it to:
Society of American Archivists Foundation
National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602
*Please note on the check that it is for the Disaster Fund
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) also has a disaster relief fund, which supports the needs of archives in its region. If you want to make an online donation (you must have or create an online profile for MARARC’s web site) go here. If you prefer to mail in a check, send it to:
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
*Please include “Disaster Relief” in the subject line
Contributions to both funds are tax deductible.
If you know of any other ways archives can either provide or receive assistance, please let me know and I’ll pass it along.