Ridgefield Responds is a townwide mobilization effort to support disasters locally and abroad. We operate under the auspices of the Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization chartered by the Town of Ridgefield, CT. Ridgefield Responds was established after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to support the New Orleans community. It then organized again to support the humanitarian crises following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In 2020, following the COVID-19 outbreak, the organization launched a Rent Assistance Program to help Ridgefield residents who were financially impacted by the pandemic and needed help with residential rental payments. RIDGEFIELD RESPONDS is now re-mobilizing to support the devastating situation and displaced persons in Ukraine.
This website provides information about our goals, fundraising efforts and ways to get involved. Ridgefield has been generous in the past supporting critical humanitarian initiatives, and we know the power of our residents will rise again to offer aid to those suffering the ravages of an unnecessary war.
Community in Action
The devastating war in Ukraine has unleashed widespread destruction, particularly in civilian areas, causing countless casualties including those to families and children. As our local community reached out asking how to help, Ridgefield Responds, a town-wide mobilization effort to support disaster relief locally and abroad, swung into action alongside a Ukrainian-American Ridgefield resident. Through these efforts, our town will be working directly with the Rotary Club Lviv-Leopolis in Ukraine to get funds and supplies directly to where they are needed most. Your 100% tax deductible donation will help provide urgently-needed medical, frontline and humanitarian supplies to the people of Ukraine.