Monday, April 14, 2014

Native Groups Drop Charity Golf Event Over Redskins Link – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Native Groups Drop Charity Golf Event Over Redskins Link – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: The nonprofit National Indian Gaming Association pulled support from a weekend golf tournament in Arizona to raise scholarship funds for Native American students because of the involvement of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, USA Today writes.

Red Cross Offers Few Details on Its Use of Sandy Donations – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Red Cross Offers Few Details on Its Use of Sandy Donations – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Red Cross Offers Few Details on Its Use of Sandy Donations

The American Red Cross says it has spent or committed $291-million of the $312-million it raised for Superstorm Sandy relief but

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A Year After The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Victim's Inspiring Startup-Business Story | Fast Company | Business Innovation

A Year After The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Victim's Inspiring Startup-Business Story | Fast Company | Business Innovation: This week, North is launching the result: Artisan Connect, a startup that combines her passion for travel and traditional crafts with a long-brewing interest in social change. The company is an online marketplace where customers can shop for high-end home-decor products made by artisans in developing countries. Yet unlike charities that rely on donations to support artisans’ livelihoods, North envisioned her business as a for-profit venture that would provide craftspeople with a sustainable revenue source. Her site, she says, is a boon for both sides:

How groups are managing millions in Oso mudslide aid | HeraldNet.com - Local news

How groups are managing millions in Oso mudslide aid | HeraldNet.com - Local news: Two weeks after the Oso mudslide wiped out a neighborhood, relief and social service agencies are starting to disperse some of the millions of dollars still pouring in.

Friday, April 04, 2014

IRS Lets Taxpayers Claim Donations Early for Philippines Typhoon Relief

IRS Lets Taxpayers Claim Donations Early for Philippines Typhoon Relief: Taxpayers who make cash contributions on or before April 14, 2014, for Philippines typhoon relief can get an immediate tax benefit by choosing to claim them on their 2013 returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Under special legislation enacted last week, taxpayers can choose to treat cash contributions made on or after March 26, 2014, and be

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Aftershocks Rattle Chile as Military Keeps Order - ABC News

Aftershocks Rattle Chile as Military Keeps Order - ABC News: Coastal residents of Chile's far north spent a second sleepless night outside their homes as major aftershocks continued Thursday following a magnitude-8.2 earthquake that damaged several thousand homes and caused six deaths.

No new major damage or casualties were reported, and a heavy police and military presence kept order.

Typhoon Disaster Recovery in the Philippines

Typhoon Disaster Recovery in the Philippines: It’s a long road to recovery in the Philippines after the typhoon disaster, with sanitation, health, and infrastructure badly damaged. Give2Asia is working with our partners at LiveLeaf, Jordan International Aid (JIA), and Lions of Life to regain healthy lives in local communities by sending medical aid and medical teams. See our partners’ work in action through our Youtube video.

Monday, March 31, 2014

PIA | US Haiyan disaster assistance totals more than US$90-M

PIA | US Haiyan disaster assistance totals more than US$90-M: The United States of America’s Haiyan disaster assistance totals to more than US$90 million.

This was disclosed by US Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Philipp S. Goldberg during a recently held press conference at the US Embassy attended by Regional and National media representatives.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Obama OKs tax-deductible Haiyan aid

Obama OKs tax-deductible Haiyan aid: e Philippines thanked the United States on Wednesday, March 26, after US President Barack Obama legalized tax-deductible donations for Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors.

Through the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, American taxpayers can “continue making tax-deductible donations to typhoon victims in the Philippines until April 15,” the Philippine Embassy in the United States said in a statement.

Students aid in North Carolina recovery | PoconoRecord.com

Students aid in North Carolina recovery | PoconoRecord.com: For the ninth year in a row, East Stroudsburg University students, accompanied by a faculty member, traveled south in January to volunteer for disaster relief work.

Gene White, ESU professor of physical education and chair of the physical education teacher education department, and six students spent the week of Jan. 5 in New Bern, N.C., where residents still are suffering the effects of Hurricane Irene. The hurricane ravaged many areas in 2009.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Snohomish Times Newspaper: United Way announces recovery fund for mudslide relief

Snohomish Times Newspaper: United Way announces recovery fund for mudslide relief: As the search and rescue effort in Oso, Washington continued into its fourth day, United Way of Snohomish County began the process of establishing a community-wide recovery fund to assist those affected by the mudslide.

United Way seeded its Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief with $25,000 from its endowment. JPMorgan Chase added another $50,000 as soon as they heard the fund had been set up

2013 disasters 'consistent' with human-made climate change –UN

2013 disasters 'consistent' with human-made climate change –UN: he Philippines' devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN's weather agency said Monday, March 24. (INFOGRAPHIC: What UN reports say about climate change)

Victims of Typhoon Haiyan to receive lights from 'Party in the Dark' event - Local News - ET Mobile

Victims of Typhoon Haiyan to receive lights from 'Party in the Dark' event - Local News - ET Mobile: Victims of Typhoon Haiyan to receive lights from 'Party in the Dark' event

by Roger Adkins, Staff Writer | Posted 15 hours ago

PHILIPPI — Volunteers are being sought to “Party in the Dark” for a good cause.

Several community organizations are partnering with Alderson Broaddus University for an event in which volunteers will assemble solar-powered lights for typhoon victims in the Philippines, said Ashley Mittelmeier, director of marketing and communications.

The free event is being held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Heiner Hall located on the top level of the campus center.

“University students and community members will turn out the lights for an hour and assemble solar-powered lights,” she said.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aid Charities’ Syria Worries Grow as Donors Steer Clear – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Aid Charities’ Syria Worries Grow as Donors Steer Clear – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Organizations such as Mercy Corps and World Vision have collected a tenth as much money for Syrian relief as for the 2010 Haiti earthquake or last fall’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, despite a comparable toll in death and displacement. Aid experts said the complexity and seeming intractability of the Syria crisis, public wariness about Middle East conflicts, and a widespread perception that all players in the war are bad actors have served as drags on giving.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Community foundations raise over �1m to help flood relief effort

Community foundations raise over �1m to help flood relief effort: Over �1m has been raised for flood relief by eight local community foundations in flood-affected areas, and by the umbrella body for the community foundations network.

Community foundations in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Norfolk, Somerset, Surrey and Wales set up relief funds to respond to the devastation brought by extreme weather in recent months.