Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ice Storm Crisis Draws Baptist Relief Efforts - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.

Ice Storm Crisis Draws Baptist Relief Efforts - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.: "After a Feb. 15-16 ice storm in parts of north Georgia, the Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency reached out to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to recruit a DR team to help clear fallen trees as electrical crews restored power to local residents."



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International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee

International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee: "Humanitarian charities need greater protection from anti-terror legislation when working in conflict zones, a parliamentary committee reviewing charity law has said today.

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill, made up of a dozen MPs and peers, took evidence from the Charity Commission itself and from secto"



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Abe to accompany Prince William on tour of disaster-affected Fukushima - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun

Abe to accompany Prince William on tour of disaster-affected Fukushima - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: "Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will engage in a bit of public relations when he shepherds Britain’s Prince William on a high-profile tour of areas in Fukushima Prefecture devastated by the 2011 disaster.

Abe and William will visit the prefecture on Feb. 28, just days ahead of the fourth anniversary March 11 of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami that triggered the nuclear crisis there."



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Friday, January 30, 2015

Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Seahawks’ TDs Might Hit A Homer - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The Seattle Art Museum (SAM), which last year talked smack on Twitter with the Denver Art Museum (DAM) all week leading up to the big game, has entered a high-stakes wager on the game. If the Seahawks win, the Williamstown, Mass.-based Clark Art Institute will loan Winslow Homer’s 1900 oil on canvas, “West Point, Prout’s Neck.”

If the Patriots let the air out of that attempt, SAM will send Clark the 1870 oil on canvas “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” by Albert Bierstadt."



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Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Ebola Outbreak a New Case Study for Global Disaster Fundraising - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "he world has turned a corner on the epidemic: The World Health Organization said Thursday there have been fewer than 100 new cases in a week in the three most affected countries. But the fight isn’t over. And among the 8,810 people killed by the disease were nearly 500 health-care workers.

Many organizations working on the front lines included special messages about their response efforts in their year-end appeals."



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Team Rubicon's co-founder tells West Michigan about the importance of veteran volunteers | MLive.com

Team Rubicon's co-founder tells West Michigan about the importance of veteran volunteers | MLive.com: "I thought I should be there...I can help,” said Wood. When his offer to volunteer was rejected, he organized his friends and raised money to fly into the Dominican Republic, and then cross into Haiti. The group set up medical triage clinics to treat the critically wounded. They used counterinsurgency tactics to deliver humanitarian aid.

The trip led to the creation of an organization they called Team Rubicon after the river Julius Caesar led his legion across, signaling he was “irrevocably committed to his task” of taking Rome."



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Monday, January 12, 2015

Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake | The Miami Herald

Tens of thousands still living in tents 5 years after Haiti earthquake | The Miami Herald: "PORT-AU-PRINCE
When Jackson Morrisseau learned that he was approved for a new constructed government-sponsored house on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, the retired father of two thought he finally found deliverance after losing almost everything in the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.

But months after moving into the small yellow house, Morrisseau, 60, is having second thoughts."



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Former Haiti official: We have no idea where all that recovery money went | WashingtonExaminer.com

Former Haiti official: We have no idea where all that recovery money went | WashingtonExaminer.com: "Nearly five years after a 7.0 magnitude quake killed hundreds of thousands of its citizens, Haiti’s recovery efforts remain muddled and confused, with the whereabouts of the billions of dollars pledged by the international community an apparent mystery to the country’s leaders.

“We don’t know where the money has gone,” Raymond Joseph, former ambassador of Haiti to the U.S., said Friday in an interview on Bloomberg’s “Market Makers.”"



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Thursday, January 08, 2015

Refugee charity seeks to develop disaster relief - FT.com

Refugee charity seeks to develop disaster relief - FT.com: "In the world of emergency responses, cash is the new king. After decades of building vast logistical operations to deliver food, tarpaulins, tents and other supplies to disaster zones increasingly relief agencies have begun to accept that sometimes what the victims really need is just a bit of cash.
But there’s a problem. Even cash takes time. It can take six weeks before agencies can distribute the money to the people who need it — an eternity in the disaster relief world. Could they instead find a way to distribute cash responsibly just a few days after a typhoon or tsunami?"



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Who’s Afraid of Occupy Wall Street? The Red Cross, Apparently - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Who’s Afraid of Occupy Wall Street? The Red Cross, Apparently - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "ProPublica and NPR have been doing an investigative series on the Red Cross focusing on its performance during Superstorm Sandy as well as other issues like possible misrepresentation to donors of the organization’s fundraising and overhead costs. The reporters are openly inviting people to help them with their “Red Cross Reporting.” (It is worth saying that reporting on the basis of anonymous sources, as is done in this article, is often a difficult sell, but in this case, there is corroboration in documents and in interviews with named individuals who worked with both the Red Cross and Occupy Sandy.)"



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