Tuesday, July 22, 2014

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie

'Using technology to do good': Disaster Tech Lab - Independent.ie: An Irish NGO has brought emergency communications systems to disaster-stricken countries like Haiti, The Philippines, and Sandy-hit Long Island since setting up in 2010.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Australia donates P120M more to Yolanda areas | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines

Australia donates P120M more to Yolanda areas | Manila Bulletin | Latest Breaking News | News Philippines: Australia has committed to extend an additional A$3 million (around P120 million) for disaster preparedness and resilience of communities in the Philippines which were severely affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last year.

According to Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, the funding will be provided through the Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program, jointly implemented by the Philippine government through the Climate Change Commission, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the Australian Government.

Boston Marathon Nearly Doubles Charity Take to $38-Million – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Boston Marathon Nearly Doubles Charity Take to $38-Million – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon raised $38.4-million for some 300 nonprofit organizations, far outpacing the race’s previous fundraising record, The Boston Globe reports.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nonprofits Step Up to Rebuild Homes Still Scarred by Sandy – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofits Step Up to Rebuild Homes Still Scarred by Sandy – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: With parts of New York still pocked with houses bearing the scars of Hurricane Sandy nearly 20 months after the storm, volunteer, faith, and community groups have stepped in to aid homeowners left in limbo by a stalled city bureaucracy, writes The New York Times.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deadly tornado all but wipes Nebraska village off the map | Reuters

Deadly tornado all but wipes Nebraska village off the map | Reuters: Hundreds of residents driven from a Nebraska village leveled by a deadly tornado were expected to be allowed back into their community Tuesday to salvage the remains of their belongings.

"Pilger is gone," said Sanford Goshorn, director of emergency management for Stanton County.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Joan Mitchell Foundation art philanthropy is investing $20 million in New Orleans | NOLA.com

Joan Mitchell Foundation art philanthropy is investing $20 million in New Orleans | NOLA.com: the Joan Mitchell Foundation decided to make New Orleans the site for a splendid artists' retreat, the sort of place where promising painters and sculptors from across the country can commune together for weeks at a time, honing their skills, being advised by art authorities and soaking up the Crescent City vibe. We're not talking about some modest sleepover art clubhouse.

By the time the foundation finishes its Bayou Road campus near Broad Street, it will have invested roughly $12.5 million buying up old property and commissioning new construction.

Calgary communities plan unique ‘Neighbour Day’ celebrations for flood anniversary | Metro

Calgary communities plan unique ‘Neighbour Day’ celebrations for flood anniversary | Metro: As the one-year anniversary of Calgary’s most damaging flood approaches, people across the city are preparing to gather and celebrate the spirit of community that emerged from the destruction and displacement.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Free summer camp for flood-affected kids

Free summer camp for flood-affected kids: When flood waters ravaged the province last summer, some children didn’t get the opportunity to enjoy the summer, and Scouts Canada doesn’t want that to happen again.

The organization is offering free 2014 summer camp spaces to youth affected, in any way, by last year’s flood.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Sri Lanka : Over 3,000 affected by flash floods in Sri Lanka, Red Cross sends disaster response teams

Sri Lanka : Over 3,000 affected by flash floods in Sri Lanka, Red Cross sends disaster response teams: June 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Red Cross said it has mobilized Branch Disaster Response Teams (BDRT) and First Aid teams to assist and aid the people affected by the flash floods due to heavy rains lashed the country in the last 24 hours.

Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors

Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors: Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors

In the aftermath of a disaster or in other emergency hardship situations, individuals, employers and corporations often are interested in providing assistance to victims through a charitable organization. The IRS provides a number of resources to help those involved in providing disaster relief through charities.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Red Cross lays out 3-year recovery plan for Yolanda victims | News | GMA News Online

Red Cross lays out 3-year recovery plan for Yolanda victims | News | GMA News Online: Saying the road to recovery will be long, the International Federation of Red Cross, which includes the Philippine Red Cross, and Red Crescent Societies are now laying out a three-year recovery plan costing 320 million Swiss francs (P16 billion) for victims of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Disaster relief organizations respond to Quapaw

Disaster relief organizations respond to Quapaw: - Immediately after the tornado hit Quapaw, disaster relief organizations from the Metro sent people to help.One of the first organizations to respond to the tornadoes across the entire region was the Red Cross.

Friday, April 25, 2014

OKStrong fund raises $4.6 million for May 2013 tornado victims' long-term needs - Tulsa World: News

OKStrong fund raises $4.6 million for May 2013 tornado victims' long-term needs - Tulsa World: News: OKLAHOMA CITY — The OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund raised $4.6 million in pledges and donations, Gov. Mary Fallin announced at a press conference at the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday.

Fallin created the fund in partnership with the United Way of Central Oklahoma to assist with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of May 2013 tornado victims.