Thursday, August 30, 2007
Two Years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: The Charitable Response - General - Advocacy Blog - OMB Watch
Two Years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: The Charitable Response - General - Advocacy Blog - OMB Watch: "Two Years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: The Charitable Response Nearly two years have passed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and now is a perfect time to look at the charitable work in the area in terms of what has been accomplished, what needs to be done, and how charities point out the inequities that remain. The Chronicle of Philanthropy ($$) spotlights this discussion of charities and the hurricane recovery through a series of articles. An important point to discuss two years later is that charitable funds are still drastically needed."
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
BAW: Reopened MLK Charter School a Guidepost for New Orleans’ Post-Katrina Education Model: "According to recent reports, less than 60 percent of the Lower Ninth’s pre-Katrina population has returned to the neighborhood. However, 70 percent of King’s students and 90 percent of the staff have returned. Before Hurricane Katrina’s flood waters swept through Martin Luther King Jr. School and its adjacent library in the New Orleans Lower Ninth Ward, every student had a library card, and so did most of their parents, says Principal Doris Hicks."
Monday, August 27, 2007
Golfers raise $20,000 for plane crash victims -- OrlandoSentinel.com: "With an urgency to provide help quickly, auction items, donations, golfers and 36 professionals in the sport were rounded up in three weeks to raise money for local families in a tragedy. The Mike Bender Golf Academy and the Timacuan Golf Club, which is owned and operated by Kitson & Partners Clubs, hosted the Mike Bender Charity Pro-Am tournament and clinic on Aug. 3 to benefit families of victims of a July airplane crash in Sanford."
La Crosse Tribune - 6.0: "$313,000 collected for flood victims By RYAN STOTTS / La Crosse Tribune . The flood of 2007 in the region triggered a similar outpouring of money Friday, with more than $300,000 donated during a 12-hour fundraiser in downtown La Crosse."
FEMA reverses controversial policy that would have left nonprofits and public entities on the hook for millions - Money - Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
FEMA reverses controversial policy that would have left nonprofits and public entities on the hook for millions - Money - Times-Picayune - NOLA.com: "FEMA reverses controversial policy that would have left nonprofits and public entities on the hook for millions Posted by rmowbray August 24, 2007 9:08PM 9:10 p.m., Friday The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reversed a controversial insurance policy that would have left nonprofits and public entities on the hook for millions of dollars the next time a major storm strikes the New Orleans area, the agency said Friday. 'We have rescinded that policy,' said Gil Jamieson, the agency's Associate Deputy Administrator for Gulf Coast Recovery. 'It has caused a real furor down here. This was not the message we wanted to send to the business community.'"
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!: "CLIFTON – People gathered with a Hispanic fraternity Thursday night in the backyard of a Broad Street home to raise money for those affected by the massive Aug. 15 earthquake near Lima, Peru. The event, sponsored by Lambda Theta Phi, was designed to attract as many as 200 people, with a goal of raising $10,000, said Ray Lago, who organized the event."