Thursday, September 20, 2007
Disaster response group settles in case of Katrina donations - October 1, 2007: "Disaster response group settles in case of Katrina donations Printer-friendly version Noah's Wish, a nonprofit organization out of California that responds to the needs of animals affected by disasters, has agreed to a settlement following an investigation into how the group handled donations after Hurricane Katrina. The annual budget of Noah's Wish normally averaged $210,000, according to California's attorney general, but the group raised more than $8 million after Katrina and spent $1.5 million on responding to the hurricane."
Monday, September 17, 2007
Postbulletin.com: Life Vest: 12 hours of music for flood relief - Sun, Sep 16, 2007: "Life Vest: 12 hours of music for flood relief 9/17/2007 6:38:52 AM By Dawn Schuett Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN In the midst of flood recovery, peopled gathered Sunday in Rochester to throw a 'Life Vest' for those affected by the disaster. A fundraising concert and event -- dubbed 'Life Vest' by organizers -- brought together a dozen bands performing nearly 12 hours of music at the Rochester International Event Center and $20,000 in items donated by individuals and businesses for a silent auction and raffle. Ray Samson, executive director of the event center, said the benefit concert was a way organizers can help flood victims, including some of his employees, in their time of need."
Features | Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers: "n several coastal hamlets in Sri Lanka the tide has turned for potters, batik designers and other entrepreneurs whose small-scale businesses were hit hard by the December 2004 tsunami. Boost for pottery Their trades are bouncing back and incomes increasing thanks to some post-tsunami assistance from developing countries."