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By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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FEMA Approves $12.6 Million in Florence Aid for North Carolina Agriculture Department

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $12.6 million to reimburse the North Carolina Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Florence-related expenses. The Department of Agriculture requested FEMA More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
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FBI Warns Public of Scams and Fraud in Wake of Super Typhoon Yutu

Today, October 29, 2018, the FBI Honolulu Division wants to remind the public there is a potential for disaster fraud and scams in the aftermath of Typhoon Yutu. In the wake of natural disasters, many individuals More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Home Depot increases disaster relief to $4 million following Hurricane Michael

Today, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial support to $4 million for associates, customers and communities impacted by Hurricane Michael and other recent disasters. “Our thoughts are with everyone More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Study: Help from family, friends, neighbors, churches key to faster recovery from natural disasters

Natural disasters are life-changers for all involved, and understanding why some communities recover faster than others can be better achieved by looking at both the social and physical networks within these communities More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
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Wyoming Roosevelt Fire: FEMA authorizes funds for firefighting costs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Roosevelt Fire in Sublette County, south of More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Samaritan’s Purse sends two teams for Hurricane Florence disaster relief

As Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc, Samaritan’s Purse is sending two Disaster Relief Units and ten pieces of support equipment to assess damage in the hardest-hit areas of the Carolina coastline. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Hurricane Florence: Direct Relief sending cash, medical supplies to US East Coast

Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available its current inventory of more than $100 million in medications and other medical products in response to the unfolding emergency on More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New funding from ECHO key to new relief efforts for hurricane victims in Haiti, Caribbean

With peak hurricane season arriving in early September, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) in Haiti is intensifying its emergency preparedness capacity thanks to additional funding from the European Civil Protection More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 1st, 2018
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FEMA’s housing for displaced Hurricane Maria victims expires in two weeks

Hundreds of Puerto Rican families currently living in Central Florida who were forced to abandon their island homes after Hurricane Maria will effectively be left homeless following a ruling from a U.S. Federal More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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U.S. Virgin Islands: FEMA announces additional disaster assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands through an extension of increased federal funding, including More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 7th, 2018
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American Atheists object to churches receiving federal funds for disaster relief, ‘It is shameful’

American Atheists have gone public with their outrage over FEMA’s recent policy change making churches eligible for federal relief funds in the wake of natural disasters. The organization argued that such funds More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Trump sets ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi to permanently remove the debt ceiling

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) have agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling, three sources told More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Convoy of Hope still leading efforts to help flood victims in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma

Flooding clean up continues across southern Missouri, northern Arkansas, and eastern Oklahoma and knee deep in the trenches with struggling families is Convoy of Hope. Based out of Springfield, Missouri, the mission More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Ja Rule Hit With a Personal Injury Lawsuit Over Fyre Festival

Rapper Ja Rule and other event organizers have been slapped with a personal injury lawsuit over the disastrous Fyre Festival event. Guests, who paid $12,000 for a ticket, arrived at Bahama’s Great Exuma island More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Samaritan’s Purse responds to aid tornado victims in Mississippi and Georgia

International Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the devastating tornados that tore across southeastern states over the weekend. Disaster Relief Units are now based in Hattiesburg, More...

By Guest Author On Monday, October 31st, 2016
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Billions in Hurricane Damage Has Homeowners Thinking Twice About Disaster Preparedness

Homes lost. Cities underwater. Thousands misplaced. The southeastern United States is still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Although coverage of the storm has been eclipsed by the events of the More...

By Guest Author On Monday, August 29th, 2016
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Fact file on Gospel for Asia’s Founder Dr K.P. Yohannan

Gospel for Asia is the World’s largest Christian NGO, it operates throughout Asia, predominantly the south east and sends its missionaries to some of the most impoverished areas in order to teach, give care and More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
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IOM aid headed to Ecuador as earthquake death toll over 413 with at least 2650 injured

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is quick to respond to crisis and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing “has approved the release of USD 100,000 from IOM’s Migration Emergency Funding More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
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Why It’s Crucial To Volunteer With Disaster Relief Organizations

When we’re debating which charities we wish to contribute our time and money to, sometimes we overlook one of the most essential charitable causes, which are disaster relief efforts. There are countless tragic More...


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