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'Hacking Hurricanes: The Road to Recovery’ Challenges Teams to Improve Disaster Response

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When hurricanes strike, the speed that relief services—including medical supplies, water, food, and fuel—arrive at affected communities can make the difference between life and death. The 2017 hurricane season was one of the worst in history, and the need to improve recovery efforts has never been more urgent.

How You Can Help Restore Communities and Forests Devastated by Recent Hurricanes

The Arbor Day Foundation has launched a Hurricane Tree Recovery campaign
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“We’re fine. We survived.”

“It’s just material things.”

“I know a guy with a tree remover, so I’m going to call him and get to work.”

Businesses Have a Unique Opportunity to Help Communities Effectively Recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

By Jim Starr
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What happens when the cameras and first responders leave the Hurricane Harvey and Irma scenes? Donations dry up quickly and the media moves on to the next big story. Unfortunately, that’s when the people and communities affected by these storms get the least community support, but need it most.

What Employers and Their Employees Can Do to Address the Global Refugee Crisis

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Refugees around the world are moving in record numbers. In fact, the unprecedented movement of people around the world has created the highest number of displaced persons since World War II. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a record 34,000 people a day – or roughly 24 people a minute – are displaced from their homes by conflict and violence. Children make up 51 percent of the world’s refugees.

Americorps Members to Repair Flood-Damaged Homes in Louisiana with Rebuilding Together for MLK Day

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Rebuilding Together will join with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Acadiana, and its AmeriCorps members to repair flood-damaged homes for MLK Day. 

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Rebuilding Together will join with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Acadiana, and its AmeriCorps members to repair flood-damaged homes for MLK Day. 

Norfolk Southern Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts in Southeast

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NORFOLK, Va., October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.

Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and flooding across NS’ service territory in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 13,000 people in those states sought shelter in Red Cross and community evacuation shelters as the storm moved up the coast.

4 Ways You Can Support Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts Over the Long Term

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Hurricane Matthew is devastating. According to the New York Times, Florida’s “Atlantic coast is feeling the force of the Category 3 storm, and the National Weather Service warns of ‘extremely dangerous and life-threatening’ winds. ‘Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,’ the governor urged 1.5 million residents yesterday.” More from their reporters about the destruction in Florida, South Carolina and elsewhere can be found here.

America's Charities and Center for Disaster Philanthropy Launch New Disaster Recovery Fund Supporting Lousiana

Fund Offers Corporate and Employee Donors an Opportunity to Help Over the Long Term
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We have the Olympics. It’s an election year. There are a ton of things demanding our attention at the moment, but one thing that’s been just under the radar is the immense flooding of Louisiana.

Why Taking the Long View with Disaster Recovery is Essential

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By Anna R. Hurt, disaster management analyst at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Jim Starr, interim CEO for America’s Charities.

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