The American Red Cross is an organization that is synonymous with emergency care and support for those in need. Despite all of this, some people still have the wrong idea about the role of the American Red Cross. There is the common assumption that this is an agency that comes in for major incidents and international disaster relief efforts.
The reality is that they are on hand to help in a range of scenarios. Any American town under threat from the natural disaster or major catastrophe is on their radar. However, they will also help in smaller scale issues where needed.… Read More
There are many agencies that we can turn to in times of need and charity. The Salvation Army is one of the most respected for empathetic, emotional support and guidance in difficult times.
Many know them as a support group associated with the Universal Christian church – something that has been true since 1865. They are not always the first organization that people think of when it comes to disaster assistance.… Read More
There is no denying that disasters have devastating effects on the affected victims. Nonetheless, it is not only the victims who have it rough. Non-profit organizations responding to disasters have to face crunching difficulties.
The unpredictability and suddenness of disasters make it hard for non-profit organizations to respond while fully prepared. Even in cases where they are somehow prepared, their resources are often limited; particularly when the magnitude of the disaster is huge.… Read More
Crowdfunding is a necessary form of donation collection for many organizations and individuals. Some do so for personal gain and projects, such as film-making and product launches. Others will do so for charitable efforts, either personal or on a community level.
These efforts for localized disaster relief can provide fast, reliable support and context. The problem is that many in need don’t know how to set up a crowdfunding page. The right page can make or break a campaign.… Read More