Hours after a destructive tornado ripped through Alabama in March; President Donald Trump decided to use Twitter to assure that the state would get “A Plus treatment” from the federal government as local officials started their recovery.
However, the president strongly worded promise — and his determination to see the state on Friday, just days following the storms there killed 23 people — marked a sharp contrast with all the rhetoric he’s used recently to describe disasters in bluer regions of the nation, where he regularly criticizes local leaders and threatens to draw federal aid.… Read More
According to experts, natural disasters are on the rise not only in the United States but also in other parts of the world. Most experts attribute this increase to climate change. On the other hand, even the risk of human-made disasters is on the rise; after all, the threat of war and terrorist attacks is always looming in modern times.
Despite the distinct difference between these two types of disasters, some things remain common between the two. First and foremost, they both occur in a sudden and unexpected manner. Secondly, they both have potentially devastating effects on the victims.… Read More
When the flood hit the city of Baton Rouge in August 2016, thousands upon thousands found themselves displaced. 40,000 homes received damage, 60,000 residents signed up for FEMA assistance, and 11 died. The impact spread across 20 parishes, ensuring that it would be the worst in the history of Louisiana.
There is always a rainbow of hope in the form of aid and donations for disaster relief. This tragedy showed the nation what they could achieve with a little charitable effort. A large part of this came from a strong push from the music industry.… Read More
Superstorm Sandy was one of the most devastating storms to hit the American East Coast in recent history. It disrupted lives and destroyed homes and businesses across New Jersey.
Many of these incidents saw families struggle to get back on their feet. The Superstorm Sandy Relief effort encouraged local community leaders and charities to join forces to aid families.… Read More
We all have heard about natural disasters and their devastating effects. However, most of us don’t have much experience with them. Powerful forces of nature cause these catastrophes which further affect lives of millions of people each year. Disaster relief is then needed which requires money, so crowdfunding is a new method to raise money for those areas devastated.
They are so powerful that they can displace an entire community overnight or even destroy landscapes beyond recognition. It is unfortunate that these disasters are unpreventable and occur worldwide.
When it comes to inflicting long-term effects, natural disasters are perfect at that. They are associated with severe weather conditions and natural processes whose impact on the environment, economy, and society lasts for a long period.… Read More
Mother Nature is full of beautiful things; both animate and inanimate. On the other side of the coin, Mother Nature is often the source of devastation and destruction. Natural disasters have existed since the beginning of time.
According to environmentalists and other researchers, disasters are bound to increase in prevalence simply because of climate change. Common disasters include; heat waves, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and severe storms.… Read More
This day and age, in our modern digital society, there are countless companies and websites dedicated to crowd-funding or crowd-sourcing.
These companies exist to help anybody anywhere at any time set up a campaign to help with financial goals. The only catch is they usually take a small percentage of the pie before you can cash out. This, however, should not be a deterrent from using these services.
The fees are sometimes minimal, and alternative funding sources, as these sites have begun to be commonly referred to as can be a great way for a family to get some financial assistance after disaster strikes.… Read More
Natural disasters are very hard to plan for and can happen to anyone without prior warning. When natural disasters strike, several charitable organizations and businesses suddenly spring up all with a single mission; to conduct fundraising events and gather some form of support from the public and other businesses.
Most people will feel concerned and united to support such courses and a near-universal reaction from the public and customers. In the past, sourcing funds following natural disaster involved receiving mailed checks and donations from fundraising events. Today, modern technology makes it easy to exploit various avenues and getting donations is no longer a daunting procedure.… Read More
There are many basic needs to address with dealing with the victims of the disaster. Among the most important are food, water, shelter and medical aid for the sick and injured. If these four necessities are quickly introduced to a community in need, the rest can follow.
The suitable housing is essential for all of those displaced during a disaster. Families could find themselves left homeless by fire, flood or storms. Communities could find themselves evacuated from areas due to risks to their property or lives.… Read More
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