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
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