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Gov. McAuliffe requests federal aid to help Hampton Roads areas recover from Matthew

Friday Governor McAuliffe requested a federal disaster declaration to get help for Hampton Roads areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew.

The Governor requested Individual Assistance Programs and Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans for the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach, as well as Isle of Wight and York counties. 958 more words


Recovery Continues on East Coast

Twelve days have passed since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the United States.  Many areas remain flooded. 26 Red Cross shelters remain open, with over 1,400 individuals seeking lodging there on Monday night. 365 more words


Disaster Response: Then and Now

“Only batang 90s will understand this.” – the line often embedded on memes that circulate around the internet when Filipino netizens reminisce the old days. 635 more words


Local church partnerships in humanitarian assistance

One question I am asked by MCC supporters is: “When there is a disaster, how does MCC decide who receives relief and who doesn’t?” This article attempts to answer that question by exploring the opportunities and challenges of working with local church partners when responding to humanitarian crises and disasters. 767 more words

Humanitarian Assistance

Hello Hurricane

My apologies for the extended silence – I think the circumstances more than explain, though.

On October 4, Haiti was hit by the first category 4 hurricane it has seen in over 50 years.   577 more words

Volunteers from Across the U.S. Help in N.C.

Red Cross volunteers have come from all over the U. S. to help residents affected by flooding following Hurricane Matthew. About three dozen workers are from Northeast Ohio… 170 more words


From the Titanic to Service: Dispatches from the East Coast

Dori Baumwart is passionate about service to others.

She is a Red Cross volunteer from Greenville, SC, assisting with sheltering in the southern part of the state during the Hurricane Matthew disaster relief operation.  293 more words