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President Obama Declares Major Disaster In Pennsylvania From Superstorm Sandy

The declaration makes aid available for state and local efforts to recover from the effects of sandy between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 of last year.

01/11/2013

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3 Simultaneous Donation Drives To Be Held For Victims Of Sandy On Saturday

The drives will benefit numerous New Jersey relief organizations, including the Salvation Army and United Way of Monmouth County.

11/16/2012

The Red Cross disaster relief efforts rely on donations. (credit: Paul J. Richards/Getty Images)

CBS, Live Nation Join Forces To Raise Money For Red Cross Sandy Relief

The CBS Radio stations in Philadelphia and concert promoter Live Nation are joining forces to raise money for the American Red Cross fund for “Superstorm Sandy” victims.

11/14/2012

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Brotherly Love: In Ventnor, Outpouring Of Support

On a warm sunny day, the Ventnor Community Building and lawn filled with volunteers wanting to replace what Sandy took away.

11/13/2012

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Margate Landmark Sells T-Shirts To Help With Disaster Relief

With luck and the help of dedicated volunteers, a beloved Jersey Shore landmark withstood Hurricane Sandy. Now, that landmark is reopening, with a new initiative to raise money for nearby storm victims.

11/09/2012

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FEMA To Bring Pre-Fab Houses To Areas Of NY And NJ Hit Hardest By Sandy

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the disaster relief agency has several hundred mobile homes in its inventory of emergency supplies and has started moving some of them to disaster zone.

11/08/2012

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Louisiana Emergency Managers Travel To Pa., NY And NJ To Help With Disaster Relief

The Louisiana team, including GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis and emergency managers form Calcasieu and St. Tammany parishes, left Tuesday for the East Coast.

11/07/2012

(A badly damaged home in Sea Isle City, NJ after Hurricane Sandy.  Credit: David Madden)

Jersey Shore Town Extends A Helping Hand To Victims Of Sandy

Sea Isle’s mayor has announced that the community will be organizing several events to help local Hurricane Sandy victims.

11/06/2012

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Bon Jovi, Springsteen And Others To Host Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert

With much of the East Coast devastated by Hurricane Sandy, a number of musicians have decided to hold a benefit concert for the American Red Cross.

11/01/2012

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Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

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Red Cross’ Digital Operations Center Monitors Social Media For Those In Need

The American Red Cross is turning to social media to better target the needs of people after disaster strikes.

03/08/2012

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Pennsylvania Offering Food Assistance For Flood Victims

Pennsylvania is offering Disaster SNAP cards for those affected by the flooding. It would be enough for a one month food supply.

09/22/2011

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Red Cross Asks You To Make Safety A New Year’s Resolution

As you make your New Year’s resolutions, remember to make sure your family is safe and ready for any emergencies in 2011.

12/30/2010

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