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.
The drives will benefit numerous New Jersey relief organizations, including the Salvation Army and United Way of Monmouth County.
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.
On a warm sunny day, the Ventnor Community Building and lawn filled with volunteers wanting to replace what Sandy took away.
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.
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.
The Louisiana team, including GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis and emergency managers form Calcasieu and St. Tammany parishes, left Tuesday for the East Coast.
Sea Isle’s mayor has announced that the community will be organizing several events to help local Hurricane Sandy victims.
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.
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.
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.
The American Red Cross is turning to social media to better target the needs of people after disaster strikes.
Pennsylvania is offering Disaster SNAP cards for those affected by the flooding. It would be enough for a one month food supply.
As you make your New Year’s resolutions, remember to make sure your family is safe and ready for any emergencies in 2011.