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Thursday, May 2, 2019
 
 
St. Vincent de Paul is partnering with Airbnb to house disaster relief paid staff and volunteers. Airbnb’s Open Homes program enables the community to offer free, temporary housing for those who are displaced and for relief workers who have deployed as part of the disaster recovery process...
Thursday, March 28, 2019

 

Challenges

Ranking Atlantic hurricanes by cost in damages since records began shows that three hurricanes in 2017 (Harvey, Maria and Irma) make it to the top 5 ever. In one year, the cost of damages from...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
 
 
This week, Kevin Peach, Disaster Services Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer traveled to San Juan to attend the Team Rubicon Puerto Rico Celebration with members of the DSC Disaster Case Management Puerto Rico team. The event recognized the tremendous...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
 
 
 
The United States led the world in catastrophic disasters last year, with an overall damage cost of $16.5 billion. The devastating and deadly Camp Fire that consumed California in November was the world's costliest natural disaster in 2018. In...
Thursday, November 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a national humanitarian association of independent organizations that may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 
 
When in the chaos, pray: “…Lord, What a relief it is to know that storm control isn't my job!  Please remind me to stop, to relinquish, to attend to you, the Director of my actions, the Source of all wisdom, energy and strength, the Protector and...
Friday, October 5, 2018
 
 
 
Year after year in the United States, disasters have become increasingly more prevalent. The 2017 hurricane season was the most disastrous in our nation’s history, affecting 8% of the U.S...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 

The moment was early December, 2017. Months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, 30K+ families were living in homes without roofs, making a temporary home with friends and family, or sleeping in a shelter. 

After three months of providing assistance in the form of debris management and medical services (to paint the picture, over 229 volunteers treated 2,592 patients and cleared miles of waterways) Team Rubicon...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

 

 

In northern Illinois alone at this time we are working on long term recovery in 5 separate disasters....

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FEMA maintains strong relationships with many voluntary organizations under the umbrella of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), of which the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a member.  Together, we promote the National movement’s core...