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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...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 
Even if you do not know what National VOAD stands for, there is a very good chance that you know who we are. You may have given blood at a Red Cross blood drive, or interacted with a Salvation Army bell ringer, received a hygiene kit from International Orthodox Christian Charities, granted...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
 
 
Coping with the stress after each disaster incident piles high!  Our Goal today is for you to learn to RESPOND rather than REACT to grief/stress/loss due to disaster incidents.  Let us think about the importance of self-care!
 
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Shown above: the aftermath of the Chapman, KS tornado, courtesy of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy 

 
No matter how strong a community may be, a disaster will test that strength. A disaster will also expose any weaknesses, usually quickly and in ways...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Nancy Beers, Director of the Midwest Early Recovery Fund
Center for Disaster Philanthropy  www.disasterphilanthropy.org
 
With a record-setting $306 billion price tag for natural disasters, 2017 was, the Year of Loss. We all heard about the California wildfires and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria because they all were given hours of national news coverage...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants to improve the odds and save lives, that's why we launched our Home Fire Campaign in 2014.
 
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
 
 
Do you need to tell your body to breathe?  No, our bodies are programmed to prioritize its most essential functions, but our businesses are not.  In order for a business to survive disruptive events, it requires proper planning.  What does your business need to survive? How do you convince management that you need to spend funds out of a tight budget to protect against something that may not happen? Here are the...