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(REPORT) HHS Seeks Comments on Health Emergency Plans
The Department of Health & Human Services seeks comments on two draft chapters of the agency's National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan.
posted 4/8/11 12:43 PM read complete story
(DISABILITIES) NCD Wants Large-Scale Emergency Management Changes
Federal, state and local authorities all need to make "sweeping changes" in the way emergency management is handled in regard to people with disabilities, asserts the Nat'l Council on Disability (NCD).
posted 8/17/09 10:27 AM read complete story
Congress Approves $100M for Red Cross
Last month, the American Red Cross asked Congress for $150 million to replenish its Disaster Relief Fund, ultimately receiving $100 million for the effort.
posted 10/9/08 5:15 PM read complete story
Entergy Fund Aids Hurricane Victims (Oct. 17)
(Deadline: Oct. 17) The Entergy Hurricane Relief Fund, created by Entergy Corp. and the Foundation for the Mid South, will help disaster victims recover and restore their lives in the aftermath of the Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Entergy Corp. has committed $700,000 to the fund. Grants will range fr...
posted 9/26/08 11:25 AM read complete story
House Passes Disaster Measure That Would Up Mileage Rate
The House passes a Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 (HR 7006) that would provide targeted tax relief to businesses and families affected by the natural disasters of 2008, while also increasing the standard mileage rate for charities. The mileage measure would increase the standard rate for charitabl...
posted 9/26/08 11:23 AM read complete story
GAO: Charities Aren't Prepared to Handle Catastrophes
New Government Accountability Office (GAO) research finds that major U.S. charities aren't prepared for a catastrophic event, calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide a full assessment. Voluntary Organizations: FEMA Should More Fully Assess Organizations' Mass Care Capab...
posted 9/22/08 10:03 AM read complete story
Companies Provide Assistance for Hurricane Victims
Numerous corporations are providing millions of dollars for disaster relief and rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Editor's note: Nonprofits impacted by the hurricanes should take note that the following companies provided funding to local efforts, such as ...
posted 9/18/08 2:37 PM read complete story
Three Mental Disabilities Facilities of 76 Evacuated Reopen in Texas
Three intermediate care facilities for people with mental disabilities have been able to reopen in the wake of Hurricane Ike.
posted 9/18/08 10:32 AM read complete story
Red Cross Reaches Out to Public First, Congress Last
The American Red Cross is reaching out to the public and Congress to help replenish its Disaster Relief Fund, which has been hit hard by active Hurricane and wildfire seasons. The Red Cross recently launched a national fundraising campaign to raise an initial $100 million for the fund. Thus far, mo...
posted 9/18/08 10:06 AM read complete story
Federal Agencies Pledge 'Long Haul' Support of Hurricane Recovery
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is coordinating the joint efforts of federal agencies, which have pledged to help the millions of Gulf Coast residents, still recovering from the affects of last weekend's Hurricane Ike.President Bush and FEMA Administrator David Paulison visited the ar...
posted 9/17/08 11:59 AM read complete story
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