The good news is that disaster philanthropy has evolved over the past ten years. We have implemented many of the lessons that we learned from these disasters. Here are ten lessons, philosophies, and innovations that came out of the philanthropic sector.
Every summer during the height of Florida's hurricane season, I wonder. I wonder if predictions of tropical quietude or cyclonic upheaval will validate meteorologists' year-to-year models, the computer-generated guesses I've dubbed "Little Big Storms."
Overwhelmingly, these talented fellows represent a growing commitment to fighting social issues like poverty, terrorism, infrastructural collapse, and beyond -- through straightforward, effective means. I was lucky to learn from two of them, and share their stories here.
Katrina was an event that still is affecting people's lives so there are many survivors out there waiting to see if Richards was true to the event and its aftermath. In my opinion she did a great job of recreating the times and the terror of this raging hurricane.
The first step that all seriously committed couples, same sex or heterosexual, should do is find a competent financial planner to help them plot out a well thought out strategy.
The waiting is the hardest part. We can all feel the change that is coming in our bones. So the question that is present: How do you prepare to meet the storm?
I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise?
Your family's safety and security is the primary goal, so it is important that you are well-prepared for the unexpected. A bit of work now can save you an enormous amount of work later.
Authorities reported that many injured trees and their surviving saplings had received grief counseling from cadres of concerned squirrels, many of whom had seen their homes destroyed in the downpour.
The tax dollars of many animal lovers are being used to pay for the sanctioned killing of 3 - 4 million healthy pets every year in our nation's shelters. That's more than 9,000 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats every day: 9,000 lives, in the fullest sense of the word, are wasted every day.
In an interview with Tom Brokaw at Columbia Journalism School last Thursday for "The duPont Talks" web interview series, Brian Williams reflected on c...
The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.
In the past few weeks, three different events/situations have kept me wondering about how climate change is impacting our lives in ways we cannot even imagine.
Advocacy is not about self-preservation, but rather self-appreciation, which allows you to value others, embrace their vulnerability, and provide a positive force toward our interdependence.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Bring social science and...