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Disaster Recovery

Innovating Impact: Two Social Entrepreneurs Tackle Critical Issues at Home and Abroad

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

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.

Red Cross Reveals How It Spent Over $300 Million On Sandy Relief, But Experts See Holes In The Story

ProPublica | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group...

Make Sure Your Family Has a Disaster Plan

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Even though we can't always predict natural disasters, we can anticipate their likely aftermaths, including property loss, power or water service disruption, scarcity of food and supplies and overtaxed relief organizations.

First Katrina, Now Sandy: Three Mistakes We Keep Making After Natural Disasters

Martha Bergmark | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Martha Bergmark

Only when recovery efforts dedicate sufficient resources for civil legal aid will all survivors of disasters have the information and resources they need to rebuild their lives.

VIDEO: Unsung Heroes of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

One year ago, a series of devastating tornadoes tore apart Oklahoma homes, schools, child care centers and killed 48 people, including 19 children. Thousands of surviving children were thrown into turmoil. Kids lost friends and loved ones, the places where they lived and learned -- and their sense of security.

Caution! You Don't Want to End Up in the Disaster Giving Hall of Shame

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

In philanthropy, strategic giving of time, talent, and treasure can increase impact. However, in disaster philanthropy, effective and efficient giving can make the difference between life and death.

Pedicure Therapy: The 8 Best Nail Polish Shades to Get Through 8 Years of Disaster Recovery

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

Who will bear witness for the RECOVERY of people who have been through natural disasters like Katrina? And Sandy? And Oklahoma? What do the people who come down to bear witness to these disasters do?

Jaweed Kaleem

Should We Rebuild After Natural Disasters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion

To rebuild or not to rebuild? As recovery slowly begins after deadly tornadoes flattened subdivisions in Moore, Okla., and tore through nearby area...

Normalizing Extreme Disaster

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Thanks to climate change -- that is, the greenhouse gases we've been pumping into the atmosphere at record levels -- the distinction between man-made catastrophes and natural ones is rapidly blurring.

Making Disaster Pay

Steve Fraser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Fraser

In 2007, a financial firestorm ravaged Wall Street and the rest of the country. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy obliterated a substantial chunk of the Atlantic seaboard. We think of the first as a man-made calamity, the second as the malignant innocence of nature.

Avoiding Post-Disaster Scam Artists

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Have you ever turned on the light in a dark basement and shuddered as cockroaches scurried away? I get that same sense of revulsion whenever I hear about unscrupulous swindlers taking advantage of the victims of natural and manmade disasters.

Prepare Now for Natural Disasters

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

Once your physical safety has been assured, you'll inevitably need to access important financial and legal records. Taking these few steps now will make accessing such information much easier when the time comes.

Disruption as a Public Service

Code for America | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Code for America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Code for America, we collaborate with governments seeking to reimagine the relationship between their residents and themselves -- creating a government for the 21st century.

Disaster Recovery: We're All in It Together

Rep. Frederica Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Rep. Frederica Wilson

Flooded subway stations in New York City. Earthquake damage in the Nation's Capital. The great city of New Orleans under water. These scenes, once seemingly out of science fiction, are all too real today. This is why I am introducing the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2013 in Congress.

A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

When it comes to solving problems, elected officials are inclined to support solutions that allow people to keep behaving as they always have, but with less damage. That's how it has been with America's response to weather-related disasters. It's a response that won't work anymore.

Why I Pray In Times Of Disaster

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

The struggle for me during these times is how to not treat such times as some voyeuristic movie experience that can be paused or halted by powering down my device, but instead find a healthy way to participate in the healing and support.

Morbid Job Ad: Arlington Seeks Company To 'Dump Bodies'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Need a job? Arlington County has an opening, but you may not want it. The Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer recently notice...

Taking the First Steps Toward Progress

Stacey McMahan | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

The CNIAH's resurrection and role in helping to revitalize Haiti is an important step toward a sustainable and stable recovery after the devastating earthquake.

After The Flood: Religious Recovery In The Face Of Disaster

Bishop Mark Narum | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Bishop Mark Narum

If the Son of God can Lament, why not us, who are wondering where God is in the midst of all of this. Lament is an act of deep faith. Even as we question, rant or cry, it is God the Father who we are addressing.

The Libertarian Disaster Recovery Fallacy

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

As disasters get bigger and more complicated, the role of government in disaster recovery and urban planning will have to grow.