Disaster Preparedness: Building Resilience Before Disaster Strikes
GeoHazards International (GHI) is a non-profit dedicated to ending preventable death and suffering caused by natural disasters in the world’s most vulnerable communities. Founded in 1991, GHI is the first non-profit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to mitigating earthquake, tsunami, and landslide risks in the world's poorest and most at-risk regions. Its solutions emphasize preparedness, mitigation, and building local capacity in order to manage risk.
Digital Disaster Response
By monitoring emerging events, slow moving natural disasters, and natural calamities via social media channels, Humanity Road harnesses the power of 21st century network communications to help save lives affected by disaster.
Giving Wings of Hope to Patients
No one should be unable to receive the care they need simply because they can’t find a way to get there. This is especially true for many patients in rural areas where healthcare facilities have cut back on services or even closed, leaving the nearest treatment center hundreds of miles away.
T.J. Maxx partners with Save the Children
T.J. Maxx partnering with Save the Children to offer online sweepstakes, in-store donation program benefiting children’s literacy, nutrition, fitness programs.
Office Depot and racer donate backpacks
Office Depot Foundation and NASCAR driver Carl Edwards donated of 6,500 backpacks to nonprofits and schools in Miami-Dade County.
Office Depot awards $257,000
Office Depot Foundation awarded total of $257,000 and 1,000 children’s backpacks to eight relief and recovery organizations for disaster-relief efforts.
Farmers Insurance receives Silver Anvil award
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies received Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from Public Relations Society of America.
One group should be in charge of coordinating all relief efforts during a disaster, says a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is analyzing disaster relief efforts in the wake of December’s tsunami in South Asia to glean information on logistics.
Tim Russell, an engineering master’s student studying logistics, is analyzing the results of a survey of 40 on-site relief organizations conducted by the Fritz Institute, a San Francisco based nonprofit working to improve relief efforts around the world through logistics and
Responding to disaster
Relief personnel now have research to guide them in helping victims.
By Joanne Caye
When disasters occur, like the recent tsunami in South Asia, people try to imagine what it must be like to experience such an event and such loss.
Dealing with issues the average person might find unimaginable, responders must understand how to help disaster survivors.
Fortunately, these medical personnel, planners, social workers and
Divers group knocks report
In its January 15 edition, the magazine reported the nonprofit’s board, citing mismanagement and personal use of corporate funds, had forced CEO Peter Bennett to retire early.