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Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more



Alaska Residents Opened its Doors and Hearts to Evacuees, Fire Responders
The aftermath of the Kenai Peninsula wildfire in Alaska has left its residents displaced by the conflagration. When the American Red Cross prepared a temporary shelter at an elementary school to...more

Federal Flood Recovery Funds Available for Waterloo Housing
Waterloo is accepting applications for federal flood recovery funds that are geared to develop multi-family rental housing in the city. The Iowa Economic Development Authority is providing a sixth...more

HHS Advisory Committee to Focus on Needs of Children in Disasters
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters targets the needs of children in disasters. The new committee will dispense provide...more

Volunteer Patrol Team Keeps Snowmobile Trails Safe
The Forest Preserve's Volunteer Snowmobile Safety Patrol team has been keeping snowmobile trails safe for nearly five years. The volunteer patrol started in response to snowmobile crashes at...more

NJ Economic Development Authority Pumps $5.6 Million in Low-cost Loans for Hurricane Sandy-hit Businesses
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has approved $5.6 million in low-cost loans to be granted to small business owners in the area. Businesses include restaurants, nightclubs and a...more

City, Towns Consider Flood Recovery Plans
Town and city of Amsterdam and the town of Florida residents met with NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program committee to catch on about the various flood recovery plans that could help them...more

Home Repair and Advocacy Program to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities
A new Sandy grant program, the Home Repair and Advocacy Program, aims to help seniors and people with disabilities with expenses related to rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy. The program offers up...more






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Social Enterprise Connects Small Businesses To Customers In Need

Social Enterprise Connects Small Businesses To Customers In Need
Christopher Girdwood, after witnessing how small business owners cope following a disaster, founded the Recovery...



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