Disaster Services News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
Following the tornado that hit Beaver Crossing, disaster response agencies like the American red Cross and a slew of volunteers were ready to help victims in their disaster relief efforts.
The National League of Cities (NLC) lobbied Congress to support middle-class and low income property owners by passing the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370).
NLC is committed...more
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will be approving grants to help rural communities in Pennsylvania protect against and prevent fire hazards in forested, undeveloped and...more
The Rockefeller Foundation expressed enthusiasm in building up cities to be more stronger and resilient in times of looming disasters. The foundation has committed $100 million directly into city...more
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
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
Spearheaded by Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council of New York (HSC), a new survey of more than 100 human services nonprofits reveals serious, ongoing housing...more
Volunteers shortage impedes ambulance support for small towns in Australia and has the locals worried.
According to Terry Whales of the SA Ambulance Service, most stations in Australia are manned...more
Designer Michael McDaniel sought to create better disaster shelters. His Exo Housing System, which he claimed was inspired by a coffee cup, aims to help Hurricane Katrina victims in their recovery,...more