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Norfolk Southern Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts in Southeast

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NORFOLK, Va., October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Norfolk Southern is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts across five Southeastern states.

Hurricane Matthew brought heavy rains and flooding across NS’ service territory in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. More than 13,000 people in those states sought shelter in Red Cross and community evacuation shelters as the storm moved up the coast.

4 Ways You Can Support Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts Over the Long Term

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Hurricane Matthew is devastating. According to the New York Times, Florida’s “Atlantic coast is feeling the force of the Category 3 storm, and the National Weather Service warns of ‘extremely dangerous and life-threatening’ winds. ‘Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate,’ the governor urged 1.5 million residents yesterday.” More from their reporters about the destruction in Florida, South Carolina and elsewhere can be found here.

America's Charities and Center for Disaster Philanthropy Launch New Disaster Recovery Fund Supporting Lousiana

Fund Offers Corporate and Employee Donors an Opportunity to Help Over the Long Term
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We have the Olympics. It’s an election year. There are a ton of things demanding our attention at the moment, but one thing that’s been just under the radar is the immense flooding of Louisiana.

Why Taking the Long View with Disaster Recovery is Essential

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By Anna R. Hurt, disaster management analyst at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and Jim Starr, interim CEO for America’s Charities.

America’s Charities and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Launch Innovative Disaster Recovery Fund

New Partnership Focuses Disaster Giving on Long-Term Donor Impact
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Washington, D.C., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), a trailblazer in the transformation of disaster giving, have partnered to enable strategic, long-term disaster recovery and increase social impact.

The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.4 Million to Expand Global Volunteerism

Grants to Support Syrian Refugee Crisis Relief, Disaster Recovery Initiatives and Veteran Programs
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ATLANTA, December 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), will award grants to 10 non-profit organizations as part of its focus to increase the global volunteer movement. Totaling more than $2.4 million, these grants will support initiatives to build stronger and more resilient global communities, including disaster recovery, veterans engagement leadership training, and youth development and service learning.

Changing the Face of Philanthropy Through Product Giving

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Good360 is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit that works with companies, charities and individuals to make the business of giving simpler, more efficient and more effective. The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization was created in 1983 to help companies donate inventory to charitable organizations. Today, Good360 is changing the face of philanthropy by creating a Circle of Good that allows companies, nonprofits and individuals to work together to do more social good together through product giving.

Art Therapy in the Cultural Context of Trauma

Art Therapy's Role in Disaster Recovery
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In light of the recent tragic events in Nepal and Baltimore Art Therapist Laura Greenstone talks about her work and Art Therapy's role in disaster response and recovery. Laura Greenstone, M.S., LPC, ATR-BC, is the Assistant Coordinator of The Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program of 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., in Monmouth County, NJ. Laura has served AATA in leadership positions at the state and national level in the areas of advocacy, policy and communication. She has received AATA’s Nancy Schoebel Governmental Affairs Award and is an honorary life member of the New Jersey Art Therapy Association.

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In light of the recent tragic events in Nepal and Baltimore Art Therapist Laura Greenstone talks about her work and Art Therapy's role in disaster response and recovery. Laura Greenstone, M.S., LPC, ATR-BC, is the Assistant Coordinator of The Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program of 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., in Monmouth County, NJ. Laura has served AATA in leadership positions at the state and national level in the areas of advocacy, policy and communication. She has received AATA’s Nancy Schoebel Governmental Affairs Award and is an honorary life member of the New Jersey Art Therapy Association.

Moving People to Safety

When, how, and where we build must become a top priority for builders.
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Chalk it up to luck, I suppose, but a few weeks back we missed the only real snowstorm to hit our corner of the world this winter because we were traveling elsewhere on business. We received email reports from folks in the neighborhood that our hilly country lane was totally impassible due to ice and wet, deep snow plus plenty of downed trees, and their daily updates indicated that the situation remained unchanged for almost a week.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

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