fbb10in10, alabama tornado

At least 23 people, including children, have died in Alabama as a result of a string of tornadoes. The National Weather Service classified at least one of the tornadoes that touched down in Alabama as an EF-3, meaning it was at least half a mile wide with winds between 158–206 mph. 

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Thank you to every person who donated to our Disaster Appeal: Hurricane Season 2018 and our Call to Action: Family Separation at the Border. Your gifts will make a real difference in the lives of those affected by these crises. These campaigns will be closed on Monday, November 19th. If you would still like support…

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Last August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston and the surrounding area and the damage was extraordinary. Then Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the US and British Virgin Islands, and to a lesser degree, Puerto Rico. By the time Hurricane Maria caused such catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico, it was hard to believe so much devastation…

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Hurricane Appeal 2018 Humanist Disaster Recovery

Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to hit the southeastern US coast on Thursday September 13th, with tropical storm force winds expected to arrive as early as Wednesday night. Florence is expected to be a major event, possibly being the worst hurricane to hit the region in US history. If Florence is…

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We are thrilled to announce our beneficiary for our Disaster Appeal: Kerala Monsoon Flooding. ActionAid USA's local partners are currently responding in the some of the hardest hit regions of Kerala where there is a high presence of tribal, minority, and Dalit people whose subsistence is largely based on informal labor. Their capacity to recover during emergencies is very limited.…

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Photo credit to Jill Garrett - photo of volunteers rescuing people in boats in Cypress, TX in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey 2017, view from back

Humanist Disaster Recovery is now raising funds to assist those most in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This storm surpassed all rainfall predictions, and according to the University of Wisconsin – Madison CIMSS, was a thousand year storm. South Texas has had three five-hundred-year flooding events in the last three years, including Harvey.…

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At this time, one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the modern age is unfolding in East Africa. The famines in these hard-hit African countries have brought 20 million people to the brink of starvation, and drought conditions are worsening this grim situation. The root causes of these widespread disasters differ from region to region,…

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Earlier this month at a mayoral forum, the current mayor of San Antonio, TX, Ivy Taylor, was asked by a representative of SA Christian Hope Resource Center what she saw as the deepest systemic causes of generational poverty. Her answer was disappointing. “Since you’re with the Christian Coalition, I’ll go ahead and put it out…

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