News Post

Humanist recovery and A+ treatment

05 Mar 2019

by FBB

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. 

President Trump tweeted, "FEMA has been told directly by me to give the A Plus treatment to the Great State of Alabama and the wonderful people who have been so devastated by the Tornadoes." Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has committed state funds for recovery. And Foundation Beyond Belief is pledging our support to Alabama through our Humanist Disaster Recovery program. We are setting aside funds specifically for secular recovery work in Alabama.

Meanwhile, Puerto Rico and the wonderful people who are still rebuilding 16 months after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria (and a botched FEMA recovery effort) deserve the A Plus treatment as well. As part of our ongoing collaboration with All Hands and Hearts, FBB will be in Puerto Rico next week with a group from Secular Student Alliance to help with recovery efforts. 

Want to help? Join Foundation Beyond Belief’s 10-in-10 Challenge! We’ve been spearheading humanist philanthropy for over 10 years, ensuring our community's efforts are focused where they’re most needed. For our 10th Anniversary, we’re asking for 10 new monthly donors each month for the last 10 months of 2019. 

By signing up as a monthly donor, you’ll be supporting secular relief efforts in Alabama right now, ongoing recovery in Puerto Rico, and compassionate response to disasters in the future. Please help FBB deliver the A Plus treatment wherever the need is greatest.

#FBB10in10, Alabama Tornado, HDR, Humanist Disaster Recovery Drive, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

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