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Winter Storm Ulmer: A low attention, slow-moving disaster with severe impacts

Team Rubicon USA - 1 hour 27 min ago
On March 13, Winter Storm Ulmer began to move from the Rockies across the Midwest – delivering severe winds, blizzard conditions, and heavy rainfall across a significant portion of the United States and leading to historic flooding, emergency declarations, and evacuations. However, this storm and its devastating impacts did not receive a very high amount … Read More

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Operation Winter Flooderland

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 19:10
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to residents impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Operation Fondy Rising

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:55
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing disaster relief to residents impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer in Fond du Lac, WI.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To OneStar Foundation Board

One Star Foundation - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 09:28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: (512) 463-1826

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed George Green and Shelley Rayburn to the OneStar Foundation for terms set to expire on March 15, 2020. Additionally, the Governor appointed Maria Hernandez Ferrier, Ed.D., for a term set to expire on March 15, 2021. The OneStar Foundation provides technical assistance, education, information and other support to Texas’ extensive volunteer community, and improving and strengthening the state’s volunteerism and community service infrastructure.

George Green of New Braunfels is an adjunct professor with Alamo Community College District and a former New Braunfels City Councilman. He is a lifetime member of Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers Association, member of the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and works with the New Braunfels Thanksgiving Dinner Program.  Previously, he volunteered with the San Antonio Rotary Club, Communities in Schools, and East Texas Food Bank. Green received an Associates of Arts in animal Science from Blinn College, a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from Sam Houston State University, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Nebraska. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

Shelley Rayburn of Fort Worth works with Rayburn Realty. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counseling, a former volunteer with Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, and former member of the School Board of Aubrey Independent School District. Rayburn received a Bachelor of Science in human service and counseling from Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master of Arts in human service: marriage and family counseling from Liberty University.

Maria Hernandez Ferrier, Ed.D. of San Antonio is a trustee of Hallmark University and was appointed to the Commission for National and Community Service. She has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Education, executive director of Federal Programs for Southwest ISD, president and CEO of Texas A&M University – San Antonio and as the director of Mexico Relations for the Texas A&M University System. She is chair of the Plaza Club of San Antonio, board member of Yes Our Kids Can, and member of Center for Hispanic and Jewish Relations and the Association for Mature Citizens. Her past involvement includes serving as commissioner of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and as a member of KIPP San Antonio Public Schools, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Rotary International, and San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. Ferrier received a Bachelor of Arts in speech and a Master of Education in counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Doctorate in educational administration from Texas A&M University.

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Responding to Winter Storm Ulmer & in Mozambique

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 11:05
The National Weather Service called the flooding by last week’s Winter Storm Ulmer, a bomb cyclone, “historic” and they and the United States Geological Services provided a map of the almost two dozen states—from coast to coast—affected by the severe pressure drop that caused increased winds, severe blizzards, and record rains that clashed with ice … Read More

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Southeastern Africa devastated by tropical cyclone

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:50
WITH wind speeds reaching 124 miles per hour (200 km/hour), Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across a large swathe of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Local media reports suggest that 1,000 people have lost their lives in Mozambique alone. With roads flooded and the regional airport closed, 500,000 people have been cut off in Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities. Reports suggest that up to 90 per cent of the region has been destroyed. The Salvation [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Cyclone Idai with Emergency Responses in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Salvation Army - International - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 04:34
The Salvation Army is implementing emergency responses in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi following Cyclone Idai. websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-03-20T09:34:04Z
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WST Canteens Responding to Flood-Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY CANTEEN TRUCKS, CREWS DISPATCHED TO HELP FLOOD-AFFECTED COMMUNITIES AROUND EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   Canteens—also known as mobile feeding units—are on the move for The Salvation Army in flood-affected communities around eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  When disaster strikes, these specially equipped vehicles bring food, drinks, and other essentials to [READ MORE]

Operation Snowkidding

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:19
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to the community of King County, WA.

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Operation Sweet Home

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:47
Team Rubicon volunteers provided disaster relief to Lee County in Alabama following Tornadoes in early March of 2019.

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Salvation Army Teams Taking Relief Directly to Affected Communities

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 23:00
TAKING RELIEF DIRECTLY TO AFFECTED COMMUNITIES:  SALVATION ARMY ON THE MOVE TUESDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   From bringing cleanup kits to towns isolated by floodwaters…to serving hundreds of meals to large groups…to providing emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, The Salvation Army pushed forward Tuesday in its efforts to help across eastern Nebraska [READ MORE]

Officers, Staff, and Volunteers in Action Across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:47
SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS IN ACTION MONDAY ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA   The Salvation Army Western Division was at work again Monday in flood-damaged communities across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.  Following is a breakdown of some of the flood-relief support activities in which our officers, staff, and volunteers were participating today:   In [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Expands Its Flood-Relief Efforts

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY OMAHA DONATION CENTER AT FORMER CANFIELD’S OPEN AGAIN TODAY—ONE OF MANY PARTS OF EXPANDING FLOOD-RELIEF EFFORT   Sunday will see Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers working in a variety of flood-relief support functions in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.   In Omaha—The [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Camp Gene Eppley Inundated by Floodwaters

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
THE SALVATION ARMY’S OMAHA METRO-AREA CAMP INUNDATED BY OVERFLOWING PLATTE RIVER   Gene Eppley Camp, a Longtime Staple of Local Operations, Appears to Be a Total Loss   The Salvation Army Gene Eppley Camp—just east of Highway 75 on the north bank of the Platte River—was inundated by floodwaters today.  [READ MORE]

Salvation Army Western Division Seeking More Volunteers for Flood Relief

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS AS FLOOD-RELIEF SUPPORT EFFORTS SPAN FROM OMAHA METRO TO SIOUX FALLS   Pop-Up Donation Center in Omaha Now Open in Support of Relief Operations   Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers, officers, and staff are working throughout a nearly 200-mile-long corridor of the three-state [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army trains thousands of community leaders in hygiene practices to combat Ebola in DRC

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 09:42
A large Salvation Army health project is underway in the DRC, aiming to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus among the population of Goma websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-03-15T14:42:50Z
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Salvationists Call for Prayer and Care After Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:51
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have claimed at least 49 lives, members of The Salvation Army – particularly those near the sites of these attacks – were able to provide support and transport for those who needed it.
 
Members of The Salvation Army’s Christchurch City Corps (church) are working at the hospital where many of the injured people are being treated and distressed [READ MORE]

Salvationists call for prayer and care after Christchurch mosque attacks

Salvation Army - International - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 06:00
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, members of The Salvation Army were able to provide support and transport websa@salvationarmy.org 2019-03-15T11:00:37Z
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Expanding the Response: The Salvation Army Western Division Assisting with Flood Relief in NE, IA

Salvation Army - Disaster Services - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 23:00
SALVATION ARMY WESTERN DIVISION ACCELERATING ITS RESPONSE TO WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN NEBRASKA, IOWA   Salvation Army Western Division officers, staff, and volunteers have been springing into action this week across the Division’s three-state geographical area—working alongside first responders and authorities to provide relief to victims of the widespread flooding in the region.   In [READ MORE]

A Disaster That Literally Hits Home

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:23
"For many reasons, there are operations that really hit home more than others, but the one thing no one ever wants to experience, is a disaster that literally hits home. Panama City is my hometown."

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