Archive for the Disaster Response Category

PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond

PQMD Member World Vision Continues Aid in Haiti and Beyond By Carrie Holmes Since the 1950s, World Vision has strived to change the face of poverty.  Empowering people to step out of poverty.  For real. For good. To help secure a better future for each child, they

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PQMD Members Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International team with FedEx to Deliver 30 Tons of Aid to Haiti

PQMD Members Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International team with FedEx to Deliver 30 Tons of Aid to Haiti More than 30 tons of critical aid is on the ground and in the hands of relief workers in Haiti. FedEx delivered the emergency supplies

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Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters

Data Driven Preparedness for Disasters In December 2015, Paris hosted the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Governments, nongovernmental organizations and local communities gathered to take action against climate change and move forward after successive failures in reaching common ground for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The historic COP21

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Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities

Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities By Caroline Brassard The increasing emergence of ‘non-traditional actors’ in the humanitarian field – some of whom bring specialized skills and innovative technology, others who are ill-prepared – heralds a new chapter in disaster relief. The increasing importance of private businesses,

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Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse

Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 18, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke today at Americares global distribution center about the work Connecticut-based nongovernmental organizations are doing to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew both in this country

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PQMD Members Continue with Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries

PQMD Members Providing Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries As the devastation from Hurricane Matthew continues to unfold and impact Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and parts of the United States, PQMD members are actively responding to emerging needs in all impacted countries. With many efforts focused within the

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International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti

International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti PQMD member International Medical Corps just received an update on the situation in Haiti from a member of our emergency response team, Margaret Traub, who arrived in one of the hardest hit areas on Wednesday. Follow

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PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart

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PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart Ellen Partners with Walmart to Give $1.5 Million to Louisiana Relief! For the past few weeks, Ellen has been looking for ways to help Louisiana flood relief efforts. One company that stepped up in an

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PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana

PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana With the Red Cross referring to it as the “…worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” many Louisiana parishes have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of recent flooding. To date, thirteen lives have been claimed, upwards of

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PQMD Members Respond to Historic West Virginia Flooding

PQMD Members Respond to Historic West Virginia Flooding On June 23, West Virginia was hit with a series of devastating flash floods, leading to at least 23 deaths, making it the deadliest flooding in the state since 1985, and deadliest in the country since 2010. Torrential rains

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