The end of this month will mark the 6th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed. In conjunction with the 6th anniversary, ATC is offering the ‘Dear New Orleans’ compilation for $6 to generate more awareness and funds for the album’s excellent beneficiaries–Sweet Home New Orleans and Gulf Restoration Network.
Help us spread the word. We are asking all of our colleagues, retreat alum, friends and family to help us spread the word about this push by posting language about the promotion to their Twitter, Facebook, blogs and/or websites starting this Thursday (8/25) until the follwing week (8/31). We have included some sample text below and would VERY much appreciate any support you can give.
Get the ‘Dear New Orleans’ benefit album for only $6 for 6th anniversary of #Katrina & show your support for #NOLA & the Gulf. … Read More »
On March 11, 2011, a 8.9/9.0 earthquake – one of the largest in recorded history- and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, causing extensive damage across a large part of the country. The death toll is high and the number of displaced and homeless is even higher.
Immediate relief and search and rescue efforts are being led by the Japanese government, one of the most prepared in the world for this type of disaster. This makes aid and relief response very different from other recent disasters that took place in developing countries. Numerous countries and relief agencies have pledged support and aid to Japan when they are ready. Suggested organizations and text are noted below for immediate donations. They are mobilized and have presence on the ground in the affected areas.
ATC Disaster Relief Fund: Experts in disaster philanthropy say that the true needs … Read More »
The worst floods in Pakistan’s history have hit the north-west region of the country. Estimates have the death toll over 1,600 and over 20 million people affected. The United Nations has warned the international community that, due to a massive shortage of international aid, an estimated six million people, mostly children and children, are at a high risk of deadly diseases from dirty water.
ATC asked our contact at Oxfam America for an update and how our network can best help the situation. Here is what he said:
OXFAM staff are on the ground, providing rescue services and emergency water purification while laying the groundwork for a major program to reach nearly 400,000 people with clean water and sanitation facilities over the next three months. “The risk of waterborne disease is high if we do not act fast,” … Read More »
On his first visit to New Orleans since taking office nine months ago, President Obama faced tough criticisms from the community frustrated with the federal government’s role (or lack there of) in the rebuild efforts since the floods.