Posted by: David Myers, Director, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Tuscaloosa, AL, May 6, 2011 -- FEMA Deputy Richard Serino and a Salvation Army Officer discuss ways to help survivors in the Tuscaloosa area from the April 27th tornado.
Since a series of deadly tornadoes and storms struck much of the southeast last month, thousands from around the country have pitched in to help disaster survivors – by donating money, sending clothes or offering prayers. A recent story in the New York Times highlighted the ongoing efforts of faith-based groups in the recovery, as they work with the emergency management team to meet the basic needs of disaster survivors.
The efforts of voluntary groups and their dedicated volunteers can help bring a community back together and drive their recovery following a disaster. Check out the article, and let us know how you’ve been playing a part in the ongoing recovery by leaving a comment below.
Tuscaloosa, AL, May 12, 2011 -- Red Cross workers are present at a Hispanic community meeting. Red Cross and FEMA are partners in responding to disasters such as the April storms and tornado in Alabama.