Yesterday, Hurricane Irene barreled from the Caribbean up the East Coast – causing more than a dozen deaths, damage to public property and homes (though not as much damage as originally feared) and wreaking havoc on travel and weekend plans. In commemoration, this week’s roundup is dedicated to Hurricane-related service stories.
- GOOD published a fascinating article about the importance of communication and access to media when preparing for an impending storm.
- The Huffington Post published an article about the variety of places evacuees from hurricane Irene are staying – everywhere from school gyms to 5-star hotels.
- Relatedly, The Huffington Post also posted a video about the 13,000 people staying in American Red Cross shelters.
- The Corporation for National and Community Service wrote about the national service teams being deployed to areas up and down the East Coast to support people who have been negatively impacted by the hurricane.
- The Union for Reform Judaism sent out a service alert, readying potential volunteers to jump into action as soon as the storm’s damage is assessed.