New York-based filmmaker, Casey Neistat, gets blasted on Facebook after spending $25,000 from 20th Century Fox on disaster relief supplies to assist the Filipino survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and for making a movie trailer out of his experience . Post by Casey Neistat.
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When Hubris and Arrogance Get in the Way of Human Safety
A fascinating article covering the story of Isaac Cline and his journey to rebuild his life and sense of purpose after surviving the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Source: http://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/stories/what-we-learned-from-the-deadliest-hurricane-in-us-history
Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Photo Tour
Explore damage from Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda by browsing photos from Twitter, Facebook, news articles, and other websites curated with the MicroMapper platform. Click a point on the map to see the image from that area – See more at: http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/hurricanes/typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-photo-tour#sthash.z009ydA8.dpuf
Resolve to be Ready in 2014!
“Winging it is not an emergency plan. #Prepared2014 http://thndr.it/1cAW4cc”
Rethinking the Way We Respond to Disasters
Most people give immediately after a crisis, in response to clear emotional appeals. Yet donors who allocate funds across the disaster life cycle have an opportunity to help insure that each dollar given reaches its full potential. This presentation discusses how individuals and organizations traditionally give during a crisis, and proposes several innovative approaches toContinue reading “Rethinking the Way We Respond to Disasters”
What Do Rosa Parks, MLK, Nelson Mandela and a Mother of Six Have In Common?
Yesterday, December 5, 2013, I celebrated my 45th birthday. Every year on this date, I make a point to start my day by being mindful and thankful. Thankful for having loving family and friends, and thankful for the sacrifices so many others have made so that I can live a life of freedom; though ever mindfulContinue reading “What Do Rosa Parks, MLK, Nelson Mandela and a Mother of Six Have In Common?”
Human Rights Advocate, Community Organizer, Journalist & Mother of Six
STORM SURGE is a visual narrative that follows the lives of five unsung heroes as they work to rebuild their livelihoods and communities in the wake of historic national disasters. Cherri Foytlin is one of the main characters we profile in the film. Listen to her candid observations on what it’s like to live in the GulfContinue reading “Human Rights Advocate, Community Organizer, Journalist & Mother of Six”
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEATHER GONE WILD!
DROUGHTS, WILDFIRES, AND FLOODS, OH MY! Whether you believe in global warming or not, chances are good you or someone you know will have their lives turned upside down by a natural disaster. From super tornadoes in the Great Plains and Midwest, to the lingering impacts of hurricanes in the Gulf and East Coasts, toContinue reading “ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEATHER GONE WILD!”
8 Years Ago Today
Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster that some have described as biblical in scale and unprecedented as a human tragedy. “The Storm,” as the locals call it, was the most destructive natural disaster in American history, laying waste to 90,000 square miles of land, an area the size of the United Kingdom. Before The StormContinue reading “8 Years Ago Today”
50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington
On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we’d like to honor and acknowledge Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Mr. Bayard Rustin, the man behind the man, the man behind the march, and the man behind the movement. Who Is Mr. Bayard Rustin You Ask? A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin is bestContinue reading “50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington”