Stories tagged: relief
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
U.N. calls for $150M for urgent relief in Syria
Aid groups need $150 million to provide urgent relief to a quarter-million people recently displaced by separate offensives by the Syrian government outside Damascus and by Turkish-led forces in the …
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Lack of transparency clouds Texas spending after Harvey
Texas has been awarded billions in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Facebook pledges $50M a year to match relief donations
Facebook is pledging $50 million a year to match disaster-relief donations, part of a bevy of tools and efforts around charitable causes the social media giant announced Wednesday.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Texas delegation requests $19B in additional Harvey aid
The Texas congressional delegation asked Thursday for $19 billion to help the Lone Star State recover from Harvey, with both Republicans and Democrats teaming up behind a request to repair …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
In hard-hit Puerto Rico neighborhood, no sign of federal aid
A few miles from the air base where President Donald Trump was touting his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans were stacking fallen tree branches, pieces of zinc roofing …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
‘Historic exodus’ from Myanmar: U.S. gives $32M for Rohingya
The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration’s first major response to the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Death toll rises to 90 after Mexico earthquake
Government cargo planes flew in supplies and troops began distributing boxes of food to jittery survivors of an earthquake that destroyed a large part of Juchitan and killed at least …
Tue., June 28, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Topics were food relief for Great Depression families, the soaring price of homes and an initiative about state-funded abortions.
Thu., Feb. 12, 1998
Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Struggle Against Cold, Lack Of Aid Thousands Missing One Week After Quake
Workers load relief supplies provided by the Indian government in New Delhi on Wednesday to be flown into Afghanistan for the earthquake victims. Photo by Associated Press
Tue., Feb. 4, 1997
Sba Opening Flood Loan Offices
The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening offices in North Idaho to help victims of the latest natural disaster apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. SBA offices will be located …
Thu., Jan. 30, 1997
Disaster Victims Offered Loan Help
Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration will be in Sandpoint today and Friday to help disaster victims with applications for loans. The SBA has already approved 38 low interest …
Fri., Dec. 13, 1996
Lowry’s Storm Aid Offer Not Even Close Governor Proposes $1.3 Million Worth Of Help To Cover A $16 Million Storm
State’s offer to help leaves city official cold. Mayor Jack Geraghty is counting on federal disaster declaration. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review
Sat., May 4, 1996
Couple Who Sacrificed Home May Get Reward Left With $66,000 Mortgage After City Tore Down Their House
A couple who sacrificed their home to help save the city of Orofino finally may get a little reward for their loss. It appears the city could get federal funds …