disaster relief

Roy, complaining of Washington's free-spending ways has blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo, File
May 24, 2019 - 1:09 pm
By Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — A House GOP conservative blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Friday, complaining it leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the border and extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left the measure meandering...
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A Wendy's store in floodwaters from the Missouri River.
Nati Harnik/AP
May 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border. The disaster package — which has...
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A woman carrying water and a baby on her back after collecting water in Beira, Mozambique, Monday, March 25, March 24, 2019.
Themba Hadebe/AP Photo
March 26, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Relief operations are pressing into remote areas to find survivors of the cyclone that ripped into central Mozambique, while trucks carrying aid attempt to travel a badly damaged road to the hard-hit city of Beira. The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282...
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Displaced families, victims of Cyclone Idai, eat lunch at the Samora Machel Secondary School which is being used to house victims of the floods in Beira, Mozambique, Sunday March 24, 2019.
Phill Magakoe/AP Photo
March 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
By cara Anna, Associated Press BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Authorities in Mozambique say that with a key road open to the badly damaged city of Beira, conditions on the ground improving and more international help arriving, vital aid to those hit by Cyclone Idai should now flow more freely. Cyclone...
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With illegal drugs and weapons displayed in the foreground, President Donald Trump speaks at a roundtable on immigration and border security at U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station, during a visit to the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen,
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
January 10, 2019 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national...
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Camden County has accepted a donated trailer that may help to keep evacuees and their pets together in a natural disaster.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
November 05, 2018 - 4:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Camden County has accepted a donated trailer that may help to keep evacuees and their pets together in a natural disaster. The $24,000 trailer carries crates, carriers and collars for 65 pets. The idea is to use this AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer alongside shelters...
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Kayaks are paddled up Long Avenue past flooded sections of the Sherwood Drive community of Conway, S.C., Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 as homes were submerged deeper than ever in flood waters that have already set historic records.
Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP
September 24, 2018 - 4:28 pm
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ten days after Hurricane Florence came ashore, the storm caused fresh chaos Monday across the Carolinas, where rivers kept rising and thousands more people were told to be ready to evacuate. Authorities urged up to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, on the South Carolina...
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Starbucks will start paying employees to volunteer 20 hours a week.
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August 23, 2018 - 1:46 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- Starbucks is paying employees to give back. The company announced on Thursday that it is testing a program that will allow some employees to spend half of their workweek at a local nonprofit. With the help of Points of Light, a nonprofit volunteering group...
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Lt. Gen. Stephen Rudder celebrates Boeing Philadelphia's $4 billion, multi-year contract to continue production of the V-22 Osprey.
Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio
Jim Melwert
July 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm
RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — With pomp and circumstance on its assembly line floor in Ridley Township, Boeing Philadelphia celebrated a $4 billion, multi-year contract to continue production of the V-22 Osprey. Production program manager for the V-22 Osprey Dennis Morris said, "58...
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Red Paw Emergency Relief Team dispatches to fires in five neighboring counties and stands by to assist displaced pets.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
May 09, 2018 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Red Paw Emergency Relief , an organization that assists pets displaced by fires, received the most votes in an online competition, taking home the top prize of $100,000 . Three local nonprofits were in the running for the game-changing donation from energy company NRG...
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