Looking for wristbands to tag you or others for concern or as a volunteer in a natural disaster effort? This green silicon rubber wristband says Natural Disaster Readiness - Relief - Recovery with a ribbon.
This durable wristband was designed with those recovering from tornadoes, hurricanes, wild fires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis and other acts of God in mind as well as spread awareness for disaster readiness. Perfect for a response team working a natural disaster, to show your thanks for those that may have helped you or your family. Debossed (indented) message that gives a 3d effect and lasts for the life of the rubber wristband. You may wear this item 24 hours a day including in the shower, at the health club, work, school or even while standing on your head. An adult with very large wrists may find the Adult 8" is still too small, they will have to find another way to express their support of this cause - or use the wristband in a keychain or around a beverage container.
Open this sizing guide PDF, print the page at 100% scale, follow the instructions and you will have a paper version you can try out in minutes. When disaster strikes, people are told to go to school buildings, police stations and hospitals. He discusses alternatives to traditional shelters and a competition in which scientists from around the world suggest plans to save American cities from the threat of climate change and rising sea levels. Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. Economists, researchers, retirees, financial planners and the interim head of the Social Security administration weigh in on retirement in America.
Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston. The 2016 campaign strikes some as a school yard brawl, but lying has been a part of presidential campaigns dating back to the 1800s.
Women in Indiana are calling and emailing Governor Mike Pence to tell him about their periods -- in great detail.
The world's first and only authorized Jewish tartan, approved by the Scottish Tartans Authority, is rife with symbolism. Ben Harper's new album addresses issues of race and police violence that have roiled the African-American community.
Kindergarten to College has achieved its goal of reaching all elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. This year, Citi Microfinance and the Citi Foundation partnered to drive a discussion on agricultural value chain finance through a panel titled "From Farm to Plate" (check out this blog post for one attendee's take). Citi Community Development was proud to support the 38th Annual Lunar New Year Banquet of its long-time community partner, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE.) Citi Foundation has supported the work of AAFE's affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, a CDFI and technical assistance provider focused on low-income, minority and women-owned businesses in low-income immigrant neighborhoods. CurrenC SF is a partnership between the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of the Bay Area, with generous support from Citi Community Development, Visa and the Levi Strauss Foundation.
For employers, moving to direct deposit and paperless pay can lower payroll processing costs by up to 90 percent, and eliminates the headache of lost and stolen checks. CurrenC SF is an extension of the City's pioneering program Bank on San Francisco, which has provided over 72,000 bank accounts to low-income San Franciscans and spread to more than 100 cities across the country.
More than 67,000 households in San Francisco are paid with paper checks, including 68 percent of low-income workers. Several CurrenC SF Employer Champions including Recology, Blue Shield of California, William Watlington Foods, Walgreens, Rickshaw Bagworks, Bi-Rite Market and Goodwill Industries were recognized for their leadership in financial empowerment efforts and participated in the launch.
The CurrenC SF website provides resources to help employers initiate or expand direct deposit in their organizations. As Black History Month draws to a close, I am mindful of how fortunate I am to work for two organizations that are strongly committed to the twin, complementary goals of diversity and empowerment.
Similarly, New York City Mission Society, for which I am Chair of the Board of Directors, promotes the positive development of underserved young people and families in order to strengthen communities and, as a consequence, our city's diversity.
As it turns out, both Citi and New York City Mission Society are celebrating 200 years of service in 2012.
Citi's commitment to diversity spans the organization a€” particularly through the activities of Citi's Employee Networks a€” and the calendar, with events and activities highlighting the months that have been formally designated to celebrate the culture, history and contributions of various communities. Across the country, Citi's African Heritage Networks (AHN) provide a wide range of educational, cultural and fellowship-building opportunities during African American History Month. Ellen Stafford, who has been with Citi in Irving, Texas for a little over four years, got involved with the Dallas-Fort Worth AHN as Communications Chair this year. As Executive Recruiter for North America, Ellen is very aware that Citi provides an even playing field on which qualified applicants, both within and outside Citi, can compete. Ellen is shifting her recruiting focus from IT to sustaining Citi's overall culture of diversity. More broadly, Ellen would like to see an increase in positive, healthy messages in popular culture, particularly for children, and a continued and strong policy focus on education. Annette Griffin of Baltimore agrees about the importance of education and how helpful it can be to have a mentor, as she did. Annette is a Senior HR Generalist and supports employees in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
In Columbus, Ohio, Jenine Johnson of Securities Processing notes that Citi has had a major impact on diversity in her metropolitan area, thanks in particular to the leadership of the Columbus Office Director Mark Bjorstrom.
Jenine has taken an active role herself in expanding diversity, including introducing Citi's African Heritage Network in Columbus. Jenine strongly values African American History Month and all the diversity months that Citi celebrates. Willie Henry Jr., of Citi's Graduate Recruitment Team in Jacksonville, Florida, is co-chair of the AHN there. Willie draws inspiration from football legend Jerry Rice a€” "who showed that, with the right tools and hard work, you can compete with anyone even without traditional stamps of status" a€” and from his own brother-in-law, who moved up the ranks at one of the country's largest retailers.
On July 17, 2009, a national consortium of non-profit affordable housing developers submitted an application to the U.S. CPLC has organized this coalition in partnership with National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB). Listen to Jason Ott's experiences with the San Miguel Cristo Rey Corporate Internship Program. Citi volunteers will contribute about 150 service hours at local VITA sites this tax season.
Volunteers also will be out in force at Tucson's 2011 Money Faire on April 2 to help the United Way of Tuscon and Southern Arizona's mobile VITA team prepare tax returns for free. Citi has partnered with United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to transform and expand a successful, six-year financial education program called Citi Youth into a dynamic and holistic family financial capability center, called the Prosperity Center.
Imagine teaching a young person about how to find available college scholarships and then helping his parents complete the standard financial education application form. With the Prosperity Center, Citi has partnered with United Way (UW) of Tucson and Southern Arizona to transform and expand a successful, six-year financial education program called Citi Youth into a dynamic and holistic family financial capability center.
The Prosperity Center offers financial education classes from 3-6pm, when students typically participate in after-school programs, and will remain open until at least 7pm so that adults (including those who don't have children at the host school) also can participate in workshops and avail themselves of the Center's other asset-building services.
The Citi Youth financial education program, now in its sixth year, teaches basic financial concepts to youth aged 5-16 and also offers "train-the-trainer" sessions for financial education teachers. Citi Community Development has partnered with the USC-operated MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles, the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic & Business Policy, the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, SBA SCORE, and three ethnic minority chambers to launch the Bridges to Business Success (B2BS) Program to provide an advanced business training program focused on building the capacity of minority small business owners in Southern California. With a lending commitment of more than $100 million, Citi is helping to revitalize the Bayview district of San Francisco. AnewAmerica Community Corporation's Green Business Certificate program" part of its comprehensive, three-year Virtual Business Incubator model" educates and encourages budding, low-income entrepreneurs to adopt green, sustainable business practices. Since the Green Business Certificate program began in 2008, 270 people have received intensive training in green business practices and 80 have achieved green business certification.
In California's Central Valley, Citi has invested more than $28,000 to support four EITC sites. In 2010, with Citi's support, local VITA sites helped bring over $14.9 million in tax refunds back to more than 11,000 low- and moderate-income clients and their local communities. The Citi Foundation supports the Financial Literacy and Asset Development Program, a ten-week course that teaches concepts and skills for saving money, using credit and practicing sound money management. Participants spend twenty hours in classroom sessions and receive individualized guidance in creating personalized money management plans and analyzing their credit scores with the goal of repairing damaged credit. In California, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation is making affordable housing available and sustainable. In 2009, the Citi Foundation provided a grant to Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) Student Outreach and Recruitment Services to support its College Can Happen Initiative (CCHI), a strategic and comprehensive program to improve enrollment at the university. CCHI provides information and encouragement to middle and high school students and their parents, in low to moderate-income (LMI) communities in San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles, to help them prepare for entrance into a four-year college. Many of the students reached by CCHI would be first-generation college students, and the program aims to foster a college-going culture. As part of the CCHI program, Citi volunteers have taught financial education workshops at CSUN on how to manage finances on a student budget, credit, savings and investing. Citi is working with Self-Help to expand financial inclusion for thousands of Californians. A supportive and welcoming environment, achieved through staff preparation and branch design. Additionally, through financial education that is provided, innovatively, to customers waiting in line, the Micro Branch encourages individuals who use only its check cashing services to expand their relationship by becoming savings account holders and credit union members. To enable replication of the Micro Branch model, the CCD grant also supports analysis of the operating model and customer outcomes. Jose came regularly to the Micro Branch, every Friday, to cash his check and send money to his family. Read the latest announcement from the City and County of San Francisco about the Kindergarten to College program. Kindergarten to College is an easy-to-use savings platform that will help more families start saving earlier for college. The program will continue to motivate college savings through additional matches and incentives.
An important part of the Kindergarten to College program is its financial education component. In a recent USA Today supplement on Financial Literacy, Citi's collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco is featured prominently in the article "Milk money, crayons, bank account," and Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development, is among the Panel of Experts weighing in on Youth Financial Literacy.
On October 5, 2010, the City and County of San Francisco and Citi announced the launch of the Kindergarten to College partnership, the nation's first city-wide, universal college savings program for children.
Citi's commitment and success in developing innovative, collaborative and impactful solutions to critical community needs was recognized on November 8, 2011, when Citi Community Development received the Community Impact Award at the 15th Annual CRA & Fair Lending Colloquium.
Jenny Flores, Senior Vice President for Citi Community Development in California, receives the Community Impact Award on behalf of Citi from Edward B.
The Community Impact Award is bestowed each year "to dedicated compliance professionals and their institutions," to honor "outstanding and innovative efforts in furtherance of the goals of the Community Reinvestment Act." The Award also is intended to encourage innovative community lending and to provide the financial industry with examples of superb programs that have made a large impact on underserved communities. K2C was developed with participation across Citi's businesses and with leadership by Citi Microfinance and Citi Community Development.


The award was accepted on behalf of Citi by Jenny Flores, Senior Vice President for Citi Community Development in California. Citi is a longtime supporter of the FRC's Family Economic Success Program, which includes free tax preparation services for low-income individuals and families through VITA.
In Oakland, California, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is ensuring that students in elementary school learn good money management habits. Students who complete the program are provided with a popular board game that involves purchasing and money management issues or a $50 savings bond that's intended to jump-start their good savings habits.
Citi Community Development is providing a $150,000 grant to enable Enterprise Community Partners and Waypoint Homes to provide a financial capability program coupled with the purchase, renovation and rental of "real estate owned" (REO) properties. Meet the participants in Bridges to Business Success, a pioneering, multi-stakeholder program that enables the City of Los Angeles to leverage its allocation from the Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program to provide contracting opportunities to local, minority-owned small businesses. Entrepreneurs in the food service industry face sizeable start-up and operational costs, among other challenges. The Chef's Center of California is run by the Episcopal Housing Alliance and Economic Development (EHAED), which also provides business training courses for aspiring chefs and food entrepreneurs.
Part of the facility, the Citi Small Business Technology Center, offers training and technical assistance to incubator participants. A variety of food-related business have been launched through the Chef's Center, including popular food trucks, gourmet bakeries, farmers market vendors and restaurants. Victor Ramirez of Citi Community Development serves as vice-chair of the Center's Board of Directors.
Microloans that enable people to start small businesses and lift themselves out of poverty have proven their effectiveness in developing countries.
The program makes loans of $250, $500 and $1000 to women with very low incomes to empower them to start small businesses in their communities. With Citi's support, FFW has been able to expand its impact by opening new loan centers in the poorest communities of San Diego County. The program benefits primarily Latin American and African immigrant women, specifically those who have no banking or credit history and lack access to capital.
April 3, 2015 by Chief Editor Leave a Comment Ten years since adopting the Hyogo Framework for Action shortly after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, government representatives have gathered in Sendai to negotiate a new framework for global action to reduce the risks of disasters.
May 19, 2014 by Chief Editor Leave a Comment 15 November 2013 — WHO is working with the Government of the Philippines and international partners to reach survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who need medical care. May 14, 2014 by Chief Editor Leave a Comment 28 November 2013 — UNICEF and WHO today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children. Associate Pastor Ben Davidson of Bethany Community Church learned a valuable lesson during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that benefitted him and his congregation the morning of Nov.
His quick thinking reminds me when disasters occur; having a plan can save lives and help pivot a community toward a strong recovery.
Immediately following the disaster, Bethany Community Church joined its fellow members of the Washington Ministerial Association, AmeriCorps and the Illinois Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to help coordinate the community’s recovery efforts. The story of Washington, IL, and Bethany Community Church is a reminder of the care and compassion that faith-based organizations can provide all survivors in times of disaster. I encourage you to know what to do before disaster strikes by joining the thousands of faith-based and community members on the National Preparedness Coalition faith-based community of practice and connecting with faith and community leaders across the country working on preparedness. Being prepared contributes to our national security, our nation’s resilience, and our personal readiness.
Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily represent the official views of FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, or the United States Government.
The role of law enforcement in responding to a disaster is very similar to the day-to-day role of public safety and supporting the community. During a disaster, police officers play a key role in many operations including: search and rescue, evacuations, door-to-door checks, and maintaining overall public safety within the community. Responding to disasters is a shared responsibility, and those in law enforcement are aware that emergency management planning is for all hazards and that it takes a team effort to keep our communities safe. Editor’s Note: Police Chief Magazine is a publication from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as the professional voice of law enforcement and supports programs and research, as well as training and other professional services for the law enforcement community. As emergency responders, we often feel a need to “be brave”, impervious to the bad things we see, stoic in the face of tragedy.
Immediately following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, I found myself in New Orleans, serving in the city’s Emergency Operations Center as a Safety Officer. A pile of debris, what looked like the roof of a garage lay atop what was left of other structures, all commingled in the corner of a lot, where it had come to rest against another house. It was over a year after I returned home from my service in New Orleans before I could tell that story to anyone without physically choking up.
I submit this as an example of the kind of stress we all face as emergency or disaster responders. Responders need to take care of their own health to maintain the constant vigilance they need for their own safety. Try to eat a variety of foods and increase your intake of complex carbohydrates (for example, breads and muffins made with whole grains, granola bars). Recognize and accept what you cannot change—the chain of command, organizational structure, waiting, equipment failures, etc. Make as many daily decisions as possible to give yourself a feeling of control over your life.
Spend time with others or alone doing the things you enjoy to refresh and recharge yourself. Be aware that recovery is not a straight path but a matter of two steps forward and one back. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) is a facilitator-led group process conducted soon after a traumatic event with individuals considered to be under stress from trauma exposure.
Here at FEMA, we’re always looking to expand our team and recruit highly motivated people interested in a rewarding career in emergency management. Visit our Careers page to learn more about FEMA and browse through other opportunities that are available. Small Business Week – It’s important for everyone to be prepared for an emergency, even businesses. FEMA’s Private Sector forged a relationship with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, the state of New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the Lakewood BlueClaws minor league baseball team to raise donations of preparedness items and increased awareness of the importance of preparedness.
Kicking off the Atlantic hurricane seasonWe are coming to the end of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, which means the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season (June 1) is almost here. And related to the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, a few of our employees were featured on other blogs. Coast Guard Compass blog – One of the members of our External Affairs team talks about how right now is the ideal time to prepare and gives the key steps to doing so.
Photos of the weekTo wrap up, here are some of the photos from our photo library this week.
Anoche, un gigantesco tornado azoto cerca de Moore, Oklahoma, dejando a su paso un camino de destruccion.
Siguiendo las instrucciones del Presidente, el Administrador Fugate ha viajado a Oklahoma para garantizar que todos los recursos federales esten disponibles para asistir al gobierno estatal, tribal y local en los esfuerzos para salvar vidas y garantizar la seguridad, entre estos incluidos los esfuerzos de busqueda y rescate.
Equipos de evaluaciones preliminares de danos, compuestos por representantes del estado, FEMA y la Administracion de Pequenos Negocios, que se encuentran en el campo y comenzaran a realizar evaluaciones hoy.
Tres equipos de Busqueda y Rescate Urbano (grupo de trabajo de Texas 1, grupo de trabajo de Nebraska 1 y grupo de trabajo de Tennessee 1) y un equipo de apoyo ante incidentes han sido desplegados para apoyar los esfuerzos de respuesta al desastre. Un equipo nacional y dos equipos regionales de asistencia para el manejo de incidentes han sido desplegados para el centro de operaciones de emergencia del estado, localizado en Oklahoma City, para dar apoyo a las autoridades estatales y locales.
Dos equipos de apoyo movil se encuentran en Oklahoma para ofrecer apoyo logistico, operacional, y en telecomunicaciones a los esfuerzos de respuesta. FEMA tambien activo al Centro de Coordinacion de Respuesta Nacional, localizado en Washington, DC.
Si usted se encuentra en el area afectada: Exhortamos a todos los residentes de los condados incluidos en la declaracion de desastre a solicitar asistencia de FEMA.
Siga las instrucciones de las autoridades locales y tome las precauciones de seguridad necesarias para permanecer seguro y mantener su propiedad segura mientras se llevan a cabo los esfuerzos de recuperacion. Si esta tratando de comunicarse con familia o amigos en el area afectada: La pagina de Sano y Salvo de la Cruz Roja Americana (o su sitio movil), mensajes de texto, y los medios sociales son buenos recursos para dejarle saber a sus amigos y familia que esta a salvo. Como dijo el Presidente Obama esta manana, continuaremos apoyando los esfuerzos de respuesta y recuperacion con todos los recursos a nuestra disposicion para ayudar a los afectados por el tornado. AT&T is committed to delivering the highest levels of service, quality and reliability for our customers under all circumstances.
Atlanta hosted the AT&T Network Disaster Recovery Showcase this past week in Downtown Atlanta.
AT&T has continued to enhance network redundancy in disaster-prone areas, which includes the installation of more back-up and permanent generators at critical cell sites and switching facilities, location of critical equipment to less vulnerable areas, upgrade of electronics in many locations, replacement of copper wiring with fiber optic cable, elevation of switches critical to network operations above expected flood levels, and protection of physical facilities against flooding. A critical element of AT&T’s efforts to maximize network reliability is its ability to swiftly respond when disaster strikes. Distributing extended battery life and portable generators and maintaining existing fixed generators. Topping off generators with fuel at cell sites and central and field-level switching facilities.
Staging generators in safe locations for their immediate deployment once a storm has passed. Can't beat fresh food storage with the Ankomn SaviorGadgets and products for the kitchen are some of the best items to review.
Debossed letters are then filled with white permanent coloring for a message that really stands out. But sociologist Eric Klinenberg says we should build more libraries and community centers for people to go during their time of need. The Skoll World Forum, viewed by many as the social impact sector's version of the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos, Switzerland, brought together 900 highly-selected attendees from leading organizations to explore new ways for civil society, often in partnership with business and government, to address global challenges like financial inclusion. Bob Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development, led a conversation with representatives from Nestle, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Root Capital (a Citi Foundation grantee) about how to bring additional value to smallholder farmers that grow staples like coffee and cocoa that many multinational buyers in turn sell to consumers.
Employees who receive paper checks often turn to check cashers and other fringe financial services, costing the average worker $1,000 per year in fees. The CurrenC SF website offers how-to guides, marketing materials, best practices, and expert advice to employers, and connects employees to low-cost checking accounts and other healthy financial products. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Round II (NSP II) Notice of Funding Availability released on May 4, 2009.
The Prosperity Center is strategically located in a local middle school for convenient access by low- and moderate-income families and offers a wide range of free financial education workshops and services, including Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) knowledge and free tax preparation that translates into recovered earnings and increased assets. This program targets communities of people who often are underbanked or unfamiliar with available financial services, including immigrants from Southeast Asia who live in the Sacramento area. Learn about their impact in the community and meet someone who has a decent, affordable place to live thanks to Cabrillo. In December, after being a customer for eight months, he declared he was ready to open an account. E-FILE web-based program developed by the Legal Aid Society of Orange County to help people file their taxes at no charge.


Kramer, Executive Vice President for Regulatory Programs at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. Kramer, Executive VP for Regulatory Programs at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services (sixth from right). A Citi Foundation grant supports FRCs free volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), enabling them to save up to $360 by avoiding costly commercial tax services. Citi employees will donate their time through the entire tax season, providing onsite banking services at VITA sites in the Bay Area including at the FRC to help low-income families. Citi also has supported FRC's offering of Money$mart, a 10-module financial education program created by the FDIC, as well as financial counseling and coaching. Through its Money Savvy Youth program, which is supported by Citi, EBALDC teaches financial education to fourth and fifth graders in the Oakland public school district.
With Citi's help, EBALDC was able to expand its Money Savvy Youth Program in 2011 to serve 20 out of 60 public schools in Oakland, reaching 750 students a€” almost double the number from the year before.
Minority-owned businesses are extremely effective at driving economic growth and and the 'Bridges' program will create more than 200 jobs by the end of 2012. The Center offers a ten-week series of small business seminars, taught by Citi volunteers, on entrepreneurial skills including developing a business plan, strategic marketing, product presentation, food-handling requirements, licenses and certification requirements.
To date, 107 businesses have utilized Chef Center's community kitchen and their business training programs. The full extent of the disaster is becoming increasingly clear, with dozens of separate sites needing assistance.
I have learned this lesson many times through the faith leaders I’ve engaged as director of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships.
Their story reinforces the power of a whole community, “survivor centric” approach and the important role and responsibility of faith leaders in preparing their communities before disasters strike. In preparing for a disaster, police officers trust in their training and capitalize on their knowledge of a community. In the ten months I served, four of those months were with the New Orleans Fire Department‘s Urban Search and Rescue team. We had been given an address for a couple of residents that had been reported missing by the family- two brothers who had not been heard from since before Katrina had struck. After a bit more digging and removal of debris around the perimeter, the dog again alerted- this time on a bit of blue canvas half buried in the dried mud. Of all of the things I had seen or heard during those 10 months- of all of the death and destruction I had witnessed.. Some people experience these reactions immediately at the scene, while for others symptoms may occur weeks or months later. Workers should seek mental health support from a disaster mental health professional if symptoms or distress continue for several weeks or if they interfere with daily activities.
Responders must be able to stay focused on the job in the dynamic, changing emergency environment. Coworkers may be intently focused on a particular task and may not notice a hazard nearby or behind. Responders who are exhausted, stressed, or even temporarily distracted may place themselves and others at risk. They are providing disaster related information and taking FEMA disaster assistance registrations. Vision Source is providing local residents with eye care who were impacted by the recent tornado on May 20, 2013. Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones con las familias y comunidades que han sido afectadas por los tornados.
Ayer, el Presidente Obama declaro un desastre mayor para el estado de Oklahoma, haciendo disponible fondos de asistencia federal a los individuos y familias en los condados de Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma, y Pottawatomie.
Puede que se anadan mas condados o formas de asistencia una vez finalicen las evaluaciones.
Estos realizaran la mision de evaluar, notificar y preparar un informe (AIR, por sus siglas en ingles) para ayudar a los colaboradores federales, estatales, locales, tribales y territoriales recaudar informacion sobre las areas afectadas durante las primeras horas, dias y semanas despues del desastre. Este centro promueve la cooperacion entre varias agencias y coordina la respuesta federal ante desastres naturales y emergencias, para apoyar las solicitudes de asistencia de los estados.
Es probable que no haya servicio telefonico despues de un desastre, por lo que estos metodos pueden resultar mas eficaces.
That’s why we’ve invested more than $500 million in our Network Disaster Recovery (NDR) organization since it was formed.
It gives users a chance to cut some fresh vegetables, eat some delicious fruit or save some soup for later. With a dramatically growing demand for sustainable and certified products (fair trade, organic, etc.), multinationals such as Nestle are developing shared value approaches to their sourcing and supply chain to ensure a higher quality and quantity with greater consistency. CurrenC SF empowers San Francisco's businesses and workers by helping them adopt modern, innovative payroll solutions.
In addition, the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment has worked with payroll companies, payroll card providers, banks, and other financial institutions to develop a list of healthy alternatives for businesses to consider when moving to direct deposit. Citi volunteers will participate as financial education teachers, tax preparation guides and mentors for the students. Since its inception, the Financial Literacy and Asset Development Program has helped hundreds of individuals to understand the financial services available to them and to acquire the knowledge needed to build assets.
He had heard the tellers talk about the accounts for months, but needed time to build his trust. Since 2004, more than 14,000 filers have taken advantage of this program, resulting in the return of more than $21 million in federal refunds, including $12 million through the EITC. In addition, Citi has provided Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), which are matched saving accounts, through FRC.
As an added benefit, the participating small businesses will renovate foreclosed properties and increase the supply of affordable housing.
Exercises portraying the situations (large- and small-scale events) help better prepare officers and allow them to fully understand the resources needed for each event and apply that information to each community’s needs. The very parts of our nature that drive us to respond to disasters- to help those most affected- also prevents us from turning a completely blind eye to what we witness. Searching through what remained of the home using the dog teams and literally picking the structure apart with an excavator, the remains of the brothers were finally located.
Often responders do not recognize the need to take care of themselves and to monitor their own emotional and physical health. Mental fatigue, particularly over long shifts, can greatly increase emergency workers’ risk of injury.
During the group process, participants are encouraged to describe their experience of the incident and its aftermath, followed by a presentation on common stress reactions and stress management. Visit the Small Business Administration’s website and Ready.gov for tips and resources on preparing your business for an emergency.
Estos equipos podran responder a las necesidades inmediatas y posibles futuras necesidades que surjan para los sobrevivientes: como ayudarles a solicitar asistencia, verificar el estatus de su solicitud, evaluar sus necesidades, y referirlos a colaboradores que ofrezcan servicios de apoyo a sobrevivientes. Los centros de coordinacion de respuesta de la Region VI (RRCC, por sus siglas en ingles), localizados en Denton, Texas, tambien permanecen activados. Los tapones de transito complicaran la labor del personal de emergencia y primera respuesta segun estos hacen su camino a las areas afectadas. AT&T’s NDR function includes more than 300 technology and support trailers that can be quickly deployed to respond to disaster situations such as hurricanes, wildfires and floods. The NDR team works closely with local AT&T network personnel and Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) to restore and maintain service until permanent repairs can be made. He's a writer and photographer who has covered technology, sports, and events all over the world.
The goal of this initiative is to achieve a fully electronic, paperless payday, helping to bring thousands of San Francisco households into the financial mainstream and reducing reliance on high-cost check cashing services. Motivated by a desire to build his savings so that he could return home to visit his family, he decided that a 'My Piggy Bank' account would work well for him. Households that earned less than $49,000 in 2010 are eligible for free tax preparation at VITA sites. This unique public-private collaboration, designed and supported by Citi Community Development, provides a blueprint for other local governments to put minority-owned small businesses at the center of neighborhood revitalization. After the courses, many of the students took the next steps in starting food service enterprises, and many have continued to use Chef's Center's kitchen services. Law enforcement officials know their communities best and interact with residents on a daily basis. TIS builds within a person’s psyche incrementally, depending on the severity of the situation and the person’s duties. Every person involved in emergency or disaster response should consider it required reading. En el sitio web de las Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres  (NVOAD, por sus siglas en ingles) encontrara una lista de organizaciones confiables a las que puede realizar donaciones.
We also conduct readiness drills throughout the year to ensure our networks and personnel are ready to respond at a moment's notice. This knowledge gives them the ability to provide valuable situational awareness to response and recovery groups coming in to help. Climbing over stinking refuse and debris, trying to block out the fact that these had been people’s homes- where children had been raised, homework done, Christmases and birthdays celebrated. I never learned her name, only that she had been 6 or 7 years old, and had been wearing the knapsack, ready for her parents to decide whether they were going to evacuate or not. Those whose duties puts them “in the trenches”, working first hand with victims and the worst of the destruction are the ones most at risk. The following guidelines contain simple methods for workers and their team leaders to help themselves and their team members. Inside the knapsack were a couple of dolls, and other items that were obviously of great importance to her. To reach Rick with a question or comment, contact him at this address or follow him on Twitter.
Frustrated and tired, the team called off the search, sure that what the dogs had alerted on had probably been fragments carried by wildlife from another location.
He casually mentioned that he had thought about buying a house one day but knew it would be difficult since he did not have any credit history. Law enforcement can help communicate this information to the emergency management team and can offer support to other members of the team by simply being a presence in the neighborhoods.
The teller described our 'My Fresh Start' loan, a product she was very familiar with since she had recently completed her own loan. She mentioned the benefits of the loan: in addition to building credit history it is structured so the member amasses $500 in savings when the loan is paid off. In the span of 12 months, Jose went from being a repeat check-cashing client to an account-holder with a 'My Piggy Bank' account and, now, a borrower.




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