Nonprofit organizations provide 80 percent of the disaster relief for events like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma far surpassing the federal government.
Being prepared for a natural disaster or national emergency isn’t crazy, it is part of being a responsible citizen. Are you ready for the unexpected?
HT Foxfier Paul in Houston has a story about local volunteers coming to the aid of the mostly volunteer firefighters who were battling a nearby wildfire, and FEMA’s ham-handed attempts at dictatorially taking over. (As an aside, I have family in Magnolia who knew people who were evacuated from their homes due to this fire.) […]
The Houston Chronicle was underwhelmed yesterday by President Barack Obama’s declaring 45 counties in West Texas a federal disaster areas from wildfires that started back in April and has continued. They write: Stop the presses! After months of wildfires that have scorched more than 1.2 million acres of the Lone Star State, President Obama today […]
Miscellany for the week so far, I can’t believe it’s Wednesday and I’m just putting one of these up. Scot McKnight: Adultery, Jesus and the Church Mere Orthodoxy: On Authenticity and Self-Deception by Matthew Lee Anderson Newser: Sarah Palin is Winning by Michael Wolff The Point: Too blunt an instrument by Karen Williams Principles and […]