Aug 28

Hurricane Harvey is the first major hurricane to strike the United States since the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, which saw such devastating storms as Katrina and Wilma. Points of Light is currently supporting first responder organizations, and coordinating with our affiliates and partner organizations in the affected areas. If you would like to support the recovery effort, here’s what you can do now to help

Jul 29

In the wake of disasters, large and small, people often look to help by contributing to charitable organizations. But, some get frustrated because it is not always clear where their money ends up.

Jul 22

In May of 2015, after weeks of heavy rainfall, the Texas Hill Country — known to meteorologists as “Flash Flood Alley” — suffered a horrific flood that displaced hundreds in a matter of hours. The next morning in Wimberley, a small town of fewer than 2,600 people, Courtney Goss walked into her church to see if there was anything she could do.

Feb 02
Posted by mmelendez to HandsOn Network, disaster
While snow can be devastating, our world is more connected to community resilience resources. Points of Light’s HandsOn Network affiliates activated their communities to come to the rescue. If you don’t have a HandsOn Network affiliate in your area, consider registering with other emergency disaster snow groups.