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Cyclone Update: The floodwaters aren’t going away

Cyclone Update: The floodwaters aren’t going away

Cyclone Amphan has passed, but the disaster isn’t over for families who lost everything. Countless houses are still submerged in floodwaters that have yet to go away. Families who should be “sheltering in place” right now have nowhere to shelter. Even worse, they...
Cyclone Idai: Picking up the pieces one year later

Cyclone Idai: Picking up the pieces one year later

“A few minutes later, the whole house and roof collapsed on top of me …” It was March 15 last year when Cyclone Idai tore through Zimbabwe. But Billy still remembers the wind and rain beating against his house like it was yesterday. He went to sleep that night as...
Bahamians rebuild their lives

Bahamians rebuild their lives

Timothy and his wife, Julie, are eighth-generation Bahamians. They have experienced many hurricanes in their lifetime … but nothing like Hurricane Dorian. The business where they both worked and their beloved community of Marsh Harbor were completely destroyed...
Take the #GiveUpGiveMore challenge in 2020

Take the #GiveUpGiveMore challenge in 2020

With 2020 starting a new decade, this new year has me feeling especially contemplative and driven. If you’re feeling that way, too, you’ve probably set some goals for the year ahead. My resolutions are to eat less sugar, read more books from the library, and exercise...
Ossie, a Dorian survivor, has a message for you

Ossie, a Dorian survivor, has a message for you

On my trip back from the Bahamas after helping deliver aid to victims of Hurricane Dorian, I shared a plane with an unexpected passenger. Her name was Bobby, and she was a dog. Bobby was on her way to be reunited with her owner, Oswald “Ossie” Hall, who had been...
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