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COPING WITH DISASTERS

09/29
Links suggested by Judith Bryant '77 on how to help children and families cope before, during, and after hurricanes.
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters
http://www.apa.org/topics/disasters/
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/index.html

SOMALIA

10/16
Yale African Student Association, Vigil for Somali Victims (Monday, October 16, 7:30pm, Women's Table, Cross Campus).

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

10/14
Los Angeles Times, How to Help Victims of Northern California Fires


ALL AREAS AFFECTED BY RECENT HURRICANES

09/27, 12:45pm
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – United Nations FoundationHurricane Season 2017

One America Appeal All five living former presidents have united to raise money for One America Appeal, a fund administered by the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. Donations will be distributed to a variety of funds aimed at helping storm victims in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Texas and Florida.

Catholic Relief Services "Donations to the faith-based group will help to provide shelter, water, tarps, tents, kitchen kits and other supplies to families affected by the storm."

Convoy of Hope Faith-based group that provides food, water and emergency supplies to those in need throughout the world.

09/27
How to Help Animals Affected by Hurricane Harvey (Dogster.com)

09/25
American Red Cross

09/22
New York Times, "How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Hurricane Maria

LAS VEGAS

10/03
If you have been affected, and need assistance, please contact Student Mental Health and Counseling, the Chaplain’s Office, the Employee Assistance Program, a supervisor, dean, head of college, or another advisor.

PUERTO RICO

09/27, 12:40pm
AmeriCares
The relief and development organization, which provides health services to those in need, said that it was working with officials in Puerto Rico to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies. Earlier in the week, it had airlifted $1.8 million worth of medicine and supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

09/27, 10:30am
Yale Provides Medical Relief to Puerto Rico (Yale News)

Despierta Boricua at Yale, et al., Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Drive (facebook)

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09/26, 3:00pm
Dean Robert Alpern (YSM) reports that YSM is working through the Association of American Medical Colleges to support Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 

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09/25, 7:25pm
Daniel Colon-Ramos of YSM suggests:

Outside resources for contacting family members or loved ones in Puerto Rico. 

  • If you need to find information about your family, friends or community in Puerto Rico, you can email the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) at maria1@prfaa.pr.gov or contact them at 202-800-3133 or 202-800-3134. 
  • Another organization providing assistance to PRFAA is the Puerto Rico Family Institute at 212-414-7895. 
  • Google as also activated its Google Person Finder  
  • The American Red Cross has a  Safe and Well page, where survivors can register and post messages, and loved ones can search for registrants. 
  • Those worried about missing friends or relatives with a serious health condition are encouraged to call the Red Cross at 800-733-2767, so volunteers on the ground can follow-up.

Ways to contribute now: 

  1. Donations to vetted organizations
    1. People can donate to USVI Hurricane Recovery to help rebuild the battered US Virgin Islands, or to the Red Cross the help island nations recovering from the hurricanes in the Caribbean 
    2. United for Puerto Rico is a 501(c)(3) developed by the office of the First Lady Beatriz Rossello. Funds will go directly to help rebuild homes.  
    3. AmeriCares is a relief and development organization which provides health services to those in need, and is working with officials in Puerto Rico and USVI to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies.

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09/25, 6pm
PBS Newshour, How You Can Help Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

DOMINICA

09/25, 7:00pm
http://www.dominicarelief.org/ allows for direct donations by corporations to the Dominican consulate in NY and the High Commission in London.

BRITISH AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

09/27, 2:20pm
USVI Recovery (Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands)

09/27, 12:40pm
All Hands Volunteers
All Hands works with local volunteers and groups to respond to natural disasters. With Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, it is focusing its efforts on the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Our help is needed in the islands, so that’s where we’ll be,” said Erik Dyson, the group’s chief executive.

09/27, 12:40pm
AmeriCares
The relief and development organization, which provides health services to those in need, said that it was working with officials in Puerto Rico to stock emergency shelters with medical supplies. Earlier in the week, it had airlifted $1.8 million worth of medicine and supplies to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

09/27, 9:25am
https://www.virgin.com/unite/bvi-community-support-appeal

MEXICO

09/20
New York Times, "Where to Donate to Mexico Earthquake Victims"

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