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Four Ways You Can Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Obviously we are all still reeling after a massive tornado tore apart Moore Oklahoma. Parents lost their children, children lost friends, neighbors lost neighbors. And many people are still missing! Family and friends first • For those who have family and friends in the area, Red Cross Oklahoma set up a resource to locate loved …

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The Need Lasts Longer Than the Attention

Every year, starting right around Halloween, we get bombarded with messages about hunger and the homeless. The temperatures are getting cooler, the days are getting longer, and I think people feel a little guilty about enjoying a decadent holiday season unless they give at least a little bit to someone who needs it. By the …

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Be Prepared: 3 Lessons for Nonprofits from Sandy

Storms seem different today than when I was growing up. They seem more unpredictable and dangerous. The first major hurricane I remember is Hurricane Gloria in 1985. Gloria followed a typical Hurricane path, spun up the coast, and moved quickly through New England. In today’s dollars, Gloria did almost two billion dollars in damage. Sandy …

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Fundraisers You Can Donate To In Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy was destructive, and millions are still making their way through the devastation a week later. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and more, are coming together to help citizens in need of blankets, food, shelter, and electricity. Please consider giving to one of the fundraisers below. …

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Red Cross Launches New Digital Operations Center

According to Wendy Harman, the Director of Social Strategy at the American Red Cross, there are about 200 house fires reported daily—so they respond to disasters on a daily basis. But with huge disasters, like the recent tornados that swept part of our country, it’s essential for their organization to be in tune with the …

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3 Twitter Tips for Everyday Use and Emergency Response

This weekend, the Mightycause team put together a plan to help us be ready for when Hurricane Irene made landfall. This is standard procedure for many organizations, and my job was to keep the communication lines open with you (our readers) so you’re informed of what’s going on and how you can support the organizations …

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