Category Archives: Disaster Response

Hurricane Sandy, One Week Later: How You Can Help

I spoke with a friend of mine this week who lives in the East Village. Brette and her husband Ben were one of the lucky ones. As Hurricane Sandy beat down, their first-floor apartment on the Lower East Side–amazingly–remained flood-free. … Continue reading

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A Personal Message from Japan

The following letter appeared in Ode Magazine a week or so ago. It was written by a woman who has lived in Sendai, Japan, for the past 22 years. Her name is Anne Thomas (you can read a bit more … Continue reading

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Donating in Times of Disaster: Six Things You Need to Know

I’ve turned off my television. I realized it’s not doing me or anyone good to watch the chaos from the quake and wall of water that swallowed villages and farmlands, families whole. With the earthquake and tsunami in Japan mere … Continue reading

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