Category Archives: Disaster

United Way Recovery Funds for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

United Way Worldwide has created recovery funds to address the immediate and long-term needs in local communities of the United States and the Caribbean which are affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. United Ways in the areas impacted by these … Continue reading

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United Way of Houston establishes fund for flood relief

Our friends at United Way of Houston have a fund to help with the immediate and long-term relief efforts people are facing due to the devastating floods. Click on the link below to learn more. https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/flood

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United Way accepting Citizen Storm Assistance program applications

United Way of the Mid-South is accepting applications for the Citizen Storm Assistance Program through July 31, 2017. Applications may be submitted on-line or in person at community application sites. Call 2-1-1 to get an up-to-date schedule of application sites. … Continue reading

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Partnership with WMC TV raises donations for agencies serving victims of storm relief efforts

Today, United Way of the Mid-South and WMC TV Action News 5 are partnering to raise funds in support of relief efforts due to the storm on May 27. While there were no reported deaths and major injuries, almost 200,000 … Continue reading

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Storm Relief fund supports nonprofits providing help to people impacted by Memorial Day weather disaster

(Memphis, TN Mid-South area)  United Way of the Mid-South and WMC TV 5 are partnering to collect donations for a Storm Relief Fund to help nonprofits providing services to people impacted by storms which ravaged our area over Memorial Day … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Blake Shelton headlines telethon, concert to help United Way tornado relief

Country music performer Blake Shelton is headlining a telethon for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund tomorrow (Wednesday, May 29). Shelton, who organized the telethon, will be joined by Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba, Darius … Continue reading

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From the Archive: United Way staff recognized for work in emergency management with Mid-South VOAD

United Way’s work to support people and communities during emergencies and disasters is multi-faceted. In addition to supporting nonprofit agencies which provide hands-on services to people in need, United Way also participates in Mid-South VOAD, a group which promotes coordination, … Continue reading

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Stories: His house destroyed by fire, John was unsure of where to turn, or how he and his wife would find shelter

(Note: This story comes courtesy of Kim Cribb with the American Red Cross. Names and images are changed to protect privacy.) The fire started in the kitchen, but the severe flame and smoke damage impacted every room in John’s home. … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Nonprofits, disaster organizations, scientists and academia come together to discuss how our community would respond to a major earthquake

What would the ramifications be if an 8.0 earthquake along the New Madrid Fault struck Memphis and the Mid-South region today, and how would we spread the word about safety, food and shelter in the aftermath? Those were the big … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Their flooded home a loss, meeting a United Way volunteer offers a glimpse of hope (conclusion of a 3-part series)

(Editor’s note: The flooding that struck the Mid-South area in April and May caused devastation for many local families. While the waters have receded, the impact of the disaster continues to be a part of many lives. Paul Smothers has … Continue reading

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