U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Southern Command, along with members of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 5, 2016, to help facilitate disaster relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
Funds for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery continue to lag the Katrina effort. The money raised is going to several types of entities, and some questionable ones, at that. Is this disaster just another way for politicians to bolster systems of financial rewards and punishments?
Here are some of the ways that all of us can help the people whose lives have been turned upside down by the destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy. There is also a link to a list of publicly announced corporate and individual donors to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
This post will remain sticky, at the top of the site, for about two weeks unless other events intervene.
This is the fourth time that we have documented private giving in the United States for a disaster. It appears that the fundraising for Hurricane Sandy relief will not, as of this writing, resemble that for Hurricane Katrina. The money just isn’t there. There are some curious, interesting observations of the situation thus far and we wanted to share those with our readers.