After Hurricane Katrina left so many homeless, the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided trailer homes for many. Yet, 45 days after Hurricane Sandy struck the New York and New Jersey areas, the tens of thousands of homeless have not seen a single trailer. Where are the FEMA trailers?
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.
With the war in Afghanistan set to end in 2014, and the Iraq war having ended two years ago, charities that help veterans and their families may be busier than ever – but without the public awareness generated by an ongoing conflict.