Free News Articles, General Editorial, Global Aid and Disaster Relief, NonProfit and Charities

ServeNow Helps with Flood Relief in Asia with Medical Volunteer Teams and Blanket Distribution

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- At the same time as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas, with Hurricane Irma following in Florida, unprecedented flooding was occurring in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, the nonprofit ServeNow announced today. This has largely been overshadowed by these other events and has received little press coverage.

"Over 1,400 people died and two million have lost their homes. There is now a great need for medical clinics and winter coverings in the flood affected areas," says Ben Foley, of ServeNow. "This winter is projected to be one of the worst in decades, and so with a couple million without homes, warm winter coverings will be needed more than ever."

Conducting medical clinics and distributing winter coverings have been two specific services ServeNow has been providing for the past several years in these exact parts of the world. Staff on the ground has already begun responding but ServeNow needs to ramp up efforts to meet the requests coming in.

Every $350 enables ServeNow to treat a couple hundred people via medical clinics. ServeNow has a network of doctors willing to volunteer their time in addition to staff. Many of those affected by the floods cannot afford to see a doctor or even have access to basic medicines. They are also unprotected from colder weather approaching.

Every $15 also provides a heavy and warm blanket or other necessary winter coverings for the most vulnerable, particularly children and the elderly. These items can literally be life-saving for a harsh winter ahead.

To read more information, please check out the story part of ServeNow's website (www.weservenow.org) and particularly this article: https://weservenow.org/asia-flood-update/.

You can also donate here: https://weservenow.org/donate/disaster-relief/ or mail a check, marked with "Disaster Relief" in the memo to:
5225 North Academy Blvd.,
Suite 206
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

You can also call 719-900-1800 to donate. To contact via e-mail: office@weservenow.org.

About ServeNow:
ServeNow is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. The mission of ServeNow is "Serving people in need by caring for orphans, widows, underprivileged children and youth as well as equipping the church for greater fulfillment of its ministry, and providing humanitarian assistance where needed." Learn more at: https://weservenow.org/.

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Free News Articles, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Capital Automotive Group, Carolinas Collision Centers, and Carolina Hurricanes to Host Hurricane Harvey Relief Drive

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Capital Automotive Group teamed up with the Carolina Hurricanes along with Carolinas Collision Centers to host a Hurricane Harvey Relief drive at the PNC Arena beginning today. In addition, Capital Automotive will receive donations to aid in the relief effort.

After the drive, employees from Capital Ford in Raleigh will pick up items from PNC Arena and deliver the items to organizations that are assisting those affected by the storm in Texas.

Tim Michael, President of Capital Automotive group said, "It's hard to fathom what our friends in Texas are going through with the effects of this disaster. In some small way, I hope we can give some relief through the donations that are received through this drive."

Donations will be accepted until September 8, 2017 at any Capital Automotive Group location in the Triangle and PNC Arena.

Donors are encouraged to help with the relief efforts by donating:
* Gift cards to national big box stores (Walmart, Target, etc.)
* Cases of bottled water and sports drinks
* Baby items, including diapers, wipes, etc.
* Non-perishable dry goods and canned goods
* Bleach, Lysol, Clorox wipes, etc.
* Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, feminine products, deodorant
* Paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.
* Pet supplies, including dog and cat food
* New pillows, sheets and towels
* Plastic storage bins.

No used clothing will be accepted.

Capital Automotive Group provides consistent, caring customer experiences and is proud to be part of this worthy cause. For more information on Capital Automotive, please visit them at https://capitalautogroup.com/.

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Free News Articles, Global Aid and Disaster Relief, Legal and Law

Attorney Brian O. Sutter Supported New Water System for Needy in Nicaragua

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Personal Injury Attorney Brian O. Sutter of All Injuries Law Firm has supported the construction of a new water system for the village of Guingajapa in San Nicolas, Nicaragua.

Personal Injury Attorney and civil trial lawyer Brian O. Sutter of the Port Charlotte Florida based All Injuries Law Firm has supported the development and installation of a new municipal water system for the small village of Guingajapa located in San Nicolas, Nicaragua.

The project entitled Guingajapa water system, was organized and operated by Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in USA, who specialize in benefiting the needy throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Entirely supported by donors, the water system project addressed the dire need for residents of Guingajapa to have clean, safe drinking water.

Attorney Brian O. Sutter of All Injuries Law Firm had this comment about the completion of the project: "We are proud to have supported this important program. In the USA we are so fortunate to have clean potable water available nearly everywhere, as such it's easy for us to not fully understand the cost of not having clean water readily available in people's homes. Besides the obvious issues of having water that is safe to drink, many do not realize the large amount of time and resources every day it takes for those who live without close access to clean water.

"In many cases family members will have to spend several hours a day simply collecting and hauling water to their homes from sometimes miles away. This time is valuable and has a cost. Time spent hauling water is time that could be spent in schools, at work or caring for family members. Food For The Poor is a great organization that works to improve the lives of the needy in Central American and the Caribbean. To see the completed project delivering clean water directly to people's homes was very heartening."

About Attorney Brian O. Sutter:

Attorney Brian Sutter practices personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, workers' compensation and Social Security Disability law from his office in Port Charlotte, Florida.

He is a member of the Charlotte County Bar Association, the Lee County Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Justice Association and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group. As a board member of the Florida Workers' Advocates, he has actively lobbied on behalf of injured workers for several years and has served as its president. He has been Board Certified in Florida Workers' Compensation since 1990 and re-certified in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Workers' Compensation section of the Florida Bar Association. He enjoys an AV(R) rating, the highest possible from Martindale-Hubbell(R).

Learn more: http://www.allinjurieslawfirm.com/.

All Injuries Law Firm, 2340 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

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Free News Articles, Global Aid and Disaster Relief, NonProfit and Charities, Regional Events, Religion and Churches

Joshuacord Inc. Announces Fourth Annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run/Walk Nov. 19, 2016 Displaying Persecuted Ribbon for Support

TAMPA, Fla. -- Joshuacord, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, Christian, nondenominational organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to the oppressed and persecuted Christians in the Middle East and Africa, will be hosting its fourth annual 5K Joshua 1:9 Religious Freedom Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

The race will start and finish at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL. The registration fee is $25 for participants and $20 for active duty military if completed before November 10, and $30 the day of the event.

Registration can be done online via Active.com -- https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=17902454 -- or participants may download the registration form to mail from http://www.joshuacord.org/5k. Joshua 1:9 organizers are anticipating approximately 350 runners.

This is a family-friendly event and open to everyone so come join as a runner, walker, stroller, or cheerleader and supporter! You can also sign up to be a virtual participant from anywhere around the world and we'll mail out a race packet along with a dri-fit t-shirt to you so you can be part of the cause!

"The Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run was created to bring awareness to the ongoing plight of persecuted Christians," said founder Patrick Carberry. "Our goals are to raise ongoing awareness of the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa, to be an advocate for those being persecuted by Islamic violent extremists, to activate Christians across America to stand united with Christians who are suffering for following Christ, and to give courage, prayers and hope to our brothers and sisters who are suffering.

"Now, the world media is finally reporting on the atrocities of Islamic extremism happening in the Middle East and Africa. Freedom of Religion is a cherished right for all Americans and all those who believe in freedom. More than ever now we need to act and to show solidarity and support those being persecuted for their Christian faith in northern Iraq, Syria, and other parts of the world, which are given a choice of converting to warped form of radical Islam, dying for their faith, or fleeing their homelands."

"The Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run gives all Christians an opportunity to show their concern and support to fellow believers," said Carberry. "It's not just about religious freedom and the fight against terrorists. It's also a human rights issue, and it requires action and prayer on our part for any chance of change. Someone once said, action does not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

"Please help us let our Christian brothers and sisters know that even though they may be persecuted for Jesus Christ and their faith, they are not forgotten. All of us who believe in human rights, religious freedom, and freedom of conscience must step up and speak out. We wear the 'Persecuted but not Forgotten' ribbon as a symbol to remember and pray for suffering believers."

The top of the ribbon is marked with the Arabic letter for N, pronounced Nun. ISIL terrorists have been marking Christian homes with this letter "N" to mark them as a Nasrani, the Arabic word for Christian or Nazarene. The ribbons will be available from our website and at the upcoming Joshua 1: 9 Freedom Run/Walk. http://www.joshuacord.org/ribbon/

"To prisoners of conscience throughout the world, take heart; you have not been forgotten. We, your brothers and sisters in God, have made your cause our cause, and we vow never to relent until you have regained the freedom that is your birthright as a child of God." - Ronald Reagan 16 April 1985.

St. Paul the Apostle instructed us. "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith". (Gal: 6:10).

Please help us by showing your support and join us at the Joshua 1:9 Freedom Run - in person or as a virtual runner. http://www.joshuacord.org/5k/

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshuacord1.9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joshua_cord

Reach out with questions: 5k@joshuacord.org

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Awards and Honors, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Mukuria Wins Adelina Award

Author: World Mind Network
Dateline: Nairobi, Kenya (NAIROBI, KENYA)  | Fri, 06 Dec 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Megan White Mukuria, founder of ZanaAfrica, is the latest recipient of the Adelina Award, a prize awarded for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of humanitarian assistance, environmental improvement, education reform, sustainability, and disaster relief, according to John Toomey, Eula Laki and Lydia Ramos of Friends Beyond Borders and the World Mind Network, co-chairs of the Awards Committee.”



ARTICLE:

Megan White Mukuria, founder of ZanaAfrica, is the latest recipient of the Adelina Award, a prize awarded for exemplary accomplishment in the areas of humanitarian assistance, environmental improvement, education reform, sustainability, and disaster relief, according to John Toomey, Eula Laki and Lydia Ramos of Friends Beyond Borders and the World Mind Network, co-chairs of the Awards Committee.

Mukuria's organization provides a holistic and sustainable solution to keeping Kenyan girls in school by providing them with locally made sanitary pads.

In Kenya, one million girls miss up to 1.5 months of school because of their period, and the drop-out rate is twice that of boys starting at puberty. Considering that staying in school means girls are four times less likely to contract HIV, five times less likely to become teen mothers, and can earn 10 to 20 percent more, it becomes clear that it is necessary to work on keeping these young women in the classroom.

Mukuria believes that pads for girls, though crucial, are only one part of the equation. Her group is developing a new, more affordable pad that can be distributed widely to meet womens' needs and offer a sustainable and scalable business model. They are reinventing the pad-leveraging agricultural byproducts, streamlining the process, and creating a high-quality, radically affordable pad that helps solve an environmental problem rather than creating one.

They have also designed engaging comics to provide critical health education to girls in a way that is fun, standardized, and easily sharable. Young women can better take control of their lives and livelihoods and inspire those around them to do the same.

65 percent of women and girls in Kenya cannot afford pads. This means that over 850,000 girls miss 6 weeks of school every year and women miss valuable work hours. The problem is worse across East Africa with 4 in 5 unable to afford pads.

Reusable pads and rags are the alternatives, but can be unhygienic, leading to long-term health complications. They also cause embarrassing leaks. Girls would rather stay home than risk such humiliation

ZanaAfrica's mission is to produce the lowest-cost, most eco-responsible sanitary pad in the world and to provide large-scale, cascading impact to women and intermediary partners through distribution.

By 2020 ZanaAfrica will directly support 3 million girls and women with pads, to sustainably win back 5 million school days, 2 million work hours and $1 million to reinvest in their families. They will equip 23,000 saleswomen to earn an additional $100/year.

For more information go to http://www.zanaafrica.org/ .

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Awards and Honors, General Editorial, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Courageous Typhoon Heroes Win Adelina Awards

Author: World Mind Network
Dateline: Tacloban, Philippines (TACLOBAN, Philippines)  | Wed, 20 Nov 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Several individuals and groups who exemplified great valor in the face of unimaginable tragedy during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have been honored by receiving the Adelina Award, the most prestigious prize in the Philippines awarded for humanitarian relief efforts, according to Lydia Ramos and Sarah Mendel of the World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders, who chair the Awards Committee.”



ARTICLE:

Several individuals and groups who exemplified great valor in the face of unimaginable tragedy during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) have been honored by receiving the Adelina Award, the most prestigious prize in the Philippines awarded for humanitarian relief efforts, according to Lydia Ramos and Sarah Mendel of the World Mind Network and Friends Beyond Borders, who chair the Awards Committee.

The first Award went to the staff, residents and management of the Streetlight Orphanage in Tacloban, including founder Erlend Johannessen. "We were on the roof, all of us, five-meter waves pounding our walls, building shaking, 300 kilometer winds, and we were just holding on for our dear lives. But my kids are so, so brave. My staff is so amazing. They really showed true Filipino spirit. They refused to give up. They were holding onto each other. Even if they were not their own kids, they held them as if they were their own kids," Johannessen said.

Another recipient is the medical team from Mammoth Medical Missions in California, which stationed a group of 16 doctors and support staff in the ruined Town Hall of Tanauan, 30 kilometers south of Tacloban. Working under wartime conditions with no power, running water, or sufficient supplies, they performed more than 100 surgeries, including amputations and C-sections, in three days soon after the typhoon.

Medala moms is a group of Filipinas who were honored with an Adelina Award for donating breast milk to desperate mothers of infants in the typhoon zone. They work in cooperation with the Philippine General Hospital Milk Bank which uses the latest technology to preserve the breast milk and transport it to calamity-stricken areas.

British engineer Jonathan Fitzpatrick won the Award for his heroic actions in saving dozens of people trapped in the Ormoc Villa Hotel on the morning the typhoon made landfall with 170 mph winds. He and his colleagues kicked in blocked doors, shuttled people to relatively safe stairwells, and provided water until the wind subsided. According to his family, he at first thought he and the others were going to die, but decided that if he was going to perish, he would do so while fighting.

Rex Raymond Torrecampo from Batangas, Philippines, won the prize for his brilliant analysis of the tragedy which appeared on his blog LifeSoMundane. He pointed out that much misery can be avoided during disasters like typhoons for which the storm path is fairly predictable well beforehand, by storing relief supplies close to, but just outside of the estimated storm track.

Dr. Joji Tomioka and his team of 26 doctors and support staff from Japan won the Adelina Award for their ground-breaking use of new technology in the field. They deployed wireless mobile X-ray units, developed after the devastating tsunami which hit Fukushima, Japan in 2011. A small camera scans the patient, and its information is sent to an iPad and thence to a laptop. Using typical thumb and forefinger iPad gestures, doctors can zero in on an image to see exactly where a lesion or bone break might be. The Japanese team is currently seeing about 200 patients a day.

NASA and the Italian Space Agency won an Award for work performed by their ARIA (Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis) team. They produced a space-based map of the Tacloban region which helps disaster relief authorities by depicting minute surface changes in the terrain caused by natural or human-produced damage.

For more information go to http://philippinetyphoonrelief.net/ . To help typhoon victims, go to http://www.redcross.org.ph/ .

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Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Philippines Employs ‘Lumpia Strategy’ to Counter Chinese Expansion

Author: Friends Beyond Borders
Dateline: AYUNGIN ISLAND, Philippines (AYUNGIN ISLAND, Philippines)  | Fri, 01 Nov 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “An under-the-radar struggle for disputed island reefs is evolving in the South China Sea, between China and the Philippines, and the tactics employed by each side are named after foods, according to Reina Prince, global strategist for the NGO Friends Beyond Borders.”



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An under-the-radar struggle for disputed island reefs is evolving in the South China Sea, between China and the Philippines, and the tactics employed by each side are named after foods, according to Reina Prince, global strategist for the NGO Friends Beyond Borders.

The area called Reed Bank contains hundreds of relatively unimpressive deserted islands and shoals, but what is really valuable to both nations is under the surface. Some estimates are that the seabed beneath the area holds 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, as well as 5.4 billion barrels of crude oil.

China has aggressively asserted its claims to the area, sending more and more navy ships, research vessels, and fishing boats over the last few years. For its part, the Philippines has grounded an abandoned WWII era ship, the Sierra Madre, on a lonely reef in the disputed area, and manned it with eight Marines.

General Zhang Zhaozhong, of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, has described China's long term plan as "the Cabbage Strategy" which means the effort to flood a disputed area of island-dotted ocean with so many boats that "the island is thus wrapped layer by layer like a cabbage."

Referring to recent efforts to take land from the Philippines, Zhang said "We should do more such things in the future. For those small islands, only a few troopers are able to station on each of them, but there is no food or even drinking water there. If we carry out the cabbage strategy, you will not be able to send food and drinking water onto the islands. Without the supply for one or two weeks, the troopers stationed there will leave the islands on their own. Once they have left, they will never be able to come back."

The Philippine government has responded with what Prince calls the "Lumpia Strategy," named after the famous Filipino egg roll stuffed with vegetables (including cabbage) and sometimes meat. It aims to preserve Filipino sovereignty over the islands by maintaining possession and fishing rights. Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon, whose territory includes Ayungin Island, tries to help the military re-supply the troops on the distant outpost, for which he and the marines have been honored with the Adelina Award, but Chinese interference is making such efforts more and more difficult. Only sustained support from the people and government can keep the garrison intact.

More information: http://batangasvarsitarian.net .

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General Editorial, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Students use Social Media to help Victims of Earthquake in Philippines

Author: World Mind Network
Dateline: Cebu City, Philippines (CEBU CITY, Philippines)  | Thu, 17 Oct 2013

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “In efforts spearheaded by the World Mind Network, Friends Beyond Borders, and Batangas Varsitarian, young people from around the world used top social media sites and SMS tracking sites to help rescuers locate and aid victims of the recent earthquake in the central Philippines. The 7.2 magnitude quake struck the region of Bohol Island and Cebu just after 8 a.m. local time on October 15, 2013.”



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In efforts spearheaded by the World Mind Network, Friends Beyond Borders, and Batangas Varsitarian, young people from around the world used top social media sites and SMS tracking sites to help rescuers locate and aid victims of the recent earthquake in the central Philippines. The 7.2 magnitude quake struck the region of Bohol Island and Cebu just after 8 a.m. local time on October 15, 2013.

So far 161 have been confirmed dead, with hundreds injured, 19,000 homes severely damaged, and major losses to roads and infrastructure. According to Sarah Mendel and John Toomey of the World Mind Network, students from Stanford, Harvard, Emory, Utah, the University of Batangas, Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, and several others participated.

"It's becoming more and more obvious that the power people possess in the palm of their hand, namely their Smart phone or tablet, has enormous power to help people instantly," said Toomey. "Disasters like this are the most self-evident example, but the same principle applies to every kind of humanitarian, public health, and educational assistance."

Every month the Adelina Award is presented by BatangasVarsitarian.net to someone who has performed heroically on behalf of Batangas or the Philippines in the fields of Humanitarian aid, Education, Public Health, Disaster Relief, or Economic Improvement.

This week five Adelina Awards are being announced, all for people and organizations who have rendered service far beyond the call of duty in helping the victims of the Bohol earthquake:

Robert Michael Poole: Mr. Poole traveled all over Bohol on the day of the quake, taking photos which documented the destruction. Many were useful in helping rescuers locate and save victims. You can see his photos here:
http://twitchy.com/2013/10/15/major-earthquake-strikes-the-philippines-photos/ .

Mae of Natura Vista resort in Bohol, who is offering free lodging packages to those who donate to earthquake relief:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=481326218631357&set=a.150384555058860.30245.137800462983936&type=1&theater .

Bangon Bohol, a group of Boholanos from throughout the Philippines who have devoted thousands of hours to helping victims:
https://www.facebook.com/OplanBangonBohol .

Narcisa Barbanida has been awarded the honor posthumously. She died saving her daughter. See:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/regions/10/17/13/mom-dies-saving-daughter-during-bohol-quake .

Philippine Airlines (PAL), which has activated its Humanitarian Cargo Grant program. PAL will accept donations to be transported for free to Tagbiliran City in Bohol and Cebu. Certified volunteer doctors and medical specialists who will be participating in the ongoing relief efforts may also receive free air transportation via PAL.

Help is still needed, and resources and information on how to assist are listed on the group's site at http://philippineearthquakerelief.org/ as well as at batangasvarsitarian.net. For more information, or to make suggestions contact theworldmindnetwork@gmail.com.

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Business, Global Aid and Disaster Relief, Transportation

RV Rental Outfit Standing By to Provide Gulf Coast Storm Relief

Author: Allstar Coaches
Dateline: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.)  | Wed, 29 Aug 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, has announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility and insurance companies following Hurricane Katrina. 'As a Florida based company we profoundly understand what is needed after a storm and we'll do what we can to help,' says Rob Tischler CEO of Allstar.”



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Allstar Coaches, the national RV rental dealer based in Florida, has announced today that it stands ready to assist in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. Allstar provided more than 30 RV rentals to government agencies, the Red Cross and various utility and insurance companies following Hurricane Katrina. "As a Florida based company we profoundly understand what is needed after a storm and we'll do what we can to help," says Rob Tischler CEO of Allstar.

Tropical Storm Isaac, once a category 1 hurricane made its landfall yesterday in Southern Louisiana at 6:45 p.m. local time and has been ravaging New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for more than 24 hours with flooding rains, wind gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour and potentially deadly tidal surges. Isaac is expected to continue wreaking havoc and remain over the area until late Thursday or early Friday. The storm has caused massive power outages, and appears to have caused widespread catastrophic damage, never before seen from a category 1 hurricane.

FEMA, The American Red Cross and various insurance carriers themselves used the motorhome rental units in a variety of missions following Katrina and are expected to do the same after Isaac passes. These units are self-contained with internal generators and large fuel tanks designed to allow long term use in areas where power might not be available. These RV's can be used as mobile command and control centers, as a base for rescue and repair operations and as temporary housing for both out of town personnel brought in to deal with this catastrophe as well as those displaced by the storm.

According to Tischler, "Government agencies, utility and insurance providers will be given top priority; and additional units will be made ready for individuals as they become available." Tischler advises that displaced residents should check with their insurance carriers to see if the cost of temporary housing is covered by their policies, indicating that most insurance companies will indeed cover these costs if it becomes necessary.

Von Isanogle, Allstar's Fleet Operations Director, says "all of our locations have implemented their emergency action plans and are standing by, ready to begin moving vehicles to the Gulf Coast as soon as it becomes safe to do so."

Allstar (www.allstarcoaches.com) operates a fleet of luxury motorhome rentals which are available for delivery nationwide from their strategically located offices in nine states.

For further information please contact the Emergency Operations Desk at Allstar Coaches (866) 838-4465 or send an inquiry to info@allstarcoaches.com.

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General Editorial, Global Aid and Disaster Relief

Kenny Foster’s ‘Hometown’ Strikes A Chord

Author: Kenny Foster
Dateline: Nashville, Tennessee (NASHVILLE, Tenn.)  | Wed, 22 Jun 2011

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued.”



A R T I C L E:

Nashville based singer-songwriter Kenny Foster, a Joplin, Missouri native, has written a song based on the May 22 tornado that ravaged his hometown one month ago today, destroyed his childhood home and trapped his family in the crawl space of their home before they were rescued.

Called "Hometown," Foster's powerful song details the emotional aftermath of the disaster, as affected families try to sort through the emotional wreckage and find a way to move on.

Foster says, "I knew what I wanted to write. A heartbreaking tale of sadness. I wanted to spill my guts. I wanted catharsis to find its way into my fingers, and let me leave it all there on the page." But instead, Foster wrote a song of hope.

A video of Foster playing this song in Joplin found its way on to YouTube and the response required that Foster take notice. He wanted to turn the attention on the song into a way to raise awareness and funds to help Joplin.

This led Foster to work with Nashville-based producer, Vince Romanelli, to track a studio version of "Hometown." Foster has partnered with The United Way with all funds generated by the sale of this song going toward the rebuilding efforts in Joplin and beyond.

Valerie Searcy, Director of Marketing for the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeastern Kansas says, "This partnership with Foster is special because he is from Joplin. He knows what the city looked liked before and he can share in everyone's vision for the future. We are so privileged to be able to partner in such a personal way to help our community and hometown."

Foster says, "I hope this song keeps the storm-ravaged communities in our hearts and minds, and brings some solidarity between those directly affected, and the nation that stood aghast. This event will most likely be the historical benchmark that will define the youngest generation that lived through it first-hand. I hope that generation's message is one of hope and empowerment, not despair."

"Hometown" is receiving a global response of digital downloads while, domestically, Foster is being contacted by radio stations, eager to hear the story behind the song that is finding its way into rotation.

"Being a part of Joplin's story is a tragic blessing" comments Foster. "In a time of tragedy, you come to see the very best of people and I can only hope that everyone can experience the outpouring of kindness that we've felt over the past few weeks."

Foster has found that the reach of this song extends beyond the perimeter of the small Missouri town that was its inspiration. He hopes that "Hometown" can also encourage people that are rebuilding their hometowns in Tuscaloosa, Memphis, Fayetteville, New Orleans, and beyond, bringing hope to hometowns everywhere.

The song "Hometown" is now available on iTunes and on www.kentonfoster.com . This song is also available by request on radio stations nationwide.

- Photo Credit: Rory White.

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