Tag: FEMA

‘Monumental’ FEMA shift opens door to disaster funds for religious groups

‘Monumental’ FEMA shift opens door to disaster funds for religious groups

| David Karas | February 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Superstorm Sandy-weary diocesan and parish officials lauded a Federal Emergency Management Agency policy change announced earlier this year that reverses a prior exclusion for religious organizations and houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from natural disasters.

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Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

| Carol Zimmermann | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from damages caused by natural disasters.

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Overdoses, violence and God-talk

Overdoses, violence and God-talk

| October 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues. We spend our energy trying to treat the symptoms of social crises, while either ignoring or remaining in denial about the deeper problems in today’s world, which exist first and foremost within the human heart.

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Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

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