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Bob’s Auto Café Tualatin, OR The Northwestern region of the United States was hit first with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of March, there were already 14 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon and the governor declared a state of emergency. Bob’s Auto Café has been opened and able to serve the Greater...

In Puerto Rico, the blue tarps are still everywhere. After the devastating hurricane season of 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) handed out thousands of tarps to residents who turned them into makeshift roofs. More than two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, tens of thousands of blue squares still...

When Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas in September 2018, the devastation hit close to home for GAF, the largest maker of roofing materials in North America. GAF operates a plant in Burgaw, N.C., a town of about 4,000 residents located 25 miles north of Wilmington, N.C. At the time, the company...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, humanitarian aid workers trying to get critically needed supplies to survivors in the Bahamas faced a logistical nightmare of monumental proportions. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean stalled over the Bahamas for two days, leaving roads, docks, airports and...

Tabernacle of God Ministries   Dillon, South Carolina  https://www.facebook.com/togodministriesdillonsc/  Donations/Donor: Williams Sonoma   Lives Impacted: 190  Hurricane Dorian caused unprecedented damage and destruction in the Bahamas, but it also affected areas along the Atlantic in the U.S., including South Carolina.  Winds over 80 mph toppled trees over and left debris covering the roads.  Downed power...

We recently learned of two extraordinary stories of middle school students going above and beyond to raise money for Hurricane Dorian survivors.  Using their talents and resourcefulness, these kids came up with unique ideas for fundraising, then worked with their parents to find an organization that would deliver the most impact.  The result of their efforts?  $70,000 worth of...

West Street Recovery   Houston, Texas   https://www.weststreetrecovery.org/  Donations/Donor: GAF  Lives Impacted: 5 families     As Told to Good360 by West Street Recovery   Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding due to the unprecedented rainfall in Houston and Southeast Texas.  Within four days, many areas received over 40 inches of rain, making Harvey the wettest tropical cyclone on record...

When it comes to disaster response, Good360 has long advocated for an approach that gets the right goods to the right people at the right time. We know that this is not an easy thing to do in every disaster. In fact, research shows that up to 60 percent of all...

When it made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, on October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael became one of only four Category 5 hurricanes to touch down in the continental U.S. It was the most powerful storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. With winds peaking at 160 miles per hour, tens...

 
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