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  In 2017, fast-moving wildfires ripped through Sonoma and Napa Counties in Northern California, claiming at least 10,000 homes and 40 lives. The devastation prompted one local resident, a seasoned disaster relief volunteer and Spanish interpreter, to sign up to work at an evacuation shelter in Petaluma. Karen Merzenich recalled how the shelter...

MET PLUS Detroit, MI Website: http://metplus.org Lives Impacted: 8 MET Plus is a non-profit organization that works to empower the greater Michigan community with a multifaceted approach of innovative workforce development, philanthropy, community advocacy, health, and human services. They strive to improve the lives of job seekers with workforce education, entrepreneurial...

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 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...

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...

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...

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction first began in 1989 after a call by the United Nations General Assembly to set aside a day to promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster mitigation. Celebrated on October 13th each year, the day gives communities around the world an opportunity...

Good360 has launched a major humanitarian effort to get critically needed relief supplies to impacted communities in the Bahamas as soon as it’s logistically possible. We have already secured commitments for more than $1 million in donated goods destined for the islands. ...