disaster relief

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Emergency Management Experts Will Always Be In Demand In LA

As LA remains prone to nearly every calamity known to man, lucrative job opportunities for emergency management professionals will continue to grow.

07/18/2014

Matt Pelak is a member of "Team Rubicon." (credit: CBS)

‘Team Rubicon’ Headed To Philippines To Help Victims

A group known as Team Rubicon started as an idea by two former Marines who wanted to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in January 2010.

11/10/2013

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Hundreds In LA Pound The Pavement To Aid Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

Hundreds in Los Angeles pounded the pavement on Sunday during a 5K walk to raise funds for the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

11/10/2013

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SoCal Disaster Team Aiding Sandy Relief Effort

A relief group based in Inglewood is already on the ground in New York and New Jersey helping out the residents affected by Superstorm Sandy. Team Rubicon is a group of young veterans who help those in need when natural disasters strike.

11/01/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

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