Tag Archives: disasters

No Burden Is Too Heavy if We All Lift Together Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The origin story of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is the stuff of legend – and for good reason. In […more…]

Global Aid in Time of Global Crisis Direct Relief

In 1945, William Zimdin, an Estonian immigrant who had fled fascism to California, dedicated his fortune to sending relief parcels […more…]

From the Tragedy of the Oklahoma City Bombing Was Born a Human-Canine Bond That Relentlessly Saves Lives National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

When two children got lost during a hike in rural New York with oncoming rain commingling with the darkening night, […more…]

Community Resilience in a Changed Climate Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is a homegrown community response to climate change. Created in the wake of the Thomas […more…]

Confronting Crises When They Hit Home Direct Relief

Hurricane Katrina was a major turning point in the history of Direct Relief. Until then, the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit that […more…]

Search Dog Foundation: Finding Diamonds in the Ruff National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

National Disaster Search Dog Foundation has had tremendous success in rescuing rambunctious shelter dogs and turning them into highly-trained rescue […more…]

From Rescued to Rescuer National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

When the debris flow hit Montecito on January 9, 2018, Riley was ready.  Having been deployed to the tsunami in […more…]