Kaitlyn Hoffman, a sophomore in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., collected enough donations to load up a small trailer plus a 53-foot tractor-trailer.
All Hands Volunteers has enabled more than 35,000 people to bring aid to places ranging from post-Sandy Brooklyn to Ofunato, Japan, after the 2011 tsunami.
This will be a key theme at the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey next week, where a Global Alliance for Humanitarian Innovation will be launched.
Bamboo grows widely in Nepal, is easier to transport than heavier materials, and is relatively cheap to use, experts say. Twin earthquakes last year destroyed nearly a million buildings in the Himalayan nation.
A choral extravaganza in late March will include visiting Japanese students affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster and tsunami.
Half of small businesses don’t make it past the first five years, and owners lose everything. The Working World lets co-ops stabilize before repayment begins.
David Altmayer was studying in Budapest, Hungary, when the refugee crisis broke out. So he designed an interactive online map that shows where the refugees are and what they need.
A small Rescue Base Station will allow people to call, send messages, and even browse the Internet for help when regular phone service is disrupted by a natural disaster.
The Mobile Factory turns rubble from disasters into Lego-style building blocks that snap together without cement or mortar, allowing the building to flex under stress.
Newtown, Conn., teens traveled to Oklahoma and Colorado to do service projects. The trips are designed to give the teenagers perspective and to empower them.
The nonprofit group, which works in places like Nepal, sets up self-sustaining filtration systems.
Cyclone Pam left behind devastation all along the string of some 80 islands that make up Vanuatu. Luxury yachts pitched in to help, bringing aid to remote locations.
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