Posts Tagged ‘disaster relief’

Cellular South offers service to aid Chileans

by Wally Northway Published: March 5,2010

Tags: chile, disaster assistance, disaster relief, earthquake, telecommunications

RIDGELAND — Cellular South is making it easy for customers to help earthquake-ravaged victims in Chile by sending a text message from their mobile device to support the Red Cross International Relief Fund efforts. To donate $10 to the Red Cross relief efforts, customers can type the word “CHILE” and send it to “90999″ via […] [...]

Leaders still pushing for disaster relief

by Wally Northway Published: February 5,2010

Tags: agriculture, disaster relief

WASHINGTON — One of the reasons Stephen Bailey started growing sweet potatoes on his farm near Vardaman was that commodity carried no guarantees of government assistance in case of a disaster. Bailey, who has been growing sweet potatoes since 1998, figured he would either make it or not on his own. Thus, he represents a […] [...]

FTC: Give wisely to Haiti

by Wally Northway Published: January 20,2010

Tags: disaster recovery, disaster relief, donations

In the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers to choose carefully when considering urgent appeals for aid in the news, online and at social networking sites. The best way to provide immediate help is to donate money directly to established national relief organizations that […] [...]

Final crop loss estimate awaited

by Wally Northway Published: December 4,2009

Tags: agriculture, disaster relief, federal agency, federal government

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Today, Dr. John Michael Riley, an agriculture economist at Mississippi State University, was pulling together figures for a final update on the crop losses suffered in the state from flooding fall rains. Riley had been waiting for farmers to get out of the fields to determine if the nearly $485-million, 30.3-percent crop […] [...]

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