Tag Archives: disaster relief
In addition to “disaster” events, PWNA responds to smaller emergencies that are disruptive to local communities. Over the past decade, PWNA responded to more than 55 disasters impacting Native American communities, with our aid benefiting 620,000 people.
A national member of VOAD – Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster – PWNA provides disaster relief to reservations within its 12-state service area. As a state member of VOAD in Arizona, South Dakota and Montana, PWNA concentrates its emergency relief in these areas but evaluates other disasters on a case by case basis, if requested by the tribe.
PWNA’s community investment project funded by the Red Cross is aspiring to re-strengthen the preparedness of reservation communities inevitably faced with modern day disasters and the need for emergency relief.
Not every singer has a voice for blending her upbringing with an echo of mountain holler and values distilled in the South since before America was founded, but one does: Martha Redbone. Raised on Appalachian folk music and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone grew up on Clinch Mountain (in Virginia), in Harlan County, KY and in […]
A public service announcement by National Relief Charities in behalf of the United Houma Nation.
AZ wildfire, Gladiator, Wallow, disaster relief, American Indian tribes, reservations
During environmental emergencies, disasters, and harsh winters on the reservations, Native American Elders are especially at risk.
The Wallow fire in the Bear Wallow Wilderness area is one of the largest recorded wildfires in Arizona history. Nearby reservation communities from southern Arizona to New Mexico have been affected by smoke and preparations for possible evacuations and make-shift animal shelters. National Relief Charities has been in touch with many of our Program Partners […]
North Dakota tribes have been affected by ongoing flooding since February of this year. On May 10, President Obama declared the North Dakota flooding a major disaster, which opened up Federal funding to state and local governments for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities in nearly 40 localities, including the Spirit Lake Nation, […]