Across the country, donors big and small are opening their wallets to help keep afloat programs that protect people in need as the government shutdown persists. A pair of Texas philanthropists pledged up to $10 million to help Head Start programs for poor children hurt by the shutdown. A university in New Hampshire decided to offer scholarships to active-duty military personnel whose tuition assistance has been switched off by the shutdown. And in Arkansas, people have been donating to Our House.
“When the prediction came to us in April, we built a wall with excess room at the top beyond what they suggested where the level might be,” Clarksville Mayor Jo Ann Smiley says.
Rapidly rising water caused an immediate need for people to fill sandbags Thursday morning.
The national service group AmeriCorps plans to boost its volunteer force helping Joplin rebuild from the deadly May 2011 tornado.
“It shocks you to the core” to see American flags used as death markers
Efforts to become more coordinated after Memorial Day
Ashley Dickinson remembers Mississippi River flooding of 1993 in St. Louis area
Slay, along with his wife and dozens of fellow volunteers, walked stray dogs around the city’s blocks.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Freezing cold temperatures mean high demand at area warming shelters.