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Our disaster response team in South Florida gives us a glimpse into the work they’re doing and what they need to finish the mission. To support the disaster response team, give online at ucollege.edu/disaster-response
Helping those who need it mostWhen a natural disaster tears through communities, it doesn’t discriminate based on affluence, race, or socioeconomic status. Anyone in its path is affected. When disaster response teams arrive on scene,…
When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14th, 2021, the international community rushed to send aid. But for three Union College alumni, simply sending supplies wasn’t enough. International Rescue and Relief graduates…
Support Union College disaster response efforts. Videos from the relief effort September 13 Sunday brought rain to Grand Isle, but the IRR teams where able to finish tarping all but one of the houses they…
Each spring, senior international rescue and relief students embark on a semester-long experience designed to immerse them in learning about global health, survival and rescue. These trips typically take them to Central America or Africa and the groups team up with local clinics to provide health care in remote areas.
School had just started for International Rescue and Relief students when they heard about the derecho that flattened parts of Eastern Iowa. Without hesitation, they joined a group of graduates in the Gideon Rescue Company to make a difference for people trying to recover from the disaster.
A team of Union College international rescue and relief students and faculty left early this morning to spend a week helping the residents of Belle Plaine after an unusual windstorm caused extensive damage in the small eastern Iowa town.
Many of us never spent much time thinking about disasters and pandemics until we found ourselves in the middle of one. But many Union graduates work in the field of disaster preparedness and response. As you might expect, 2020 has been a busy year for them!