Aid

Most recent satellite view of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy shows the storm rolling inland, still massive in size. (Photo Credit: NASA Goddard Images) Here’s updated information on how you can help the families in the northeast affected by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. RELATED LINKS: Lend a Helping Hand During the Days After Hurricane Sandy Hurricane […]

  Governor Robert (Bob) F. McDonnell plans to appeal FEMA’s decision to deny aid to earthquake victims in Virginia. The estimated cost of damage from the 5.8 earthquake in Louisa is $15 million, mostly in uninsured costs. FEMA aid would have provided low-interest loans, unemployment assistance and disaster housing assistance to property owners affected by the […]

  DATE: Updated NO:      HQ-11-180 CONTACT: FEMA Region III News Desk PHONE: 571-422-1870   News Release PRESIDENT DECLARES DISASTER FOR VIRGINIA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Virginia to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the […]

As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign, which aims to fight childhood obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle, first lady Michelle Obama announced on Wednesday that several major retailers, foundations and small businesses have made a commitment to bring healthier food to neighborhoods where supermarkets are few and far between, reports BET.com “If a parent […]