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Texas Group Bringing Hope & Help To Tornado Damaged Towns

An overwhelming feeling of loss from the devastation of deadly tornadoes was lessened somewhat by thousands of volunteers in Arkansas. Among those bringing hope was a North Texas disaster relief group.

CBSDFW.COM–04/29/2014

Volunteers from Tinker Air Force Base help a tornado-devastated home owner to salvage belongings from the rubble in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 24, 2013. (credit:Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Civilian Airmen Used Differently After Okla. Tornadoes

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The Civil Air Patrol normally aids in searches for lost and missing planes, but given Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, the local agency is often pressed into disaster response. After the two tornadoes […]

05/27/2013

Tums Fast Relief 500 - Practice

Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR Giving To Storm Relief

The NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader is joining with his Hendrick Motorsports team and primary sponsor Lowe’s to donate to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts.

11/02/2012

The first truck pulls away from North Texas as it heads to provide relief from Hurricane Sandy in New York City (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Texas Baptist Men Responding To Hurricane Sandy

The Texas Baptist Men is sending a group of 60 volunteers to New York City to aid in the relief following Hurricane Sandy.

11/02/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012