natural disaster

Evangelicals Urge Trump to Protect Immigrants, Families in 'Temporary Protected Status' Program

(Worthy News) – An evangelical coalition that lobbies for immigration reform has asked the Trump administration to extend the “Temporary Protected Status” program for four nations. Signatories for the EIT’s letter included Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Shirley V. Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; Russell Moore,…

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House passes wildfire management bill

(Worthy News) – The House approved legislation on Wednesday intended to reduce the risk of wildfires, as the government struggles to respond to the most expensive year ever for this type of natural disaster. “This is a bill based on a simple idea — that we must do more to expand active management in federal…

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House passes $36.5 billion disaster aid package

(Worthy News) – The House on Thursday passed a $36.5 billion disaster aid bill to help states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from a string of natural disasters. The bill was brought up under rules allowing for a quicker debate, but which also required a two-thirds majority vote. It passed 353-69, and…

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Churches Essential to Relief Efforts in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Says NHCLC, Convoy of Hope

(Worthy News) – Churches are an essential part of the recovery process for Puerto Rico and Mexico, say representatives from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Convoy of Hope regarding reconstruction efforts in the two countries following this month’s earthquakes and Hurricane Maria. On a teleconference held Wednesday afternoon, NHCLC President, the Rev. Samuel…

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Senators push for churches to get disaster relief grants

(Worthy News) – Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits. Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Oklahoma Sen.…

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God is using hurricanes to speak to us, says Anne Graham Lotz

(Worthy News) – Is God trying to send people a message with all of the catastrophic natural disasters taking place all over the world? As far as Anne Graham Lotz of AnGel Ministries is concerned, the answer is yes. Lotz, the daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, wrote in an op-ed piece for Fox News…

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House to vote Wednesday on first batch of Hurricane Harvey relief

(Worthy News) – The House plans to vote Wednesday on the first slice of federally-provided aid for Hurricane Harvey recovery. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Monday in Texas the vote would happen Wednesday. Over the weekend, House Republicans posted a bill that meets the Trump administration’s request for $7.85 billion for FEMA and…

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Harvey may have wrecked up to 1M cars and trucks

(Worthy News) – Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic aftermath likely destroyed more vehicles than any other natural disaster in U.S. history, according to several early estimates. The storm may have ruined up to one million vehicles along the Texas Gulf Coast, according to automotive data firm Black Book. In the Houston area, about one in…

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