Beth Degraff

Sep 9, 2019 by Beth Degraff

Hurricane Dorian’s Path of Destruction from the Caribbean to Canada

Internationally, Dorian dealt a wicked blow to the northern Bahamas in late August, when the storm hovered for 48 devastating hours, flattening homes, businesses, and vegetation in Marsh Harbor and across Abaco Island. At least 45 Bahamian citizens have died and 70,000 people are homeless at this time. With the international airport destroyed, aid and evacuation routes have so far been established by sea, causing congestion and delays. 

Aug 29, 2019 by Beth Degraff

Two-Years After Hurricane Harvey.. Still Much to be Done

      World Renew DRS volunteers put in many hours on the couple's home, which needed all new sheetrock, mudding, painting, flooring, and more

Nov 19, 2018 by Beth Degraff

World Renew among Top 10 Canadian Charities

World Renew was rated an overall “A-“ grade based on averaged scores in efficiency and transparency.

Nov 15, 2018 by Beth Degraff

Residents Flee as California Wildfires Spread

The town of Paradise burned to the ground. The current death toll is 56, with 200 people still missing. Photos and videos of people evacuating in the firestorms are harrowing. World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) regional managers based in Northern California are monitoring the disaster and connecting with local and state response partners as officials and rescue teams continue to search for survivors. 

Oct 10, 2018 by Beth Degraff

World Renew Prepares to Help as Hurricane Michael Hits Florida

Over 100,000 Florida residents have received evacuation orders and nearly four million are in the storm’s path. Michael is the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Gulf Coast and Big Bend in decades.  World Renew is accepting donations to respond to Michael. 

Sep 14, 2018 by Beth Degraff

Hurricane Florence Hits the East Coast

More than a million residents received evacuation orders earlier this week, with extensive power outages and freshwater flooding resulting from extensive rainfall over the next few days. Florence may produce 40 inches of rain in some areas of North and South Carolina, Virginia and other inland locations. World Renew is accepting donations to respond to Hurricane Florence. ALERT:Text 20222 to RENEW to give $10! (US only)

Sep 12, 2018 by Beth Degraff

World Renew Prepares for Hurricane Florence Damage

Heavy rain and damaging winds are expected to cause storm surge damage onshore as Florence lumbers to landfall late this week. So far, a million coastal residents have received evacuation orders, with extensive power outages and freshwater flooding expected from prolonged rainfall. Emergency supplies, gasoline, and lodging are already in short supply in many communities, whether residents are fleeing the storm or hunkering down for the duration.

Aug 2, 2018 by Beth Degraff

Matching Funds for Rohingya Response

The funds will be matched 1-to-1 by Seattle-based non-profit, One Day’s Wages, making $100,000 available for the project. The funds will provide ten community kitchens at Jamtoli that include:

Jul 20, 2018 by Beth Degraff

27 tornadoes hit Pella, Marshalltown, and Bondurant on Thursday afternoon

A cluster of 27 confirmed tornadoes hit areas north of Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon, July 19, damaging homes and vehicles in Pella, Marshalltown, and Bondurant. Heavy thunderstorms were moving across the area, but no severe weather was detected ahead of time. The twisters came with heavy rain, damaging winds and hail that caused widespread power outages and a number of injuries, but no deaths have been reported.