Relief Work

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Filmmaker Alison Thompson describes her journey as a volunteer—from her first real introduction to disaster relief after 9/11 to her efforts in Haiti, where she helped create and run, with Sean Penn, a displaced-person camp and field hospital for more than 65,000 Haitians who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. In The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story, she provides an inside glimpse into what really happens on the ground after a disaster—and a road map for what anyone can do to help.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Team Rubicon

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Team Rubicon founders William McNulty and Jake Wood talk about the small, privately contracted first-response disaster relief team they’ve created. It’s made up mainly of veterans and seeks to bridge the gap left when larger relief organizations cannot reach a disaster area quick enough. Jake joins us from Joplin, Missouri, where he is currently providing relief for victims of the tornado disasters that occurred earlier this week.

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