Extended Disaster Relief
Extended Disaster Relief (EDR) is a student organization that formed immediately after Hurricane Katrina to provide long-term, sustainable relief and support for communities affected by natural disasters. Extended Disaster Relief works to raise awareness in the community about the complex issues that affect such communities, as well as raise funds for responsible non-profits dedicated to immediate, and long term disaster relief. EDR also organizes short-term disaster relief aid trips to natural disaster sites across the U.S.
More recently, EDR committee members spent their 2012 Thanksgiving and winter breaks in Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey providing volunteer service work for victims of Hurricane Sandy. EDR is also dedicated to continued support of communities and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast, and regularly revisits the area to continue that work. Past EDR trips have involved relief efforts for those affected by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and those affected by April 2011 North Carolina tornadoes. For more infomation, on Extended Disaster Relief efforts and how you can help, visit our website or our Facebook page.
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