I really want a job in disaster relief, well, more so a career. Either as a medic, or lackey, because I love to help people, but I also need to get paid in life, ya know? A friend of mine said that the U.S. Air Force are commonly at disaster relief sites, but I cannot find it on their website. Are there any careers in the military that relate? Thanks very much.

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Animal rights
Nature & wildlife conservancy
Helping kids, elderly or sick
Special Olympics
Anti-drugs or Anti-alcohol
CPR or disaster relief
Voter registration
Historic preservation

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What would the CAP be like for older adults (40 years old?) I’m not a pilot so what else could I do? I would especially be interested in disaster relief if they help in that capacity. Are there any physical requirements (push-ups, sit-ups, run) for older adults? Anything you could tell me would be VERY helpful.

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I’m doing a virtual project for my physics class involving shipping disaster relief items (mine being a water tank to Tanzania). I’m not too familiar with all of the different kinds of aircrafts and such, but I’m pretty much trying to find a cargo aircraft that has a cargo door (I’m more than positive that’s incorrect terminology) bigger than 12 x 20" and can hold, at the MOST, 48,000 lbs. Kind of difficult for me. So, if anyone has any websites and/or information on what kind of aircraft I should be looking for, or any specific aircraft reccomendations, let me know.
Thanks :]
NOTE// Sorry I didn’t mention this, but I’m not allowed to use helicopters. Which, I think, doesn’t make too much sense.. but whatever.
Oh, and after browsing a few of the suggested aircraft I figured out that it’s going to be nearly impossible to find a plane that has a big enough cargo door, yet has that small of a maximum weight. I believe as long as I have a valid argument as to why the max. weight for my plane is so high, my teacher won’t have too much of a problem with it. I’ll just have to increase the number of water tanks I’m carrying or something of that nature. Thanks :].

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I heard from someone a year or so ago that she had gone out to New Orleans, had her lodging and expenses (food, etc.) paid for while she worked disaster relief (clerical duties) out there. My son would like to go there and get a laborer job. Does anyone know someone he could call?

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Ok. I’m doing a project in my science class on tornadoes and I’ve been searching and searching and I can’t find anything. Also, I need some weather conditions because I can’t find them either and Local and National Agencies that help with weather forecasting, preparation, information, disaster relief, etc.
ok. for the preparation for tornadoes part i have to have 20 preparations and i only have 6 from the american red cross website any other suggestions because all the websites pretty much have all the same information.

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I am American but I do not feel we should send so many troops to help them,I do send prayers for them yes,and feel that disaster relief should be sent but so many troops? No.Any thoughts? And why do you feel this way?

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The issue is caused by industry and personal choices.
The effects may have major implications for the economy, health care, immigration, disaster relief, and the availability of water, food, and energy.
Deciding how to respond involves decisions on personal and societal mores and values.
The solutions must encompass industrial policy, transportation policy, regional planning, energy policy, international relations and collaboration, and so much more.

Since it’s such an all-encompassing scenario, starts with people and ends with effects on people, and since most of the human scope of the effects are not studied or addressed in the course of environmental science, why does it get tucked away as an "environmental" issue? Most of us see the "environment" as being something outside of "us." Sure, the environment will change along the way, but isn’t the issue far broader and greater, and ultimately more about our choices, and the effects those will have on us?
My guess is that it’s a calculated political move to marginalize support for responses to global warming. Environmentalists embrace it, while everyone else is glad it’s off their plate. Environmentalists can lead the charge tadn the rest of us can wait to see how it turns out. Isn’t that why after 20 years none of the other disciplines is responding (architecture, regional planning, etc)? It’s not their problem.

This is what prompted me to ask the question:

"Disaster preparedness is not an environmental problem." It is a hallmark of environmental rationality to believe that we environmentalists search for "root causes" not "symptoms."

The Death of Environmentalism
Global warming politics in a post-environmental world

Maybe we’re all missing the point by arguing about the causes instead of focusing on the responses?

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The deadline for my schools Alternative Spring Break sign up has passed and I never got a chance to apply, but I still want to do volunteer work somewhere interesting this spring. How can I go about enrolling in a volunteer program without affiliation with my school? Some of my interests are animal rescue, disaster relief (like in New Orleans), and Habitat for Humanity.

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We are sending millions of pounds of grains, and other foods to other countries when we have hungry people here in the USA.

We are supplying millions of dollars worth of first aid to other countries when we would like cheaper health care in our USA.

We are borrowing money from china and russia and giving it to countries that don’t need it like Isreal (top 25 per capita).

We spend billions on disaster relief at other countries when we have thousands of families still homeless from our own natural disasters.

Shouldn’t we take care of our own first?

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