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Working in Long Term Disaster Recovery/2 Comments/in colorado, Denver, disaster, fire, house fire, long term recovery, mental health, our front porch, post-disaster housing, renters insurance, social enterprise, startup, support system, temporary housing, therapy, trauma, Uncategorized, women /by Heather Korth
Guest Blogger: Carla Williams, Our Front Porch Intern 2016-17
Moving to Colorado less than 5 months ago, was nothing short of my biggest life decision. I knew University of Denver was offering me a chance to be a part of an amazing program I couldn’t pass up. Within our program, we are required to partner with a local internship for field experience. That was when I encountered Our Front Porch.
Texas Floods: On the Ground, Part 2/1 Comment/in disaster, disaster housing, disaster relief, disaster stress, FEMA, hardship, insurance, our front porch, post-disaster housing, renters insurance, support system, trauma, Uncategorized /by Our Front Porch
When a disaster is large enough to receive attention from national media, it usually means people come out of the woodwork to help. This was the case for the Texas floods as well. State and local governments, emergency management departments, FEMA, Red Cross, and a plethora of other organizations came out in droves to offer resources and financial assistance that made a tremendous impact to many Texans who were affected. But is that enough?
Renter’s Insurance: It’s Cheap. You Need It!/in disaster, fire, insurance, renters insurance /by Our Front Porch
As a Red Cross responder, I have met many people who are recovering from house fires. Most of these people are renters and most don’t have insurance. Dealing with a fire or other disaster is an overwhelming, frustrating and stressful experience, but having insurance can bring much-needed relief. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 95% of homeowners have insurance, however only 40% of renters have insurance. Why do YOU need it?