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Over the past year, we have seen a striking increase in the use of social media during emergency response. The emergency management community is abuzz with ways to harness this next phase of communications during a disaster. Social Media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook enable users to share status updates letting their networks know they are ok following a disaster.

But now, things are progressing and everyone is seemingly taking a more active role in engaging social media during a disaster.

This article from TIME magazine, explains that Facebook is piloting a program that will send you a message in your news feed to remind you to check in following a disaster. If you want to read more about social media and emergency management, do a quick perusal of the 58,000,000 results returned in my search this morning on the topic.

Japan One Year LaterSunday not only marks Daylight Savings but it is also the one year anniversary of the most recent Earthquake/Tsunami to ravage Japan. That event caused the deaths of over 19,000 people with many thousands still unaccounted for. Now, a year later, hope is beginning to shine in that nation as people, businesses and communities are recovering and being rebuilt.

This was originally posted in my blog FAITH THAT INSPIRES ACTION last night. I hope that some of you here will also find it helpful.-Rev. Crutchfield
 
LYNCHBURG, Va., March 3, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — Gleaning For The World, a faith-based humanitarian aid organization operated by Thomas Road Baptist Church Ministries, releases the following statement and is available for comment:
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“Gleaning For The World is responding to victims of the devastating storms overnight in the south and midwest. Gleaning is providing bottled water, blankets and emergency supplies. To help the victims, donations may be made online at www.GFTW.org.” — Mike Tilley, Gleaning For The World
Gleaning For The World (GFTW) is a humanitarian aid organization that provides efficient delivery of high quality life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation. Jonathan Falwell is board chairman.
Gleaning For The World was recently named the “Most Efficient Charity” in America by Forbes Magazine and has shipped more than $500 million in supplies over the past 13 years. GFTW is often the first organization on the scene when a natural disaster strikes, providing bottled water and other life-saving supplies. Local churches often work directly with GFTW to serve as host sites and staging locations when natural disasters occur – providing a direct link between the local church and the community-in-need.
GFTW’s unique operations’ model allows it to not only help in times of natural disasters, but also to provide ongoing supplies to victims of poverty throughout the world. In 2011 alone, GFTW provided tens of thousands of pairs of shoes to people without them in Africa, hundreds of thousands of blankets to servicemen and women in the U.S. and tens of thousands of nutritional meals to those facing starvation in under developed countries.
For more information on Gleaning For The World, visit www.GFTW.org.

When Moses was given the vision from God to guide the children of Israel into the Promised Land, I doubt that he also envisioned the problems he would encounter along the way.  His greatest joy was to surely know that God had made provisions for them, yet his blessing also became his biggest headache. Israel had to learn that with blessing comes responsibility.

 

Daily food from heaven was showered upon the children of Israel, and still they often grumbled. When they were told to throw out the quail from that day, they did not do so and the smell was terrible. With the blessing of food came the responsibility to follow God’s baking instructions for the Sabbath Day.  It meant unquestioned obedience. (Exodus 16).