Steve Blatt helps a neighbor to retrieve an item from a debris pile in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Texas Congressmen Secure $15B for Harvey Relief Funding

Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation burned the midnight oil with Governor Greg Abbott and leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to secure nearly $15 billion in disaster relief funding for the state. The funds will be included in an emergency disaster bill that is expected to pass the House on Thursday afternoon.

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Jewish Groups Offer Free Counseling For Harvey Victims

TEL AVIV – Experts around the U.S. are giving free trauma counseling to victims of Tropical Storm Harvey courtesy of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Houston and the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA).

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Israel Sends Relief Aid to Texas

TEL AVIV – Israeli aid experts have been dispatched to Texas to provide emergency relief and psychosocial support to the victims of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Jerry Brown and Oroville and flooding (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Seeks ‘Common Ground’ with Donald Trump

California Gov. Jerry Brown cited the disaster relief and infrastructure needs of his state as he told reporters on Monday in Washington, D.C. that there are areas where he is seeking to work with the Trump Administration.

A living room is seen after flood waters inundated it on August 19, 2016 in St Amant, Louisiana. Last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water causing at least thirteen deaths and thousands of homes damaged by the flood waters. (Photo by

Louisiana GOP Defends Flood Relief Request

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – Three Louisiana Republican lawmakers are pushing back after being attacked in the media and by fellow Republicans and Democrats in Congress over disaster relief money for the state’s flood victims.

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IsraAID Wins Muhammad Ali Award For Humanitarian Aid Work

In recognition of IsraAID’s contribution to humanitarian aid work around the world, Navonel Glick, the organization’s chief operating officer, has been selected to receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award at the Ali Center’s annual gala dinner in September.

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Pakistan Accidentally Sends Beef to Hindu Survivors of Nepal Quake

The Times of India relates an awkward mistake in Pakistan’s much-needed, and generally much-appreciated, relief assistance to survivors of the earthquake in Nepal: “According to media reports, the food items in relief aid sent by Pakistan to Nepal included beef content (beef masala) in the food packets. Eating beef is prohibited in Hindu religion. Nepal is a majority-Hindu nation.”