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There is Little Room for the Unexpected

Natural disasters can strike in any part of the world. Yet small, impoverished nations are often most vulnerable. The World Risk Index plots countries along a disaster risk spectrum measuring exposure and vulnerability. Exposure is a fairly straightforward calculation of probability whereas vulnerability looks at controllable factors: likelihood of people to be harmed, lack of...

Smiles are Contagious

From the blog of our president and CEO, Buddy Teaster I love this picture. Not of me, but of those two smiling faces behind me. They were genuinely intrigued by my gray hair, which was the first time that had happened. And after a few of the kids saw that I was ok with it,...

Through His Eyes: Going Barefoot

Going barefoot – nothing wrong with that is there? From the moment I was old enough to walk I loved being barefooted – feeling the dirt, or grass, or sand between my toes. BUT I had a choice!  Too many around the world simply do not have that same choice that so many of us...