Kim still grieves her husband’s death, but has found purpose in loss, thanks to strong faith, a loving church community, and some generous donors. World Vision and her church provided her with a sectional sofa, two living room chairs, various food supplies, and a dining room table with matching chairs.
At any given time, Academy Programs houses, feeds, counsels, coaches, and educates about 70 of the toughest, least motivated middle- and high-school students from around the state. Of the 185 students who came through the program in 2018, the average grade-point average was a 1.38 when they entered the school. When they transitioned out, they carried a collective GPA of 3.0, says Principal Matt Kittle. Most incoming students — 84% of them — tested below their grade level in reading, as did 83% of students in math. While here, almost 4 out of 5 students increase their math and reading scores one grade level or more. World Vision helps provide resources for the staff so they can better help kids succeed.
Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana, bringing heavy rains, floods, and a dangerous storm surge. World Vision is responding with relief supplies.
Here are some facts to know about Hurricane Michael, its devastating impact on the Florida Panhandle and eastern coastline, and how to help the recovery.
Hurricane Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, was the deadliest hurricane of 2012 and one of the most destructive to hit the United States.
Hurricane Florence made landfall over North Carolina on Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge. It’s now bringing widespread and massive flooding.
The deadly EF5 Moore, Oklahoma, tornado with winds of 200 mph cut a 14-mile long gash of destruction through southern Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013. Along with subsequent tornadoes, it left 38 dead and caused $2 billion in damage.
Hurricane Harvey kicked off the historically destructive 2017 storm season and became the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900.