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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), a non-profit organization that organizes values-based education programs and community outreach projects nationwide, has deployed a volunteer response team to support the City of Philadelphia, FEMA, and other government partners at the Center City Vaccination Center (CCVC). This site is equipped to deliver up to 6,000 doses of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine each day. It is the second federally supported community vaccination center in the nation to benefit from HSS’s assistance. Sewa International and 25 organizations of the Indian American community in the greater Philadelphia region are working closely with HSS to offer support.
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Since the opening of Philadelphia’s two city-managed and FEMA-supported community vaccination centers (CVC), the City has provided various accommodations to ensure equitable access to community members. This includes the provision of access and functional need considerations, such as wheelchairs and language translators, among them, American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf interpreters.
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On Jan. 20, President Biden set the goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days.

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Flood insurance rates can be costly and difficult to understand. FEMA is working to change that with the new pricing methodology: Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action.

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FEMA and the Indian Health Service are partnering to provide mobile vaccination services to tribal communities in North and South Dakota as part of efforts to ensure vaccinations are easily available to everyone.
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On Earth Day each year, we are reminded to appreciate the earth’s environment and the issues that threaten it.

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FEMA Reservist and Creative Services Manager Joe Castel is deployed to support COVID-19 response efforts.

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It’s a Monday morning and you’re in your office, sitting at your desk and drinking your first cup of coffee. The entire ground begins to shake beneath you. Someone shouts, “Earthquake!”

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At 19 years old, Neildino Tausanovitch, or Neil as his teammates call him, found himself over 7,525 miles from home. Traveling from the island of Saipan to the continental U.S., Neil was going to spend a year in service with the FEMA Corps program.
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One of the biggest challenges we face at FEMA is making sure that we get important messages to the people who need them. Whether we are warning people about an approaching hurricane, explaining how to stay safe during an earthquake or sharing information on how to get vaccinated during a pandemic, communication is vital to the success of FEMA’s mission.
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Last updated March 6, 2020