disaster relief


: money to help rebuild an area after a disaster
The state is asking for federal disaster relief.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps, as the professor Elizabeth Napier suggested to The Washington Post, Adidas will donate the Yeezys to disaster relief, such as efforts to help those affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 27 Feb. 2023 Since its formation in 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has distributed more than $18.6 million in emergency financial and health assistance to actors as well as disaster relief. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 26 Feb. 2023 Kaufman’s proposal has many exceptions: the limit would not apply to the Permanent Fund dividend, disaster relief or federal dollars, among other exceptions. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Feb. 2023 Nearly a third of companies allocated new funding to finance grants for disaster relief and recovery efforts with the remainder using existing budgets to do so. Timothy J. Mcclimon, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 Also on Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $100 million in disaster relief aid for Turkey and Syria as the countries grapple with the aftermath of the quake. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 20 Feb. 2023 While disaster relief and social benefits for low-income households generally aren't taxable, other payments might be; tax experts say the IRS has to wade through the programs state by state. The Week Staff, The Week, 19 Feb. 2023 However, DeWine's office said Ohio isn't eligible for federal disaster relief because the derailment didn't cause property damage, which is part of the criteria for assistance. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Disaster relief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaster%20relief. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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