disaster relief

noun

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

Examples of disaster relief in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In January 2020, lack of ice cover led to waves damaging the shoreline so badly that Milwaukee County sought disaster relief funds from the government. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2024 That is worrying news for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, whose major disaster relief fund could slip into the red by the end of summer – a more than $1.3 billion shortfall in August, according to a May report. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 10 June 2024 Taiwan Foundation for Disaster Relief Per a Facebook post from Taiwan’s National Fire Agency Thursday morning, a disaster relief foundation that accepts public donations has been set up through the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 As in past years, June Jam will benefit those in need and disaster relief in and around Alabama. Cindy Watts, Peoplemag, 1 June 2024 Even with federal funding for disaster relief, the state and local municipalities are still paying tens of millions for repairs for last summer’s damage. Stephanie Hanes, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2024 Mutual aid came to life through disaster relief in Memphis. Faron Levesque, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2024 The newlyweds tried to remain hopeful that a space for their family of four would soon open up, especially given the influx of disaster relief and aid organizations for fire survivors. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Past versions have been used for disaster relief in Kuwait, Haiti and Central America, the BBC reported. Stephen J. Beard, USA TODAY, 3 May 2024

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“Disaster relief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaster%20relief. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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