Rich in The Chronicle of Philanthropy about communities after disasters

After Disasters, Communities Need Long-Term Solutions, Not Quick Fixes
By Richard Harwood
November 17, 2013

The shooting that killed 26 children and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., nearly a year ago made the entire country wonder how it’s possible to move forward after such a devastating incident.

How, indeed, does any community experience such a trauma and avoid getting stuck in its own despair? And how can nonprofits and foundations learn to avoid the mistakes that have permanently weakened so many communities that have suffered shootings, hurricanes, earthquakes, plant closings, terrorist attacks, or other catastrophes.

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