• Louisiana AG opens investigation into deaths of 4 nursing home residents at temporary hurricane shelter

    (CNN) — Louisiana’s attorney general on Friday announced he was launching an investigation into the deaths of four nursing home patients who were evacuated to a temporary facility on August 27 ahead of Hurricane Ida. Kevin Litten, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Health, previously described the building as a warehouse. In a statement, […]

  • NBCares Silver Linings Unity Hope Church

    Unity Hope is crisis counseling assistance program available in the Coachella Valley. This organization offers free support and allows those in need to be or stay anonymous. The service is open to everyone dealing with stress or trauma in the community from COVID19. Assistance is available by phone at (833) 317-4673 or live chat at […]

  • Residents Can Soon Access Funeral Expense Relief from FEMA

    Beginning in early April, residents in Riverside County and nationwide will be able to apply for financial help for funeral expenses through FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program. To be eligible for the assistance, all the following FEMA-established conditions must be met: — the death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, […]

  • Two Local Tribes Get Increase From Federal Government Disaster Assistance

    Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Bob Fenton announced Thursday that President Joe Biden has increased disaster assistance available for two local tribes. Biden authorized an increase in the level of federal funding for public assistance projects undertaken as result of severe weather events in February 2019 for the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians in […]

  • Federal Help Starting to Arrive at Eisenhower Wednesday

    RANCHO MIRAGE (CNS) – Federal medical personnel will begin arriving at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage Wednesday to assist the Coachella Valley hospital, which is experiencing staffing woes due to an influx of COVID-19 patients. The roughly 20-person team, which includes doctors, physician assistants, critical care nurses and respiratory technicians — all active military members […]

  • Riverside County to Receive Nearly $1 Million in FEMA Funds

    RIVERSIDE (CNS) – Riverside County is in line to receive nearly $1 million in coronavirus-related humanitarian funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under a long-standing relief program, it was announced Monday. FEMA said a total $320 million in Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding will be distributed nationwide. Two-thirds of the distribution is […]

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