Donate to respond to the Jackson, MI water crisis

In Jackson, Mississippi, access to clean, safe water has been an ongoing nightmare. In a city that is nearly 85% Black, a legacy of environmental racism has left the city’s water infrastructure unfunded and woefully inadequate. Now, record flooding across the Deep South has overwhelmed Jackson’s water treatment facilities, indefinitely leaving 150,000 residents without clean…

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“You have that look of a homeless person.”

Zephyr-Rose Poe is a queer, disabled, unhoused person who has recently moved cross-country to the Orlando-area. Zephyr has previously written and published two books: A Butterfly’s Wings, a book of poetry centered around feminism, queerness, and mental health, as well as The Adventure of It All, a two-part memoir about traveling around the world in…

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I Never Thought I’d be Unhoused

I never thought that I’d be unhoused. When you are disabled, you are presented with a series of hoops to jump through. Applications for social security benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Section 8 lists are closed in most places—they aren’t even accepting new applicants. When I first started jumping through hoops, I was lucky…

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Resist Putin’s Famine!

Vladmir Putin is using famine as a weapon of war. He hopes western nations will stop supporting Ukraine when they see millions threatened with starvation. Right now, Russian blockades and nationalistic export bans are causing extreme food crises, with the poorest countries faring worst.

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Join Our Fireside Chat with Nadya Hutchin

Nadya Dutchin—the new Executive Director of American Humanist Association—has more than 10 years experience in community engagement, strategic partnership, youth program development, multi-method fundraising, and change management experience. She’s known for using her voice within nonprofits to highlight the fact that challenges like the climate crisis and medical disparity cannot be addressed without acknowledging their…

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Haiti Earthquake: A Humanist Response Updates

In early August of this year, Haiti was affected by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, more powerful than the 2010 earthquake which killed, injured, and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. This most recent earthquake came as the country was already reeling from a presidential assassination and continued unrest. The death toll has risen to over…

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Three ways to give to Hurricane Ida recovery

Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana are without power, water, air conditioning, and fuel following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. At least four are dead. We’ve received a number of inquiries about whether FBB will be launching an appeal for Ida disaster recovery. Having assessed the situation and considering that local members of our…

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