WHAT IS DNN

Hurricane-destroyed home in Puerti RicoDisaster News Network (DNN) tells the story of disaster response and suggests appropriate ways the public can help survivors. It also facilitates information sharing among disaster responders and connects disaster survivors with those who are able to assist them.

In addition to its primary focus of telling the story of disaster response, DNN also covers related special topics such as preparedness and mitigation, public violence, environmental hazards, and terrorist disasters.

DNN staff members have contributed to books on disaster response, written appropriate donation pamphlets, led workshops on effective Internet strategies and produced training videos, CD's and Web sites.

It is produced by the Village Life Company, a Maryland nonprofit corporation that is exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Contributions to DNN are tax deductible. A copy of the organization's 990 is available upon request and posted at Guidestar.

Founded in early 1996 to create content for social justice-related Web sites, the organization's first project was the former Village Life Online Magazine, launched in 1996 as the first exclusively Internet-based social justice news magazine.

DNN receives much of its funding from disaster response and relief organizations. We also welcome support from individuals and foundations that share our compassion in raising awareness of and increasing the response to disaster survivors' needs around the world.

Tax-deductible gifts for Disaster News Network, may be mailed to:

Village Life Company
P O Box 1746 • Ellicott City, MD 21041-1746


You can also make a secure, online donation.


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