COVID-19 and IEAS Though we are temporarily closed, our 70 animals are still being well taken care of by our dedicated team of caregivers. We have cancelled a number of tours, field trips, and events that generally help fund a non-profit organization such as ourselves. For this reason, we are asking for you to support the animals over the upcoming days, weeks, and months. Donate Today Amazon… Read more »
From the CEO A lot has happened since our last newsletter. Alpha Home is considered an essential business and we are providing essential recovery services to all of our clients, we are just having to adapt. I am continually reminded of the phrase said by Mackenzie Phillips at our 14th Annual Doorways of Hope Luncheon just over a month ago, … Read more »
From March 24 to March 26, CAF America conducted a survey that involved more than 500 organizations worldwide to learn how the growing threat of the coronavirus global pandemic affects their organizations and how they are coping with COVID-19 in their communities. The survey included organizations from 93 countries spanning across 6 continents. Key Findings Include 96.5% of respondent organizations have been negatively impacted… Read more »
As coronavirus cases increase across the United States and federal and state governments scramble to address the crisis, 70% of Americans say the COVID-19 outbreak poses a major threat to the nation’s economy and 47% say it is a major threat to the overall health of the U.S. population. So far, Americans are less concerned about how the new coronavirus is affecting their health,… Read more »
In the year since Hurricane Harvey battered Texas and other Gulf Coast states, leaving 89 people dead and causing more than $125 billion in damage, many communities in the region have made strides to both recover from Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and prepare for the next storm. Unfortunately, much-needed action hasn’t occurred at the federal level: When it comes to pre-disaster flood policy, Congress has… Read more »
Imagine this: you are on an outing to enjoy a weekend on Canyon Lake or canoe the Guadalupe River. Your journey takes you on Texas Highway 46 or FM 3009. In route to your scenic destination, you encounter numerous heavy trucks emitting pollutants and bellows of fugitive dust. Then you pass a huge, unsightly hole in the ground with massive equipment making unbearable noise and spewing carcinogenic dust into the air. The peace, serenity, tranquility and beauty you came to enjoy will be gone. Welcome to the new “picturesque” gateway to the Texas Hill Country.
Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.
This week, the scientists who evaluate the health of Pacific bluefin tuna, one of the most iconic and valuable fish species in the world, released a new stock assessment that shows the population at just 3.3 percent of its unfished level. This confirms the species’ severely depleted status and points to the continued need for more effective management of the fishery. Although the assessment… Read more »