The word response is a noun. Response means (1) a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent, (2) a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister, (3) the manner in which something is greeted, (4) a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation, (5) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange, (6) a result.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word response.
- National Emergency Response Team
This national organization of volunteers donates their time and energy to respond to a variety of emergency situations. NERT strives to establish independent and joint ventures to conceive, develop, and implement disaster response
services and educational programs that coordinate publicly available resources during crisis situations.
- United States Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003 as part of the National Strategy for Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The website contains a National Threat Advisory, the current National Response
Plan, Information about immigration, travel security and procedures, prevention and protection and much more.
The IFRC was founded in Paris in 1919 during the aftermath of WWI. Before that, the Red Cross was founded in 1859. The IFRC works in four areas: promoting humanitarian values; disaster response; disaster preparedness; and community health care. Users can find out about the history, volunteering, donating, jobs, meetings, publications, how to help and much more on the website.
- MoveOn.org: Democracy in Action
An early version of MoveOn was begun in 1998 in California, but in 2001, Eli Pariser of Maine began another organization aimed at promoting restraint in our response
to 9/11. Pariser later joined forces with the California group. Today MoveOn has more than 3 million members who receive updates by email about events and issues in the current political climate.
- American Red Cross
Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 as an emergency response
organization. Today the Red Cross also helps the needy, supports military families, collects and distributes blood, provides educational programs, and works abroad. The website provides a history of the organization, news about Red Cross activities, volunteer opportunities, a museum, a store, publications and more.
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