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4.1. Objectives 1. 1.Describe why cash donations are more economically feasible than donated goods. 2. 2.Define requirements for collection centers. 3.

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2 Objectives 1. 1.Describe why cash donations are more economically feasible than donated goods Define requirements for collection centers List types of distribution centers Summarize the benefits of operating through recovery. 4.2

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5 4.5 Reality is … Even though you just say no … goods will still come and a facility to manage those goods may be required.

6 Managing the Flow of Donations 4.6 Unsolicited Unknown Goods Collection Center(s) Local Distribution Center(s)

7 Collection Centers Often public sites for collecting unsolicited goods Converts Stuff to Goods SurplusGleanings TrashOut Useless toOf FranticDonated FolkStuff 4.7

8 Collection Centers Develop a plan to operate and demobilize a collection center Identify, sort, inventory, and prepare items for distribution Consider structure for distribution – –Voluntary agencies – –Faith-based organizations – –Survivors at distribution centers Record and document process 4.8

9 Information Management Inventory Tracking Systems may be interrupted Create redundancy with layers – –Web-based technology – –Non-networked computer – –Paper forms that duplicate electronic entries 4.9

10 Communications External – –VDCT – –Distribution Centers – –Incoming Trucks – –Others? Internal – –Between sections and key personnel (use walkie talkies) 4.10

11 What makes a good distribution center? What are possible locations for distribution centers? 4.11

12 Are there advantages to maintaining a collection center through recovery? 4.12

13 Pulling it all together … Preparedness/Planning Know your team Establish MOUs Develop phone scripts Include SOPs Develop triggers for action Manage public education 4.13

14 Pulling it all together … Response Activating the plan … Public information Information management Matching needs Making changes as needed Monitoring staffing Working toward recovery Demobilizing 4.14

15 Recovery For the long haul … Making the transition Transferring management Appealing to public for long term Thanking donor Establishing After-Action process 4.15 Pulling it all together …

16 Donate Responsibly Campaign 4.16

17 G288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management Location Course Date Chilton County Alabama Emergency Management Agency 5898 County Road 41 Clanton, AL April 15-16, 2014 Tuscaloosa County Tuscaloosa County Health Department 2350 Hargrove Road East Tuscaloosa, AL April 22-23, 2014 Butler County Butler County Health Department 350 Airport Road Greenville, Alabama May 6-7, 2014 Lauderdale County University of North AL East Campus, Rm# Tune Avenue Florence, AL May 20-21, To register, please contact: Brooke Mills


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