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1 Ohio VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration

2 Ohio VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities. Ohio VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.

3 Ohio VOAD Mission Statement To bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services and foster effective response to the people of Ohio in time of disaster through:  Cooperation  Communication  Coordination  Collaboration

4 Cooperation: Through interdependence between/among Ohio VOAD members, to generate resources and share information in response to disaster challenges.

5 Communication: Through quarterly meetings and networking among our member organizations to maintain open and on-going information sharing.

6 Coordination: Through commitments to effective responses to disaster survivors by matching services to their unmet needs.

7 Collaboration: Through working with the Ohio & county EMAs, FEMA, and other organizations to respond to specific disasters.

8 Ohio VOAD Members Adventist Community Services American Baptist Churches of Ohio American Radio Relay League American Red Cross Ameritech Telephone Pioneers Catholic Conference of Ohio and Diocese of Columbus Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) Christian Business Men’s Convention (C.B.M.C.) Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Of The Brethren Church World Service Emergency Response Program Columbia County VOAD (Contractual Member) The Columbus Jewish Federation Corporation For National & Community Service Diocese of Toledo East Ohio Conference Of The United Methodist Church Disaster Response Episcopal Church FEMA First Community Church Friends Disaster Service Greater Dayton Christian Connections H.A.R.P International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF) Lutheran Social Services Mennonite Disaster Service Ohio Community Service Council - Ohio Citizens Corps Ohio Council of Churches Ohio Crisis Response Team (OCRT) Ohio EMA Ohio Department Of Mental Health Ohio Department of Public Safety Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams, Inc Ohio Funeral Directors Association Ohio State Convention of Baptist Ohio United Way Ohio VOAD Groups Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team Richland Coda Rotary International Salvation Army Southwest Ohio River Valley Interfaith Disaster Response Steel Valley Search Dogs Synod Of The Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA) The Volunteer Connection Of Northwest Ohio Tzu Chi Foundation United Church of Christ, Ohio Conference Volunteer Disaster Recovery Group West Ohio Disaster Response Team Of The West Ohio United Methodist Church (WODRT)

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10 Disaster Recovery Process All disaster recovery begins at the local level  Undeclared individual events  Declared single or multiple events Extent of the disaster ($$$ assessments) determines the level of involvement. Ohio VOAD disaster response phases  Early response  Long-term recovery  Mitigation

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12 Ohio VOAD is there – before, during, and after a disaster!

13 Ohio VOAD is there – before a disaster! Survival and quick recovery from a disaster depends on education and planning BEFORE the disaster. Ohio VOAD provides education and networking opportunities for member organizations and the general public through quarterly meetings and on-going regional training.

14 Ohio VOAD In Response Early Response –  Southern Baptist Chain Saw Teams  Church Of The Brethren & Southern Baptist Child Care  United Methodist, United Church of Christ, & Church World Services Flood Bucket Cleaning Kits  United Methodist, Southern Baptist, & United Church of Christ – Mud Out Teams & Early Response Teams (ERTs)  State/County EMA EOC Desk Coverage & Response  Chaplaincy Services  Feeding Stations and Victim Shelters – United Methodists, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, and other church denominations  Long-term Recovery Committees Creation  Volunteer Coordination

15 Ohio VOAD In Response Long-Term Response:  15% of disasters are handled by first responders (professionals)  85% of disasters are handled by volunteers!!!  Early response ends when the disaster area safety has been restored and access is open to the area impacted!  Ohio VOAD RESPONDS THROUGH LTRC’s!!!!!

16 Long-Term Recovery Committees LTRC’s work with local leaders from the impacted community by offering training and support from Ohio VOAD members with the following:  Establishing leadership and extended committees  Raising funds, needed donations, & and long-term recovery response teams  Developing case management capacities to make assessments of “UNMET NEEDS”  Coordinating long-term recovery response through: monetary donations recovery teams in-kind donations of household items: furnaces, hot water heaters, furniture, etc.

17 Ohio VOAD In Response Mitigation is an important element of long-term recovery. It is the day-in, day-out efforts to reduce disaster’s long-term risk to people and property. This is achieved by:  Community education and awareness  Relocation/elevation of homes  Promoting sound building design/construction practices, etc. All mitigation activities are also preparedness activities to lessen the impact of future disasters.

18 Ohio VOAD Challenges Donation Management Monetary Household Items Donation Storage Flood and Health Kits Household Items Early Response Coordination – new territory – more of our member bodies have entered into early response phase Undeclared Individual Disasters

19 The Undeclared Disaster Challenges  Ohio VOAD is in the process of setting up an Standing LTRC/Unmet Needs Committee with volunteer and hired case managers to look at individual undeclared cases.  Undeclared victims have no access to state or federal funding.  Ohio VOAD member bodies are the sole outside source of response.

20 What Can You Do?  Work with us – help us identify county contacts for Ohio VOAD  Develop relationships with Ohio VOAD members and local faith-based organizations  Include Ohio VOAD in your training opportunities! Ohio VOAD Mary Woodward, Chair

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