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Presentation on theme: "DISASTER SERVICES AMERICAN RED CROSS (ARC) DISASTER SERVICES 11/4/20131."— Presentation transcript:


2 MISSION STATEMENT The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. 11/4/20132

3 Facts The American Red Cross is not a government agency but a privately-funded humanitarian organization The ARC relies on donations of time, money and blood to deliver lifesaving services to individuals and families living in Idaho Services are free to our clients, based on need Assistance is based on verified disaster-related damage ARC provides immediate emergency assistance Nationally, an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs Impartial – ARC makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions 11/4/20133

4 ARC National The American National Red Cross is located in Washington, D.C. The ARC is made up of over 700 Chapters & 36 Blood Services Regions Each year, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to the ARC for services More than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees 11/4/20134

5 ARC – Greater Idaho Idaho is a ONE Chapter State (only 5 nation-wide) Headquartered in Boise, ID 5 Districts throughout the state We are the North Central Idaho District – Serving 7 Counties – approximately 123,800 residents Latah approximately 35,000 residents Idaho approximately 15,500 residents Nez Perceapproximately 37,500 residents Lewisapproximately 3,800 residents Clearwaterapproximately 9,000 residents Asotinapproximately 20,600 residents Garfieldapproximately 2,400 residents 11/4/20135

6 Staff North Central Idaho has approximately 20 Disaster Response Volunteers 9 Paid Staff in the state of Idaho 1 Paid Staff in NC Idaho (Health & Safety) 280 Volunteers in the state of Idaho 11/4/20136

7 DAT Disaster Action Team - (Local Response) What do we do? – On a Local level, our biggest response is to Single Family Fires In 2008, we responded to 24 fires; 14 of which were in Nez Perce County, 2 in Latah County – Greater Idaho Chapter responds to more than 240 disaster situations annually, more than 600+ families – Sheltering for wildfire evacuees (Chimney Complex fire – Waha) What do we provide locally? – Shelter – Food – Clothing – Health Services – Mental Health Counseling 11/4/20137

8 Services Client Services: Providing direct assistance to individuals affected by man-made or natural disasters, ranging from single-family home incidents to larger events such as tornadoes, floods and hurricanes, and catastrophic incidents Health Services & Mental Health Assistance Mass Care: Feeding, Sheltering Armed Forces: The ARC links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis 11/4/20138

9 Other Services Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: support and comfort for military members and their families the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs 11/4/20139

10 Partnering Agencies The ARC works with agencies such as the Salvation Army for Feeding KRLC Quilters – donated quilts Southern Baptist – Feeding on national level Warming Center: Partnering with Salvation Army, City of Lewiston, TCUW, etc. Local Emergency Management – how do we partner? 11/4/201310

11 Red Cross Positions Client Services (CLS) There are several different Groups and Activities that you can volunteer in 1.Client Services a.Casework b.Disaster Mental Health c.Health Services d.Recovery Planning & Assistance e.Welfare Information 11/4/201311

12 Mass Care (MC) Feeding Sheltering Bulk Distribution Community Programs 11/4/201312

13 Information Management Support Services (IMS) Disaster Assessment Financial & Statistical Information Management Analysis & Planning Information Dissemination 11/4/201313

14 Material Support Services (MSS) Facilities In-Kind Donations Invoice Review Procurement Life Safety and Asset Protection (LSAP) Transportation Warehousing & Supply RT Communications RT Computer Operations RT Customer Service RT Networking 11/4/201314

15 Organization Support (OS) Public Affairs Fundraising Response Investigations, Compliance and Ethics 11/4/201315

16 Partner Services (PS) Community Relations Emergency Support Services Government Labor Voluntary Agencies 11/4/201316

17 Staff Services (SS) Staff Health Staff Relations Staff Support Systems Training Workforce Planning & Acquisition 11/4/201317

18 Operations Management (OM) Chapter DRO (Disaster Relief Operation) Director Multi-Chapter DRO Director National DRO Director 11/4/201318

19 Be Red Cross Ready Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed Get a Kit Store at least 3 days of food, water and supplies Keep your kit where it is easily accessible Check your kit every 6 months for outdated items 11/4/201319

20 Be Red Cross Ready Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed Make a Plan Talk with your family & create a plan Learn how to use life-saving tools such as fire extinguishers Make sure everyone knows where supplies are stored Practice Evacuations Know where to meet Dont forget the pets in your evacuation plans! 11/4/201320

21 Be Red Cross Ready Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed Be Informed Get Info – learn the ways you would get information during a disaster or emergency Know your Region – learn about disasters that may occur in your area Action Steps – Learn First Aid from your local Red Cross chapter 11/4/201321

22 Contact Info Idaho ARC # REDCROSS National # – Services & Financial Information GET INFO – 24 hr Hotline for people in need of emergency disaster assistance Volunteer: Join today by completing the Volunteer Application on-line! North Central Disaster Action Team Captain: Ronna Waller /4/201322

23 Health & Safety To sign up for CPR, First Aid Classes and much more, call /4/201323


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