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1 MOU Department of South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars SCEMD South Carolina Emergency Management Division SC - VFW Emergency Management Community Service Program and

2 MOU (SC-VFW HQ) Operate an evacuee processing center in the greater Columbia area. Assist in operating an Evacuee Assistance Center. Assist in operating an Evacuee Processing Center in the event of a mass transportation evacuation operation. Participate in and assist in operating a State Emergency Support Function operations facility (ESF #24, Business and Industry). Coordinate with ESF #18, Donated Goods and Volunteer Services, the use of facilities, staff and volunteers of SC-VFW HQ, State VFW Districts and Statewide VFW Posts that agree to participate in emergency relief missions. Provide a generator hookup switch at SC-VFW HQ to facilitate the use of a generator (to be provided as required by the State) SC-VFW HQ will provide use of its facilities, staff, and volunteers to:

3 MOU (SCEMD) Membership for SC-VFW HQ in ESF #24, the State Emergency Support Function for Business and Industry, and ESF # 18, the State Emergency Support Function for Donated Goods and Volunteer Services. Emergency operations training and exercise opportunities for SC-VFW HQ. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for SC-VFW HQ staff and volunteers and assist in coordinating local CERT training for State VFW Districts and Statewide VFW Posts. Advance notification to SC-VFW HQ in anticipation of mass evacuations or any other emergency activations that may necessitate the use of SC-VFW HQ resources to ensure the safety of South Carolina residents and visitors. Coordination, via the State Emergency Operations Center and appropriate State Emergency Support Functions, of resources and expertise for evacuee processing and evacuee assistance operations; and An emergency generator as required for SC-VFW HQ to ensure backup electrical power (after SC-VFW HQ has installed generator hookup switch); SCEMD (The State) will provide:

4 Who is the VFW ? The VFW was founded in 1899 Instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration. Provided funding for the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II, Women in Military and Disable Veterans for Life Service memorials. Annually, the 2.1 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 11.3 million hours of volunteerism in the community. Providing $2.5 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Veterans Administration to the president's cabinet, the VFW is there. The VFW is the oldest Veterans Organization

5 VFW Programs Scholarship Programs Voice of Democracy (VOD) - students in grades 9-12. Patriots Pen - students in grades 7-8 in this essay contest. Scout of the Year - scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding scouts. Educational Outreach Echoes From the Wall Educational Brochures Veterans in the Classroom Youth Activities – JROTC, Baseball, Junior Olympics and Bike Safety.

6 VFW Programs Community Volunteerism Annually, VFW members volunteer more than 11.3 million hours of service to various community programs. Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service - 1 million hours of service annually at VA medical facilities. Troop Support Military Assistance Program (MAP) Emergency Financial Assistance Fund Adopt-a-Unit-More than 1,000 units and ships have been adopted through VFW Posts.. Care Packages VFW Operation UplinkTM-Provided over 11.5 million free connections. VFW Unmet Needs-Since 2004, more than 2,400 grants have been issued totaling more than $3.6 million.

7 VFW Membership Statistics In 2009 there were 22 million Veterans in the US 8.8 million Veterans (40%) are egible for the VFW. 1.5 million Veterans (17%) are members of the VFW.

8 SC - VFW Statistics South Carolina 9 Districts within the State. VFW Posts (87) are located in every county. 17,000 Regular Members. 6,300 Ladies Auxiliary Members. 1,800 Mens Auxiliary Members. 25,100 Total Members

9 7 7 7 7 7 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 Districts 1 – 9 Post number and location. Updated – March 2011 1 Post 445 - Charleston (James Island) Post 1261 - Summerville Post 3137 - Isle of Palms Post 3142 - North Charleston Post 3433 - Ladson Post 5091 - North Charleston Post 7723 - St. Stephen Post 8760 - Beaufort Post 9166 - Port Royal Post 9509 - Moncks Corner Post 10256 - Goose Creek Post 10624 - Mount Pleasant Post 10811 - Wadmalaw Island Posts in Berkeley, Dorchester, Charleston, Colleton, Beaufort, and Jasper counties. District 1 Post 641 - Columbia Post 3034 - Sumter Post 4262 - Columbia Post 5934 - Newberry Post 6561 - Saluda Post 6740 - Leesville Post 8069 - White Rock Post 8346 - Ridgeway Post 8738 - Lexington Post 9037 - Pelion Post 10813 - Sumter Post 11079 - Elgin Posts in Fairfield, Newberry, Saluda, Lexington, Richland, and Sumter counties. District 2 Post 5996 - Anderson Post 6087 - Abbeville Post 6089 - Anderson Post 6383 - Ware Shoals Post 6830 - Walhalla Post 8131 - Greenwood Post 8694 - Greenwood Post 9096 - Clemson Posts in Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood, and McCormick counties. District 3 Post 1845 - Simpsonville Post 3354 - Laurens Post 5093 - Easley Post 5208 - Laurens Post 5932 - Clinton Post 5934 - Newberry Post 6734 - Greenville Post 9273 - Piedmont Post 10058 - Travelers Rest Post 10330 - Greenville Posts in Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Laurens counties. District 4 Post 2889 - Rock Hill Post 3746 - Rock Hill Post 4786 - Pageland Post 5928 - Camden Post 5930 - Chester Post 5936 - Lancaster Post 6381 - Hickory Grove Post 6732 - Clover Post 8990 - Westville Post 9138 - Fort Mill Post in York, Chester, Lancaster, and Kershaw counties District 5 Post 3096 - Bishopville Post 3181 - Florence Post 3412 - Lake City Post 3609 - Darlington Post 9228 - Hartsville Post 10467 - Florence Post 10731 - Cheraw Post 11251 – Chesterfield Posts in Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, Lee, and Florence counties. District 6 Post 6091 - Dillon Post 6122 - Mullins Post 6444 - Georgetown Post 6500 - Kingstree Post 7735 - Myrtle Beach Post 10319 - Marion Post 10420 - Murrells Inlet Post 10804 - North Myrtle Beach Post 11078 - Lake Marion Posts in Dillon, Marion, Horry, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and Georgetown counties. District 7 Post 3122 - Union Post 3447 - Gaffney Post 4873 - Landrum Post 4941 - Blacksburg Post 6938 - Union Post 8522 - Wellford Post 9349 - Spartanburg Post 9539 - Spartanburg Post 10431 - Gaffney Post 11252 - Chesnee Posts in Cherokee, Spartanburg and, Union counties. District 8 Post 2779 - Orangeburg Post 5877 - Aiken Post 6304 - Wagener Post 6738 - Eutawville Post 6932 - Edgefield Post 7607 - Fairfax Post 8166 - Orangeburg Post 10595 - Denmark Post 10601 - Aiken Post 10729 - Saint Matthews Post 10980 - Eutawville Posts in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Hampton, and Orangeburg counties. District 9 Emergency Management ProgramVFW - SC Department of South Carolina

10 Facilities Headquarters - Department of South Carolina VFW 210 Glassmaster Road | Lexington, South Carolina 29072 | 803.808.0317

11 RDCS During times of disasters, communication is one of the most critical tools needed in the affected areas. As a public service SC-VFW will provide the tools (RDCS units) for wireless broadband communications. The equipment is transportable and self contained with various power options (auto/AC/battery). Which means, once the equipment is on site, communication is up and running in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days. A virtual Hot Spot (WI-FI b/g/n) provides a Wireless LAN and broadband cellular provides the Wireless WAN. (4 Ethernet ports are standard). Up to 20 computers can be linked to the equipment within a radius of 1 to 5 miles. Need additional bandwidth for Video or VOIP? Pop in another USB modem (upto 3) for 2x or 3x bandwidth. Data communication is essential for managing the resources that are needed in a disaster. We have 4 units available if needed. Rapid Deployment Communication System

12 Network Diagram

13 Processing Centers Some images are from the FEMA Photo Library Helping the Communities We Serve! The VFW understands the meaning of giving back to the community. By providing volunteers, shelters, lodging, food and the communication tools that are critical during disasters; expediting the help they so badly need.

14 Our Partnership Our goals are the same. This partnership is exactly what the VFW stands for. With a legacy built on service and community, the VFWs mandate of service, Honors the dead by helping the living.

15 Boots on the ground Our objective was to provide an overview about the SC-VFW and how we can contribute to the MOU with SCEMD. If you leave this presentation with a better understanding, our objective has been achieved. Department of South Carolina - Veterans of Foreign Wars Emergency Management / Community Service Program John Marker, Program Chairman for viewing our presentation. SCEMD South Carolina Emergency Management Division Department of South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars and QR -Codes

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