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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. 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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 Perce approximately 37,500 residents Lewis approximately 3,800 residents Clearwater approximately 9,000 residents Asotin approximately 20,600 residents Garfield approximately 2,400 residents 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

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? 3/22/2017

11 Red Cross Positions Client Services (CLS)
There are several different Groups and Activities that you can volunteer in Client Services Casework Disaster Mental Health Health Services Recovery Planning & Assistance Welfare Information 3/22/2017

12 Mass Care (MC) Feeding Sheltering Bulk Distribution Community Programs

13 Information Management Support Services (IMS)
Disaster Assessment Financial & Statistical Information Management Analysis & Planning Information Dissemination 3/22/2017

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 3/22/2017

15 Organization Support (OS)
Public Affairs Fundraising Response Investigations, Compliance and Ethics 3/22/2017

16 Partner Services (PS) Community Relations Emergency Support Services
Government Labor Voluntary Agencies 3/22/2017

17 Staff Services (SS) Staff Health Staff Relations Staff Support Systems
Training Workforce Planning & Acquisition 3/22/2017

18 Operations Management (OM)
Chapter DRO (Disaster Relief Operation) Director Multi-Chapter DRO Director National DRO Director 3/22/2017

19 Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed
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 3/22/2017

20 Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed
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 Don’t forget the pets in your evacuation plans! 3/22/2017

21 Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed
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 3/22/2017

22 Contact Info. Idaho ARC # 1-800-REDCROSS National # Services & Financial Information 1-866-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 3/22/2017

23 Health & Safety To sign up for CPR, First Aid Classes and much more, call 3/22/2017


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