This blog is about a special breed of volunteers- Disaster Volunteers. People who show up to fill sand bags, put out fires, support the medical community, care for disaster survivors and many other ways
Friday, January 27, 2012
Why having a SUV plan is important II
This time its only 2,500 ! So since I wrote in December about the 3,000 volunteers who descended on Joplin, how far have you gotten on your plan to register and put to work Spontaneous Volunteers? Now we have Alabama; A couple of learning points to add to our quiver!
Work with EM to make sure they direct the people driving in to help to your wonderfully set up volunteer processing station.
Work with local companies to get protective gear; gloves, eye protection, steel toe boots.
Not only is it important to register volunteers for control and to offset claims; but like Joplin you could utilize volunteers help offset your portion of the match for federal funds.