Disaster Relief

When Disaster Strikes: Donations Pamphlet

This pamphlet, prepared by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, gives 7 tips to individuals on how they can give effectively in the time of a disaster.

Disaster Case Management Guidelines

This document, from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, describes in detail the steps that a disaster case manager should go through in responding to the needs of individuals and families following a disaster.

Volunteer Management Points of Consensus

This document, by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines the 9 rights and responsibilities of volunteers serving in a disaster area.

Rebuild & Repair Points of Consensus

This document, from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, indicates the principles by which member organizations will undertake construction efforts.

Mass Care Points of Consensus

This document, from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines the principles guiding provision of mass care - mass care being the provision of food, shelter, and supplies to large groups of people, as a supplement to their individual preparedness.

Donations Management Points of Consensus

This document, from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines the principles the organizations will follow in accepting donations.

Disaster Case Management Points of Consensus

This document, from the National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines the principles that the organizations have agreed upon for how disaster case managers should operate. Disaster case managers coordinate the services that an individual or family impacted by disaster will receive on the path to recovery.

Letter to Employer Requesting Leave for Disaster Relief

This letter to an employer, from the Baptist Convention of New England, could be used to request leave from work to assist with a disaster recovery effort.

A Different Kind Of Disaster: Human Factors In Complex Emergencies

This article, from Disaster-Resource.com, explains the difference between three different types of interpersonal dynamic in a disaster - neighbor helps neighbor, neighbor competes with neighbor, and neighbor fears neighbor,  and suggests ways in which disaster responders can deal with each.

The Pillars of a Pandemic Plan

This article, from Disaster-Resource.com, outlines the four key pillars of a pandemic preparedness plan: 

  • education and communication
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • facility cleaning
  • social distancing

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