When disaster strikes…

Volunteers can help. During and following a disaster, local non-profit agencies and emergency management will need our assistance. As a Disaster Relief Volunteer you will be asked to participate in training and drills, as your schedule permits, and maintain an on-call status. We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns safe and secure. You could be asked to:

♦ Assist at a Volunteer Reception Center

♦ Hand out water to disaster victims and first responders

♦ Sort donations

♦ Answer phones for an agency that is swamped with calls.

Volunteers are encouraged to be prepared for disaster or emergency by planning ahead with your family and neighbors. Preparing makes sense and will help you respond in a calmer and more assured way to a disaster. Visit www.ready.gov to learn more.

To get involved with the Connections Disaster Volunteer Team fill out the volunteer application and be sure and check mark “Disaster” as an interest.

Let’s be prepared to help when needed.

Partners include: Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 211 Information and Referral, Delaware General Health District, Delaware County Coroner, Common Ground Free Store, Salvation Army, Search and Rescue – Ohio (SAR-OH), Goodwill, American Red Cross, Humane Society of Delaware County, Alum Creek and Delaware State Parks, Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Andrews House, Boy Scouts of America Camp Lazarus, Sunbury United Methodist Church, Ohio VOAD.

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