Use volunteers for recovery.
Volunteers want to help in any way they can after disasters, particularly those events that get high media play. Volunteer labor can help to reduce the cost of reconstruction and repairs. Volunteer hours are often used by cities and counties to create a soft match for FEMA funding, but this requires knowledge of FEMA’s documentation and what activities and hours FEMA will accept, and having a system in place that can operate across multiple organizations. This system needs to be put in place in advance of, or immediately following a disaster in order to claim on thousands of donated volunteer hours.
|Author:||Venkateswaran, Kanmani;MacClune, Karen;Gladfelter, Sierra;Szönyi, Michael|
|Published Date:||May, 2017|