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Adventist Community Service Disaster Response

Organization: Community Outreach/Faith-Based Disaster Recovery
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

Address:
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Springs, MD 20904
Population Served:
Shelters Served:
Region:Eastern
County/Parish:Montgomery



Main/General Business Number: 301-680-6438 / Toll free: 1.877.ACS.2702 / Fax is: 301-680-6125
Main/General Business E-mail Address: (hidden)

Management Contact: (hidden)
Management Phone: (hidden)
Other Contacts:(hidden)



Areas Served: Serves All Declared Counties



This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Permanent

Notes:

ACS volunteers in Jackson, MS are taking supplies to the local shelter to assist with the 3,000 evacuees that have arrived so far. The North Alabama Federations are working with Red Cross in helping with the 5,400 evacuees. ACSDR volunteers are partnering with the City of Memphis to assist with the 3,000 evacuees coming to that city.

AIM, Adventist Information Ministry, has been activated to accept calls regarding the disaster response. They will be able to accept donations for the relief effort. Their number is 1-800-381-7171.

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FROM THE WEBSITE:

What is ACS Disaster Response?

ACS Disaster Response is a voluntary service provided by Adventist
Community Services to assist individuals, families and communities
victimized by natural disasters and unforeseen tragedies.

Who comprises the ACS Disaster Response Network?

The ACS Disaster Response operation comprises volunteers who form
local disaster response teams that are organized by state disaster
response coordinators. State disaster response coordinators and
teams assist regional disaster response coordinators to respond to
multi-state calamities. The national disaster response coordinator
manages the national program.

Who are ACS Disaster Response Partners?

ACS Disaster Response operates under a Memorandum of Understanding
with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross
and many state emergency management agencies. It is also a founding
member of the inter-agency compact called National Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and the affiliated state
VOADs.

Services Provided

The following services are provided to disaster survivors, their
families and communities in cooperation with ACS Disaster Response
partners:

Emergency distribution of relief supplies - a service that provides
goods necessary for victims' survival such as drinking water,
groceries, clothing and more.

Warehouse operations - a service where volunteers sort, package and
store donated goods for distribution.

Donations coordination center - locations where donors can ascertain
the real needs of disaster victims and donate goods.

Community collection centers - locations where community members can
volunteer for disaster response.

Crisis response counselors - emotional and spiritual care providers
who provide disaster victims, their relatives and neighbors
opportunities to ask questions, chat informally or request
prayer.

Find Local ACS
http://www.communityservices.org/SiteResources/Data/Templates/templateb.asp?docid=519&DocName=Find%20Local%20ACS

Training

ACS Disaster Response offers a multi-step training to equip
volunteers to effectively respond to disasters. Completion of
the training modules qualifies volunteers as skilled disaster
response workers.

http://www.communityservices.org/SiteResources/Data/Templates/templateb.asp?docid=548&DocName=Training%20

Info Source/Changes:
Updated record from website:
http://www.communityservices.org
(see full history)

Created At: Mon Mar 12 20:33:27 -0700 2007
Updated At: Tue Sep 02 03:45:24 -0700 2008
Updated By: DNug


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