Disasters rarely, if ever, provide a warning. It is up to us to make sure that we are ready for any disaster that may strike and take away some of our daily essentials. We strongly encourage you to take the time to Make a Plan, Prepare, and Stay Informed.
South Georgia 2017 Tornado releif efforts information
Volunteer Reception Centers:
• Samaritan’s Purse Volunteer Reception Center
o 925 Pine Ave., Albany, GA
o Volunteers can register at www.spvolunteernetwork.org<http://www.spvolunteernetwork.org
o Check in at this VRC is at 7:30am and 12:30pm.
o The Samaritan’s Purse will be working in the area until February 25th
Donations Distribution Center:
• Dougherty County
o 239 E. Broad St., Albany, GA
o The hours of operation are 9a-5p.
Financial Donations Programs:
• Dougherty County
o Sherwood Baptist Church – www.sherwoodbaptist.net<http://www.sherwoodbaptistchurch.net
Click on the “Disaster Relief” box and it will take you to a page with disaster updates and a box marked “Give to Disaster Relief Efforts.”
• Turner County
South Georgia Bank – Make sure that financial contributions are marked “Turner County Disaster Relief.”
Think about participating in America's PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30th. The first step towards becoming more prepared is the most important.
Don't know where to go to get started in your planning efforts? Check out the following websites to get your start:
Praise & Preparedness
April 10 – 16: Flood Awareness Week
April 17 – 23: Tornado Awareness Week
April 24 – 30: Lead-up to National PrepareAthon! Day
May 1 – 7: Lead-up to National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May 15 – 21: Hurricane Awareness Week
May 22 – 28: Extreme Heat Week
Are you on social media?? Join in on the fun there also!
Official National Preparedness Month Hashtag: #NatlPrep
America's PrepareAthon! Hashtag: #PrepareAthon
Follow @readygov and @PrepareAthon if you're on twitter
About Georgia VOAD
Georgia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Georgia VOAD) is the Georgia state chapter of National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD). It consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Georgia. Georgia VOAD's role is to bring organizations together, enable them to understand each other and work together in a cohesive manner. To accomplish these goals, Georgia VOAD meets with its member organizations monthly to share information and training opportunities. These meetings also provide the opportunity to conduct business, plan, network, and provide updates on current disaster relief efforts.
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