The majority of survivors in a disaster will depend on local businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations for resources and assistance. Preparedness is key to business or agency survival - past disasters have taught us that many will not recover to business as usual. Plans that promote resilience as an everyday practice can increase the chances of your agency or business surviving and thriving after disaster strikes.
EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD AREA COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
VOLUNTEER WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Your time and talent can make a real difference in people’s lives. Please contact the Lane County chapter and join their team today.
SUPPORT UNITED WAY OF LANE COUNTY
United Way of Lane County knows that by volunteering you are giving them your most valuable asset; your time. One hour or one year, days or evenings, weekdays or weekends, United Way of Lane County can provide opportunities for passionate people to give the gift of time to increase community resilience.
A REGISTRY FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (SERV-OR) is co-sponsored by the Oregon
Health Authority and, the Medical Reserve Corps.
SERV-OR maintains a registry of pre-credentialed health care professionals willing to volunteer their services during emergencies with significant health impacts.
SERV-OR also offers medical disaster responder training to registered members.
EGAN WARMING CENTER
The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, religious congregations, nonprofit support agencies, social activist communities and local government who have come together to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a warm and safe place to sleep when temperatures drop below 30 degrees between November 15th and March 31st.