When in a disaster situation and looking for assistance turn to 2-1-1 Virginia! Assistance can be found for the follwing disaster needs: Disaster Management Organizations, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Public Information, Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Disaster Volunteers. Log on to: www.211virginia.org
Virginia VOAD Website- http://vavoad.org/index.html
National VOAD Website - http://www.nvoad.org/
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Specializes in training which prepares individuals to help sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives (classes run all year).
American Red Cross
Offers first Aid & CPR certification, as well as a wide variety of disaster training classes.
Citizen Corps Councils
Harnesses the power of every individual to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to disasters of all kinds.
Rappahannock Region Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster(RR VOAD)
Collaboration of local emergency services, non-profits, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and civic groups working together to prepare and respond to disasters.
RR VOAD was created in 2001 by Rappahannock United Way, the American Red Cross, Rappahannock Chapter, and the Salvation Army. It was formed with the knowledge that voluntary organizations have many resources with which to help the community, but these groups have to be organized to be used effectively.
It is led by an Executive Committee, which is made up of representatives from member organizations. Members meet quarterly to keep up with activities and learn information pertinent to disasters. A wide variety of trainings are offered to all members in an effort to familiarize our community at large with disasters, what volunteers might be called to do, the responsibilities of other disaster response organizations, etc.
RR VOAD supports community collaboration and new members are always welcome to join!