With experiences ranging from small communities to large cities, we are prepared to assist community leaders new to disaster and help them to address the everyday frustrations and roadblocks that are present when disaster strikes. We want to provide guidance so communities experiencing disasters do not have to do it on their own.
The Disaster Leadership Team is supported by an Advisory Committee comprised of phenomenal and knowledgeable individuals. They offer a variety of unique skills and backgrounds which compliment the Board of Directors. We are grateful for their leadership as they support our team in disaster affected areas. The Committee supports us by engaging and communicating our mission, advocating for our team, and by raising funds. Making connections is an essential role that the Advisory Committee fulfills by connecting us to people and resources. Most importantly, they allow our team to bring help to those who need it most.
Our team strives to reduce the length of a community’s recovery from natural disaster by providing direct mentorship for local community leaders. We work with ‘new to disaster’ community leaders to support them emotionally and share experiences and knowledge, including toolkits and resources. We want to make it easier and less stressful for community leaders and build resiliency into their long-term recovery organization for the next disaster.