Emergency Preparedness Month

Kathleen Votava, Aging Services Program Specialist at ACL
September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that emergencies like this can cause, it is a timely moment to remind everyone to make their emergency preparedness plans and to also […]

Volunteering after a Disaster

Dawn Dieckman, Community Engagement Coordinator, Coming of Age
Natural disasters can occur at any time and happen to anyone. This is why so many people are eager to help when devastating events like Hurricane Harvey occur. But, something these well intended individuals may not realize is they could be adding to the problem.
Spontaneous volunteers often arrive […]

Hurricane Harvey Donations

There are many people who want to help with the recent hurricane that hit Texas. Here are a few local organizations helping with the recovery and relief efforts.
The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has started the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Tax-deductible donations accepted on their website. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, […]

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of Central Texas seeks dependable Administrative Operations volunteers. Without a solid operations program in place, things can get very out of sorts when a disaster occurs. This is a critical component of disaster services.
Volunteer tasks include greeting visitors and clients, data entry, filing, making copies, directing telephone calls and more. Office […]

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