LARC

April 2018: Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon

NEW DATE! Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
12:00-2:00

Click here for location & registration!

Our February event was postponed due to winter weather but we are excited to reschedule so we can get to know local cross-sector partners before we all work together at the next disaster! LARC (Local Area Resilience Cooperative of Central Oklahoma) invites community leaders and disaster care providers to this free opportunity to learn more about partners across central Oklahoma. Lunch will be provided as community organizations active in disaster (COADs), nonprofits, emergency managers, faith based groups, and other agencies present information about their disaster preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Presenting participants will each have:

  • 1 PowerPoint slide
  • 3 minutes to share their disaster response and recovery activities
  • Resource table space for networking following presentations

After presentations, everyone can network with presenters at resource tables before leaving with resource lists of contact and organizational information for both presenters and attendees.

So that we can best plan for food and seating, please click here by 4/2/18 to register to attend or to present! You can ask questions, make suggestions, or volunteer to help at the registration link or contact Caroline Wiegman (coordinator@oklarc.org; 405-514-1054).

REGISTER BY Monday, April 2nd

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February 2018: Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon

POSTPONED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER!

Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
12:00-2:00

Click here for location & registration!

Get to know local cross-sector partners before you work together at the next disaster! The Local Area Resilience Cooperative (LARC) is excited to invite community leaders and disaster care providers to this free opportunity to learn more about partners across the central Oklahoma metro area. Lunch will be provided as community organizations active in disaster (COADs), nonprofits, emergency managers, faith based groups, and other agencies present information about their disaster preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Presenting participants will each have:

  • 1 PowerPoint slide
  • 3 minutes to share their disaster response and recovery activities
  • Resource table space for networking following presentations

After presentations, everyone can network with presenters at resource tables before leaving with resource lists of contact and organizational information for both presenters and attendees.

So that we can best plan for food and seating, please click here before 2/15/18 to register to attend or to present! You can ask questions, make suggestions, or volunteer to help at the registration link or contact Caroline Wiegman (coordinator@oklarc.org).

REGISTER BEFORE Thursday, February 15th

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Communications Subcommittee
Email: coordinator@oklarc.org

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COAD Workshops

LARC is excited to invite new & existing partners to learn how groups of community organizations active in disaster (COADs) can organize to consider the human needs & risk factors that are likely in local disaster situations, identify gaps in potential service delivery, & prepare local communities to assess needs & transition to meet those needs through local long-term recovery programs.

9:00 – 3:00
Monday, April 25th or Tuesday, April 26th
OKC Better Business Bureau
17 S. Dewey Ave., OKC, 73102
Click here to register!

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What topics will we cover?

  • What is a COAD, & why start one?
  • Structure & function of a COAD/LTRG
  • Case management structure & function in a COAD/LTRG
  • When should a COAD become a LTRG & vice versa, & how does that happen?
  • Preparing for Long Term Recovery

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Anyone who is concerned about what happens after a local disaster
  • Anyone who is interested in helping before, during or after a local disaster
  • City & County officials
  • Faith communities
  • Not for profits & nonprofits
  • Healthcare coalition members
  • Law enforcement & all first responders
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Educational institutions
  • Those representing vulnerable populations

Click here to register so that we can best plan for food & seating!

Question & Answer:

Should I attend if I am not a disaster care provider, emergency manager, or organization with disaster preparedness, response, or recovery in its mission?

YES, you should attend because disasters affect everyone & resilience depends on everyone working together across communities, neighborhoods, organizations, & sectors!

What does COAD mean?

A Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) is a group dedicated to helping their community make the best of its resources before, during, & after a disaster by creating relationships prior to an event.

What does LTRG mean?

Long-term recovery (LTR) is the period following a disaster when the impacted community & its residents return to a new normal state of living. During this time, a Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) is usually established by the community, often with outside assistance, to allow organizations to work together to develop long-term recovery programs that will help the most vulnerable residents through the recovery process.

What is the difference between a COAD & an LTRG?

Great question! The COAD workshops will cover this & other helpful topics!

Who developed this COAD workshop & where does the information come from?

Mark & Carol Martin with World Renew Disaster Services developed this COAD workshop to include information they have collected from COADs & LTRGs across the country. Because the Martins believe it is important to encourage the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) model, the primary material they use is from NVOAD resources.

Why is LARC excited to have the Martins facilitate these COAD workshops?

Mark & Carol Martin are volunteer Regional Managers for World Renew Disaster Response Services, an outreach ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. They cover the states of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma & New Mexico. World Renew DRS offers services such as organizational capacity building, Rapid Response volunteer teams for cleanup, Needs Assessment Teams, estimators, volunteer work groups, & long term rebuilding sites. Over the last seven years, the Martins have worked in Mississippi, Indiana, upstate New York & Iowa ; &, served as Needs Assessment Team Leaders & team members. Following Hurricane Sandy, they led teams on Long Island & teams in New Jersey.

March 2016: Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon

Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
12:00-2:00
Click here for location & registration to attend or present!

The Long-term Area Recovery Committee is excited to invite community leaders and disaster care providers to this free opportunity to learn more about disaster response and recovery partners across the central Oklahoma metro area. Lunch will be provided as long-term recovery groups, nonprofits, emergency managers, and other agencies present information about disaster response and recovery resources. Presenting participants will each have:

  • 1 PowerPoint slide
  • 3 minutes to share their disaster response and recovery activities
  • A space on the resource table for networking following presentations

After presentations, everyone can network with presenters at resource tables before leaving with resource lists containing contacts and organizational information from the presentations.

So that we can best plan for food and seating, please click here to register to attend or to present! You can also ask questions or make suggestions at the registration link or contact the Program Coordinator, Caroline Wiegman (coordinator@oklarc.org; 405-514-1054).

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2016 Disaster Spiritual Care Academies

Oklahoma Conference of Churches (OCC) is pleased to announce that they will offer disaster spiritual trainings in multi-day “academy” formats starting this year.

Here is the initial Academy Training Calendar that includes links to online registrations for our first 2016 trainings:

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You can also find the Academy Training Calendar online by clicking herePlease note that registration closes the Monday before each Academy begins. Space is limited.

Our online Academy Training Menu (click here) offers additional detail. Our program is consistent with the National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) “Disaster Spiritual Care Guidelines.” The Oklahoma Conference of Churches is truly a national leader as we establish these important national operational standards right here in Oklahoma. The Academy Training Menu describes our three categories for Disaster Spiritual Care Providers, each with specific training courses, qualifications, and accountability:

  1. Local Spiritual Care Responders are trained and credentialed to respond to disasters in their local areas. This training is open to “clergy” and non-clergy. (Non-clergy will take additional courses to be credentialed.)
  2. Deployed Spiritual Care Responders are further trained, prepared, and credentialed to respond to disasters outside of their local areas. (The Local Spiritual Care Responder training is prerequisite for this category).
  3. Team Leaders are trained, prepared, and credentialed to coordinate and direct OCC teams of trained responders. (Local Spiritual Care Responder and the Deployed Spiritual Care Responder trainings are pre-requisites for this category.)

Since launching OCC’s Disaster Spiritual Care Team two years ago, we have continually responded to multiple disasters around Oklahoma, offering healing and hope to thousands across our state. We are so thankful for all who have been a part of this important ministry and hope to see you at a training soon.

For more information contact Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau, mgaudreau@okchurches.org, 405-315-1528.

 

 

 

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Relief Updates for Impacted Families and Individuals (8/14/15)

August 26, 2015 is the application deadline for FEMA and SBA!

If you were impacted by the May 5th – June 22nd disasters you need to apply before the 8/26/15 deadline passes!
[see below for registration information] 

General:

  • DIAL 2-1-1: Heartline 2-1-1 provides information on disaster relief resources (temporary shelters, donation drop off locations, volunteer opportunities, and agencies taking displaced pets). NEW: Oklahomans who desire assistance with storm-related debris removal, repairs, flood recovery, or other clean-up needs can dial 2-1-1 to register their needs on a statewide work-order list (Crisis Cleanup). Callers will be asked for their name, contact information, and types of damage/needs. 2-1-1 will add the information to a work-order list on Crisis Cleanup where registered organizations working in the area will be alerted to the need and can contact callers directly as soon as possible. Note: 2-1-1 is accepting these calls to support organizations like Serve Moore, OK United Methodist Church, the Southern Baptists, and others who provide volunteers. 2-1-1 does not deploy volunteers to affected areas or coordinate volunteer activities directly, they are providing a valuable service by connecting those who need volunteers with organizations who have volunteers!
  • March 2015 damage? As the community of disaster care providers transitions to long-term recovery, please Dial 2-1-1 for information on available resources, to report storm related clean-up needs (see above), or to get in touch with a Catholic Charities Case Manager
  • Register May-June 2015 damage with FEMA: 1-800-621-3362www.disasterassistance.gov

Flood Recovery Resources:

  • Prevention of Injury & Illness After a Disaster: OK State Department of Health information on personal safety: PublicHealthInActionAfterDisaster
  • North Dakota State University (NDSU)  Flood Recovery Videos and Materials: These fantastic resources include general and farmstead flood recovery checklists and a series of instructional videos published by the Extensions service at NDSU. Go to www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood for more info!
  • Flood Recovery Tutorial Video: The Southern Baptist Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has a NEW VIDEO tutorial for home owners and disaster relief volunteers who want to learn how to care for a flooded home. Visit http://www.okdisasterhelp.org >> Flood Recovery Training

Disaster Fraud Prevention:

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FEMA:

  • May 5th – June 22nd, 2015 FEMA Declaration: Disaster impacted individuals and families should register with FEMA (1-800-621-3362), the FEMA declaration was approved for May 5-June 22 in many Counties (see news releases below for details). Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet using the FEMA app. People may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 6 AM to 9 PM Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

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SBA:

Disaster impacted families and businesses can apply for wonderful, low-interest loans available to help them recover to a new normal!

  • May 2015 SBA Declaration: Agencies, Long-term Recovery Committees, or other groups who would benefit from a presentation over the May 2015 SBA declaration and associated programs can contact R. Gary Colton, SBA Public Information Officer (email coordinator@oklarc.org for contact information). Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma May 5 through June 4:

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  • March 2015 SBA Declaration: Businesses can still apply for Economic Injury loans until 1/7/2016; however, the deadline for disaster loans for Physical Damage to residences and businesses was 6/8/15. Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Tornadoes, Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma March 25 through March 26, 2015:

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Volunteers:

  • United Way of Central Oklahoma is providing a digital portal for volunteers to register their information to be connected with organizations who accept volunteers for disaster relief work! Go to www.volunteercentraloklahoma.org to signup and support your community!

Donations:

  • As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

Emotional and Spiritual Care:

  • The Oklahoma Conference of Churches has information resources available at http://www.okchurches.org/emotional-and-spiritual-care
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS):
    • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC): Publicly supported CMHCs cover all 77 counties in Oklahoma with satellite offices or other specialized programs within their service areas.  The CMHC’s will provide short-term counseling to disaster survivors in their areas, with no formal intake or payment necessary.  The CMHC in each service area is also responsible for crisis services, and is the point of contact for assessment for civil commitment after a person’s initial evaluation by local law enforcement. Further information regarding services provided by ODMHSAS can be accessed through:  www.ok.gov/odmhsas and you can access the list of  CMHCs at http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas >> Mental Health >> Mental Health Centers by City.
    • Disaster Distress Helpline: To get help and support for any distress that you or someone you care about may be feeling related to any disaster, call 1-800-985-5990or or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor; and, here is an informational brochure: PEP12-DDHBRO
    • Tip Sheets: Click here to go to the ODMHSAS website to view Tip Sheets with information on coping with the aftermath of disaster or trauma.
Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

Relief Updates for Impacted Families and Individuals (7/29/15)

General:

  • DIAL 2-1-1: Heartline 2-1-1 provides information on disaster relief resources (temporary shelters, donation drop off locations, volunteer opportunities, and agencies taking displaced pets). NEW: Oklahomans who desire assistance with storm-related debris removal, repairs, flood recovery, or other clean-up needs can dial 2-1-1 to register their needs on a statewide work-order list (Crisis Cleanup). Callers will be asked for their name, contact information, and types of damage/needs. 2-1-1 will add the information to a work-order list on Crisis Cleanup where registered organizations working in the area will be alerted to the need and can contact callers directly as soon as possible. Note: 2-1-1 is accepting these calls to support organizations like Serve Moore, OK United Methodist Church, the Southern Baptists, and others who provide volunteers. 2-1-1 does not deploy volunteers to affected areas or coordinate volunteer activities directly, they are providing a valuable service by connecting those who need volunteers with organizations who have volunteers!
  • March 2015 damage? As the community of disaster care providers transitions to long-term recovery, please Dial 2-1-1 for information on available resources, to report storm related clean-up needs (see above), or to get in touch with a Catholic Charities Case Manager
  • Register May-June 2015 damage with FEMA: 1-800-621-3362http://www.disasterassistance.gov

Flood Recovery Resources:

  • Prevention of Injury & Illness After a Disaster: OK State Department of Health information on personal safety: PublicHealthInActionAfterDisaster
  • North Dakota State University (NDSU)  Flood Recovery Videos and Materials: These fantastic resources include general and farmstead flood recovery checklists and a series of instructional videos published by the Extensions service at NDSU. Go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood for more info!
  • Flood Recovery Tutorial Video: The Southern Baptist Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has a NEW VIDEO tutorial for home owners and disaster relief volunteers who want to learn how to care for a flooded home. Visit http://www.okdisasterhelp.org >> Flood Recovery Training

Disaster Fraud Prevention:

  • Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID): Anti-fraud division is patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Get more information on disaster fraud prevention at http://www.ok.gov/oid/disasterrecovery.html, to report fraud go to http://www.ok.gov/oid/Anti-Fraud_Unit/index.html
  • The Oklahoma Attorney General: Impacted individuals can file complaints using the online complaint form at https://www.oag.ok.gov/consumer/complt.nsf/complaint.html Disaster Scam Prevention Packet and Scam Tips flier are available here:

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Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs):

DRCs are one-stop shops where survivors can get information and guidance about what disaster assistance may be available.  Specialists from Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other certain federal agencies are on hand to answer questions.

NOTE: This list is is here for your convenience but is not comprehensive, it may become outdated as locations and hours change and it only includes DRCs in central Oklahoma. For the most up-to-date information, check the FEMA News Release page, signup for email updates on FEMA news releases (click here) or view updates on DR 4222 on FEMA’s website (click here).

  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pottawatomie County: Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, 1700 West Independence Street, Section D, Shawnee, OK 74802

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) in Central Oklahoma:

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) do not provide all of the services of a DRC as they are SBA only sites with no FEMA representatives. However, individual residents (home owners, renters, etc) and businesses with questions about SBA’s wonderful disaster loan programs may go to the DLOC to visit with SBA representatives, get answers to their questions, and apply for disaster loans.

NOTE: This list is is here for your convenience but is not comprehensive, it may become outdated as locations and hours change and it only includes DLOCs in central Oklahoma. For the most up-to-date information, check the SBA Disaster Press Release page, signup for email updates on SBA news releases (click here then click Email Updates in the upper right corner of the page).

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  • Cleveland County: Noble School District Administration Building, School Board Meeting Room, 111 S. Fourth St, Noble, OK 73068; Hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Grady County: Bridge Creek Elementary School, Guidance Counselor Meeting Room, 2209 E. Sooner Rd, Blanchard, OK 73010; Hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FEMA:

  • May 5th – June 22nd, 2015 FEMA Declaration: Disaster impacted individuals and families should register with FEMA (1-800-621-3362), the FEMA declaration was approved for May 5-June 4th in many Counties (see news release above for details). Those affected outside of the designated county areas are still encouraged to register the damage because the declaration may be extended to include other areas across the state. Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet using the FEMA app. People may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 6 AM to 9 PM Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

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SBA:

Disaster impacted families and businesses can apply for wonderful, low-interest loans available to help them recover to a new normal!

  • May 2015 SBA Declaration: Agencies, Long-term Recovery Committees, or other groups who would benefit from a presentation over the May 2015 SBA declaration and associated programs can contact R. Gary Colton, SBA Public Information Officer (email coordinator@oklarc.org for contact information). Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma May 5 through June 4:

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FEMA_2015_7extends Incident Period
SBA_2015_OK 14330 Fact Sheet (Presidential) amend 8

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SBA_2015_OK 14330 Spanish Fact Sheet (Presidential) amendment 8

  • March 2015 SBA Declaration: Businesses can still apply for Economic Injury loans until 1/7/2016; however, the deadline for disaster loans for Physical Damage to residences and businesses was 6/8/15. Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Tornadoes, Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma March 25 through March 26, 2015:

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SBA_OK 14263 Fact Sheet (Agency)
SBA_OK 14263 Fact Sheet (Agency) ESPANOL-2

Volunteers:

  • United Way of Central Oklahoma is providing a digital portal for volunteers to register their information to be connected with organizations who accept volunteers for disaster relief work! Go to www.volunteercentraloklahoma.org to signup and support your community!

Donations:

  • As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

Emotional and Spiritual Care:

  • The Oklahoma Conference of Churches has information resources available at http://okchurches.org/emotional-and-spiritual-care/
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS):
    • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC): Publicly supported CMHCs cover all 77 counties in Oklahoma with satellite offices or other specialized programs within their service areas.  The CMHC’s will provide short-term counseling to disaster survivors in their areas, with no formal intake or payment necessary.  The CMHC in each service area is also responsible for crisis services, and is the point of contact for assessment for civil commitment after a person’s initial evaluation by local law enforcement. Further information regarding services provided by ODMHSAS can be accessed through:  http://ok.gov/odmhsas/ and you can access the list of  CMHCs at http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas >> Mental Health >> Mental Health Centers by City.
    • Disaster Distress Helpline: To get help and support for any distress that you or someone you care about may be feeling related to any disaster, call 1-800-985-5990or or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor; and, here is an informational brochure: PEP12-DDHBRO
    • Tip Sheets: Click here to go to the ODMHSAS website to view Tip Sheets with information on coping with the aftermath of disaster or trauma.
Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

Spring 2015 Disaster Loan Assistance!

Gary Colton joined us at LARC’s Full Committee Meeting on Wednesday 7/22/15 and shared information about the SBA Disaster Loan Programs for home owners, renters, and businesses impacted by the May 5th – June 22nd disasters (see enclosures).

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Businesses may qualify for up to $2 million in loans to repair or replace damaged buildings or property; or, to offset the economic injury of decreased income that started during the time of the storms. Homeowners may qualify for up to $200K to repair or replace primary residences. Homeowners and renters may qualify for up to $40K in personal property (e.g., appliances, furniture, personal vehicle, or other belongings). While SBA loan funds cannot duplicate other available assistance like insurance coverage, Gary encourages those impacted to apply even before they know how much insurance will reimburse because SBA can determine eligibility and loan amount, then if needed, reduce the amount of the loan after clients receive insurance funds. Clients who register with FEMA may need to complete an SBA loan application because, in many cases, the FEMA process will wait until an SBA application is complete. Applicants may complete a loan application online, or in person at one of the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (one currently at Plaza Mayor (formerly Crossroads Mall)). Gary pointed out that the incident period has been extended to  May 5th thru June 22nd and the application deadline is now August 26th. Additionally, at the bottom of page 1 where rates are listed, most applicants will qualify for the lower rate.

Q&A:

Are there minimum loan amounts?
Not really, SBA can lend amounts that insurance does not pay. For instance, insurance deductibles that clients would have to pay out of pocket or additional rebuild costs that exceed insurance coverage can qualify for SBA loan funds.

Do SBA applicants all have to apply for FEMA?
It is very strongly recommended.  By registering with FEMA if SBA cannot approve the loan the applicant will be sent back to FEMA for additional consideration and referral to other needs assistance.

If a loan recipient receives an SBA loan, then decides they cannot afford it, can they call SBA back to lower the monthly payment so it is more affordable?
Yes, in some cases SBA can extend the term for the loan but the maximum term is 30 years.  Also, if a client does not need the full amount of the loan they can notify SBA and we will cap the loan at the amount disbursed. For instance, if you are approved for $100K but only end up using $30K, you can notify SBA and we will cap the loan at $30K. SBA tries not to approve a loan if it looks like it will be too difficult for an applicant to repay. We want people to recover.  We do not want to unnecessarily burden those who are recovering from a disaster by giving them a loan they cannot afford.

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Relief Updates for Impacted Families and Individuals (7/15/15)

General:

  • DIAL 2-1-1: Heartline 2-1-1 provides information on disaster relief resources (temporary shelters, donation drop off locations, volunteer opportunities, and agencies taking displaced pets). NEW: Oklahomans who desire assistance with storm-related debris removal, repairs, flood recovery, or other clean-up needs can dial 2-1-1 to register their needs on a statewide work-order list (Crisis Cleanup). Callers will be asked for their name, contact information, and types of damage/needs. 2-1-1 will add the information to a work-order list on Crisis Cleanup where registered organizations working in the area will be alerted to the need and can contact callers directly as soon as possible. Note: 2-1-1 is accepting these calls to support organizations like Serve Moore, OK United Methodist Church, the Southern Baptists, and others who provide volunteers. 2-1-1 does not deploy volunteers to affected areas or coordinate volunteer activities directly, they are providing a valuable service by connecting those who need volunteers with organizations who have volunteers!
  • March 2015 damage? As the community of disaster care providers transitions to long-term recovery, please Dial 2-1-1 for information on available resources, to report storm related clean-up needs (see above), or to get in touch with a Catholic Charities Case Manager
  • Register May-June 2015 damage with FEMA: 1-800-621-3362http://www.disasterassistance.gov

Flood Recovery Resources:

  • Prevention of Injury & Illness After a Disaster: OK State Department of Health information on personal safety: PublicHealthInActionAfterDisaster
  • North Dakota State University (NDSU)  Flood Recovery Videos and Materials: These fantastic resources include general and farmstead flood recovery checklists and a series of instructional videos published by the Extensions service at NDSU. Go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood for more info!
  • Flood Recovery Tutorial Video: The Southern Baptist Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) has a NEW VIDEO tutorial for home owners and disaster relief volunteers who want to learn how to care for a flooded home. Visit http://www.okdisasterhelp.org >> Flood Recovery Training

Disaster Fraud Prevention:

  • Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID): Anti-fraud division is patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Get more information on disaster fraud prevention at http://www.ok.gov/oid/disasterrecovery.html, to report fraud go to http://www.ok.gov/oid/Anti-Fraud_Unit/index.html
  • The Oklahoma Attorney General: Impacted individuals can file complaints using the online complaint form at https://www.oag.ok.gov/consumer/complt.nsf/complaint.html Disaster Scam Prevention Packet and Scam Tips flier are available here:

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Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs):

DRCs are one-stop shops where survivors can get information and guidance about what disaster assistance may be available.  Specialists from Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other certain federal agencies are on hand to answer questions.

NOTE: This list is is here for your convenience but is not comprehensive, it may become outdated as locations and hours change and it only includes DRCs in central Oklahoma. For the most up-to-date information, check the FEMA News Release page, signup for email updates on FEMA news releases (click here) or view updates on DR 4222 on FEMA’s website (click here).

  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • McClain County: Purcell Multi-Purpose Center (Conference Room), 1400 Chandler Rd, Purcell, OK 73080 (This MDRC closes Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m.)
  • Pottawatomie County: Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, 1700 West Independence Street, Section D, Shawnee, OK 74802

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) in Central Oklahoma:

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOC) do not provide all of the services of a DRC as they are SBA only sites with no FEMA representatives. However, individual residents (home owners, renters, etc) and businesses with questions about SBA’s wonderful disaster loan programs may go to the DLOC to visit with SBA representatives, get answers to their questions, and apply for disaster loans.

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  • Cleveland County: Noble School District Administration Building, School Board Meeting Room, 111 S. Fourth St, Noble, OK 73068; Hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Grady County: Bridge Creek Elementary School, Guidance Counselor Meeting Room, 2209 E. Sooner Rd, Blanchard, OK 73010; Hours Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FEMA:

  • May 5th – June 4th, 2015 FEMA Declaration: Disaster impacted individuals and families should register with FEMA (1-800-621-3362), the FEMA declaration was approved for May 5-June 4th in many Counties (see news release above for details). Those affected outside of the designated county areas are still encouraged to register the damage because the declaration may be extended to include other areas across the state. Survivors can apply for state and federal assistance online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet using the FEMA app. People may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 6 AM to 9 PM Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

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SBA:

Disaster impacted families and businesses can apply for wonderful, low-interest loans available to help them recover to a new normal!

  • May 2015 SBA Declaration: Agencies, Long-term Recovery Committees, or other groups who would benefit from a presentation over the May 2015 SBA declaration and associated programs can contact R. Gary Colton, SBA Public Information Officer (email coordinator@oklarc.org for contact information). Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma May 5 through June 4:

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  • March 2015 SBA Declaration: Businesses can still apply for Economic Injury loans until 1/7/2016; however, the deadline for disaster loans for Physical Damage to residences and businesses was 6/8/15. Here are flyers about SBA’s disaster declaration for the Tornadoes, Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds & Flooding occurring in Oklahoma March 25 through March 26, 2015:

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Volunteers:

  • United Way of Central Oklahoma is providing a digital portal for volunteers to register their information to be connected with organizations who accept volunteers for disaster relief work! Go to www.volunteercentraloklahoma.org to signup and support your community!

Donations:

  • As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

Emotional and Spiritual Care:

  • The Oklahoma Conference of Churches has information resources available at http://okchurches.org/emotional-and-spiritual-care/
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS):
    • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC): Publicly supported CMHCs cover all 77 counties in Oklahoma with satellite offices or other specialized programs within their service areas.  The CMHC’s will provide short-term counseling to disaster survivors in their areas, with no formal intake or payment necessary.  The CMHC in each service area is also responsible for crisis services, and is the point of contact for assessment for civil commitment after a person’s initial evaluation by local law enforcement. Further information regarding services provided by ODMHSAS can be accessed through:  http://ok.gov/odmhsas/ and you can access the list of  CMHCs at http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas >> Mental Health >> Mental Health Centers by City.
    • Disaster Distress Helpline: To get help and support for any distress that you or someone you care about may be feeling related to any disaster, call 1-800-985-5990or or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor; and, here is an informational brochure: PEP12-DDHBRO
    • Tip Sheets: Click here to go to the ODMHSAS website to view Tip Sheets with information on coping with the aftermath of disaster or trauma.
Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

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Camp Noah Summer 2015: Volunteer Information, Schedule, and Camper Registration

Camp Noah is a great program for children affected in any way – directly or indirectly – by the May 2013 storms. It helps children cultivate disaster resilience while continuing to process their experience. This day camp is completely free, has a maximum capacity of 50 children per camp, and runs from Monday through Friday. For more information on any of these camps, including local contacts, please visit http://www.lssmn.org/campnoah/ upcoming-camps Also, feel free to contact Cari Logan for more information or to support these wonderful programs!

All camps need both campers and volunteers to help staff each camp. Here is this summer’s schedule:

  1. Little Axe School, Norman: June 8-12, 2015
  2. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: June 15-19, 2015
  3. Inner City Church, Oklahoma City: June 15-19, 2015
  4. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: June 22-26, 2015
  5. Hilltop Baptist Church, Norman: June 22-26, 2015
  6. Crutcho School, Oklahoma City: June 29-July 3, 201
  7. Mustang Masonic Lodge, Mustang, OK: June 15-29, 2015
  8. Canadian County Free Fair, El Reno, OK: June 29-July 3, 2015
  9. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: July 13-17, 2015
  10. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: July 20-24, 2015

Campers:

If you know a camper who wants to sign up, please send them to http://www.lssmn.org/campnoah/upcoming-camps/

Volunteers:

Volunteers are needed to work alongside campers June 15th – June 19th in Oklahoma City and Mustang. Equipped Team Leaders will lead trained and background checked volunteers to facilitate the resilience and preparedness curriculum. Individuals and groups are welcome to contact Camp Noah for more information about joining a team for one or more of the weeks. If you know anyone who might like to volunteer (Sunday-Friday commitment), please send them to this website: http://www.lssmn.org/campnoah/volunteer/

Funding:

The eight June camps are being funded by a grant from the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. In response to community interest, two additional camps have been added in Moore in July and Camp Noah is seeking funding for these camps. Camp Noah typically utilizes funding from many organizations (churches, community organizations, regional groups)  who contribute to the $20,000 total cost for each camp.

http://www.campnoah.org

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Cari Logan
Sr. Program Development Manager
Camp Noah at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
2375 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Office: 651.969.2257
Fax: 651-287-2582
cari.logan@lssmn.org

2015: Camp Noah Summer Schedule in Central Oklahoma

Many thanks to Rebecca Lewis with Camp Noah Minnesota for joining us for last week’s Full LARC meeting and Cari Logan joining us for April’s meeting! This summer’s schedule:

  1. Little Axe School, Norman: June 8-12, 2015
  2. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: June 15-19, 2015
  3. Inner City Church, Oklahoma City: June 15-19, 2015
  4. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: June 22-26, 2015
  5. Hilltop Baptist Church, Norman: June 22-26, 2015
  6. Crutcho School, Oklahoma City: June 29-July 3, 201
  7. Mustang Masonic Lodge, Mustang, OK: June 15-29, 2015
  8. Canadian County Free Fair, El Reno, OK: June 29-July 3, 2015
  9. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: July 13-17, 2015
  10. Fresh Start Community Church, Moore: July 20-24, 2015

For more information on any of these camps, including local contacts, please visit http://www.lssmn.org/campnoah/ upcoming-camps.

The eight June camps are being funded by a grant from the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma.
In response to community interest, two additional camps have been added in Moore in July and Camp Noah is seeking funding for these camps. Camp Noah typically utilizes funding from many organizations (churches, community organizations, regional groups)  who contribute to the $20,000 total cost for each camp.

Volunteers are needed at these events to work alongside campers. Equipped Team Leaders will lead trained and background checked volunteers to facilitate the resilience and preparedness curriculum. Individuals and groups are welcome to contact Camp Noah for more information about joining a team for one or more of the weeks. (http://www.lssmn.org/ campnoah/volunteer)

Also, feel free to contact Cari Logan for more information or to support these wonderful programs!

Cari Logan
Sr. Program Development Manager
Camp Noah at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
2375 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Office: 651.969.2257 | Cell: 320.266.4391
Fax: 651-287-2582
cari.logan@lssmn.org

http://www.campnoah.org

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2015 Regional Summer Trauma-Responsive Trainings

ODMHSAS_TraumaResponsiveVisit http://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/SHARE.html for the pre-requisite course “Trauma is Just the Beginning”

 

Community Connection Event: Weather Preparation & Response Event

Are you weather aware?

Local partners including the City of Moore and Red Cross are offering a variety of helpful resources that you won’t want to miss:

  • Get Safety tips
  • Update your family’s weather preparedness plan
  • Learn about community resources
  • Experience the Weather Channel’s “Connect with Weather” program
  • Get weather-related anxiety aids
  • Scan your personal documents for safe keeping

All at one great, informative event!

Join the fun on SaturdayApril 11th  from 11 Am to 2 PM at the

Moore Community Center

301 S. Howard Ave.

Moore, Oklahoma 73160

April Weather Event 2015

4/3/15: Oklahoma-City Moore Tornado Update

Good Afternoon,

It has been a privilege to see partnerships at work over the last week of response! Please note with these updates, information will change as partners reallocate resources to best support the community – call 2-1-1, visit websites, and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date info. Please see click this link for instructions on checking information about your agency, registering, and updating existing entries on the 2-1-1 database.

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you collect, purchase, or transport items.

General:

  • The AMERICAN RED CROSS OKC/Moore Service Center closed yesterday @ 7pm. Individual Case Work will be conducted on a case by case basis by appointment or walk in to the Norman American Red Cross (1205 Halley Ave, Norman, OK 73069; 405.321.0591; Hours: 11:00-6:00 pm). See also www.twitter.com/RedCrossOK  www.facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossOklahoma)
  • City of OKC: Information on debris removal in storm-damaged areas is available at the City’s website. If you have questions about bulk waste or storm debris, please call Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833. Emergency Mgmt completed preliminary damage assessment click here to visit www.okc.gov for more detailed information or email Franklin Barnes.
  • City of Moore: See the City’s website for information on the Debris Removal Plan or call the City Managers Office at 793-5200. Preliminary Damage Assessment has been completed click here and the file can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit is available to help solve community problems that may arise. Please feel free to contact 405-793-4661 or email roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more info 405-420-5398.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong is available with teams canvasing the impacted areas ensuring they are doing okay and connecting them to resources they may need, call 405-703-0368
  • Moore Youth and Family Services, Project Moore Hope: Although our primary funding for disaster recovery services is related directly to the May 2013 storms, we can serve anyone who was affected by 3/25/15 who was in the community during the 2013 tornado. Our phone number for services is 703-8772 (620 N.W. 5th St, Suite E-1)

Feeding:

  • Call 2-1-1 for information on local food pantries and resources such as the Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) which is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage.

Volunteers:

The Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Serve Moore, and Church of the Harvest are actively sharing work orders and collaborating to assure timely (as possible) and efficient care for each home or need. Work Orders are going smoothly and they are moving to a shared database.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church: Volunteers are available through Wednesday Apr 8th.  Homeowners with needs should contact Serve Moore to register for assistance in the OKC metro area.
  • Serve Moore: See http://www.servemoore.com/serve Response to the 3/25/15 Oklahoma City-Moore Tornado will be ongoing through the Spring and Summer. On Sat, April 4th, we will run a HALF DAY of volunteering. Please arrive to HQ at 224 S Chestnut Ave at 9am for briefing and team assignment; teams will run until 1pm focusing on  debris removal and sorting for residences and public areas. Please carpool to keep traffic to a minimum. Gloves, tools, debris bags, water provided. On Monday, April 6th, Serve Moore will no longer accept spontaneous volunteers. All volunteer teams must be pre-registered when arriving at HQ for checkin. If you can rally a few friends, church members, civic group buddies, coworkers, anyone, please visit our website to register and let us know your group is coming.Activation of an AmeriCorps NCCC Team was delayed due to housing shortages during the holiday. Katrina with CNCS is working with us to bring the team mid to late next week.

LARC will continue to send info as needed – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send, update us on your activity and how you are available to coordinate with existing partners, or if you need info or other resources. The most helpful updates will include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom. The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media, website, and Heartline 2-1-1 to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

Thank you all and have a wonderful weekend!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

www.oklarc.org
https://www.facebook.com/larcoklahoma
https://twitter.com/OK_LARC

4/1/15: Oklahoma-City Moore Tornado Update

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for your partnership and support! Below is a consolidated list of info, some publicly available, some from LARC partners who communicated with us directly. Please note, information will change as partners reallocate resources to best support the community – call 2-1-1, visit websites, and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date info. Please see our blogpost for instructions on checking information about your agency on the 2-1-1 database, registering, and updating existing entries.

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

General:

  • The AMERICAN RED CROSS relocated the Service Center to the Serve Moore Community Renewal Center (224 S. Chestnut St, Moore, OK 73160) Wednesday 4/1 – Thursday 4/2, 12-7 (additional days to be determined; see also www.twitter.com/RedCrossOK  www.facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossOklahoma)
  • City of OKC: Emergency Mgmt completed preliminary damage assessment click here to visit the post on www.okc.gov for more detailed information or email Franklin Barnes.
  • City of Moore: Preliminary Damage Assessment has been completed and uploaded to the website. Click here and the file can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • City of OKC Debris Removal: crews will remove March 25 storm debris during regular bulk waste collections and during special collection beginning March 30 in the declared storm- damaged areas (Reno to NW 23, Council Rd to MacArthur; SW 134 to SW 104, May Ave to Santa Fe). Residential customers (no commercial or contractor waste) in the declared storm- damaged areas may take storm debris – such as tree limbs, brush and fencing – to the curb in three piles: Tree and brush debris, Household hazardous waste & propane tanks, and Freon-containing items. Remove doors and food. More information and a map of the storm-damaged areas is available at the City’s website. If you have questions about bulk waste or storm debris, please call Oklahoma City Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833.
  • City of Moore DebrisRemoval Plan: MOORE, OK 3/27/15: The City of Moore will begin storm debris pick-up Monday, March 30th. Storm debris needs to be: Moved to the edge of your curb, not covering your water meter, separated (separate tree limbs from the rest of the debris; separate refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning systems as well; refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed. Several passes will be made through the damage area but please make every effort to have all storm debris at curbside as quickly as possible. If people have questions about Debris Pickup they can call the City Managers Office at 793-5200.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit is available to help solve community problems that may arise. Please feel free to contact 405-793-4661 or email roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398.
  • Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) Case Managers have called May 2013 clients and are referring them to resources for the 3/25/15 storms.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong has members at the Community Renewal Center (224 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-703-0368
  • Oklahoma Conference of Churches Credentialed Spiritual Care Team is at American Red Cross Service Center or call 405-315-1528 for more information.
  • Moore Youth and Family Services, Project Moore Hope: Although our primary funding for disaster recovery services is related directly to the May 2013 storms, we can serve anyone who was affected by 3/25/15 who was in the community during the 2013 tornado. Our phone number for services is 703-8772 (620 N.W. 5th Street Suite E-1)

Feeding:

  • Call 2-1-1 for information on local food pantries and resources
  • The Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage. Denisse Marti takes calls at 600-3183 for general inquiries and organizations trying to contact us, can reach me (Tyler Geohagan) at 405-600-3140

Volunteers:

The Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Serve Moore, and Church of the Harvest are actively sharing work orders and collaborating to assure timely (as possible) and efficient care for each home or need. Work Orders are going smoothly and they are moving  to a shared database over the next few days and have continually shared and cross-checked info over the weekend and today.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church: Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577.
  • Serve Moore will operate until 6pm through Fri and hold Sat hours from 9:00 to 1:00.
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) –  two-for-one deal at no charge at all -locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send info as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send. Update us if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 8:00 am and include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom. The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media and website information to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

 

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

 

www.oklarc.org
https://www.facebook.com/larcoklahoma
https://twitter.com/OK_LARC

3/31/15: LARC Situation Update for the 3/25/15 Oklahoma City-Moore Tornadoes

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for your partnership and support! Below is a consolidated list of info, some publicly available, some from LARC partners who communicated with us directly. Please note, information will change as partners reallocate resources to best support the community – call 2-1-1, visit websites, and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date info. Please see our blogpost for instructions on checking information about your agency on the 2-1-1 database, registering, and updating existing entries.

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

 

General:

  • The annual Storm Spotter Training for Cleveland/McClain/Oklahoma counties is tonight, Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 at the National Weather Center in Norman (at SH9/Jenkins).  It is free and open to anyone who comes; no preregistration required!
  • City of OKC: Emergency Mgmt completed preliminary damage assessment click here to visit the post on www.okc.gov for more detailed information or email Franklin Barnes.
  • City of Moore: Preliminary Damage Assessment has been completed and uploaded to the website. Click here and the file can be found at the bottom of the page.
  • City of OKC Debris Removal: crews will remove March 25 storm debris during regular bulk waste collections and during special collection beginning March 30 in the declared storm- damaged areas (Reno to NW 23, Council Rd to MacArthur; SW 134 to SW 104, May Ave to Santa Fe). Residential customers (no commercial or contractor waste) in the declared storm- damaged areas may take storm debris – such as tree limbs, brush and fencing – to the curb in three piles: Tree and brush debris, Household hazardous waste & propane tanks, and Freon-containing items. Remove doors and food. More information and a map of the storm-damaged areas is available at the City’s website. If you have questions about bulk waste or storm debris, please call Oklahoma City Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833.
  • City of Moore DebrisRemoval Plan: MOORE, OK 3/27/15: The City of Moore will begin storm debris pick-up Monday, March 30th. Storm debris needs to be: Moved to the edge of your curb, not covering your water meter, separated (separate tree limbs from the rest of the debris; separate refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning systems as well; refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed. Several passes will be made through the damage area but please make every effort to have all storm debris at curbside as quickly as possible. If people have questions about Debris Pickup they can call the City Managers Office at 793-5200.
  • Red Cross is hosting a Resource Center to meet with those impacted by March 25th tornadoes at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore). Hours today (Tuesday) are 11am-7pm with future weekday hours to be announced. Call Red Cross at 405-228-9500.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit is available to help solve community problems that may arise. Please feel free to contact 405-793-4661 or email roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398.
  • Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) Case Managers have called May 2013 clients and are referring them to resources for the 3/25/15 storms.
  • OGE for electrical outages see www.oge.com >> Outage Center or Twitter or Facebook

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong has members at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-703-0368
  • Oklahoma Conference of Churches Credentialed Spiritual Care Team is at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-315-1528 for more information.
  • OK VOAD, Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee has a conference call scheduled at 2:30 (Tuesday 3/31/15) central time.
  • Moore Youth and Family Services, Project Moore Hope: Although our primary funding for disaster recovery services is related directly to the May 20, 2013 tornado we can serve anyone who was affected by the tornado last week who was in the community during the 2013 tornado. Our phone number for services is 703-8772 (620 N.W. 5th Street Suite E-1)

Feeding:

  • The Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage. Denisse Marti takes calls at 600-3183 for general inquiries and organizations trying to contact us, can reach me (Tyler Geohagan) at 405-600-3140

Volunteers:

The Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Serve Moore, and Church of the Harvest are actively sharing work orders and collaborating to assure timely (as possible) and efficient care for each home or need. Work Orders are going smoothly and they are moving  to a shared database over the next few days and have continually shared and cross-checked info over the weekend and today.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church has 10 volunteers today doing 11 tarping jobs. Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577.
  • Serve Moore had over 540 volunteers who worked close to 3,000 hours and completed 81 work orders in Moore (Southgate Elementary and neighborhood areas) and South OKC (S 119th to S 134th from Western to Penn); and, currently have over 100 work orders open. This is a light week for volunteers with only 4 yesterday, so they are reaching out to out-of-state teams, working with Charla at United Way/Hands On Network, CNCS (Corp for National and Community Service), and National VOAD partners. They will operate until 6pm through Thursday with Fri and Sat hours from 9:00 to 1:00. Serve Moore also had a visit from North Texas Drone User Group on Saturday and are relaying the resulting maps to local Emergency Managers.
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) –  two-for-one deal at no charge at all -locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send info as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send. Update us if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 8:00 am and include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom. The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media and website information to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

 

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Cell: 405-514-1054
Office: 405-759-1900

 

www.oklarc.org
https://www.facebook.com/larcoklahoma
https://twitter.com/OK_LARC

3/30/15: LARC Situation Update for Oklahoma City-Moore Tornado

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for your partnership and support! Below is a consolidated list of info, some publicly available, some from LARC partners who communicated with us directly. Please note, information will change as partners reallocate resources to best support the community. Visit websites and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date info. Please see our blogpost for instructions on checking information about your agency on the 2-1-1 database, registering, and updating existing entries.

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

General:

  • Red Cross is hosting a Resource Center to meet with those impacted by March 25th tornadoes at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore). Hours today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) are 11am-7pm with future weekday hours to be announced. Call Red Cross at 405-228-9500.
  • City of OKC: Emergency Mgmt completed preliminary damage assessment, damage to residences was minor or affected with none listed as major or destroyed; two businesses had major damage. For more detailed information email Franklin Barnes.
  • City of OKC Debris Removal: crews will remove March 25 storm debris during regular bulk waste collections and during special collection beginning March 30 in the declared storm- damaged areas (Reno to NW 23, Council Rd to MacArthur; SW 134 to SW 104, May Ave to Santa Fe). Residential customers (no commercial or contractor waste) in the declared storm- damaged areas may take storm debris – such as tree limbs, brush and fencing – to the curb in three piles: Tree and brush debris, Household hazardous waste & propane tanks, and Freon-containing items. Remove doors and food. More information and a map of the storm-damaged areas is available at the City’s website. If you have questions about bulk waste or storm debris, please call Oklahoma City Utilities Customer Service at 297-2833.
  • City of Moore Debris Removal Plan: MOORE, OK 3/27/15: The City of Moore will begin storm debris pick-up Monday, March 30th. Storm debris needs to be: Moved to the edge of your curb, not covering your water meter, separated (separate tree limbs from the rest of the debris; separate refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning systems as well; refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed. Several passes will be made through the damage area but please make every effort to have all storm debris at curbside as quickly as possible. If people have questions about Debris Pickup they can call the City Managers Office at 793-5200.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit is available to help solve community problems that may arise.  Please feel free to contact 405-793-4661 or email me at roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398.
  • Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) Case Managers have called May 2013 clients. and are referring them to resources for the 3/25/15 storms.
  • National Weather Service Norman released a Preliminary Damage Survey last week: website or Twitter or Facebook
  • OGE for electrical outages see www.oge.com >> Outage Center or Twitter or Facebook

Emotional and Spiritual Care:

  • OKStrong has members at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-703-0368
  • Oklahoma Conference of Churches Credentialed Spiritual Care Team is at the Moore Community Center (301 S. Howard, Moore) or call 405-315-1528for more information.
  • OK VOAD, Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee has a conference call scheduled tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 3/31/15) at 3:30 central time

Feeding:

  • The Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage. Denisse Marti takes calls at 600-3183 for general inquiries and organizations trying to contact us, can reach me (Tyler Geohagan) at 405-600-3140

Volunteers:

  • The Oklahoma United Methodist Church and Serve Moore are actively sharing work orders and collaborating. Chris Fox and Luke Pratt are meeting at the Serve Moore Community Renewal Center (224 S. Chestnut, Moore) at 1:00 pm to discuss outstanding work orders and they welcome other agencies available to assist.
  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church had 50 volunteers on Saturday and completed 16 work orders. They have 20 volunteers scheduled tomorrow. Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577.
  • Serve Moore had 540 volunteers who worked 2,970 hours and completed 81 work orders in Moore (Southgate Elementary and neighborhood areas) and South OKC (S 119th to S 134th from Western to Penn). This is a light week for volunteers, so they are reaching out to out-of-state teams. Needs include debris removal, fences, and sheds.
  • Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief has 3 phone numbers for assistance (OKC and Tulsa) 405-443-7583; 405-388-6912; 405-415-5261
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) –  two-for-one deal at no charge at all -locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send info as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send. Update us if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 8:00 am and include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom. The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media and website information to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Cell: 405-514-1054
Office: 405-759-1900

www.oklarc.org
https://www.facebook.com/larcoklahoma
https://twitter.com/OK_LARC

Heartline 2-1-1 Registration and Database Info for Organizations

Below are the steps, links, and contacts from HeartLine 2-1-1 registration and database.

Add an Agency:

Direct Link (add agency)

http://www.referweb.net/hlok/request.aspx

Click “Get Listed”

Fill out online form

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Contacts:

Bryan Lewis – Director of Contact Services/Information Technology – blewis@heartlineoklahoma.org
Anna Fullington – Director of Contract Services/Data Integrity – afullington@heartlineoklahoma.org
James Rosa – Resource Database Coordinator – jrosa@heartlineoklahoma.org

HeartLine’s Website (find staff contacts, add agencies, search our Database) www.heartlineoklahoma.org

Access the Online Database:

Go to HeartLine’s website  www.heartlineoklahoma.org > Click on 2-1-1 Online

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Already Registered? Update Existing Information:

If you have updates, you can also email your agency information to 211heartline@heartlineoklahoma.org ; and, include phone number and email so 2-1-1 can get clarification on anything they need.

 

Oklahoma City-Moore Tornado Situation Update #1: 3/27/15

Good Afternoon,

Thank you all for your support! Below is a consolidated list of info, some publicly available, some from LARC partners who communicated with us directly. Please note, information will change as partners assess services in impacted areas and reallocate resources to best support the community while reducing duplication. Visit websites and Follow organizations on social media for the most up-to-date information. 

Additionally, IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED, members of OK Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other organizations are actively encouraging clients to call Heartline 2-1-1 for recovery assistance. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION OR PROGRAM IS NOT ALREADY REGISTERED WITH 2-1-1, CLIENTS WILL NOT BE DIRECTED TO YOU FOR DISASTER RECOVERY SERVICES. The 2-1-1 database is 100% online, so check your agency’s information on the website and contact 2-1-1 to register or update existing information (see Blogpost and subsequent email for more information).

Donations:

As supplies are distributed, monetary donations allow organizations flexibility to purchase items as needed. Also, buying supplies locally builds resilience in local businesses and economy. Several orgs are taking specific donations from neighboring Oklahomans but please visit their website, social media, & call to confirm the need is not already met before you purchase or transport items.

General:

  • National Weather Service Norman released a Preliminary Damage Survey yesterday: website or Twitter or Facebook
  • OGE for electrical outages see www.oge.com >> Outage Center or Twitter or Facebook
  • City of OKC: Emergency Mgmt preliminary damage assessment of residences and businesses is ongoing across approximately 60 square miles; Public Works debris removal and traffic signal repair is progressing; one street is still closed (N. Council from Reno to NW 10th); updates to the 2 main areas of damage in OKC will be available (SW 119 from S. May to the Moore city limits; N. Council to N. Rockwell from Reno to NW 10th)
  • City of Moore Emergency Mgmt is conducting damage assessments.
  • City of Moore Debris Removal Plan: MOORE, OK 3/27/15: The City of Moore will begin storm debris pick-up Monday, March 30th. Storm debris needs to be: Moved to the edge of your curb, not covering your water meter, separated (separate tree limbs from the rest of the debris; separate refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning systems as well; refrigerator/freezer doors must be removed. Several passes will be made through the damage area but please make every effort to have all storm debris at curbside as quickly as possible.
  • The Moore Police Department’s new Community Service Unit and is available to help solve community problems that may arise.  Please feel free to call anytime at 405-793-4661 or email me at roblein@cityofmoore.com.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department reports 1,100 claims filed across the state so far. They are distributing fraud awareness signs and the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398.
  • Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) Case Managers are calling May 2013 clients. They are seeing a need for Emotional and Spiritual Care, debris, and tarping across areas. They connect clients with local resources identified through OK VOAD. As they receiving call and walk-ins from new families impacted by the March 2015 storms ODRP helps to redirect them to local resources.

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong has members at the Community Renewal Center (224 S Chestnut) and out in affected areas; or call 405-703-0368
  • Oklahoma Conference of Churches Credentialed Spiritual Care Team will be out in the area today call 405-315-1528 for more information.
  • OK VOAD, Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee has a conference call scheduled for this afternoon at 3:30 central time

Feeding:

  • The Moore Food Resource Center (2635 North Shields, Moore, OK 73160) is open normal hours (MWF 11-4, TH 1-6, 3rd Sat of each month 10-12), will continue to serve clients as usual, and will also assist those who lost food due to extended power outages or structural damage. Denisse Marti takes calls at 600-3183 for general inquiries and organizations trying to contact us, can reach me (Tyler Geohagan) at 405-600-3140
  • The Salvation Army mobile feeding unit and canteen were in the NW 10th and I-35 area this morning but have redeployed at 312 N. Janeway Youth & Family Services. They may utilize the catering truck & all terrain vehicles for mobile outreach in the neighborhoods.

Volunteers:
The Oklahoma United Methodist Church, Serve Moore, and Church of the Harvest are actively sharing work orders and collaborating.

  • Oklahoma United Methodist Church has flood buckets, tarps, furring strips, and plywood at their Volunteer Reception Center at Moore First Methodist. They are taking phone calls from homeowners, doing work order scouting, and have a few teams coming this weekend. Methodist volunteer teams can call 405-388-5589 to volunteer. Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577. Accepting donations of OSB and tarps and have available furring strips, tarps, OSB, and volunteers; home owners can pick up flood buckets.
  • Serve Moore had 230 volunteers yesterday who worked on damaged public property. Today around 100 volunteers are doing debris removal in the Southgate area, local parks, and assisting Moore Public Schools. Volunteers may report to the Community Renewal Center at 224 S Chestnut. Call 405-735-3060 with questions or visit Facebook page. We have moving boxes and packing tape for disaster impacted families who need them. And, have accepted requests for space at the Community Renewal Center from the Oklahoma Insurance Commission and Better Business Bureau. Visit servemoore.com or call 405-735-3060 for more information.
  • Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief is currently working out of the OKC office has chaplains, chain saw, skid steer, tarping, and recovery crews ready for anyone that needs help; assessors out surveying the damage and signing home owners up; they have 3 phone numbers to for assistance (OKC and Tulsa) 405-443-7583; 405-388-6912; 405-415-5261
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) –  two-for-one deal at no charge at all -locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send info as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send. Update us if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 8:00 am and include point of contact, links to website and social media, the information that you would like released and to whom.The most helpful organizations will regularly update social media and website information to increase access to services and provide situational awareness to partner agencies.

Thank you all and have a wonderful day!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900

www.oklarc.org
https://www.facebook.com/larcoklahoma
https://twitter.com/OK_LARC

Oklahoma City-Moore Tornado Update

Good Morning,

Thank you all for the updates and support for communities in Oklahoma City and Moore! Here are a few situational updates from LARC members who have communicated with us:
General:
  • City of OKC emergency mgmt is assessing and will have more information following assessments; they are currently aware of two areas of damage in OKC (SW 119 from S. May to the Moore city limits; N. Council to N. Rockwell from Reno to NW 10th)
  • The Moore Chamber of Commerce has been out checking on businesses
  • The Moore Police Department has started a new Community Service Unit and is available to help solve community problems that may arise.  Please feel free to call me anytime at 405-793-4661 or email me at roblein@cityofmoore.com.  Thank you for your time.
  • Oklahoma Insurance Department started distributing fraud awareness signs last night and has the anti-fraud division patrolling areas in marked SUVs that say “OK Insurance Anti-Fraud” – they are CLEET certified and can write citations or check out contractors. Contact Amanda Riddle for more information 405-420-5398

Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • OKStrong has members in the Southgate Elementary area, Briarwood and Plaza Area, and at the Community Center
  • OKVOAD Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee has a conference call scheduled for this afternoon at 15:30 central time

Feeding:

  • Red Cross has vehicles out currently with meals and water
  • A Local Walmart is providing lunch for volunteers and teachers at Southgate Elementary
  • The Moore Food Resource Center is open today for normal hours and is accepting affected families as well.

Volunteers:

  • Serve Moore is working with Moore schools, City of OKC and City of Moore emergency mgmt to get volunteers out to the affected areas (see attached map). Volunteers are working on damaged public property today and will send additional assistance to residential areas over the next couple days. They will contact registered residents ahead of time to confirm. If you have any questions you can call us at 405-735-3060 or contact us on our Facebook page.Affected families are welcome to contact Serve Moore or visit the Community Renewal Center (224 S Chestnut). Visit servemoore.com or call 405-735-3060 for more information.
  • Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Disaster Relief is currently working out of the OKC office has chaplains, chain saw, skid steer, tarping, and recovery crews ready for anyone that needs help; assessors out surveying the damage and signing home owners up; they have 3 phone numbers to for assistance (OKC and Tulsa) 405-443-7583; 405-388-6912; 405-415-5261
  • OKUMC: Moore First Methodist VRC up, accepting Methodist volunteer teams call 405-388-5589. Home owners of all backgrounds can call for assistance 405-568-9935 or 405-445-2577. Accepting donations of OSB and tarps and have available furring strips, tarps, OSB, and volunteers; home owners can pick up flood buckets.
  • The Cleveland County Health Department has tetanus shots available that include pertussis (whooping cough) – it’s a two-for-one deal at no charge at all locations, including the Moore office on the NE corner of 4th & Eastern, in the shopping center – open 8am-5pm M-F (arrive by 4pm if possible); (405) 794-1591 if you have questions; For a full list of services please see http://cleveland.health.ok.gov

LARC will continue to send information as it is available – let us know what is most helpful to receive or send from your group’s perspective. And, update LARC if your organization is active, if your organization is available to coordinate with existing efforts, or if you need information or other resources. The most helpful updates will arrive before 4:00 pm, include point of contact, the information that you would like released and to whom, and will arrive before

Caroline Wiegman

 

 

February: Full Membership Meeting and Election Follow-up

Good Morning LARC,

At last week’s meeting, we learned more about Communities Advancing Resilience Toolkit (CART) from Dr. Rose Pfefferbaum and elected two new officers! Click LARC_2015_2FullMinutesDRAFTFeb18 for minutes.
Next month, we hope you will join us as we welcome Dr. Rose Pfefferbaum again for results from the CART survey and a follow-up discussion about the many ways LARC can utilize the CART process for the 2013 disaster recovery efforts.
Until then, stay tuned to our website, Like us on Facebook, or Follow us on Twitter for more info about CART and upcoming events,
Sincerely,

Newcastle: Advanced Incident Command System ICS 400

FEMA Independent Study (IS) and Incident Command System (ICS) courses can help prepare you to coordinate with partners from different levels of government, private, and non-profit sectors.

There are still 6 seats available for ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System in Newcastle this week. This course provides training and resources for advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS); and, expands upon information covered in ICS-300 and its prerequisite courses. If you already completed ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents and would like to enroll for this week’s ICS 400 course, you are welcome to contact Johnny Wingate.

Date/Time: 8:00-5:00 on Wed, February 11th and Fri, February 13th
Location: Newcastle
Event Contact: Johnny Wingate
Phone: 405-387-2922

Are you interested in future ICS 300 and ICS 400 courses? 
You can begin by completing the following prerequisites online (the following order is recommended):

IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.a

IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
Introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.b

IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-200.b

IS-800.b: National Response Framework, An Introduction
This course describes the purpose of the National Response Framework; the roles and responsibilities of entities; actions that support national response; response organizations used for multiagency coordination; and, how planning relates to national preparedness.
http://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.b

Other recommended courses include:

IS-288.A: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
The goal of this course is to increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities of voluntary agencies in emergency management by providing a basic understanding of the history, roles, and services of disaster relief voluntary agencies in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management operations.
https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-288.a

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Prevention in Practice: Child Abuse Prevention Following Natural Disaster

February 24, 2015, Noon to 1:00p.m

Mary Abbott Children’s House
Clint Williams & Kristin Langrehr,

At the Oklahoma History Center

Click here to register.

Mary Abbott Children’s House executive director Clint Williams and education outreach coordinator Kristin Langrehr will present on Abbott House’s newly designed child abuse prevention and response education program, made possible from a long term disaster relief grant through United Way of Norman.
This program was created in response to the May 2013 tornadoes in central Oklahoma and was designed specifically to respond to the heightened potential for violence following natural disaster. The program has already been presented to over 1,500 teachers, principals, counselors, and community members and addresses violence prevention through creating safe situations for child/adult interaction and addresses abuse response through best practices developed in the field of children’s advocacy.
The Mary Abbott Children’s House is located in Norman, Oklahoma. One of over 750 independent, nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers in the country, Abbott House is the official advocacy center for Cleveland, Garvin, and McClain Counties. For more information about Abbott House, visit our website at www.abbott-house.org.

Clint Williams began as Executive Director of the Mary Abbott Children’s House in January 2012.  Previously, he served as Executive Director of The Xenia Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to dialogue training and fostering public discourse. Williams also served as Director of Development & External Relations and as Interim Executive Director (External Affairs) at HeartLine, a statewide agency dedicated to information and referral services and suicide prevention. In addition to his duties at Abbott House, he regularly presents trainings in non-profit management throughout the country in the field of children’s advocacy. Williams holds degrees in Religious Studies (BA) and Voice (BMA) from the University of Oklahoma and has completed terms of service on the City of Norman Human Rights Commission, the Norman Justice Alliance, the OU Women’s and Gender Studies Board, the Sinfonia Educational Foundation, the United Way of Norman Health & Safety Community Impact Council, and was a member of Leadership Norman 2012.  Clint currently serves on the University of Oklahoma Friends of Music board and was elected to the Norman City Council from Ward 2 in June of 2014.

Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, Kristin Langrehr graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and a Master of Social Work in 2009. As a student, Kristin received the Rudy Brakebill award for academic excellence, commitment to community service, and dedication to the advancement of social justice. She has a total of four years of professional experience in the social service sector, including both extensive study of and work for children with disabilities and their families. Through her involvement with the Oklahoma LEND program, she has been able to bring an understanding of family-centered, interdisciplinary methods into her work. She and her husband of five years currently reside in Norman, OK.

See http://www.okdhs.org/ppls  for more information.

OK Strong: The Weather Show

Oklahoma Tornado Summit

The Tornado Summit is February 23-25, checkout their Facebook page and visit LARC on Facebook too!

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Free Digital Storytelling Workshop for Tornado Recovery

Dear Community Members,

Please consider joining us for the Survivors in Motion Digital Storytelling Workshop!  Please read the flyer and message below for more information.

Since last year’s tornado outbreak, the OU Writing Center has been working to find a way to put our services to use in the recovery efforts.  Our campus mission is to help students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of writing projects.  We also believe writing is a powerful tool to help heal people and communities beyond the campus.  With guidance from the Center for Digital Storytelling (Berkeley, CA), we have developed a digital storytelling workshop for survivors, care givers, and first responders of the spring 2013 tornado season.

We have offered our workshops last July and November, and they have been a great experience for everyone involved.  Community members who participated each made fantastic stories about their recovery to share with friends, families, and others.  Because of this success, we are happy to offer the workshop again this coming February.

This workshop – called “Survivors in Motion” – is free and open to the public, and will be led by OU Writing Center staff.  Sponsors include the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow College of Social Work and the OU College of Architecture, Division of Regional and City Planning.  Minors over the age of 16 can participate with permission of a parent or guardian.

Digital storytelling combines words, images, video, and sound to tell a story and convey a message.  At the end of the workshop, participants will have a 3-to-4 minute video to share with others as they wish. We hope the digital stories participants create in this workshop will illustrate recovery and convey strength.  It will be a space for participants to tell their stories.

The workshop will be held three Fridays in a row, February 6th, February 13th, and February 20th, from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Moore Library (225 S. Howard Ave.).  Snacks and beverages will be provided.  Participants will be provided a user account for a web-based video-editing software they will use to create their digital stories.  Participants are asked to bring their own laptops or tablets.  A limited amount of laptops will be available for those who cannot bring their own.

Participants can register for the workshop by filling out the registration form here.  Please read the flyer below for more information about the workshop, and please help spread the word to others who would benefit from the workshop.  Please feel free to contact me, Rachel Jackson, Community Project Developer, OU Writing Center, with any questions – (405) 325-2936 or (405) 205-6048, or at rcjackson@ou.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel C. Jackson
Community Project Developer
OU Writing Center

Rachel Jackson
Community Project Developer, OU Writing Center
Doctoral Fellow in Composition, Rhetoric, & Literacy
Research Fellow, Center for Social Justice
405.325.2936 | rcjackson@ou.edu

 

WRWP Moore Workshop Flyer

Ayuda de recuperación a causa de las tormentas de mayo del 2013 aún está disponible

Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP)

Muchas familias afectadas en Oklahoma por los severos tornados y tormentas en mayo del 2013 se han recuperado o están en plena fase hacia la recuperación. Pero sabemos que la recuperación es un proceso largo y difícil. Para aquellos en nuestras comunidades que aún tienen necesidades insatisfechas relacionadas con el desastre, queremos que sepan que todavía hay asistencia disponible, incluso ahora – meses después de los tornados y tormentas severas que azotaron nuestro estado. Muchos de los afectados pueden haber tenido seguro y/o ayuda de recursos de FEMA, pero ahora se están dando cuenta que no es lo suficientes para satisfacer sus necesidades relacionadas con el desastre. Incluso pueden sentir que no calificarían para recibir asistencia por el desastre debido a que estaban asegurados o porque ya recibieron asistencia. El Proyecto de Recuperación de Desastres Oklahoma les recomienda que hablen con uno de nuestros administradores de casos para ver si califican para recibir asistencia, que puede incluir reparaciones y materiales de vivienda, para tratar problemas de moho, fondos para reconstrucciones o reparaciones mayors que el seguro o FEMA no cubrió, la cerca o cobertizos, los costos de reubicación, muebles y electrodomésticos, necesidades médicas, servicios de salud espiritual y mental, transporte y más.

El Proyecto de Recuperación de Desastres Oklahoma es una colaboración de agencias como la Cruz Roja Americana, Caridades Católicas, la Iglesia Church of the Harvest, la Iglesia Oklahoma United Methodist, Ejército de Salvación, y la Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl para proporcionar servicios de administración de casos de desastre para individuos y familias en necesidad de recuperación a largo plazo. Nuestra asociación se extiende a las organizaciones y grupos que ofrecen asistencia en las comunidades afectadas. Trabajamos con individuos y familias para ayudar a identificar sus necesidades relacionadas con el desastre, el desarrollo de sus planes a largo plazo, conectarlos con los recursos disponibles en la comunidad, y ayudarles a cumplir sus metas de recuperación – un paso a la vez.

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FAVOR LLAMAR AL 866-477-7276 PARA MAS INFORMACION

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Recovery help is still available for the May 2013 storms

Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP)

Many families impacted by the Oklahoma May 2013 tornadoes and severe storms have recovered or are well on their paths to recovery. But we know that recovery is a long and difficult process. For those in our communities who still have disaster-related unmet needs, we want them to know assistance is still available, even now – months after the tornadoes and severe storms ripped through our state. Many of those affected may have had insurance and/or FEMA resources but are now finding those are not enough to meet their disaster-related needs. They may even feel they would not qualify for disaster assistance because they were insured or had already received assistance. The Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project would urge them to speak to one of our case managers to see if they are eligible for assistance, which may include housing repairs and materials, addressing mold issues, funding for rebuilds or major repairs that insurance or FEMA did not cover, fencing or sheds, relocation costs, furniture and appliances, medical needs, spiritual and mental health services, transportation, and more.

The Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project is a collaboration of agencies including the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Church of the Harvest, the Oklahoma United Methodist Church, The Salvation Army, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to provide disaster case management services for individuals and families in need of long-term recovery. Our partnership extends to the organizations and groups providing assistance in the impacted communities. We work with individuals and families to help identify their disaster-related needs, develop their long-term recovery plans, connect them to available community resources, and help them meet their recovery goals – one step at a time.

ODRP Flyer Updated 12 2014 two sided

PLEASE CALL 866-477-7276 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Finalize Your Speed Sharing Registration

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for submitting your Resource Speed Sharing slide and registration! We are compiling submissions from more than 25 organizations to present tomorrow. To keep things running smoothly please complete the registration checklist:
>Review the below information
>Check the registration info you submitted for the Resource Sheet
>Check your slide for content and formatting in the LINKED PDF
>Let us know if you have a presentation number/order preference
>Practice presenting to be aware of content, guidelines, & timeframe
Resource Sheet:
Everyone will receive a Resource Sheet listing presentations numbered in order of appearance on one side and organizational point of contact (POC) on the other. This info comes from the registration form you provided, if your registration missed info or if you want to add info, like website or social media, please forward that by 8:00 pm today.

Slides:
All slides are in a single presentation with common formatting. The template provided format for the slide and type of organization-specific info you may want to cover when you present. We hope you present more than your slide includes because 1 slide is too small to list everything. Revise your slide if you used an alternative format and your slide does not look right; or, if you not aware of the option to use pictures or replace template text with your own. To make these or other changes, please submit a revised slide by 8:00 pm today.

Resource material to bring:
Each presenter may display brochures, fliers, business cards, referral forms, etc on resource tables – rectangular folding tables with 4 organizations per table (subject to change).

Presentation Content:
Familiar LARC members and many new faces plan to attend. Your goal – introduce your organization and programs available to this community in ways everyone can understand. Sharing 2013 response activities establishes who you are, what your organization is capable of beyond current activities, and how/where you fit into the big picture. Those who were not involved in the 2013 response can establish the same things by sharing your organization’s role in and impact on your community; or, other disaster experience.  Regarding current or future activities, please include the information an audience member would need to successfully inform or refer a client into your program.

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Please use the terms survivor, impacted, affected, etc rather than the word victim!
  • Be considerate of the audience (i.e., be careful talking about how needy recipients of your program are – they may be in the room and upset by that way you portray them)
  • Limit use of acronyms like LTRC, IA, DA, CDBG, OEM. If you must use an acronym abbreviation, the first time you do please say the full phrase followed by the abbreviation that you intend to use. For instance, “ a Long Term Recovery Committee, or LTRC, can help by….” vs “an LTRC can help by…”
  • 2013 response activity example info: # assisted, type of assistance, how long, volunteer hours, meals provided, info distributed, partners, etc
  • Current activities/program info: How do I sign up? Do you have a referral form? Where can we find it? If a prospective client calls your office, do they need to specify which services they are calling about or who referred them? What happens after a referral? What feedback can you provide to referring organizations?

Presentation time:
To respect everyone’s time, please hold questions until after all presentations are finished. To assist presenters, a timekeeper will hold sheets of color/number coded paper corresponding time remaining for each presenter. Also, the presentation will show each slide for 3 minutes before automatic applause sound effects indicating a 10 second transition to the next slide. During the transition time, the next presenter will take the stage. We will manually advance to the next slide for pesentations that take less than three minutes; however, manual override is unavailable for presentations that exceed the allotted time. If you want a sound effect other than applause to precede your presentation, please let me know by 8:00 pm today.

Arrival:

  • To best prepare, please arrive by 11:40 with your resource materials. At sign-in, you will receive a packet including presentation number, name tag, and specific instructions. You will have time to locate your spot at the resource table and setup your materials.
  • We will meet in Room B of the Moore Public Library (225 S. Howard, Moore) 
  • Parking is located south of the library and shared with the Moore Community Center

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Cell: 405-514-1054 (preferred)
Office: 405-759-1900

Resource Speed Sharing Registration

Good Morning LARC,
We are excited to invite resources across Northwestern Cleveland, Oklahoma, and McClain Counties to join the Resource Speed Sharing luncheon. This is a free opportunity to learn about the spring 2013 disaster recovery and network with multiple resources in a short period of time. The event will be Wednesday, January 21st at the Moore Public Library (225 S. Howard, Moore) at noon and presenting participants will each have:
  • 1 PowerPoint slide
  • 3 minutes to share their disaster response and long-term recovery activities
  • A space on the resource table for networking following presentations

Presenters and audience members will all receive a resource list with contact and organizational information for each presenter. Registration forms and PowerPoint template are attached for those who wish to present!

Please reply to this email to RSVP for lunch or to register as a presenter!

SAVE THE DATE: Resource Speed Sharing Luncheon

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
12:00-2:00

LARC, the Long-term Area Recovery Committee, is inviting resources across Northwestern Cleveland, Oklahoma, and McClain Counties to this free opportunity to learn about the spring 2013 disaster recovery and network with multiple resources in a short period of time. Presenting participants will each have:

  • 1 PowerPoint slide
  • 3 minutes to share their disaster response and long-term recovery activities
  • A space on the resource table for networking following presentations

Presenters and audience members will all receive a resource list with contact and organizational information for each presenter.

Contact us at oklarc@oklarc.org or 405-759-1900 to RSVP for lunch or to register as a presenter!

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Compassion Fatigue Workshop

January: Disaster Response & Long-Term Recovery Partners

Good Evening,
Welcome to 2015 and to a new chapter in our work as a recovering community! This month, LARC is hosting a resource “Speed Sharing” event to introduce new programs and new faces; and, to reacquaint active members with each other and with changes in the community services we each offer. The dates for several January events are:
Fliers and additional information for local events are attached and embedded below. Also, keep an eye out for more Speed Sharing registration information! 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Caroline Wiegman
LARC Program Coordinator
Office: 405-759-1900
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Lunch & Learn: Resilience and Coping Intervention

Please join the Red Cross on Wednesday, December 10!

Learn about a simple but powerful way to helping children and youth

  • feel better
  • think better
  • work together better, and above all,
  • cope better with whatever challenges they face.

After the overwhelming response to this information at our first Lunch & Learn – by teachers, school counselors, Youth & Family Services workers, state emergency personnel, mental health outreach workers … everyone who came – I can honestly say this is info you won’t want to miss. Especially if you work with youth or know anyone who does!

Details are below and attached.

Come be part of the “resiliency revolution” starting for Oklahoma’s youth!

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Jaeson Post
Lead Community Recovery &
Resiliency Specialist
American Red Cross
Central and Western Oklahoma Region
601 NE 6th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 228-9533 (o)
(405) 226-6899 (c)
Jaeson.Post@redcross.org

 

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