HandsOn Network Supports Disaster Recovery Work

 

HandsOn Network is actively working with our Action Centers who are in the disaster impacted regions from the recent domestic tornadoes and flooding. We are also actively supporting our international affiliate who is working with recovery efforts in Japan.

Related to the Alabama tornadoes, Hands On Birmingham, The Volunteer Center of Morgan County (Decatur, AL), Hands On River Region (Montgomery, AL) and HandsOn South Alabama are helping to set up Volunteer Reception Centers to manage Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers.

Since the tornadoes swept through Alabama last week, over 16,000 volunteers have been registered and over 6,000 have been activated or placed through our Affiliates either virtually or via the Volunteer Reception Centers they are managing and supporting.

Related to the Missouri tornado and flooding, our affiliate, United Way of Greater St. Louis, has been registering and engaging volunteers and donors via their website and 211 system. 

In addition to the US disasters that hit last week, Hands On Tokyo is actively engaging volunteers in the consolidation, distribution and delivery of needed supplies to the Japan impacted communities of Sendai, Ishinomaki and Ojika Town in response to the March 11, 2011 earthquake and Tsunami. They are working on developing additional projects in the impacted region and should have opportunities available in June.

While we are continuing to assess themost immediate needs with all these disasters you can get engaged in the response in the following ways:

Register to Volunteer or Donate Resources:

Visit Hands On Birmingham and the Volunteer Center of Morgan County, Alabama to register your interest to volunteer, to donate and to receive more information related to the Alabama tornadoes  volunteer response.

Visit www.Stl.unitedway.org to volunteer, donate or receive more information related to the Missouri tornado and flooding volunteer response

Additionally you can visit www.handsontokyo.org to register volunteer interest, donate or receive more information related to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami volunteer response

PLEASE BE REMINDED AS WITH ALL DISASTERS PLEASE DO NOT SELF DEPLOY TO THE REGION IMPACTED BY THE DISASTER. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED.