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INFORMATION ON MINNESOTA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS

Waseca County: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/12/04/minnesota-disaster-recovery-center-open-waseca-county

Steele County:  https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2016/12/05/minnesota-disaster-recovery-center-open-steele-county

LSS (Lutheran Social Services) is heading up the long term recovery efforts in the area will be present and help to guide survivors to appropriate resources. There might be opprotunities for other MNVOAD agencies and partners to participate. If you think that you might be able to participate, contact our MN Voluntary Agency Liaison Dennis Walter at dennis.walter@state.mn.us and MN VOAD president, DChristopulos@iocc.org . Also, our Federal partners might reach out to specific agencies to request help.

BELOW ARE RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP IN YOUR PLANNING OR TRAINING.

2014 MNVOAD LTR MANUAL
Here is the 2014 MNVOAD Long Term Recovery manual. This document represents the efforts of the MNVOAD Long Term Recovery Committee.

MNVOAD LTR member agencies who participated in the development of this manual include: American Red Cross, Headwaters Relief Organization, Hennepin County Public Health Department, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Minnesota VOAD, The Salvation Army, Southern Baptists Disaster Relief, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and United Way 211.

DOJ ADA Service Animals 2010
DOJ Releases New FAQ on Service Animals

This document supports all the efforts of our animal-based agencies that may have to deal to service animals. This is the latest interpretation of what a service animal is according to the U.S. Department of Justice

New Guide Available to Help Mitigate the Financial Consequences of Disaster
The Red Cross, The American Institute of CPAs and National Endowment for Financial Education have developed and produced a new guide to help people mitigate potential damages and lessen the financial blow of a disaster. href=”https://intranet.redcross.org/content/redcross/news/2015/07/new-guide-available-to-help-mitigate-the-financial-consequences-of-disaster.html”> Disasters and  Financial Planning: A Guide for Preparedness and Recovery is a free, comprehensive, interactive guide developed to help people take proactive steps to minimize the potential impact of disasters on their lives and financial well-being. The guide is available for the public to download on redcross.org. Please review the guide and share it with family members, friends and colleagues

Donations and Volunteer Management Guidebook 2015 Bookmarked
This is a helpful volunteer management guide that was compiled by the MN Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Recovery/Mitigation Branch.

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