May Notes

SpringSpring brings so much hope for better things to come. Our neighbors in Missouri and Arkansas are battling damaging floods. But we know that recovery and help is only a hand away.

Spring also means transitioning into summer wildfires to come.


Here are a few dates to keep in mind.
May 6-Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May 7-13-National Arson Awareness Week.

Also learn how to document, insure and protect your property    Collect and Protect Important Documents Graphic
in the event of an unexpected flood or fire.
Document and Insure Your Property

Please check our Training page for current training opportunities.

Reminder: Quarterly Meeting is June 15, 2017. See details on the Meeting page.



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April Notes

Hello Spring indeed!rain1

While we’ve been blessed with good weather in Minnesota. However, some of our southern neighbors, have not been as fortunate as they
have experienced devastating tornadoes and floods. We know how long those impacted take to recover. We recently have had to return to the Waseca area to help flood victims from the summer floods of 2016.

Here is a quick recap of our 2017 MNVOAD Conference. A total of 129 registered to attend the conference. Many thanks to the conference committee who worked to make things run smoothly. Special thanks to Dan Frank and Marie Putnam for leading the charge.

Also congratulations to Bob Heuermann, Catholic United Response, on receiving the North Star award. As Dennis and Ruth said, any of the nominees were deserving, but Bob remained steady and unwavering in his commitment and practice of the four C’s.

There are many training and webinars offered in the coming months. Most notably, Under One Roof Conference in Duluth. Scholarships to this conference is offered through Red Cross. Please check the training page for more information.

National Volunteer Week is April 23-April 29.

Be sure to take a moment to take your volunteers for all they do.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all  MNVOAD members and partners for all your contributions and efforts to advance the 4 Cs at MNVOAD.  We are truly proud to represent all of you.

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