With special thanks, we wish to acknowledge the support and generous consideration made to The Red Guide to Recovery from the following Relief Agencies and Non-Profit Supporters:
American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Founded in 1972, one of the Institute’s first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education; fund vital burn research and treatment; and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.
California Volunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.
Community Recovery Team, Inc. (CRT)
The Community Recovery Team will assist in managing the Long Term Recovery process as well as provide technical assistance and support to Relief and Recovery Groups that activate in disaster.
Our Mission: To coordinate and provide emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual resources to help rebuild the homes and lives of families affected by disasters.
Fire Safe Council of San Diego County
The mission of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is to provide education, exchange information, and foster fire prevention and fire safety within the County of San Diego. The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County was formed in 1997 as a nonprofit corporation in the State of California with IRS designation as a 501 (c)3 tax-exempt organization. It is comprised of a 15-member Board of Directors consisting of representatives of federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholders. All Fire Safe Council members have the following common goals: Promote Fire Safety Education, Encourage Pre-Fire Management, Attend Meetings, Participate in Fire Safe Council Programs and Activities. 85 community fire safe councils have been formed within San Diego County since 1997.
Give Clean Water
The Mission of Give Clean Water, Inc. is to change the world by providing clean water to every person on earth who needs it.
Give Clean Water partners with local community organizations to identify families in need of clean water filters. We then hire local community members or volunteers to assist us with gathering biographical and demographic information from each recipient family, take photos and mark each house with a GPS address. On installation day, team members made up of local volunteers and GCW teams visit the home, install the filter and spend some time educating the family on how to maintain the filter. The teams also educate the family on basic hygiene and the importance of drinking and cooking exclusively with clean water. After the filter is installed, GCW will send a follow up team to the homes to answer questions and insure proper use and function of the filter. Each home is also given contact information for the local community organization partnered with GCW in case there are any problems with the clean water filter.
Living With Fire
Living With Fire is an inter-agency effort coordinated by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension that teaches Nevadans to live more safely in wildfire prone environments. Together with Nevada’s firefighting organizations, they developed a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans.
National Disaster Interfaiths Network
NDIN is a national network of disaster interfaith organizations working together to reduce disaster-caused human suffering through the exchange of information and cooperative support. Since the 1990s, with the short-term resources and support of National VOAD (Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster) agencies, disaster interfaiths have done exceptional work bringing together community groups and faith communities to coordinate local relief volunteers and long-term recovery leadership. Most importantly, we have worked together to offer hope in the aftermath of disaster.
National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)
The National Insurance Crime Bureau is a not-for-profit organization that receives support from approximately 1,000 property/casualty insurance companies. The NICB partners with insurers and law enforcement agencies to facilitate the identification, detection and prosecution of insurance criminals.
The vision of the NICB is to be the preeminent organization fighting insurance fraud and crime.
The mission of the NICB is to lead a united effort of insurers, law enforcement agencies and representatives of the public to prevent and combat insurance fraud and crime through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness.
As founder of Preparedness Matters.org Consulting, Vince Davis is a highly experienced professional with a passion for preparedness. For the past 30 years, he has worked in high level positions in the military, government, disaster relief, consulting, and the private sector. Several years ago, Vince began to recognize gaps in the delivery of preparedness and emergency management programs. He started Preparedness Matters.org to fill those gaps where companies may lack real expertise or resources to find effective, creative solutions to today’s complex disaster and business resilience challenges.
Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County
The mission of the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County is to protect, conserve and restore natural resources through education, information and technical assistance programs. The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Greater San Diego County provides technical, financial and educational assistance to help both rural and urban communities conserve, protect, and restore these natural resources. RCD services are wide and varied to meet the diverse needs of the county’s residents, agencies and businesses. The RCD provides soil and water conservation assistance to residents, growers, ranchers, schools, environmental organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we’ve supported research and programs targeting some of America’s most pressing health issues—from substance abuse to improving access to quality health care.
San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council (IDC)
The San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council (IDC) identifies and coordinates with faith-based organizations and their resources in San Diego County, to determine core competencies and, in cooperation with governmental and community-based organizations, facilitates and coordinates a collaborative plan to prepare for and respond to disasters.
San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD)
The mission of San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD) is to enhance the efforts of member organizations through interagency planning, relief, response and recovery activities, all directed toward the goal of giving area residents adequate and timely services, impartially and uniformly delivered, when a disaster strikes.
VOADs exist to foster better service by its members to communities struck by disaster. This is done through preparedness activities that include planning among VOAD members and providing education to the general public and by responding to and helping communities recover from disaster.
2-1-1 San Diego
Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. With more than 5,000 health and human service programs, finding help can seem insurmountable. 2-1-1 can help. Serving the entire population of our region, 2-1-1 San Diego connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. 2-1-1 is also serves as the 24/7 disaster information line for the region, 2-1-1 partners with the County’s Office of Emergency Services to provide the public with a place to turn for non-emergency needs such as road closures, disaster status updates, shelter information and relief and recovery assistance.
Southern California Preparedness Foundation
The Southern California Preparedness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, organized to promote and support disaster awareness, education, and preparedness via community events, public forums, focused programs, and targeted outreach. The Foundation primarily supports the Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair (opens new window), the Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) program, and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training