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					    Gulf Oil Spill: The Road Ahead
Where we’ve been today:
• Ecological Impact
• Economic Impact
• Human Impact

Where we’re headed:
• South Mississippi Voluntary Organizations Active
  in Disaster (SMVOAD)
• Long Term Recovery Model
  South Mississippi Voluntary
Organizations Active in Disaster

   GULF OIL SPILL SUMMIT
   Voluntary Organizations Active In
          Disasters (VOAD)
Who we are:
• National VOAD
• MSVOAD
• SMVOAD

SMVOAD Board Officers:
• American Red Cross, MS Gulf Coast Chapter
• Interfaith Disaster Task Force
• International Relief and Development, US
• Lutheran Episcopal Services of Mississippi
• The Salvation Army
• United Way of South Mississippi
             SMVOAD
What we do:
• Four C’s of Community Service:
  – Communication
  – Coordination
  – Collaboration
  – Cooperation
               SMVOAD
How we do it:
• Discuss common concerns
• Identify gaps in services
• Minimize unnecessary duplication of
  services
• Promote better use of available resources
• Manage disasters more efficiently &
  effectively through organized long term
  recovery
         The Recovery Cycle
• FEMA
 Prepare, Recover, Rebuild

• VOAD
 Response, Relief,
 Recovery, Mitigation,
 Preparedness


• Partnership for Long
  Term Recovery
SMVOAD Long Term Recovery Model
                   Key Components

• Collaborative Response
   – Public-private sectors
   – Federal, state, local agencies
   – Nonprofits and businesses
   – Activate Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)
• Leverage Resources
   – Each agency presents its unique capabilities to LTRC
   – Public and private funds distributed to provide
     services
   – Agencies agree to collaborate with LTRC to ensure
     client recovery
    Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill

• Assess Community Needs:
    – Gulf Coast Business Council (Businesses)
    – Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (Social
      Service Agencies)
    – SMVOAD Neighbors Helping Neighbors
      (Community Residents)
     Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill

• Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Principles
  • Outreach to broad sectors of residents
  • Listen to needs and provide assurance
  • Give access to current relief and
    recovery resources
  • Gap analysis: need vs. current resident
    situation
         Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill
•   “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”
    –   Nonprofits in each county reach out to community
        residents
    –   Provide assurance that assistance is available
    –   Provide information and referrals to current community
        resource providers
    –   Assess financial and non-financial impacts
    –   Recommend strategies to address residents’ needs
        through LTRC collaboration
    –   Develop community action response plan coordinated
        by LTRC
           Neighbors Helping Neighbors
•   Agency Program Model Design
    – Client services only (e.g. mental health, case management)
    – Client services + direct assistance (e.g. rental assistance,
      foreclosure prevention, job training, food assistance)
    – Direct assistance only

•   Agency Model Must Address
    – Assistance/advocacy regarding claims
       •   $20 Billion dollar new claims facility with Aug 1 target start date
    – Fear factor and collateral impact
    – Unique Mississippi impacts
 Neighbors Helping Neighbors
• Key Components
 – Identify Long Term Recovery Resources
   • BP funding
   • State and federal funding
   • Private donors and foundations

 – LTRC awards grants
   • Agencies agree to offer services and/or direct aid
   • Agencies bring to LTRC unmet client needs and
     share best practices
      Process- Long Term Recovery Model
Forming:
• LTRC identifies major goals and begins to tackle tasks: form
  committees, decide on scope of services, identify funding
  sources, and set meeting schedules
Storming:
• LTRC determines scope of problems to be solved and
  determines leadership structure to foster joint action
Norming:
• LTRC partners are settling into their role within the LTRC and
  committing to the plan of action
Performing:
• LTRC functions as a unit, holding partners accountable, to get
  the job done smoothly
         LTRC Community Impact –
            Hurricane Katrina
• Clients served: 3,389
• Community Value of Houses Rebuilt: $25.2
  million
• Community Value of Houses Rehabbed: $8.6
  million
• 700,000 Volunteers contributed 7 million
  hours
• Volunteer Leveraged Funding: $140 million
Long Term Recovery Collaborative Process
                    SMVOAD Outreach/Assessment


                       SMVOAD Activates LTRC


                        LTRC Receives Funding



  Agency Funded               Agency Funded       Agency Funded




   Clients Served                Clients Served         Clients Served




                    Agencies Collaborate through LTRC
  Call to Action

 Complete your form
“Willing to Join LTRC”
                  Contact
Lori West, IRD Gulf Region Director
SMVOAD, Vice Chair
228-864-6677, office
228-223-3047, cell
lwest@irdgulfcoast.org
1223 30th Avenue, Suite A
Gulfport, MS 39501

				
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