Volunteers sought for long-term disaster recovery training

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Photo by Julia Borysewicz via stock.xchng

Do you want to help out by volunteering after a disaster? Between the January 2008 tornado and flooding, this area can relate to this being a need.

The Long Term Recovery Committee of the Southeast Wisconsin Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster serving Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties is looking for volunteers that would be case managers for long term recovery. That is, after insurance, FEMA and SBA loans and grants have been exhausted and there may be additional unmet needs for a client.

Volunteers will receive training on what non-profit agencies are available to offer specific services. You will be shown how to access this information and link a client to services. Because of your training you can assist the clients without them having to contact 15 different agencies themselves. The clients are usually overwhelmed by the incident already.

The two day training will be held in Racine, followed by a half day computer-based training. Much of what you do will be accessed via a computer web based system.

The training will be held Friday, Aug. 14, Saturday, Aug. 15 and half day Sunday, Aug. 16.

The Friday and Saturday location will be at the Red Cross building 4521 Taylor Ave. Racine.¬†Sunday’s half day will be at the Volunteer Center of Racine County 6216 Washington Ave. Racine.

While there is no cost for this training, space is limited. Please make your reservations or to ask for more information:

Laural Borst, project director, Long-Term Recovery
Wisconsin VOAD
lborst.wivoad@gmail.com
262-902-4128 (C)
262-634-5465 (Office & Fax)

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