Adventist Community Services (ACS) is the service arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We operate community service centers across the United States and have provided emergency relief since 1874. We were one of the founding members of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Throughout the disaster cycle we primarily provide expertise in Donations Management, Distribution of Emergency Supplies, and Emotional and Spiritual Care. Additionally, we provide sheltering facilities and other services as needed.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross in Arizona and New Mexico Region respond to a disaster, ranging from wildfires, floods and microbursts to home fires and power outages. Although the Red Cross isn’t a government agency, its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized through a Congressional Charter in 1905. The charter is not only a grant of power but also an imposition of duties and obligations to the country, to disaster victims and to the people who generously support the mission of the Red Cross with their financial donations. The Red Cross provides shelter, feeding, emergency supplies, disaster mental health services, health services and casework and recovery services to individuals affected by disasters.
The Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is a coalition of 5 regional food banks and almost 1,000 food pantries and agencies, working to address hunger in Arizona. Together, our network feeds almost one million people each year in all 15 counties in Arizona.
As the state’s designated responder for animals in distress during natural disasters, the Arizona Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team deploys throughout Arizona and partners with the American Red Cross to provide temporary shelter to the four-legged evacuees of emergency situations. Additionally, AHS was named the Arizona state representative of BISSELL Pet Foundation and Code 3 Associates’ National Shelter Alliance. The Alliance is a national network of shelters who come together to prepare communities for disaster by providing other shelters throughout their state with consistent access to crisis management and stabilization. Learn more about AHS’ Emergency Response efforts at www.azhumane.org/disasterrelief. Pet owners can also download an emergency checklist at www.azhumane.org/disaster.
The Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is a faith-based organization made up of volunteers who are background checked and trained in a variety of disciplines. Nationwide, SBDR has been in existence since 1967 helping those affected by disasters. In Arizona, our SBDR volunteers are available to provide mass feeding, flood and fire recovery, chaplaincy, chainsaw work and shower and laundry services. We answer requests from our partners, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, as well as requests from city, county and state Emergency Managers to assist in times of need.
The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona was established in 1959, and today has more than 60 congregations, several excellent primary schools, and four college chaplaincies. We are part of The Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The parishioners in our Diocese are a vibrant group of believers making a difference in countless ways throughout the state.
FSL’s mission is to provide home and community-based services and develop energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all.
HandsOn Greater Phoenix (HGP) puts volunteers to work where they are needed most. During disaster response an recovery, HGP manages, educates and connects spontaneous volunteers with approved responding organizations through the concept of a volunteer reception center.
HOPE AACR (animal assisted crisis response) are certified human/canine teams. “Our teams are trained and certified to provide emotional comfort and support to people affected by crises and disasters. From single person crises to national disasters, HOPE AACR is ready to help provide relief for your staff.” “HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is prepared to lend assistance to First Response Agencies, schools and school districts, hospitals, pastoral services and other community institutions. Our certified handlers, partnered with their canines, have been specially trained to provide comfort and support to people who have experienced a recent crisis, disaster, or difficult loss. We frequently partner with mental health professionals and counselors in response to a crisis, and our teams have served in many capacities over the years. The calming nature of our dogs help to redirect people while first responders can secure the scene.”
International Orthodox Christian Charities, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to respond.
Latter-day Saint Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our purpose is to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance and provide opportunities for service. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Charities follows the admonition of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick and afflicted . We sponsor relief and development projects in 195 countries and territories and give assistance without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality. Aid is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability. Largely run with volunteer labor, we operate both independently and in cooperation with other charitable organizations and governments.
PDA is a part of the Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (USA). We have a National Response Team of about 100 members who respond almost every variety of disaster in the U.S. When an event happens, we deploy teams that assess the need coming from the disaster, then work to join forces to help other NGO’s to respond to the need. The need might be for volunteers to help with clean up or rebuilding homes, for which we provide Hosting Sites; or we provide emotional and spiritual care workshops for front-line workers so they can be sure they take care of themselves; or we work to help support ministries that are directly related to refugee crisis issues in the U.S. In the case of human caused disasters, we provide support and guidance as faith groups help to resource their communities in the aftermath of a traumatic event. We also work to support long-term recovery committees with training as they begin to do their work following a disaster event. We have four members of the NRT who live in Arizona and we are represented on AZ VOAD and Maricopa County VOAD in forming partnerships with our state and Maricopa County government and volunteer agencies that help our state during a disaster.
• Solari Crisis & Human Services is an award-winning non-profit organization, based in Arizona. We partner with communities to provide solutions that improve public access to local services and resources. o Solari provides direct crisis and human services through their two divisions of services: Crisis Response Network and Community Support Network. * Crisis Response Network (CRN) empowers individuals to navigate their way through a mental health crisis. * Community Support Network (CSN) facilitates access to food, housing, mental health, and other services to help people before they are in crisis. • Solari operates 2-1-1 Arizona, a free statewide community information and referral service operated 24/7 with live operators. To access the service, simply dial 2-1-1 from any Arizona phone number or visit 211arizona.org.
Team Rubicon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon has deployed across the United States and around the world to provide immediate relief to those impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises. In Arizona specifically, we work collectively with other VOAD organizations to support disasters in the wildfire and flood arenas, while also supporting pandemic and other humanitarian-related efforts.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help. As important, SVdP provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion. SVdP has been serving our community throughout central and northern Arizona since 1946. Programs include: • Services for the homeless. • Medical and dental care for the working poor. • Charity dining rooms that serve thousands each day. • Food boxes for hungry families. • Thrift stores throughout the region. • A bridge housing shelter. • General assistance for individuals in need. We provide help for people’s physical, mental, and spiritual needs. By doing this with care and respect, we show them that they matter and they are children of God.”
Phoenix ToolBank and ToolBank Disaster Services provides nonprofits and charitable organizations access to high quality tools and equipment. Enabling volunteers and staff to cleanup, rebuild, and enhance local communities.
The Southwest Conference Disaster Ministries for the United Church of Christ (UCC) covers Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso. Because of our “congregational” structure the Conference informs and networks with individual congregations regarding their response to disaster needs. Each church determines their individual response. Our potential responses to disasters include volunteers to assist with needs within their communities (30-60 miles). Financial support for recovery based on individual congregational available resources. Nationally, through our local Conferences, our UCC Disaster Ministries provides grants for disaster response and organizes work teams and case management for long-term recovery. Nationally our focus is on long-term recovery.
Serving the Flagstaff community since 1967, United Way of Northern Arizona is more committed than ever to collaborate with our valued partners to coordinate efforts and leverage resources. United Way of Northern Arizona fosters and invests in high potential, community-based programs to achieve our mission of Improving lives by mobilizing communities to create lasing changes in community conditions.
United Way belongs to our community and our number one focus is to nimbly and effectively respond to, and develop solutions for, our Valley’s most pressing needs. We will ACTIVATE resources, ACTIVATE corporate and nonprofit partners, ACTIVATE change, ACTIVATE hope, and provide real solutions to the immediate and evolving needs of our community.
World Renew Disaster Response Services has been serving in disaster-impacted communities for almost 50 years. We deploy volunteers from across the US and Canada to provide clean-up, unmet needs assessment, construction estimating, and reconstruction. Volunteer managers can assist a local long term recovery groups with organizational capacity building.
The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Division of Emergency Management (DEMA) provides military and emergency management capabilities to citizens of Arizona and the Nation. DEMA coordinates the State of Arizona’s emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts in order to reduce the impact of emergencies and disaster on people and property in the Whole Community.
The Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CEMHS) at Arizona State University is a university-wide interdisciplinary hub for the research and practice of emergency management and homeland security. The Center’s work addresses ongoing risk reduction challenges characterized by complex social, economic, environmental, cultural, and technological interdependencies and conﬂicting objectives. CEMHS strives to actively support the vision and mission of Arizona State University and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, including access and inclusiveness in education, the pursuit of excellence and innovation, and promote impact and social embeddedness.
Federal agency that helps people before, during and after disasters. FEMA supplements the efforts of States, Territories and Tribal governments. FEMA provides grants through its Individual Assistance and Public Assistance programs.
Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management provides on-going planning to prevent and prepare for large-scale emergencies in Maricopa County. Emergency Management seeks to create safer, resilient communities in Maricopa County with the capacity to respond to, cope with, and recover from hazards and disasters. Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.