Nebraskans are quick to help a neighbor in times of trouble. Collaborating with local law enforcement, emergency management, the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other agencies, the Emergency Volunteer Program prepares citizens to help their community in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
The program is divided into two components:
- Coordinating unaffiliated volunteers during a community emergency. VolunteerLinc assisted with coordinating emergency volunteers after the tornado in Hallam (2004) and after twin tornadoes in the communities near Pilger (2014).
- Preparedness Education and Awareness is a free program that teaches disaster relief techniques. The presentation is available to schools, churches, service clubs and other organizations.
NEVOAD Recipient of 2014 Lt. Governor’s BE PREPARED AWARDS
NEVOAD (Nebraska Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) was the recipient of the Lt. Governor’s BE PREPARED Award on Tues. September 30, 2014. These awards celebrate excellence by Nebraskans in making their communities safer through service focused on preparedness, response, recovery, leadership, and assistance related to disaster, emergency and/or crisis. Volunteer Partners is a member of the NEVOAD.