Adventist Community Services: Disaster Response (ACS DR) operates its Disaster Response program under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross, and many state emergency management agencies. ACS is also a founding member of the inter-agency compact called National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and the affiliated state VOAD’s. South Central Conference ACS DR is the lead agency in disaster preparedness and response within its five state regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida.
The following services are provided to assist disaster survivors and their families, disaster responders, and affected communities in cooperation with ACS Disaster Response partners:
- Emergency distribution of relief and recovery supplies – a service that provides goods to survivors and responders such as drinking water, groceries, clothing and much more.
- Warehouse operations – a service in which volunteers sort, package and store donated goods for distribution.
- Community collection centers – locations where goods are collected to assist communities affected by disasters.
- Donations Management Consultants – ACS subject matter experts in donations management provide assistance and input to other organizations in addition to local, state and federal agencies.
Crisis Care – emotional and spiritual care is provided for disaster survivors, their relatives, neighbors and responders.
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