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Public and private programs that provide emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, relief and/or recovery services prior to, during and after a major fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, famine, explosion or nuclear accident, the outbreak of civil unrest, or other large-scale emergency of natural or human origin that disrupts the normal functioning of a community; or a localized incident such as a house fire which has made residents homeless. There are four recognized phases of disaster work: preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Many community agencies add disaster relief as a phase during response and early recovery.

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American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania - Disaster Relief & Home Fire CampaignImmediate relief assistance to victims of fire, flood, etc. Assistance includes: shelter, clothing, food, replacement of life-sustaining medication, personal hygiene items, community resource referrals, cleaning supplies, and other disaster related needs. Canteen services for first responders on the scene of a disaster. Disaster welfare inquiries for families affected by local and out-of-town disasters. Community disaster education presentations.DauphinAmerican Red Cross of Central PennsylvaniaAmerican Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania
Civil Air PatrolBenevolent Auxiliary of the US Air Force. Click here to find a local squadron Services include: Search and Rescue - Civil Air Patrol volunteers conduct more than 90% of all search and rescue missions assigned by the US Air Force saving an average of 150 lives each year. - Civil Air Patrol participates in Disaster Relief operations along with FEMA, PEMA, Red Cross, Coast Guard, local first responders and more. - Members receive training in wilderness survival, first aid, field transportation and communications. - Civil Air Patrol has the largest civilian single-engine aircraft fleet in the world. Cadet Program (age 12 through 20) - Cadets learn leadership, character development and aviation subjects. - Cadets participate in Search and Rescue training and missions. - Orientation flights are offered to each cadet. - National and international special activities include pilot (powered, glider and balloon) training, leadership schools and exchanges. - Qualifying cadets receive promotions on enlistment in the Air Force. Aerospace Education - STEM training kits for teachers. - State, Regional and National training and competition. - Speakers Bureau. LancasterCivil Air PatrolCivil Air Patrol
Disaster Relief - American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterThe Red Cross stands ready to provide comfort and hope following disaster situations, such as those which cause residents to be displaced due to home fires, floods, severe weather, and other emergency situations. We are able to provide: · Resources necessary for individuals to secure food, clothing, and temporary lodging. · Assistance in obtaining emergency prescription refills · Support from health and mental health professionals for disaster victims who are having difficulty coping with the disaster situation.LuzerneAmerican Red Cross - Northeastern Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Disaster Relief - American Red Cross Pocono Mountains ChapterThe Red Cross stands ready to provide comfort and hope following disaster situations, such as those which cause residents to be displaced due to home fires, floods, severe weather, and other emergency situations. We are able to provide: · Resources necessary for individuals to secure food, clothing, and temporary lodging. · Assistance in obtaining emergency prescription refills · Support from health and mental health professionals for disaster victims who are having difficulty coping with the disaster situation. MonroeAmerican Red Cross - Pocono Mountains ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
Disaster Services - Salvation Army Sayre CorpsProvides physical, emotional and spiritual comfort in times of disaster by providing food, clothing, shelter or financial resources to those affected by such natural disasters. Most commonly known for our mobile feeding units known as "Canteens", these units are welcome sights to firemen, policemen, and survivors alike, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and complete meals.BradfordSalvation Army Sayre CorpsSalvation Army Sayre Corps
Flood Assistance - Susquehanna County InterfaithCan help with any of the following:rental assistance, fuel, furnace repair/ hot water heater replacement, electricity bill, repairing roof, foundation or driveway, replacement of medical equipment/ lost in flood. Please note assistance due to flooding is based on need not income guidelines. Please bring ONE of these listed items to verify damage: -Dated pictures, insurance claim, or estimate of damage from a reputable business. -Receipts of associated cost ( if you have had extraordinary expenses due to flooding) -A referral from Red Cross, or other agency (that works with flood victims).SusquehannaOutreach Services - Susquehanna County InterfaithSusquehanna County Interfaith - Community Ministry
Philly311Information available at 311 includes: - Animal/Pet (Permits, Adoption, Complaints and Rescue) - Business (Permits, Develpment Opportunities, and Assistance Programs) - Health/Environment (Concerns, Inspection and Code Information, Complaints) - Vital Statistic Information (Marriage, Birth, Death Certificates) - Parks & Recreation (City Parks, Recreation Centers, Youth Activities, Golf, Tennis) - Public Safety (Prevention, Sanitation, Inspections, Statistics) - Streets/Traffic (Trees, Lights, Signs, Potholes, Construction, Permits)PhiladelphiaPhilly311 - Philadelphia; Center CityPhilly311

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