RV’ERS RESPONDING TO COMMUNITIES In DISASTER

Making A Difference

Disaster volunteers will come to help, whether you have planned for them or not. Hundreds or thousands of spontaneous (unplanned-for) volunteers will hinder rather than help the traditional response agencies.

Did You Know

Natural disasters happen all over our state, country, and world.  However, citizens reach out in times of need.

Slightly more than 65 million people volunteered in the U.S. during 2005. During the 2007 – 2009 timeframe, average volunteer rates for States ranged from 19% to 44.2%. From 2002 to 2009, the number of American volunteers increased by about 3.6 million persons”.

Check out the Top 10 States With Natural Disasters:

1.  Texas (86 major disaster declarations since 1953)
2.  California (78 major disaster declarations since 1953)
3.  Oklahoma (73 major disaster declarations since 1953)
4.  New York (67 major disaster declarations since 1953)
5.  Florida (65 major disaster declarations since 1953)
6.  Louisiana (60 major disaster declarations since 1953)
7.  Alabama (57 major disaster declarations since 1953)
8.  Kentucky (56 major disaster declarations since 1953)
9.  Arkansas (54 major disaster declarations since 1953)
10.  Missouri (53 major disaster declarations since 1953)