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  • Christian Motivation We are motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. Inclusion Statement We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
  • We bring over 55 years of experience working in these three key areas (needed to help children and families thrive) We have WV offices in over 100 countries We serve close to 100 million people around the world OPTIONAL: We are blessed with staff who are experts in a broad range of technical specialties, ranging from hydrology to microenterprise development to public health. And we are inspired by the ways in which they use their God-given abilities in conjunction with existing community resources. The millions of people we serve include, survivors of famine and civil war, refugees, and children and families in communities devastated by AIDS in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  • We Accomplish this by; empowering children and youth increasing the capacity of individuals, families, churches and other organizations unleashing the assets of our partners.
  • Stats for 2008 With our partners we were able to serve over 86,000 children We were able to assist over 95,000 adults Volunteers logged over 46,000 hours of service
  • Internal/External - Domestic Disaster Management is Complementary to Crisis & Continuity Management. While the Crisis and Continuity Management program at World Vision is focused internally on WV staff safety and critical operations, the Domestic Disaster Management program is focused externally – partnering with VOADS, churches, governments and communities to prepare for and respond to, disasters.
  • Continuity & Crisis Management World Vision US has a Crisis and Continuity program is the INTERNAL response to unexpected crisis events. It is the management and coordination required to: take care of WV staff, enable fundraising, financial transactions, technology and other infrastructure to continue within identified timeframes, ensure our reputation remains trustworthy. so WV can continue our mission to build a better world for children When a crisis event takes place, the first concern is the health and safety of World Vision staff and other people within our facilities – our Emergency Response. As Emergency Response issues are addressed over time, the next focus is the continuity of critical infrastructure, fundraising and ministry functions through which World Vision meets its mission – this is Business Continuity. Both of these areas are pro-actively coordinated through structure and processes called Crisis management. If you are interested in learning more about World Vision’s US and International Crisis & Continuity Management program I encourage you to attend the upcoming Contingency Planning and Recovery Management (CPARM) meeting in September that will be hosted at the World Vision Headquarters in Federal Way. If you want more information on that, please speak with any member of CPARM (raise hands in the room?) or Ines Pearce.
  • Talk about the disasters that I have been involved in. California Wildfires, Gustav, local flooding in Lewis and Thurston County. Apartment fires in Seattle.

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  • Who’s World Vision World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
  • International and Domestic Work
    • In the US and around the World we address the issues of poverty and injustice in three ways;
      • Emergency Relief
      • Long-term Development
      • Advocacy
  • Our Mission and Purpose U.S Program’s Mission We are committed to transform communities, promote justice and relieve suffering in the U.S. where poverty is prevalent
  • Communities of Focus
    • We serve the Greater Puget Sound Area, but we focus our resources in the most impoverished communities.
    • In Tacoma we focus on the Eastside and Hilltop neighborhoods.
    • In Seattle we focus on the Rainier Valley, Skyway, and White Center neighborhoods.
    • Committed to working collaboratively with community partners.
    • Committed with our partners to the well-being of children and youth.
  • Fife Storehouse Partners
    • We currently server over 140 partners reaching from Chehalis to Everett and over to the Tri Cities area.
    • We also served over 100 Title I schools in 13 different school districts the greater Puget sound from Lakewood up to Seattle
  • Internal and External focus
    • Internal focus
    Emergency Response (People) Crisis & Continuity Mngmnt IT (DR) Ministry Units Security Business Continuity (Critical Functions) Domestic Disaster Mngmnt External focus Communities Government Churches VOADs
  • World Vision U.S. Crisis & Continuity Management Q uestions ? Paul Duke 253-815.2513 Pduke@worldvision.org Crisis Event Time Emergency Response (People) Security Business Continuity (Critical Functions) IT (DR) Ministry Units
  • Purpose Statement
    • The purpose of Domestic Disaster Management is to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters within the continental United States through community-based preparedness planning, mobilizing prepositioned resources, and providing training to World Vision staff, churches, and strategic partners.
    • Domestic Disaster Management is dedicated to identifying and serving the needs of the most vulnerable communities hit hard by disaster. Domestic Disaster Management engages in the full lifecycle of a disaster response: relief, recovery, and rebuilding.
    • While Domestic Disaster Management provides essential support services to the communities. Our intent is to come alongside the community to help build capacity to mitigate the impact of, prepare for and respond to disasters. Our ultimate aim is to promote sustainable community transformation.
  • Disaster Preparedness Planning / Prepositioning
  • Operational Dimensions of Disaster Management
  • Disaster Monitoring and Remote Assessment
    • Event monitoring
    • Socioeconomic profiling
    • Contact lists
    • National and regional response networking
    • Cross-functional communications
    • Declaring a disaster
    • Deploying the DDRT
    • Response planning
  • U.S Disaster Response Activity from2007 to 2009 Some of the areas World Vision US responded to in 2007 included: Gulf Coast-Hurricane Katrina, Alabama-Tornado, California-Wild Fires, Oklahoma-floods, North Texas-floods and South West Washington-Floods Some of the areas World Vision Us responded to in 2008 included: SW Missouri-floods, West Virginia-floods, Tupelo MS-tornados, Iowa (Midwest)-floods, Gulf Coast (Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana)-Hurricane Gustav and Ike, Southern California Wildfires, Washington-floods Some of the areas World Vision Us responded to in 2009 so far include: Washington-floods, Washington-house fires in Seattle, Minnesota/North Dakota-Floods
  • Local Partnerships
    • World Vision has a rich network of partnerships with churches, community organizations, and government agencies with whom we work when disaster strikes. This network and our long-term presence in a community allows World Vision to quickly respond during a disaster in coordinated, effective ways. As a trusted partner serving in the community, World Vision-along with its partners-also can respond to disasters with greater reach and long-term impact.
  • Civil Service
    • World Vision works to be a responsible and effective voice in the community by serving on planning committees with organizations such as National and State Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), the office of Emergency Management (OEM), FEMA, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity. These relationships allow us to serve as a liaison to the community and be a voice for the children and families in need.
  • Resource page
    • World Vision www.worldvision.org
    • World Vision US Programs www.worldvisionusprograms.org
    • FEMA www.fema.gov
    • American Red Cross www.redcross.org
    • Community Emergency Response Teams www.citizencorps.gov/cert
    • Web sites used to monitor disasters
    • www.usgs.gov
    • www.nhc.noaa.gov
    • www.weather.gov
    • www.nvoad.org
    • www.spc.noaa.gov
    • www.weather.com/?from=glovalnav
    • www.aidmatrix.org/index.html
  • World Vision U.S. Programs Contact List
    • Seattle/Tacoma
    • Local Domestic Disaster Response Field Site Director Seattle/Tacoma
    • & Fife Storehouse Brian Boyd
    • Richard Baker Jr 253-926-7723
    • 253-926-5599 ext. 2226 [email_address]
    • [email_address] National Office
    • Jim Peterson Domestic Disaster Director
    • 253-926-5599 ext. 2227 Phyllis Freeman
    • [email_address] 214-815-2917
    • Volunteer Engagement [email_address]
    • Ron Peretti
    • 253-926-5599 ext. 2228
    • [email_address]
  • Questions and answers?
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