Gulf Oil Spill: The Road Ahead

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  • Rebuilds=420 homes X $60,000 Rehabs=860 homes X $10,000 Volunteers=$20 per hour X 7 million hours=$140 million
  • Rebuilds=420 homes X $60,000 Rehabs=860 homes X $10,000 Volunteers=$20 per hour X 7 million hours=$140 million
  • Rebuilds=420 homes X $60,000 Rehabs=860 homes X $10,000 Volunteers=$20 per hour X 7 million hours=$140 million
  • Gulf Oil Spill: The Road Ahead

    1. 1. Gulf Oil Spill: The Road Ahead <ul><li>Where we’ve been today: </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Human Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Where we’re headed: </li></ul><ul><li>South Mississippi Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SMVOAD) </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Recovery Model </li></ul>
    2. 2. South Mississippi Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster GULF OIL SPILL SUMMIT
    3. 3. Voluntary Organizations Active In Disasters (VOAD) <ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul><ul><li>National VOAD </li></ul><ul><li>MSVOAD </li></ul><ul><li>SMVOAD </li></ul><ul><li>SMVOAD Board Officers: </li></ul><ul><li>American Red Cross, MS Gulf Coast Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaith Disaster Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>International Relief and Development, US </li></ul><ul><li>Lutheran Episcopal Services of Mississippi </li></ul><ul><li>The Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>United Way of South Mississippi </li></ul>
    4. 4. SMVOAD <ul><li>What we do: </li></ul><ul><li>Four C’s of Community Service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. SMVOAD <ul><li>How we do it: </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss common concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Identify gaps in services </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize unnecessary duplication of services </li></ul><ul><li>Promote better use of available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Manage disasters more efficiently & effectively through organized long term recovery </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Recovery Cycle <ul><li>FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare, Recover, Rebuild </li></ul><ul><li>VOAD </li></ul><ul><li>Response, Relief, Recovery, Mitigation, Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for Long Term Recovery </li></ul>
    7. 7. SMVOAD Long Term Recovery Model <ul><li>Key Components </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public-private sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, state, local agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofits and businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each agency presents its unique capabilities to LTRC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public and private funds distributed to provide services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agencies agree to collaborate with LTRC to ensure client recovery </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill <ul><li>Assess Community Needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gulf Coast Business Council (Businesses) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (Social Service Agencies) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SMVOAD Neighbors Helping Neighbors (Community Residents) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill <ul><ul><li>Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach to broad sectors of residents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to needs and provide assurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give access to current relief and recovery resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gap analysis: need vs. current resident situation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Steps to Recovery – Oil Spill <ul><li>“ Neighbors Helping Neighbors” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonprofits in each county reach out to community residents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide assurance that assistance is available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information and referrals to current community resource providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess financial and non-financial impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend strategies to address residents’ needs through LTRC collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop community action response plan coordinated by LTRC </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Neighbors Helping Neighbors <ul><li>Agency Program Model Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Client services only (e.g. mental health, case management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Client services + direct assistance (e.g. rental assistance, foreclosure prevention, job training, food assistance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct assistance only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agency Model Must Address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance/advocacy regarding claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$20 Billion dollar new claims facility with Aug 1 target start date </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear factor and collateral impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unique Mississippi impacts </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Neighbors Helping Neighbors <ul><li>Key Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Long Term Recovery Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BP funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State and federal funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Private donors and foundations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LTRC awards grants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agencies agree to offer services and/or direct aid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agencies bring to LTRC unmet client needs and share best practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Process- Long Term Recovery Model <ul><li>Forming: </li></ul><ul><li>LTRC identifies major goals and begins to tackle tasks: form committees, decide on scope of services, identify funding sources, and set meeting schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Storming: </li></ul><ul><li>LTRC determines scope of problems to be solved and determines leadership structure to foster joint action </li></ul><ul><li>Norming: </li></ul><ul><li>LTRC partners are settling into their role within the LTRC and committing to the plan of action </li></ul><ul><li>Performing: </li></ul><ul><li>LTRC functions as a unit, holding partners accountable, to get the job done smoothly </li></ul>
    14. 14. LTRC Community Impact – Hurricane Katrina <ul><li>Clients served: 3,389 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Value of Houses Rebuilt : $25.2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Community Value of Houses Rehabbed: $8.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>700,000 Volunteers contributed 7 million hours </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Leveraged Funding: $140 million </li></ul>
    15. 15. Long Term Recovery Collaborative Process Agencies Collaborate through LTRC Agency Funded SMVOAD Activates LTRC LTRC Receives Funding SMVOAD Outreach/Assessment <ul><ul><li>Clients Served </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients Served </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients Served </li></ul></ul>Agency Funded Agency Funded
    16. 16. Call to Action <ul><li>Complete your form </li></ul><ul><li>“ Willing to Join LTRC” </li></ul>
    17. 17. Contact <ul><li>Lori West, IRD Gulf Region Director </li></ul><ul><li>SMVOAD, Vice Chair </li></ul><ul><li>228-864-6677, office </li></ul><ul><li>228-223-3047, cell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>1223 30 th Avenue, Suite A </li></ul><ul><li>Gulfport, MS 39501 </li></ul>

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