Operation Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) organization serving individuals and families who are unable to pay for funeral or other bereavement services after the death of a loved one.It was founded on July23, 2001 by Laura E. Bacon and is the only such program of its kind. It is available to all persons in need, without regard to race, religion, creed, or minority status. Most revenue is collected through small donations from the internet, grants from private foundations and hopefully federal and state grants in the future. Some assets used for the bereaved include discounted products and services from funeral, flower and travel industries and online bereavement counseling.
Laura E Bacon – Founder and Chief Executive Officer She has been a visionary that is drawing attention to a previously unrecognized need in our society. – the millions of families today who lose loved ones and are unable to pay for minimal funeral, cremation, or burial services. Her intention for launching this unique charity is to help them. She is a High School graduate who has attended college but never graduated. She has associated with the poor and misguided during some periods of her life and knows firsthand how difficult financially and socially some families find themselves and how poorly prepared they are for exigencies.
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Mission Statement To provide burial, bereavement relief, memorial services, and discounted funeral related products to the low-income and victims of disaster relief. Some of the assets used for the bereaved include donated or discounted products and services for funeral, flowers, airline travel industries, and an on-line bereavement counseling center. (self help groups)
O.N.A Objectives As the there is always disasters and poverty in the world we must strive to meet funding provisions of these products and services. To employ and train certified officials of disaster relief to work with the charities mission and purpose on an International disaster response. Having a operation that is responsible to aide in disaster relief 1st responders that can work in a time restricted environment.
Disaster Relief Response Disasters can result to mass casualties. Disaster preparedness includes burial, cremation and other bereavement services for mass casualties. Operation Noahs Ark, through its global links with the funeral industry, is poised to offer caskets and urns and other services to casualties resulting from disasters.
Operation Noahs Ark Funding Is a charitable "Class" third sector Organization that depends on public support. 100% tax deductible cash donations from individuals. Private and public foundations, fortune 500 corporations and federal FEMA and state grants. Product donations from the funeral, flower, and Airline Industries Section 5o1(c)3 www.ona2001.org
Co-FounderOperation Noah’s Ark Organization Visionary and Chaplain Laura Bacon – ONA- Incident Commander
Dr. Jason Campbell MS,MoCEM O.N.A. VP-Logistics Chief
ONA-Senior Chaplain John D. Butler Emergency Response Chaplains CorpsCo-Founder of E.R.C.C E.R.C.C Commander General www.liferealm.org
Chaplain Bobby Myles Secretary Operation Noah’s Ark Charitable Organization ONA-Secretary Military tributes and memorials Funeral advisor and arranger Chaplain Disaster Relief Funeral Networking Advocate Bereavement Relief facilitator WEST COAST REGION SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey Lindstrom (PIO)Operation Noah’s Ark Public Information Officer Media (ICS) Disaster Response Team email@example.com
World-wide Product DistributorsUnited States of America Turkey, France,& Argentina Operation Noah’s Ark Affiliate Partners
O.N.A. Memorial and tribute Shaun DouglasJuly 18,2010
U.S.A Purple HeartMilitary Memorial and TributeSgt. William Edward Knapp
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