Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oso Landslide


     Search, rescue and recovery continues on the landslide near Oso, Washington.  The American Red Cross as well as other first responders such as National Guard, FEMA Urban Rescue and other search and rescue teams are currently providing most of the response activities along with Medical Reserve Corps.  Later in the disaster cycle, there well be the need for other Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster to assist in other recovery efforts.
     Washington Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (WAVOAD) is coordinating the response of Faith-based and Voluntary Organizations. If your organization would like to assist, please contact Jay DeBoer, WAVOAD, email or contact Mike Bullard, chair INWVOAD, email  .   Please do not self deploy
     Please do not send "stuff" such as clothing, household goods, etc.  Financial donations are needed and can be made through your local church, synagogue, or mosque on behalf of the Oso Landslide.  Donations can also be sent to American Red Cross, Presbyterian  Disaster Assistance, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and other reputable disaster organizations.
     It takes a community to recover from a disaster.  Be a part of that community.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ferry County Windstorm Long Term Recovery

Ferry County Windstorm Long Term Recovery Group Contact Information

Chair - Dick Smith, email
Vice Chair - Alex Wirt, email
Secretary - Bobby May, email
Case Manager - Katie Crane, email

Fiscal Agent (financial donations) Curlew Presbyterian Church
P/O Box 524, Republic, WA 99166

November 2012 Meeting


Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: Noon to 2 pm (sack lunches welcome)
Place: Inland Northwest Red Cross
315 West Nora Avenue, Spokane, WA 99205
PROGRAM: Sue Bush, WA Chair, Emergency Support Function 6  (ESF-6 is Mass Care)
Conference Call in will be available

Friday, August 3, 2012

Next Meeting, INWVOAD

Date: September 20,2012
Time: Noon to 2 pm (bring a sack lunch)
Place: Panhandle Health District, 8500 NorthAtlas Road, Hayden, Idaho, 83835
People in Ferry County talked about "wind sheer" to account for the trees snapped off by the hurricane-force winds that struck Ferry County.  The storm hit on July 20th and left much of Ferry County in the dark.  Preliminary estimates say that one person died, 11 homes were destroyed, and over 30 homes were damaged in Ferry County which includes the Colville Confederated Reservation.  The heaviest damage appears to be around Keller, Washington.

Inland Northwest Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (INWVOAD) helped establish a Long Term Recovery Organization Group (LTRG) meeting at the Republic Presbyterian Church.  For additional information, contact Alexander Wirt at 509-846-3519 or by email at

Thursday, January 5, 2012

February Meeting (In lieu of March meeting)

Programs: 1. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 2. HEART
Date: February 16, 2012
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Place: Panhandle Health District, Shoshone Conference Room (just inside front door)
8500 North Atlas Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Please part in the row of parking nearest Atlas Road.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

January 2012 Meeting

Program: AmeriCorps and NCCC: the unsung heroes
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Location: Inland NW Chapter, American Red Cross
315 West Nora Avenue, Spokane