Disaster Resources

Direct Relief

works daily to equip healthcare providers who care for vulnerable people on an ongoing basis and during emergencies. Direct Relief has long partnered with TACHC; contact Katie Lewis, US Program Manager, (805) 879-4945; KLewis@DirectRelief.org for more information on what medications and supplies are available. website: http://www.directrelief.org/usa/

AmeriCares

responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, to establish long-term recovery projects and bring disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.  To request medication or supplies, contact Kate Dischino at kdischino@americares.org, (203) 658-9549 (o); (203) 278-9918 (m); (203)406-4448 (f). Website: http://www.americares.org/

Just In Time Disaster Training

The www.JustInTimeDisasterTraining.org webite contains training videos regarding flood recovery, such as flood clean-up safety, coping with traumatic events, and how to avoid crooked contractors. 

2-1-1

2-1-1 Texas is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 2-1-1 Texas is connected to nearly every service in the state, including government agencies, food pantries, career services, after-school programs, counseling services and many other state and local resources. During any statewide disaster response, a special Option # 4 is activated to point callers directly to disaster-related information. When Option # 4 is activated for disaster response,  that is the first option that the caller hears.  211 cards can be ordered from Shunta Anderson – United Way, Shunta Anderson - 214-954-4251; sanderson@ccgd.org.

SBA Disaster Assistance

Small Business Administration, Office of Disaster Assistance's mission is to provide low interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster:

TACHC’s Services

  • CDCHC offers small capital loans up to $400,000 for disaster recovery needs. Contact Daniel Diaz for more information and the loan application.   dddiaz@tachc.org  (512) 329-5959
  • Offsite Backup And Disaster Recovery  As we become increasingly dependent on the availability of our data, we sometimes forget how disastrous data loss can be. TACHC members can leverage TACHC’s Backup and Disaster Recovery platform; you can rest assured that when you need to restore corrupted or deleted files, your data is safe with TACHC. tradloff@tachc.org (512) 329-5959. More information can also be found here.
  • 2015 Annual Conference Session: All Saftey Matters. Speaker W. Nim Kidd, CEM, TEM, MPA from the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management. Download the Emergency Preparedness Presentation PDF.

FEMA

http://www.fema.gov – Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards