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Adventist Community Services Church World Service / Great Plains Region Kansas Department of Agriculture-Division of Water Resources NEK-CAP, INC (Northeast Kansas Community Action Program)
All Hands Volunteers Civil Air Patrol Kansas Department on Aging Olathe, KS Fire Dept. CERT
American Baptist Church Disabled American Veterans Kansas Division of Emergency Management Presbyterian Church (USA)/Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
American Evangelical Christian Church General Conference Christian Disaster Response The Eagle Wings Foundation Kansas Foodbank REACT Region 7
American Humane Association Extra Mile K9 Crisis Response of the Extra Mile Ministries Kansas Funeral Directors Association Second Harvest Community Food Bank
American Institute of Architects in Kansas Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Kansas Housing Resources Corp. Sedgwick County Emergency Management
American Radio Relay League / Amateur Radio Emergency Communication Great Plains United Methodist Conference Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association Shawnee County Regional VOAD (SNCO-RVOAD)
American Red Cross Harvesters Kansas State Animal Response Team Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
Angel Flight Central Heart to Heart, International Kansas State University- K-State Research and Extension The Salvation Army
Better Business Bureau Inter/Serve    
Catholic Charities, Inc. Kansas All-Hazards Behavioral Health Program Link, Inc. United Way of Greater Kansas City / United Way 2-1-1
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Kansas American Legion Lutheran Disaster Response/Central States Synod, ELCA United Way of the Plains
Catholic Community Services, Inc. Kansas Association of Chaplains Mennonite Disaster Service Western Kansas Association on the Concerns of the Disabled
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee Kansas Citizen Corps National Crisis Response Canines Other Organizations
Church of the Brethren Kansas Department for Children and Family Services National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

 

ADVENTIST COMMUNITY SERVICES

Services: Five community centers located in Great Bend, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Wichita where clothing, food, and other limited assistance is available free of charge to the community. In addition these centers act as referral agencies to place clients into contact with other agencies who can provide additional assistance. In times of disasters, Adventist Community Services is on location to assist in distributing clothing, food, and other help in cooperation with other agencies. All services provided are at no charge to the recipient.

Contact: HEADQUARTERS:
Kansas-Nebraska Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists
3440 Urish Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614
Business: (785) 478-4726

DIRECTOR:
John Treolo
3440 Urish Road
Topeka, Kansas 66614

Office: (785) 478-4726
Cell: (785) 213-0240
Fax: (785) 478-1000
Home: (785) 554-5789
Email: jtreolo@ks-ne.org

DISASTER RESPONSE COORDINATOR:
Jacque Riese
5430 Covey Ct.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516-1839
Office: (402) 483-5954
Email: jktnjns@aol.com
U: http://www.adventist.communityservices.org/

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS

Coordination of Spontaneous Volunteers, Clean-Up / Muck-Out Teams, Chainsaw Teams.

Contact: Sherry Buresh
Director of US Disaster Response
Office: (617) 763-4087
Email: sherry@hands.org
Website: www.hands.org

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCH

Provided $6,000 to local churches from the Kansas Counties of Atchison, Sedgwick, Doniphan and Wyandotte, for non-denominational family assistance in the '93 Midwest Floods.

Contact: American Baptist Churches of the Central Region
5833 SW 29th St.
Toepka, KS 66614
Office: (785) 272-7622
Fax: (785) 272-5860
Website: www.abccr.org

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH GENERAL CONFERENCE (AECCGC) CHRISTIAN DISASTER RESPONSE


Christian Disaster Response is an international, interdenominational organization headed by the American Evangelical Christian Church - General Conference (AECC). Response includes assessment of damage and needs, mass care kitchens and relief of other immediate needs. AECC works with Church World Services to provide direct assistance with unmet needs. Christian Disaster Response also provides pastoral training and training for churches in damage and needs assessment.

Contact: Christian Disaster Response
Dr. Ron Patterson, Executive Director
Office: (863) 967-HELP (4357)
Fax: (863) 229-8458
Email: ronpatterson@cdresponse.org
Physical Address: 209 Bridgers Avenue
Auburndale, FL 33823
Mailing Address: PO Box 3339
WInter Haven, FL 33885-3339

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION

The Amercan Humane Association's Red Star field teams are experienced and equipped to perform numerous tasks including disaster sheltering for companion animals and livestsock, disaster assessment, animal search and rescue, using our staff and trained, experienced volunteers, integrated into the Incident Command response structure. We can supply emergency personnel and resources such as food for pets and livestock, veterinary supplies, and EOC support, depending on need. Our services are funded by our generous donors at no charge to the requesting jurisdiction.

Contact: Dean Berenbaum
Resource Manager, Emergency Services Program
American Humane Association
Office: (800) 227-4645
Fax: (303) 862-3684
Email: dean@americanhumane.org
Website: www.americanhumane.org

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN INSTITUTE of ARCHITECTS in KANSAS

Mission: To foster the capacity of the profession of Architecture to serve society.

Type of Service: Disaster structural assessments; reporting same to local and state autorities. Assisting with long-term community planning and recovery services.

Resources: Architects, engineers and building inspectors.

Contact: Ava Christie
Office: (13) 498-8000
Email:avamchristie@me.com
Website: www.aiaks.org

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE / AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION (ARRL, ARES)

There are 450,000 amateur radio operations in the United States. Most Local clubs are affiliated with the Amateur Radio League. They provide services in Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Communications, and Public Service Communications. Relays are made by radio contact. The cycle goes daily. During a disaster, communications are provided 24-hours a day. Chain of command is local emergency operations center, district emergency operations center and state emergency management operations center.

Contact: Joseph Plankinton, ARRL, Emergency Communications Coordinator
314 NE Sumner
Topeka, Ks 66616
Business: (785) 296-2231
Home: (785) 233-0072
Fax: (785) 296-2526
Email: wd0dmv@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.arrl.org/

Robert Haneke, Emergency Communication Coordinator
31619 W. Longview Rd.
Sylvia, KS 67851
Office: (620) 486-2432
Fax: (620) 486-2431
Email: rhaneke@msn.com

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


AMERICAN RED CROSS

The disaster program includes: Feeding, Sheltering, Disaster Assessment are the immediate response activities. Subsequently, those affected may qualify for items such as personal hygiene items, food, clothing, emergency medical items, minor building repairs, laundry and cleaning supplies, rent and deposit, temporary motel expense, and bedding. American Red Cross will provide for client interviewers, information and referrals to other response organizations. Amercian Red Cross also provides blood and blood products throughout the disaster areas. Finally, services may be provided through traditional settings such as shelters and service centers, but may also be conducted during outreach visits, home visits, toll-free call centers, and other settings throughout the affected areas. Collaboration with both government and voluntary agencies is part of the response of the American Red Cross Disaster Program.

Contact: Bryan Saindon
Midway-Kansas Chapter
American Red Cross
1900 E Douglas
PO Box 3726
Wichita, Kansas 67201
Office: (316) 219-4051
Fax: (316) 219-4006
24 hours: (316) 219-4000
E: bryan.saindon@redcross.org

Updated: 4/16/2015 Back to Top


ANGEL FLIGHT CENTRAL

MIssion: To serve people in need by arranging charitable flights for access to health care and for other humanitarian purposes.

Primary Demographic Area: Midwest, linking other charitable aviation organizations coast - to - coast.

Type of Service: Ambulatory, non-emergency flights to access medical care; Compassion flights to reunite patients or families; Small cargo into unaffected airports; Key personnel for organizations / agencies serving in the response effort.

Resources: Free flights by volunteer pilots who can be "in the air" under safe conditions in two (2) hours, six (6) hours, or as a sustaining responder during the response effort; primarily non-pressurized aircraft with 4 - 6 seats; DOT approved oxygen can be taken by passengers if needed.

Contact: Brenda Champagne
10 Richards Rd.
Kansas City, MO 67116
Office: (816) 421-2300 or (866) 569-9464
Pager: (800) 474-9464 ext 2
Email: brenda@angelflightcentral.org
Website: www.angelflightcentral.org

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Mission: To be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

Type of Service: We provide victims of natural disasters with information to inform them about the insurance claim process, charity information, scams that follow a natural disaster, and our BBB Accredited Business Directory.

Resources: We will give victims our "BBB Rebuild With Trust" booklet with the above information in it.

Contact: Denise Groene
State Director
345 N. Riverview, Ste. 720
Wichita, KS 67203
Office: (316) 719-4208
Fax: (316) 263-3063
Email: dgroene@bbbinc.org
Website: www.bbbinc.org

Updated: 12/21/2015 Back to Top


CATHOLIC CHARITIES, INC.

Mission: To demonstrate the Gospel values of justice and love through advocacy, education, collaboration, and service to the poor and underserved in our society. We serve all in need regardless of faith.
Type of Service: Disaster services include long-term case management following emergency phase for up to six (6) months, following emergency phase, with (limited) financial assistance for basic needs (housing, food, utilities, transportation, and job search) not covered by governmental and private insurance.
Resources: Skilled case management, llimited financial assistance, food pantry and community referrals.

Contact: Martha McCabe
Grants Coordinator
532 N. Broadway St.
Wichita, KS 67214-3504
Office: (316) 264-8344 ext. 264
Fax: (316) 264-4442
Email: mmccabe@catholiccharitieswichita.org
Website: www.catholiccharitieswichita.org

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CATHOLIC CHARITIES of NORTHEAST KANSAS

Mission: As a faith-based organization, we are inspired by God's love and compassion to provide unconditional love and necessary help to people of all faiths by stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families in need across the 21 counties of Northeast Kansas.

Type of Service: Emergency assistance, case management, counselling.

Resources: As needed.

Contact: Ernie Boehner
Director of Social Action and Engagement
9720 W 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Office: (913) 433-2085
Fax: (913) 433-2101
Email: eboehner@catholiccharities.org
Website: www.catholiccharitiesks.org

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.
(SEE CATHOLIC CHARITIES of NORTHEAST KANSAS)

Purpose: To assist the local parish churches within a 21 county boundary of Eastern Kansas including Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Leavenworth, Topeka, and Emporia; to cooperate in times of emergency with other religious partners.

Response: Individual parish churches are encouraged to respond in the event of a local disaster. Catholic Charities works ecumenically with other churches to provide follow-up counseling, and seek to provide volunteers for existing disaster relief. To provide assistance (limited from regular funding sources) with food, rent and utilities. Parish churches can provide halls, meeting rooms and gymnasiums with shower facilities for disaster victims. Standard, everyday Emergency Assistance locations are provided in Kansas City, Merriam, Olathe, Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Topeka.

Contact: See Catholic Charities if Northeast Kansas.

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CHRISTIAN REFORMED WORLD RELIEF COMMITTEE

Resource Summary:
* Early Assessment: Provide spiritual care to survivors, network with other responding organizations and gather information that will be used to plan longer term support;
* Rapid Response: Clean up;
* Unmet Needs Assessment: Community-wide survey to idenitify those with unmet needs. This information is then used by the local recovery group to respond to and meet the needs of those in their community;
    - Interviewing survivors, prioritizing needs on behalf of an Interfaith or
       other community organization.
* Organizational Capacity Building: Provides training and guidance to local recovery groups;
* Reconstruction: Construction estimating.

Contact: World Renew
2850 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49560
Office: (800) 552-7972
Email: info@worldrenew.net

Contact: Mark and Carol Martin
Office: (319) 330-3030
Email: markcarol@q.com
Website: www.worldrenew.net
 

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

The Disaster Response Program is a service ministry administered by the Church of the Brethren Board. The primary purpose of the program is to provide clean-up and rebuilding assistance, through the use of volunteer labor, to persons in need following a major disaster. The program gives priority to assisting the poor, the elderly, and the handicapped. The Church of the Brethren is organized in 24 districts within the continental United States and has disaster response coordinators in each district.

Contact: Church of the Brethern
General Offices
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Office: (847) 742-5100 or (800) 323-8039

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CHURCH WORLD SERVICE / GREAT PLAINS REGION

Mission: Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty, and to promote peace and justice around the world.

Type of Service: Humanitarian assistance and development; refugee assistance and resettlement; education, advocacy, and partnership.

Resources: Blankets, flood clean-up kits, school kits, hygiene kits; baby care kits.

Contact: Joe Hendrixson
Regional Director
5833 SW 29th St.
Topeka, KS 66614
Office: (888) 297-2767
Fax: (785) 272-5186
Email: jhendrixson@churchworldservice.org
Website: www.churchworldservice.org

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


CIVIL AIR PATROL

Mission: To serve America by performing Homeland Security and Humanitarian missions for our communities, states, and nation; developing our country's youth; and educating our citizens on the importance of air and space power.

Type of Service: Disaster relief operations, Humanitarian service missions, communications support and low-altitude route surveys, transportation of officials, Homeland Security issues.

Resources: Communications equipment, Air and Ground team personnel, ICS Structured Command Staff ready, Air and Ground transportation. An additional list of resources is available upon request.

Contact: Maj. JD Spradling
DR / HLS Officer
15954 Mur Len Rd. #153
Olathe, KS 66062
Office: (913) 825-0009
Wing: (785) 825-0009
Email:kc0nys@yahoo.com
Wing Email: June@kswghq.kscoxmail.com
Website: www.kswg.cap.gov/

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS


In the 1993 Midwest Floods, they offered assistance to flood victims (Veterans) that received an injury during wartime. The assistance was in the form of $250 grant. The grant could not duplicate other assistance that was available.

Contact: Blas Ortiz
Office: (785) 544-3949
Email: twomarineortiz@hotmail.com

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


THE EAGLE WINGS FOUNDATION

Mission: The Eagle Wings Foundation specializes in coordinating thousands of spontaneous volunteers that appear on the doorstep of a local Emergency Operations Center following a catastrophic incident.

Type of Service: Volunteer Coordination, Incident Intel, Typed & Credentialed Team.

Resources: Western Shelter Tent, Situational Awareness Software, 72 hour self sustaining package, etc.

Contact: Cameron Kirkpatrick
Task Force Lead
715 SE London Way
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Office: (816) 304-0735
Fax: (561) 689-3934
Email: cameron@theeagleswingsfoundation.org
Website: www.theeagleswingsfoundation.org

Updated: 4/20/2015 Back to Top


EXTRA MILE K9 CRISIS RESPONSE of the EXTRA MILE MINISTRIES

Mission: The Extra Mile brings to any crisis or disaster on Animal Assisted Crisis Response Dog. Called K9 Chaplain, these specially trained comfort dogs work in all situations at all sites. The comfort dogs bring hope to people and help ground people when their lives have been torn apart.

Type of Service: The K9 Chaplain provides ongoing recovery support for those victimized by trauma or disaster. Adding a more important aspect is the spiritual comfort led by the handler after being given opportunities from the K9 Chaplain.

Resources: The Extra Mile K9 Chaplains have flown thousands of miles around the country responding to hurricanes in Florida and the Gulf, fires in Southern California and military grief workshops in Washington, D.C. These dogs remind us how we are to show love unconditionally.

Contact: Chaplain Ralph Buchhorn
Executive Director
PO Box 6409
Oceanside, CA 92052
Office: (760) 439-4381
Cell: (760) 845-3986
Email: clothcop@aol.com

Carolyn Buono
2510 SW Stafforshire Rd.
Topeka, KS 66614
Office: (785) 228-1729
Fax: (785) 272-1476
Cell: (785) 633-3678
Email: buonocw@cox.net
Website: www.faceofcrisis.org

Updated: 4/20/2015 Back to Top


FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

Under the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288), and by delegation under Executive Order 12148, FEMA is assigned authority to administer the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 for the president. Further, Section 303(a) and (b) (3) of the Act provides for the appointment, immediately upon the President's declaration of a major disaster, of a Federal Coordinating Office (FCO), one of whose functions is to coordinate the administration of relief activities of disaster assistance organizations which agree to operate under his/her advice of direction. Section 312 (a) of the Act also provides that, following a major disaster declaration, Federal agencies may utilize the personnel and facilities of other relief or disaster assistance organizations in the distribution of medicine, food, supplies, or other items, and in the restoration, rehabilitation, or reconstruction of community services and essential facilities whenever the FEMA director finds that such utilization is necessary. CONTACT:

Contact: Adrian Walker
Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison
Mass Care Team Leader
FEMA Region VII
9221 Ward Parkway, Ste. 300
Kansas City, Missouri 64114
Office: (816) 283-7979
Website: www.fema.gov

Updated: 4/20/2015 Back to Top


GREAT PLAINS UNITED METHODIST CONFERENCE

Mission: Provide for the spiritual, emotional, and physical recovery of disaster survivors, cooperate with other aid organizations, and make the organization's resources available if needed and invited. Assist communities in Kansas and Nebraska over the long haul of their recovery until they are well on their way to establishing their vision of a "new normal" following a disaster.

Type of Service: Coordinate service of trained early disaster response volunteer teams, lead or assist with case management, construction management, and volunteer coordination for both the relief and long term recovery phases.

Resources: Trained vounteers, tool trailers, hot foods trailer, shower trailer, supplies (cleaning buckets, health kits, bedding kits, etc.)

Contact: Rev. Hollie Tapley
Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Great Plains United Methodist Conference
9440 E. Boston St.
Wichita, KS 67207
Office: (316) 684-0266
Cell: (904) 468-0529
Email: holliet@greatplainsumc.org
Website: www.greatplainsumc.org

Updated: 4/20/2015 Back to Top


HARVESTERS - THE COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK

Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and to work to end hunger tomorrow. We are the regional food bank member of Feeding America, serving a 26-county area of west central Missouri and northeastern Kansas. We are available to serve during a disaster in any state working through the Feeding America food bank network.

In times of disaster, we will be contacted by our state's Emergency Management Administration, our agency network, or Feeding America. Distribution of food stays in existence at all times and we are there for the long term, feeding clients through our network of agencies or helping other food banks throughout the country. We are able to supply not only donated food, but also Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) and USDA Commodities.

Harvesters has a fleet of sixteen tractors, thirty-two trailers, and seven box trucks available in the event of a disaster able to transport food and non-food products from warehouse to destination. The trailers are equipped with refrigeration units and lifts to handle cold product delivery and street level drops as needed.

Harvesters has a volunteer base of over 6,000 people per month who are also available to be called upon in the event of a local disaster.

Contact: Jerry Parrish
Director of Harvesters Kansas Distribution Center
Co-chair of Kansas VOAD and member of Shawnee County Regional VOAD
215 SE Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: (785) 861-7701
Cell: (913) 530-5236
Email: jparrish@harvesters.org

Steve Davis
COO of Harvesters Community Food Network
3801 Topping Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64129
Office: (816) 929-3000
Email: sdavis@harvesters.org

Updated: 4/8/2016 Back to Top


HEART TO HEART, INTERNATIONAL

During the 1993 Midwest Floods volunteers ranging in age from 25-75 , were recruited for cleanup. A volunteer run phone bank was used for the recruitment.

Resources: Water, long-term recovery assistance and medical supply replacement assistance.

Contact: 401 S. Clairborne Rd., Ste. 302
Olathe, KS 66062
Office: (913) 764-5200
Email: info@hearttoheart.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


INTER/SERVE

Resources: Food, water, clothing, temporary sheltering, cash asisstance for immediate needs, medical supply replacement assistance.

Contact: Brett King
Director of Resources Development/Public Relations
The InterServ Foundation
Office: (816) 238-4511 ext. 222
Email: bking@interserv.org
Website: www.faithfullyserving.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS ALL-HAZARDS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM (KAHBH)

Mission: KAHBH provides statewide organization and coordination for behavioral health response to disasters and other all-hazards events in Kansas. Funded through a contract between KDHE and SRS.

Type of Service: Behavioral Health Services thoughout Kansas. Resource identification and collection, Training and education for behavioral health crisis counseling, Development for ANNEX to KEOP, KAHBH plan, and procedural manual, Statewide network recruitment and coordination, and Preparedness, response, recovery activities related to behavioral health.

Contact: KAHBH Staff
Dr. Briana S. Nelson Goff
Program Co-Coordinator
Office: (785) 532-1490
Email: bnelson@ksu.edu

Charlie Griffin, M.S.
Program Co-Coordinator
Office: (785) 532-2025
Email: cgriffin@facts.ksu.edu

Stephanie Wick, M.S.
Operations Manager
Email: stephaniewick123@hotmail.com

Becky Rinehart, L.C.P.
SRS/Health Care Policy/Mental Health - Topeka
Email: rcxr@srskansas.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS AMERICAN LEGION

Contact: American Legion Headquarters
1314 SW Toepka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612
Office: (785) 232-9315
Fax: (785) 232-1399

Charles Yunker
Adjutant
Email: yunker@ksamlegion.org
Website: www.ksamlegion.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS ASSOCIATION of CHAPLAINS

Mission: To assist local faith groups and disaster faith based groups to screen, train, and deploy spiritual care givers in a disaster. Training available for local clergy and lay assistance to both equip them for the task at hand, and also build psychological and spiritual resiliance to minimize the impact of those tasks. The KAC is committed to working within the frameworks of the National VOAD's Emotional and Spiritual Care POINTS OF CONSENSUS.

Type of Service: Spiritual Care consisting of listening and being present with disaster workers and victims. Board Certified Chaplains can make spiritual assessments and provide appropriate spiritual interventions - including helping individuals access leaders from their own faith tradition.

Resources: Board Certified Chaplains, Corrections Chaplains, Police / Fire Chaplains, Hospice Chaplains, Hospital Chaplains, Long Term Care Chaplains, Stephen Ministers (Trained Lay Ministers), Parish Nurses, etc.

Contact: Rocky Mease
Board Certified Chaplain
2900 Button Push
Derby, KS 67037
Cell: (316) 993-0746
Email: chaprm@cox.net

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS CITIZEN CORPS

Mission: The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

Contact: Bob Stamey
Citizen Corps Coordinator
2800 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66611
Email: bobstamey@esf6.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES

The Division of Water Resources administers 30 laws and responsibilities including the Kansas Water Appropriation Act, which governs how water is allocated and used; statutes regulating the construction of dams, levees, and other changes to streams; the state's four interstate river compacts; as well as coordinating the national flood insurance program in Kansas.

Contact: David W. Barfield, P.E.
Chief Engineer
1320 Research Park
Manhattan, KS 66502
Office: (785) 564-6700

Updated: 4/17/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS DEPARTMENT ON AGING

The Kansas Department on Aging (KDOA) funds 11 area agency offices in Kansas that provide services to older persons, when a disaster occurs. KDOA shares information with FEMA and Emergency Preparedness. After an assessment has been made, KDOA takes the necessary steps to assist the elderly.

Contact: Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
New England Building
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
Office: (785) 296-4986 or (800) 432-3535 (in Kansas only)
TTY: (785) 291-3167
Fax: (785) 296-0256
Email: wwwmail@kdads.ks.gov

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS DEPARTMENT for CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

Mission: To protect children, promote healthy families, and encourage personal responsibility.

  • Our agency is the lead and coordinating agency for the Kansas Emergency SUpport Function 6 (ESF 6). Following a state or federally declared disaster, ESF 6 partners and collaborates with multiple agencies and organizations to assist disaster survivors in obtaining mass care resources such as:
    *Sheltering
    *Meals
    *Emergency First Aid
    *Bulk distribution of emergency relief items
    *Emergnecy food assistance
    *Support and services for functional needs populations
    *Emotional support
    *Housing
    *Pet Sheltering
    *Disaster well-bieng inquiry

Contact: Joel Morrison
Office: (785) 220-9919
Email: joel.morrison@dcf.ks.gov

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / DWR

Mission: Provide risk assessment, outreach, and education promoting wise floodplain management to proctect the lives, safety, and property of Kansans while preserving and enhancing the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.

Type of Service: Coordinating agency for the National Flood Plain Insurance Program. Provides information before and after a disaster relating to flooding and loss prevention.

Resources: Technical information related to flood insurance rate maps and NFIP requirements.

Contact: Tom Morey
State NFIP Coordinator
109 SW 9th, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Office: (785) 296-5440
Fax: (785) 296-4835
Email: tom.morey@kda.ks.gov
Website: www.ksda.gov/dwr

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Coordinates disaster activities for the state of Kansas. Liaison for the voluntary agencies and the state of Kansas.

Contact: Devan Tucking-Strickler
2800 S Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, Kansas 66611-1287
Work: (785) 274-1596
Fax: (785) 274-1426
Cell: (785) 217-7233
Email: devan.n.tucking.nfg@mail.mil
Website: www.kansastag.ks.gov/kdem

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS FOODBANK

Mission: To provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being, and productivity of food - insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless, and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.

Type of Service: Providing hunger relief supplies to a network of partner agencies to help feed Kansans on a daily basis. Donation management of disaster relief supplies - receiving, shipping, and warehousing in times of disaster.

Resources: A member of Feeding America - a national network of over 200 food banks receiving hunger relief supplies throughout the year. Working with our national network and many other disaster relief agencies during times of disaster.

Contact: Brian Walker
President and CEO
1919 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211
Office: (316) 265-4421
Fax: (316) 265-9747
Email: bwalker@kansasfoodbank.org
Website: www.kansasfoodbank.org/

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS FUNERAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION


The role of the Kansas Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association during a disaster is to provide mortuary services. This will involve assisting the Disaster Coroner in any way requested. Responsibilities may include setting up, staffing and supplying a temporary morgue site, assisting in the identification of victims, acting as a liaison with families, providing notification of death and handling the release and transportation of bodies to the funeral home of the family's choice.

Contact: Pam Scott
Executive Director
Kansas Funeral Directors Association
1200 Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612
Office: (785) 232-7789
Fax: (785) 232-7791
Email: kfda@kfda.kscoxmail.com
Website: www.ksfda.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION

Mission: The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation administers federally funded housing programs on behalf of the State of Kansas. Our programs benefit low and moderate income individuals and families. We also created www.kshousingsearch.org, a free service which allows people to search for housing across the state by community.

Type of Service: Weatherization, emergency shelter grant, homeless prevention and rapid-rehousing, community services block grant, rental houing development, compliance monitoring, homebuyer and homeowner rehab assistance.

Resources: Federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Housing and Human Services provide funding for KHRC programs.

Contact: Keri Renner
Director of Communications
611 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 300
Topeka, KS 66603
Office: (785) 217-2012
Fax: (785) 232-8084
Email: krenner@kshousingcorp.org
Website: www.kshousingcorp.org

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG ASSOCIATION

Mission: Search and rescue
Types of Service: We provide nationally certified search and rescue K9s and foot searchers to the State of Kansas (and surrounding states) free of charge. We are certified in the following types of disciplines:
*Disaster Search
*Human Remains detection
*Wide Area Search

Contact: Heather Jones
Director
Cell: (816) 377-0681
Email:h.jones85@yahoo.com
Website: www.ksarda.org/
KSARDA Callout Number: (913) 73K-9SAR (913-735-9727)

Updated: 4/23/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS STATE ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM

Mission: Provide disaster response for any animal, any disaster, anywhere.
Type of Service: Education, volunteer training, and resource development.

Contact: Jan Hinshaw, President
Kelly Benton, Unit Coordinator
6505 E Central, Box 160
Wichita, KS 67206
Office: (316) 200-5347
Fax: (316) 683-0817
Cell: (316) 619-1723
H: (316) 686-5991
E: administrator@kssart.org
Website: www.kssart.org

Updated: 4/23/2015 Back to Top


KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY - K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION

We, as K-State Research and Extension (www.ksre.ksu.edu), and as part of the national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) (www.eden.lsu.edu), would typically be involved in education of Kansansin order to have them better prepared for a disaster, and in some cases, provide science-based information after disasters. Several years ago we conducted five Strengthening Community Agro-Security Planning workshops around the state (three in conjunction with the Ks. Dept. of Agriculture), and this year our family and consumer sciences agents are launching Prepare Kansas-- a program to help/encourage Kansans be better prepared financially in case disaster strikes. Prepare Kansas will run in conjunction with National Preparedness Month in September.

K-State Research and Extension has an office in each of the 105 counties in Kansas.

We have been part of the national EDEN since its inception (in 1984) and have several delegates to that organization. I currently serve as K-State's point of contact with EDEN and am the EDEM secretary.

Mission: We are dedicated to a safe, sustainable and competitive food and fiber system, and to strong, healthy communities, families, and youth through integrated research, analysis and education.

Type of Service: K-State Research and Extension has offices and extension agents in every Kansas county who provide educational programs in a variety of disciplines.

Resources: Specialists in such areas as community development, agriculture, and family and consumer issues. Through the National Extension Disaster Education Network, it has access to emergency preparedness materials for homes, businesses, and farms.

Contact: Mary Lou Peter
Communications Manager - K-State Olathe
22816 W. 73rd St.
Shawnee, KS 66227
Office: (913) 856-2335 Ext. 130
Cell: (785) 564-2774
Email: mlpeter@ksu.edu
Website: www.ksre.ksu.edu and www.kseden.ksu.edu

State Representative
Mary Knapp
1703 Throckmorton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Office: (785) 532-6247
Email: mknapp@ksu.edu
Website: www.ksre.ksu.edu and www.kseden.ksu.edu

Updated: 4/23/2015 Back to Top


LINK, INC.

Link, Inc.

Mission: LINK, Inc. provides advocacy and services for the needs and rights of people with disabilities and further empowers them to experience the highest quality of life, independence, and equality.

Types of Service: Independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy, de-institutionalization, referrals, independent home care, working healthy, support groups, durable medical equipment loan pool, bailling services, interpreting services.

Area: Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips, Smith, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis, Russell, Rush, Pawnee, Barton, Rice, Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hammilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Morton, Steves, and Seward counties.

Contact: Brian Atwell
Advocacy / Peer Support Coordinator
2401 E. 13th St.
Hays, KS 67601
Office: (785) 625-6942
Fax: (785) 625-2334
Cell: (785) 623-7832
Email: brianatwell@linkinc.org
Website: www.linkinc.org

Updated: 4/24/15 Back to Top


Lutheran Disaster Response

LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE / CENTRAL STATES SYNOD, ELCA

Mission: Lutheran Disaster Response is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). We seek to demostrate Christ's compassion for people by promoting hope, healing, and wholeness for disaster survivors.

Type of Service: Long-term recovery / case work is a primary focus of LDR / emotional and spiritual care..

Resources: In a federally declared disaster, financial assistance is possible. In major disasters, sleeping / hygiene / kitchen trailer units may be available. Volunteers are available through out the state.

Contact: Dan Glamann
Assistant to the Bishop
136 Mian St., Ste. 101
Kansas City, MO 64105
Office: (913) 948-9701
Cell: (816) 868-1264
Email: dglamann@css-elca.org
Website: www.css-elca.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE

Mennonite Disaster Service is an ALL volunteer organization. They respond to disasters with volunteers as calls for help are received. Services offered include: clean up after natural disasters and fires, some repair work on damaged buildings and assistance in rebuilding buildings, fences, ect.. Equipment provided include: bus for on-site command center, radios for communication between work site and command centers, chain saws, pumps, and high pressure washers. Geographical boundaries are within the state of Kansas but if a request comes from Regional or National Headquarters, volunteers may be sent to other states or areas.

Contact: Alvin "Al" Kroeker
Office: (620) 960-3707
Home: (620) 585-2234
Email: region3@mds.mennonite.net
Website: mds.mennonite.net/home

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


NATIONAL CRISIS RESPONSE CANINES

National Crisis Response Canines

Mission: To assist in the safe and effective emotional rescue, recovery, and on-going support to individuals and responders who have been affected by crisis and disaster.

Type of Service: Network of specially trained and entirely volunteer dog and handler teams, extensively trained and certified to provide animal assisted emotional support when partnering with disaster mental health and emergecny response agencies.

Resources: Two teams available in Topeka, KS, 7 - 8 teams are located in the Kansas City area, and an additional 5 - 6 teams throughout the central region.

Contact: Carolyn Buono with Riley
2510 SW Staffordshire Rd.
Topeka, KS 66614
Office: (785) 350-3111 ext. 53411
Fax:(785) 272- 1476
Email: buonocw@cox.net
Website: www.animalassistedcrisisresponse.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


NEK-CAP, INC (NORTHEST KANSAS COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM)

Mission: NEK-CAP, Inc. is committed to helping people thrive now and ending poverty for future generations.

Type of Service: Head Start, Early Head Start, Community Services, Weatherization, Housing, Food Pantries, HUD Section 8, Self-Sufficiency Programs, Child & Adult Care Food Program.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Website: www.nekcap.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


NATIONAL VOLUTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER

Mission: National Voluntary Organizations in Disaster (National VOAD) is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle - preparation, response and recovery - to help disaster survivors and their communities. Members of National VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.

Contact: Kathleen Oldaker
Member Services Manager
1501 Lee Hwy., Ste. 206
Arlington, VA 22209
Office: (703) 778-5088
Fax: (703) 778-5091
Email: kathleen@nvoad.org
Website: http://www.nvoad.org/

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


OLATHE, KS FIRE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)

Mission: CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. The Olathe Community Response Team is a volunteer driven program of the Olathe Fire Department, passionately committed to serving the community by maintaining a trained, prepared citizenry.

Primary Demographic Area (but not limited to): Johnson County, KS and Region.

Type of Service: Olathe Fire Department Sponsored Community Emergnecy Response Team.

Resources: Large number of trained members (1800), expanding incident command & EMR training, CERT trailer and equipment, comm-ham radio capable on 2 meter 147.480 simplex (Channel 6 FRS/GMRS), developing Rapid Deployment Teams.

Contact: Capt. John Sanches, OFD
Olathe CERT Manager MEP
1225 S. Hamilton Circle
Olathe, KS 66061
Office: (913) 971-5055
Cell: (913) 449-8636
Email:jsanches@olatheks.org
Website: www.olatheks.org/Fire/Cert

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) / PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Presbyterian Church


The Synod of Mid-America acts as a liaison among its presbyteries and between its presbyteries and the national church. It enables conversations about flows of goods and services and publicizes needs in the areas affected by natual and human-caused disasters. Resources available include long-term recovery, volunteer hosting sites, compassion fatigue and emotional spiritual care retreats, and trained volunteers.

Contact: Skip Johnson
6706 E 30th Ave.
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Cell: (620) 727-3523
Home: (620) 664-5633
Email: revretired@pixius.net

PRESBYTERY OF SOUTHERN KANSAS DISASTER ASSISTANCE TEAM

Mission: To provide physical, emaotional, psychological, or spiritual assistance whenever a disaster of any magnitude affects the people of Kansas or the surrounding states.

Type of Service: Initial assessment or spiritual care of the Presbyterian pastors in the area affected.

Contact: Ernie Hull
419 W. Main
Cambridge, KS 67203
CelL: (316) 619-9391

PRESBYTERY OF NORTHERN KANSAS DISASTER TEAM

Mission: To encourage, support, enable, inspire, and celebrate with congregations within our bounds to carry the Good News to the world and to become the Hands of Christ to a hurting world. The Presbytery is the shepherd / servant to its congregations.

Primary Area: Northern Kansas.

Type of Service: Spiritual Care volunteers, providing volunteers for various responsibilities.

Resources: Volunteers and possible grants from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

CONTACT: Melanie Hancock
Associate General Presbyter
1823 S. Ohio
Salina, KS 67401
Office: (785) 825-1654
Fax: (785) 825-5071
Email: mhancock@pnks.org
Website: www.pnks.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


REACT - REGION 7

REACT

Contact: 3135 Phillips County REACT
485 D St.
Phillipsburg, KS 67661
Office: (785) 543-7896 or (785) 540-4031
Email: dtshields@hotmail.com
Website: www.reactintl.org/

Contact: 4208 Air Capital REACT
PO Box 964
Andover, KS 67002
Office: (316) 291-0009
Email: react4208@advcom.net

Updated:4/21/2015 Back to Top


SECOND HARVEST COMMUNITY FOOD BANK


The characteristics of our plan are: commitment, cooperation, compassion and reflection. A statement of understanding has been developed between Second Harvest food banks and the American Red Cross which encourages both organizations to work together on disaster relief activities. Highlights of this statement are as follows: Cooperation in communication to ensure a consistent, coordinated message to the media and public; Referral by Red Cross of offers of food and essential non-food items to Second Harvest for allocation and distribution; Supplying Red Cross mass care facilities with products and providing holding facilities as needed and as possible, by food banks; Food Banks taking the lead in coordinating local, spontaneous, individual donations of food in community food drives and in coordinating the pick-up, sorting and storage of such food; Reimbursement of expenses directly and indirectly incurred by Food Banks in disaster assistance activities by the Red Cross, rates negotiated at the time of each operation; Assistance by the Red Cross for Food Banks in reaching rural areas.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


SEDGWICK COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Sedgwick County Emergency Management

Mission: The Sedgwick County Emergency Management Department exists to help citizens and local governments mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters (natural, technological, and national security). This includes coordinatong local governments' efforts with public and private agencies, and to provide training and exercises to improve our community's overall coordination and ongoing preparedness.

Resources: K-9 Search and Rescue Team, Raio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Contact: Rick Shellenbarger
Emergency Management Planner
714 N Main St.
Wichita, KS 67203
Office: (316) 660-5971
Fax: (316) 660-4966
Email: rshellen@sedgwick.gov
Website: www.sedgwickcounty.org/emermgmt/

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


SHAWNEE COUNTY REGIONAL VOAD (SNCO-RVOAD)

Vision Statement: The Shawnee County Regional VOAD will facilitate the provision of comprehensive disaster services to the people of Shawnee County.

Mission Statement: The Shawnee County Regional VOAD will facilitate the provision of comprehensive disaster services to the people of Shawnee County in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Members: SNCO-RVOAD members include the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, CRC, Valeo, FSGC, BCBS, Harvesters, and other organizations.

Resources: Representatives from the SNCO-RVOAD member organizations each have resources from their respecitive agencies. Additionally, the VOAD has developed a Volunteer Reception Center plan as well as a Donations Management plan. Our role is primarily to assist Emergency Management after disasters by coordinating services provided by non-governmental organizations as well as to manage volunteers and donations.

Contact: Steve Christenberry
Chair
325 SW Frazier Ave.
Topeka, KS 66606
Office: (785) 232-7904
Fax: (785) 232-5164
Cell: (785) 554-0978
Email: schristenberry@fsgctopeka.com
Website: www.fsgctopeka.com

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


SOUTHERN BAPTIST DISASTER RELIEF (SBDR):
Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB)

In Kansas and Nebraska, leadership and coordination ofr Southern Baptist disaster response is provided by the Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (KNSBDR) leadership team. As a participating member of both Kansas and Nebraska Volunteer Orgainizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Disaster Relief can provide the following services:
1. Inital response disaster assessment teams;
2. Field kitchens and teams for preparing food;
3. Recovery teams equipped to conduct storm, tornado, flood, ice, and fire clean-up, tarp damaged roofs ;
4. Chaplain teams to provide emotional and spiritual care;
5. Job request, work team assignment, recording and reporting management;
6. Shower and laundry units and limited water purification;
7.Based upon identified need, coordinate with the North American Mission Board Southern Baptist Disaster Relief leadership team to bring the disasterrelief resources of 42 State Baptist Conventions to meet needs beyond our abilities.

Contact: Larry Thomas
5410 SW Seventh St.
Topeka, KS 66606-2398
Office: (785) 228-6800
Cell: (785) 633-1799
E:lthomas@kncsb.org

Contact:
Lora Robinson
5410 SW Seventh St.
Topeka, KS 66606-2398
Office: (785) 228-6800
Cell: (316) 833-1580
Email: lrobinson@kncsb.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


THE SALVATION ARMY

KANSAS AND WESTERN MISSOURI DIVISION:

SERVICES IN HUMAN CARE OFFERED:

MOBILE FEEDING CANTEENS:

EQUIPMENT:

Shelter

Atchison

portable 4 kW generator

Referrals

Coffeyville

water tank trailer

Mass Care and Feeding

Dodge City

Two 150 gallon tanks

Spiritual Ministry

Emporia

communications utility truck

Clothing Depot

Ft Scott

FM communications

Transportation

Hays

154 - 540 (mobile and handheld radios)

Crisis Counseling

Hutchinson

FM mobile radios 464.5, 469.5

Health and Mental Needs

Independence, MO; Kansas City, KS & MO

corps vans and buses

Casework Services

Olathe

20 Kansas Corps of Operations

Volunteers

Salina

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Emergency Disaster Service Personnel

Topeka

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Wichita

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Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the love of God, its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Types of Service: Mass feedings and hydration stations for survivors and relief workers at temporary sites; spiritual counseling, comforting the bereaved, consoling the inured and distressed; temporary shelter in Salvation Army facilities; medical assistance; collection of donated goods for survivors including food, clothing, medical supplies, etc.; distribution of food, clothing, bedding, and other items needed by disaster survivors; services for emergency relief workers; social services for survivors; victim registration, missing persons services; mobile feeding program providing hot meals or snacks for survivors and relief workers at the disaster scene; emergency communications; comfort kits.

Resources: Trained staff and volunteers; mobile canteen with generators; cooking equipment and supplies; generators, power washers, debris pump, cots and blankets, VHF and UHF radios, HF radios (160 meters to 70 centimeters).

THERE IS NO CHARGE OF FOR SERVICES OF THE SALVATION ARMY.
SALVATION ARMY UNITS HAVE NO GEOGRAPHICAL LIMITS.

Contact: Deb Abner
Assistant Divisional Director, Emergency Disaster Services
Kansas and Western Missouri Division
1110 E Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64106
Office: (816) 471-4337
Cell: (816) 651-9334
Fax: (816) 471-5491
Email: deborah_abner@usc.salvationarmy.org
Website: www.salarmy-mokan.org
Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Updated: 4/21/2015 Back to Top


UNITED WAY OF GREATER KANSAS CITY / UNITED WAY 2-1-1

Mission: To connect people to services.

Type of Services: Comprehensive information and referral service: 2-1-1

Resources: United Way 2-1-1 maintains a resource database to provide the most up-to-date information on health and human services programs and services to residents in seven (7) Kansas and sixteen (16) Missouri counties. The call center is staffed 24/7/365 with trained Call Specialists.

Contact: Gary Thurman
Director, United Way 2-1-1
1080 Washington St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Office: (816) 559-4716
Fax: (816) 842-1007
Email: garythurman@uwgkc.org
Website: www.unitedwaygkc.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


UNITED WAY OF THE PLAINS

Mission: To improve lives by identifying community needs and mobilizing resources to meet those needs.

Type of Services: 24/7 state-wide information and referral services through 2-1-1 and by request of KDEM, the coordination of spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers with the opening of a Volunteer Reception Center anyway in the State of Kansas.

Resources: 2-1-1System up and running 24/7, volunteers and staff support and funding raising support.

Contact: Mark Stump
Director of Direct Services
245 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67202
Office: (316) 267-1321
Fax: (316) 267-0937
24/7 Information and Referral: 2-1-1 or (888) 413-4327
Email: mstump@unitedwayplains.org
Website: www.unitedwayplains.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


WESTERN KANSAS ASSOCIATION on the CONCERNS of the DISABLED

Mission: We as an organization are committed to providing well rounded services and advocacy to inviduals with diabilities with an emphasis on independent living, transportation, and employment.

type of Service: Social Service Agency for low income and individuals with disabilities.

Resoucres: Advocacy for employment and transportation issues, transitional case management for Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation, United Way Agency.

Contact: Robert Barker
Executive Director
205 E. 7th, Ste. 19
Hays, KS 67601
Office: (785) 621-2315
Fax: (785) 621-2315
Email: robertb@wkacd.org
Website: www.wkacd.org

Updated: 4/24/2015 Back to Top


AGRICULTURE MEDIATION

No cost information and referral service through a toll free hotline for Kansas farmers, ranchers, agribusiness persons and their families. Through a team management approach the FACTS staff provides confidential assistance from a staff in the areas of: financial, legal, family needs, emotional counseling, crisis intervention, employment retraining, mediation (family and farmer/ creditor), agriculture related flood and weather related disaster information.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN DISASTER WORK PROJECTS

Mission: To help victims of natural disasters.

Type of Service: Short term recovery - for cleanup after storms and floods. Long term recovery - building houses for needy victims.

Resources: Tool trailers and skid steer; volunteer pool from Apostolic Church of America.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


CATHOLIC URBAN PROGRAMS

Mission: To Reach out to those who are struggling from disasters natural, disasters man made.

Type of Service: Emergency food, shelter, clothing, housing, utilities, and medicines.

Resources: Donations, and Grants.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, MENNONITES

During the 1993 Midwest Floods a building crew from Franklin, Louisiana transferred from their Hurricane Andrew operation to Kansas. They were available to take referrals for repairs from American Red Cross.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


DISASTER CHILD CARE

Offers child care at the FEMA/State DAC locations.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


ELLIS COUNTY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (COAD)

Mission: To provide and help coordinate disaster response and recovery with community agencies and in cooperation with emergency management of Ellis County.

Type of Service: Community organization that is collaboration of area social and faith based agencies to provide disaster response and recovery.

Resources: Volunteer organization.

Contact: Robert Barker
Chairperson
2728-C Colonial St.
Hays, KS 67601
Cell: (785) 498-9188
Home: (785) 623-4235
Email: barkerx1@sbcglobal.net

Updated: 2/11/2011 Back to Top


HARVESTERS

During the 1993 Midwest Floods 1.2 million pounds of food items were donated for the Kansas / Missouri disaster relief operation. Other donated items were stored in warehouses until an agency was identified that could use them.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


HEALING HEART DOGS CRISIS TEAM

Mission: To provide comfort to those in crisis.

Type of Service / Resources: Crisis dog and handler teams.

Contact: Julie Yoder
20809 W 47th St.
Shawnee, KS 66218
Office: (913) 492-9202 ext. 27
Fax: (913) 894-1556
Email: jyoder@lynkinc.com
Website: www.healingheartdogs.org (coming soon!)

Updated: 8/26/10 Back to Top


KANSAS CITY METRO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (KCCOAD)

Mission: To bring together voluntary agencies and faith-based groups to coordinate goods, services, funds, and other resources needed within the context of community emergency and disaster. Governmental agencies are also invited to participate.

Type of Service: Communication, Coordination, Plan(s) of Action.

Resources: Participating agencies provide social services, case management, fund management, materials and goods, mental health services, child care, housing, debris removal, sheltering, employment, medical transportation, special needs services, therapy animals.

Contact: Pat Cundiff
Co-Chair
7405 Cherokee
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Cell: (913) 645-4362
Email: pgcundiff@kc.rr.com
Website: www.kcmetrocoad.org

Updated: 8/5/2010 Back to Top


KANSAS EAST CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Mission:To alleviate human suffering. We provide practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of chronic or temporary emergencies due to natural or civil causes.

Primary Area: Eastern 1/3 of Kansas from North to South borders.

Type of Service: Volunteer teams who are trained in: Spiritual and Emotional Care, Early Response, Basic Disaster Response and Chainsaw. Our team is provided materials to utilize. We also offer training and facilitation in: Case Management and Long Term Recovery Committees. We can also provide a Volunteer Reception Center for affiliated volunteers, disaster response grants, as well as information and referral services.

Resources: Hauling trailer, shower / rest room trailer, generators, tool trailer(s), as well as miscellaneous equipment and vehicles.

Contact: Julie Pohl
Disaster Response & Volunteers in Mission Coordinator
702 Court
Wathena, KS 66090
Office: (785) 989-3237
Fax: (785) 989-3237
Email: kseastvim@yahoo.com
Website: www.gbgm-umc.org

Updated: 8/5/2010 Back to Top


KANSAS ECUMENICAL MINISTRIES


Coordinates joint work among Kansas churches. During the 1993 Midwest Floods provided leadership in the formation of a statewide unmet needs committee under the name of Kansas Interfaith Disaster Response (KIDR) which met regularly to address the unmet needs of people living in Kansas affected by the 1993 Midwest Floods. Provided assistance through grants and vouchers. Commitment to long-term recovery, serving unmet needs. Center of collaboration for resource materials, volunteers, and supportive services initiated by the faith community.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


KANSAS - NEBRASKA CONVENTION OF SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

Mission: KNCSB Disaster Relief coordinates with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), SBC, which is a memeber of NVOAD. KNCSB provides leadership for DR in KS & NE. All assitance is a gift of Christian love and ministry and there is absolutely no monetary charge or cost for any relief services provided to those in need by KNCSB-DR.

Type of Service: Disaster relief meeting immediate and long term neds of disaster victims and to those that assist them by providing relief - support. KNCSB has national agreements with ARC and TSA for field kitchen support.

Resources: Mobile field kitchen units; chain saw & debris removal; laundry & shower units; command & communication; chaplaincy & rebuildunits. Other resources may be available through NAMB if such a need is determined & available.

Contact: Larry Thomas
Director of Disaster Relief
5410 SW 7th St.
Topeka, KS 66606
Office / Cell: (316) 204-7889
Fax: (785) 273-4992
Email: lthomas@kncsb.org
Website: www.kncsb.org

Updated: 8/26/2010 Back to Top


KANSAS OFFICE FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE

Temporary federal funding of flood relief activities. Program dates: 2/94-3/95. Flood relief activities include: 18 VISTA volunteers placed in local agencies working on flood relief (Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City) . Also 2 youth corps of 15 youth each to work on flood clean-up activities. Flood clean-up crews provide labor only, possible volunteer coordination activities through VISTA program.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


KANSAS WEST CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Mission: To provide healing and hope by committing to aid in the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people in a time of crisis.

Type of Service: Early Response Teams to respond early in a disaster; Disaster Response volunteers to help as needed; long-term committee help; trailers to assist with needs in the community.

Resources: Early Response Teams, Basic Disaster Response volunteers, Liquids Trailer, Hot Foods Trailer.

Contact: Sandy Hendrickson
KS West Conference Disaster Response Coordinator
21110 SW 214 Rd.
Jetmore, KS 67854
Office: (620) 357-8550
Email: disasterresponse@fairmail.net
Website: www.kswestumc.org/

Updated: 9/8/2010 Back to Top


LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE

When a major disaster occurs, our response may include: trained staff available to help congregations, groups, and agencies, direct services and case management, grants to individuals and families in need; Farm family assistance (grants, seeds, information), rebuilding assistance (supplies, materials, volunteers), individual and family counsel, education/workshops (loss, care, prevention, legislative, farm assistance, mitigation, economic recovery, land reclamation) and assistance with unmet needs. Volunteer coordination; facilities, expertise and resources and trained consultants. Other resources available include: staff assistance to people in need, national network, consultation and referral, grants up to 500, volunteer recruitment, and a commitment to long term recovery as well as emergency and immediate response, Children's recovery resources and care, Camp Noah for children affected by disaster.

No contact information available

Updated: 8/10/2010 Back to Top


PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


ROBERT J. DOLE VA MEDICAL CENTER

Mission: To improve the health and well being of the veterans we are honored to serve.
Service: Assist veterans affected by disasters.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Updated:8/17/2010 Back to Top


SALVATION ARMY TEAM EMERGENCY RADIO NETWORK [S.A.T.E.R.N.]

Mission: Support The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services with communications, in any location, between any agency to enable disaster response to function as needed.

Type of Service: Amateur Radio communications via radio or any other mode as needed.

Resources: 112 qualified members available for deployment as of January 2010.

June Jeffers
Division Emergency Coordinator
1199 E. Santa Fe #142
Gardner, KS 66030
Cell: (913) 548-8295
Email: KSSATERN@kc.rr.com
Website: http://home.rr.com/saternkansas

Updated: 8/19/2010 Back to Top


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL


Services in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas which covers a 21 county boundary of Eastern Kansas which includes the cities of Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Leavenworth, Topeka, and Emporia;

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Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


SOUTHWESTERN BELL PIONEERS


The Telephone Pioneers of America have responded to disasters with a hands-on help in a variety of ways: serving meals, coordinating volunteers, raising funds, etc. Our two best resources are fund raising and coordinating available material and human resources.

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Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The disaster response program of the Kansas Area United Methodist Church encompasses the following areas: Labor Pool: Individuals available to respond to disasters. Activities include cleanup immediately following the disaster, volunteers to staff ARC program areas, and repair/construction teams. Counseling: Cadre of ministers and other individuals trained to give assistance where needed following a disaster. Child Care Ministry: A cadre of individuals trained to work with children who have experienced a disaster. These individuals will provide compassionate and understanding care while parents prepare to return to more normal family living. Counselors will be prepared to help children deal with the trauma of a disaster. Good Neighbor Church: A program designed to encourage congregations to help each other in times of disaster. The program asks a congregation to be ready to provide services to individuals, their community or other helping agencies through the use of their facilities and/or their members and staff. Financial Resources: Disaster funds are available to help mitigate human suffering and is used to fill the gap between what the disaster victim needs and what is available through other resources. The disaster may be a single family incident of a larger disaster.

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE
U: http://www.kansaseast.org/

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


UNITED METHODIST DISASTER RESPONSE - KS WEST CONFERENCE

Mission: To manage United Methodist volunteers responding to a disaster and assist Emergency Management as needed

Type of Services: Volunteer management, Early Response Team, Long term Recovery, Elder Care Teams.

Resources: Volunteers, Early response Teams, Tool trailers, hot foods trailer, water trailer, Elder Care Teams.

Contact: Sandy Hendrickson
Disaster Response Coordinator
21110 SW 214 Rd..
Jetmore, KS 67854
Office: (620) 357-8550
Email: disasterresponse@fairpoint.net
Website: www.kswestumc.org

Updated: 2/15/2012 Back to Top


UNITED WAY

NO CONTACT INFORMATION AVAILABLE

Website: www.unitedwaytopeka.org

Updated: 8/17/2010 Back to Top


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