PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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You are more than welcome to send in information on your on your emergency preparedness events…..
to pennhti42@homelesstoindependence.org

Thank you!

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FEMA, Pennsylvania Sign Memorandum to Empower Emergency Power Coordination
Release date:
July 27, 2017
Release Number:
R3-17-13

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PANG), today signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for emergency power. This MOU clarifies the roles and responsibilities of each agency during an emergency power mission to help coordinate and strengthen the Commonwealth and FEMA Region III’s ability to provide alternative power restoration across the Commonwealth when requested.

The purpose of this MOU is to establish a concept of support that will assist FEMA Region III, PEMA, and PANG with identifying the roles and responsibilities of all parties during a response that requires an emergency power mission. “This MOU strengthens our partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and our ability to rapidly respond when requested,” stated FEMA Region III Regional Administrator MaryAnn Tierney. “With emergency power, time is of the essence and this MOU empowers us to act quickly and in closer coordination with our Commonwealth partners.” Following a federal disaster declaration and request for emergency power assistance, FEMA’s primary role is to deliver generators, provide an Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to coordinate with the Commonwealth, and work closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on installation, maintenance, and repair, among other responsibilities.

PEMA, as the lead agency for the Commonwealth in disaster response, coordinates with county and local officials on needs, identifies the priorities for generator placement, and provides overall coordination of the Commonwealth’s response efforts. “This is part of our continuing effort for unified preparedness at the state level,” said the Director of Pennsylvania Emergency Management, Richard D. Flinn. “For entities with special needs, such as medical care facilities, power outages can be a matter of life or death.”

The PANG takes responsibility for transporting generators between the initial staging areas to either the Commonwealth staging area or installation site.

“The Pennsylvania National Guard provides tremendous logistical capabilities during any natural or man-made emergencies within the Commonwealth or surrounding states,” said Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s Adjutant General. “Agreements like this help foster the already great relationship between the National Guard, PEMA, and FEMA and will help us expedite our planning and response times during domestic contingencies. Providing alternative power sooner greatly assists any community’s recovery during an emergency.”

By clearly delineating these responsibilities, the MOU solidifies each agencies role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an incident and meeting an emergency power need.

To learn more about each agency’s role, mission, and functions, please visit: www.FEMA.gov; www.PEMA.pa.gov; and www.PNG.pa.gov.

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. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at fema.gov/medialibrary and youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3.

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Last Updated:
July 27, 2017 – 16:01
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Formidable Footprint – A Community / Neighborhood Exercise

Description The Formidable Footprint exercise series has been developed in accordance with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) protocols. The objective of the exercise series is for CERTs, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Neighborhood Associations, Community / Faith Based Organizations, Citizen Corps, Fire Corps and others to work as a team to become better prepared for the next disaster their community may face. There is NO CHARGE for participation in any of the Formidable Footprint exercises. For additional information or to register for up-coming exercises please access the following web site today: www.FormidableFootprint.org

This is a Virtual Event –

Contact Information (Name / Phone / Weblink) Chris Floyd / 850-241-3565 / chrisfloyd@drc-group.com

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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