Archive for December, 2013

Prediction for 2014 hurricane season? More value from VOAD

Brevard VOAD Facebook pageHurricane season officially ended on the last day of November, but members of Brevard Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) are thinking ahead to June 1.
That’s the first day of the 2014 hurricane season, and it’s the group’s self-imposed deadline for compiling an inventory of volunteers and other resources that could be used to meet needs in the community in the aftermath of disaster.
“We have a great starting point with a directory of the more than 50 VOAD members and 2-1-1 Brevard’s online database, but we don’t have the level of detail that could make the biggest difference when trying to cope with the damage from a hurricane,” said Belinda Stewart, who represents 2-1-1 Brevard in VOAD.
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City of Melbourne prominent on the 2-1-1 Brevard map

On the City of Melbourne website, right next to a locator map of “The Other Melbourne,” is the logo linking to 2-1-1 Brevard on the web.Locator for Melbourne, Australia, and website
Maybe that’s a good part of the reason the city’s residents place high in 2-1-1 Brevard statistics on where callers, website visitors and “fans” hail from.
That prominent online referral also reflects “The Harbor’s City’s” support of the 2-1-1 dialing code since its arrival in the county in the early 2000’s, including an annual financial commitment.
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Make us smile with new giving website

AmazonSmileIf you’re shopping at for the holidays, you can support 2-1-1 Brevard and it won’t cost you a penny.
Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of what you spend year-round.
“That half-cent can add up quickly and painlessly, and every penny counts in operating a small nonprofit,” said Libby Donoghue, 2-1-1 executive director. “Just think about how much you might spend at over the course of a year.”
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