Requested Items to Change as New Needs Identified
ANCHORAGE - Alaskan volunteer organizations and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are working together to provide supplies and tools to the 2013 Spring Flood survivors. A donations request website, Make a donation lists items that have been identified as necessary unmet needs for 2013 Spring Flood survivors. As the needs of the survivors change the list will be changed to reflect the emerging needs.
People living in Anchorage or Fairbanks that would like to assist the survivors can call 1-855-374-4790 to donate items.
“A disaster on the road system is much different than rural disasters that we face here in Alaska. The high cost of transportation and the limited amount of donations storage in rural communities means that our effort to provide donated assistance must be as focused as possible,” said Bryan Fisher, State Coordinating Officer. “We have established a system that can not only identify the unmet needs, but deliver the items to the people that need them.”
The public is reminded to confirm a need before donating to a volunteer organization supporting 2013 Spring Flood survivors. During a major disaster receiving items that are not needed becomes a burden to the community. Unneeded items will not be transported but will be donated to an established Alaskan charity.
Individuals willing to donate items are asked to call the donation hotline 1-855-374-4790 and a donations manager will coordinate the acceptance of the items. Accepted donations will be packaged and transported to impacted communities.
CASH – Financial gifts are the best way to immediately help survivors. A list of charitable organizations that have been active during the 2013 Spring Flood response and recovery are available at Ready.Alaska.Gov.
Cash donations can also be made to the 2013 Spring Flood Long-Term Recovery Committee.
Send to: Adventist Community Services (ACS) P.O. Box 240834, Anchorage, AK 99524.
ACS is working as a conduit, all of the funds sent to this address with be separate from ACS money and given directly for 2013 Spring Flood Long-Term Recovery Committee.
PETS – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is providing support to the animals affected by the 2013 Spring Flood. To donate to the SPCA call (907) 562-2999.