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The best way to deal with a disaster is to get prepared ahead of time. Click here to fill out your disaster response profile now.

What do I need to know when a disaster occurs?

United Way- Thomas Jefferson Area Role in Disaster Response

At United Way- Thomas Jefferson Area our role is to help in the coordination of Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers and help support the relief effort of State and Federal relief organizations and VOADS.


What is a Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteer?

A Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteer or SUV is a person that has not received formal disaster response training from any state organization or any Agency active in a disaster.  These people are crucial in the response of a disaster.


How Can I Help?

A Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteer or SUV is a person that has not received formal disaster response training from any state organization or any Agency active in a disaster.  These people are crucial in the response of a disaster.