The Benefits of Citizen Volunteers
And how they are helping to save lives in the initial stages of natural disasters.
What Natural Disaster doesn’t have a devastating impact on communities in its path?
Requiring critical aid from the devastation unfolding through the recovery phase.
Systemic shortages of key personnel and the cash to support their relief efforts are an immense
problem. At least until larger government agencies can mobilize from away to arrive on the
Citizen volunteers can play an important role in local rescue and response efforts. What the US
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls a “whole community” response.
Able citizens helping to shore up limited disaster relief operations in the meantime, as needed.
So true in the opening salvos of a natural disaster. Where first-response resources are often
beyond capacity, yet to come, or nonexistent.
Organized volunteers may offer a cadre of skills, equipment, and labour when a community
cannot or is not. Crucially, as relief operations unfold. To lend support to search, rescue, and
critical response operations as requested. While standing by to help deliver other life-sustaining
aid. Such as emergency supplies, healthcare, medicines, shelter, transportation, and more.
Ascent Provisions – How they are helping:
Ascent Provision’s supports a “whole community” response, full stop. It raises to deliver critical
funds and supplies to communities in need, worldwide. In brief, this is what Ascent aims to
deliver via emergency services – natural disaster management on the scene.
Read more: about Natural Disaster Relief Operations and how Ascent Provisions is helping.