I am currently starting the process of creating a Non-Profit Volunteer Search and Rescue Organization in Los Angeles County. I know most of the basics when it comes to what I need, but any advice or facts or info you can share with me is a plus!!!! I could use any help I could get. Also looking for grants/funding. If you know were i can apply for a grant or funding PLEASE let me know!!!
I am looking for any kinda of help. from advice and expirence to training and equipment. nothing goes unread or unappreciated!!!1
I agree with mark about starting another USAR team. Yes there are teams already established but with the emergencies and disasters happing so frequent and budget cut in our already established departments they are getting spread thin. So if Marc can get volunteers to join him then I don't think it is redundant do you? I know where I live there is not enough help and the budget has been slashed so bad that the response time to an incident is far too long. And out of the county it is even longer. So more volunteer groups are the best thing we can have.
Please update everyone on your project's success (we hope it is).
What hoops have you jumped through these last two years and are you up and running?