Preparing for First Response Disaster Relief teams to go into a devastated area to truly be the first responders.
PAR is a united organization comprised of many volunteer groups and churches. PAR is a 100% volunteer based organization fully funded by charitable donations. We are united by a common purpose to serve our neighbors in a time of need. Following a disaster, teams of volunteers provide tree and debris removal, roof and window tarping, flood clean up, food, clothing, support, prayer, and many other needs.
PAR is a member of Madison County VOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and works closely with the local EMA, United Way and other organizations to ensure our volunteers have the proper training, support, and resources to safely and effectively serve the community in the time of need. PAR trailers will be there with heavy equipment, chain saws, tools, supplies, and servants to provide immediate relief when disaster strikes.
Your support is needed and we appreciate donations of any amount. If your church or organization is interested in joining PAR please select the "contact us" link.
Here is a summary of how the First Response Disaster Relief teams operate:
Within first two weeks of a disaster, the First Response Disaster Relief teams will go into the devastated community equipped with trailers stocked full of the necessary tools to:
Remove fallen trees
Cover roofs with tarps
Clean and remove debris from houses and yards
Provide any requested support to public emergency response crews (medical, police, fire fighters) utilizing EMA CERT trained members
How will the money raised be spent?
The money raised will go toward the purchase of Bobcat heavy equipment and Disaster Trailer equipment/operating supplies
Bobcat equipment will include two Compact Track Loaders, one Skid Steer Loader, and three flat bed transportation trailers
This equipment will dramatically increase volunteer productivity by transporting debris, clearing roads for access, and safely removing trees that have fallen on homes.
Disaster Trailer funds will go toward lighting, chainsaw chains, roof tarps, communication equipment, miscellaneous tools and operating supplies.
Disaster trailers and Bobcat heavy equipment will be strategically located across the Madison County community and prepared for quick response