Thursday, October 8, 2015

Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies

BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 7, 2015 – From now through October 31st, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (www.ITDRC.org), Humanity Road (www.HumanityRoad.org), and VisionLink (www.VisionLink.org), are staffing and supporting a free hotline for the survivors of the South Carolina floods. This hotline will connect survivors with reputable and vetted relief agencies that will assist in cleaning and mucking out homes. All services are free.

“Voluntary relief agencies play a vital role in whole community recovery. The police and fire department can save your life in an emergency, but they do not have the time or resources to help you clean out your home,” said Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, president and CEO of VisionLink. “This partnership helps connect survivors with local relief agencies in your area,” said Joe Hillis, operations Director with ITDRC who along with Humanity Road is providing volunteers to staff the hotlines.

“We are offering this service for the month of October to help facilitate rapid solutions by the various aid agencies standing by to assist those impacted by the floods,” said Cat Graham, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Humanity Road.  This hotline will alert multiple relief agencies that survivors need help. All services are free and performed by vetted and reputable relief agencies and members of the South Carolina VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), response times will vary so we ask the citizens of South Caroline for their patience while the teams receive and organize their response to help.

Survivors needing assistance with home cleanup in South Carolina may call: 1-800-451-1954

About VisionLink

VisionLink has been supporting communities since 1991. VisionLink manages millions of client records for our customers, who in turn manage information about human service providers, government agencies, volunteers and donors, and schools and employers in 8,000 communities across the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

It is reassuring to know that VisionLink software has been tested like no other. During Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, VisionLink became the nation's system of record for millions of people and thousands of shelters. VisionLink now provides mission critical systems for the American Red Cross (National Shelter System, the Coordinated Assistance Network, and Safe & Well), United Ways, agencies supporting aging adults, federal and state government departments, international pharmaceutical and medical equipment donors, as well as many large and small nonprofit organizations across the nation and around the world.

More information about VisionLink can be found at http://www.VisionLink.org.

Media Contact:
Aaron Titus
303.402.0170x118
titus@visionlink.org