Disaster Resources for Nonprofits

NAO is working continuously to get disaster-related information and resources into the hands of Oregon nonprofits. Those resources are brought together here for easy access. A new day has dawned, and we must all be prepared for disaster planning, response and recovery in our work and in our lives. A BIG thank you to our members, funders and sponsors who continue to support NAO in our mission and service through these disasters and beyond. We are stronger together. 

  1. General Disaster Resources
  2. Oregon Wildfire Resources
  3. Pandemic Resources (COVID-19)

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  • Disaster Planning for Nonprofits Guide  - NAO and Safe & Ready Nonprofits 
    NAO is excited to bring Oregon nonprofits the Disaster Planning for Nonprofits Guide filled with resources, discussions prompts, checklists and tips for you and your team to generate a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). The Guide was done in partnership with Safe & Ready Nonprofits,
  • Disaster Preparedness Toolkit – Community-based Organizations
    This comprehensive toolkit was developed as part of an AmeriCorps VISTA special project hosted by Mercy Corps Northwest. It covers business continuity planning, pivoting programs and organizational leadership.
  • Planning During Change Toolkit for Nonprofits – NAO
    Tool for nonprofits to plan and forecast financial health through crisis situations and into recovery. Provides nonprofits a starting point for near- and mid-term planning amidst change and uncertainty.
  • Oregon Regional Resources for Emergency Preparedness – Oregon Federal Executive Board
    Resources for local and regional emergencies to include signup for emergency notifications and weather closures.
  • Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster – ORVOAD
    State/Territory VOADs are associations of organizations that lead response efforts and provide assistance to communities affected by disaster. 
  • Oregon Community Organizations Active in Disaster – COAD
    Resource pages set up by county and regional community builders to coordinate response efforts and information.
  • Oregon Disaster Volunteer & Donations Portal – Oregon Office of Emergency Management
    Individuals and businesses that would like to donate or volunteer to support disaster efforts can register here.
  • Center for Disaster Philanthropy – ODC
    Resource to help donors make thoughtful decisions on giving to disaster-related funds to maximize impact.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA Site for Oregon
    Provides support across the country for response and recovery efforts for wildfires, tropical storms, hurricanes, etc.
  • 211Info – Community-based Nonprofit (funded by state contracts, foundations, United Way & other partners)
    Provides referrals to community members for basic needs such as food, health, shelter and childcare/parenting.
  • Find Open Shelters – American Red Cross
    Shelters available for people evacuated from their homes in disaster situations. 
  • How to Opt-in to Emergeny Text Alerts – OregonLive
    Shows how to receive emergency government alerts on your phone.
  • TripCheck – ODOT
    During a disaster, stay at home if you can. If you must travel, check the latest conditions before you go.

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  • Oregon Wildfire Response & Recovery Website – State of Oregon
    Official site for all Oregon wildfire resources. See firefighting efforts, evacuation maps and alerts.
  • Oregon Wildfire & Heat Safety Resources – United Way of the Columbia Willamette
    Host of fire recovery resources for those affected by wildfires to include housing needs, FEMA info, evacuation levels, and donation information. 

  • Oregon Wildfires Disaster Recovery Help United Policyholders
    Through their Roadmap to Recovery program, access free assistance navigating the process of returning to a wildfire area, handling damaged/destroyed property and collecting available insurance  funds.
  • Oregon Community Rebuilding Fund – Wildfire Recovery Support
    The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation and American Red Cross jointly created this fund at the request of the Governor to bring private and philanthropic donations together to work collectively for Oregonians affected by wildfires.

  • Wildfire Emergency Supplies Fund – Causa of Oregon
    Causa, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights organization set up a fund to purchase emergency supplies for immigrant Oregonians who have been evacuated or lost their homes due to wildfires.
  • Project Wildfire – Deschutes County
    Project Wildfire is a Deschutes County effort to create long-term wildfire mitigation strategies and provide for a disaster-resistant community.
  • Oregon Smoke Information – Air quality advisories for Oregon

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Nonprofit Employer Resources

Nonprofit Funding Resources

Vaccination Mandates & Policy

Oregon Health & Safety Resources

National Health & Safety Resources

Culturally Specific Resources

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