American Red Cross of Indiana

Contact Information

1510 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46202 - 2307
FY 2017 AmeriCorps State and Territory Commission

Executive Summary

The American Red Cross proposes to have 21 AmeriCorps members ("Indiana Response and Preparedness (RAP) Corps") and 1 full-time disaster program director who will provide disaster services and capacity building services to improve disaster cycle services - disaster preparedness, response, and recovery - in 87 Indiana counties (members will be based in nine locations including Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Muncie, Bloomington, Evansville, Merrillville, and Terre Haute).

At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for: (1) recruiting and placing 400 new disaster volunteers in specific roles; (2) matching existing disaster volunteers' skills with optimal volunteer roles; (3) assisting with volunteer disaster preparedness training of 500 adults and 2500 youth; (4) facilitating 700 encounters with Hoosiers involved in disasters; (5) Strengthen existing relationships with 150 community partners and build at least 90 new connections with corporations, social services providers, and other organizations across Indiana. Members will also serve on an on-call Disaster Action Team and assist with local disaster relief operations with the potential for regional or national disaster relief operation deployment.

In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 2,600 disaster volunteers that will be engaged in disaster cycle services; such as, Disaster Action Team member (helping in local emergencies on-site), Disaster Responder (individual client services, mass care, logistics, public affairs, disaster services technology), Clerical Support, Community Education, Community Outreach, CPR/First Aid Instructor, and Equipment/Materials.

This program will focus on the Corporation for National and Community Service focus areas of Disaster Services and Capacity Building. The CNCS investment of $281,937 will be matched with $313,103 in private funding, including funds from the United Way and donations from individuals and corporations.

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