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Disaster Preparedness/Mitigation Volunteer Opportunities

Code: PX-1900.1300

Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration to help communities make preparations prior to a disaster or large-scale emergency that will reduce the impact of specific incidents when they do occur. Volunteers may be asked to fill sandbags, install water diversion devices and take other steps to temporarily mitigate the effects of expected events such as flooding and mudflows that are likely to occur during heavy rains in areas devastated by fires; or, if they have the requisite skills, may work on long-term mitigation projects designed to reduce future losses to homes, businesses, schools, public buildings and critical facilities from floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.

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