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Disaster Fund Development Wharton Cty Recovery OneStar VISTA
Wharton County Recovery Team’s goal is to take an active role in coordinating at every step of the disaster response process – managing the chaos of the flood of volunteers and donations in the immediate wake of a crisis, coordinating rebuilding efforts as our community attempts to return to a state of normalcy, and helping to develop new affordable housing and aid in mitigation and disaster preparedness efforts to help lessen the impact of the next natural disaster. Wharton, which sits on the Colorado River and was the nexus of Harvey’s damage. In Wharton County, 46% of homes were flooded. Hurricane Harvey recovery will last for several years to come. Given the lack of resources in our low-income community, many survivors will need to rely on volunteers to rebuild their homes. In addition, research shows that natural disasters disproportionality impact poor and marginalized communities and that those living in poverty struggle the most to recover. The goal of WCRT is to provide that long-term rebuilding infrastructure to offer recovery assistance to all individuals, families and communities more effectively and efficiently until recovery is completed. To help with preparedness and resiliency of Texas communities, WCRT is searching for a motivated individual to help develop fundraising methods and communications.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Serve with the Wharton County Recovery Team (WCRT) to develop and research fundraising, promotion and communications methods. The Fund Development VISTA will identify prospective donors and grant resources. The VISTA member will cultivate relationships with current and past donors informing of the progress being made by the WCRT in communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, the VISTA will create strategies to build partnerships across recovery organizations from various counties to share best practices and resources for disaster preparedness.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  VISTA Housing is provided but optional ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Housing . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Disaster Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
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Disaster Fund Development Wharton Cty Recovery OneStar VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/04/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  08/17/2018 

Contact Carol Wootton
PO Box 641
Wharton   TX   77488
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79449