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US Navy (USN) Sailors and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) for other Civil and volunteer agencies, offload elderly and critical care patients from a US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft as evacuees from New Orleans, Louisiana (LA), arrive at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida (FL), during Hurricane Katrina relief operations. The US Navy is taking part in Joint Task Force (JTF) Katrina, by aiding in humanitarian assistance operations, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD)

US Navy (USN) Sailors and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) for othe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINIT TASK FORCE (JTF) KATRINA Base: Naval Air Station, Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (... more

[Hurricane Katrina] D'Iberville, Miss., November 7, 2005 -- Volunteers from the Presbyterian Church camp out in D'Iberville.  Volunteer agencies (VOLAG) have been very helpful in the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.  FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] D'Iberville, Miss., November 7, 2005 -- Volunteers...

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[Hurricane Katrina] November 8, 2005 -- Firefighter Ryan Beyer, Sr. reads a thank you note written to relief workers in Mississippi by students from Libertyville, Illinois.  Many different federal, state and volunteer agencies have contributed to the relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina.  FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] November 8, 2005 -- Firefighter Ryan Beyer, Sr. re...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Pearlington, Miss., November 11, 2005 -- An outdoor laundrymat has been setup by volunteers in Pearlington.  Volunteer agencies (VOLAG) have been invaluable during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.  FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Pearlington, Miss., November 11, 2005 -- An outdoo...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Pearlington, Miss., November 11, 2005 -- A mess tent has now been erected to make it easier for American Red Cross volunteers to serve meals in Pearlington.  Volunteer agencies (VOLAG) have been invaluable during the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.  FEMA/Mark Wolfe

[Hurricane Katrina] Pearlington, Miss., November 11, 2005 -- A mess te...

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[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., January 9, 2006 -- Molly Sternberg, a student at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, cleans up Bayview Avenue in Biloxi with her colleagues from Hands On USA.  Volunteer agencies (VOLAG) have been an essential part of the recovery from Hurricane Katrina.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Hurricane Katrina] Biloxi, Miss., January 9, 2006 -- Molly Sternberg,...

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[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, January 11, 2006 - Volunteers from Anna Marie College in Paxton, MA help clean up Cameron Parish because of Hurricane Rita.  FEMA considers the private sector and volunteer agencies as essential participants and contributors to disaster recovery efforts.  Robert Kaufmann/FEMA

[Hurricane Rita] Cameron, LA, January 11, 2006 - Volunteers from Anna ...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 1-21-06 -- Volunteers from AmeriCorps carry a floor joist at a  Habitat for Humanity home site in New Orleans.  The organizations have teamed up to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina Victims. Volunteer Agencies are an important FEMA partner that provide needed service to victims.  MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 1-21-06 -- Volunteers from AmeriC...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 1-21-06 -- A Volunteer from AmeriCorps trims a floor joist on a Habitat for Humanity home being built in New Orleans.  The organizations have teamed up to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina Victims. Volunteer Agencies are an important FEMA partner that provide needed service to victims.  MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA, 1-21-06 -- A Volunteer from Ameri...

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[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA 1-21-06 -- Volunteers from AmeriCorps place a floor joist on a Habitat for Humanity home being built in New Orleans.  The organizations have teamed up to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina Victims. Volunteer Agencies are an important FEMA partner that provide needed service to victims.  MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

[Hurricane Katrina] New Orleans, LA 1-21-06 -- Volunteers from AmeriCo...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Lady Lake, Fla., February 6, 2007 -- The American Red Cross is set up in a community hard hit by the recent tornadoes. Volunteer agencies are an integral part of the response to and recovery from disasters. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Lady Lake, Fla., February 6, 2007 -- The...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Lake County, FL, February 7, 2007 -- The American Red Cross has a food truck at FEMA's Lake Mack Road Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assure that all residents are fed.  Volunteer agencies are an integral part of the recovery process.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Lake County, FL, February 7, 2007 -- The...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- A member of Boy Scout Troop 351 out of Wildwood, Fla. hands out flyers with information about FEMA programs at a local store.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the process of recovery from disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- A...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- Members of Boy Scout Troop 351 out of Wildwood, Fla. hand out flyers with information about FEMA programs at a local store.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the process of recovery from disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- M...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- Members of Boy Scout Troop 351 out of Wildwood, Fla. hand out flyers with information about FEMA programs at a local store.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the process of recovery from disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- M...

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[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- Members of Cub Scout Pack 71 from Brooksville, Fla. hand out flyers with information about FEMA programs at a local store.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the process of recovery from disasters.  Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] The Villages, FL, February 11, 2007 -- M...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007 -- An Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) worker throws debris into a truck, cleaning up in the aftermath of flooding along the Blanchard River in Ottawa. The cleanup effort has mobilized both public agencies and volunteer agencies in North Central Ohio. Mike Moore/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007...

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[Severe Storms and Flooding] Rushford, MN, August 27, 2007 -- Red Cross workers bring in supplies for residents at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).  FEMA and Volunteer Agencies such as the Red Cross are working with state and local representatives in Minnesota to help residents recover from the recent flooding.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Severe Storms and Flooding] Rushford, MN, August 27, 2007 -- Red Cros...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007 -- A Red Cross volunteer loads drinking water onto a pickup truck of a local resident affected by the recent floods.Volunteer agencies are a valuable partners to FEMA during natural disasters. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007 -- Members of the Salvation Army hand out water to residents affected by the recent Ohio floods. FEMA regards volunteer agencies as important partners in the response to natural disasters. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Ottawa, Ohio, August 27, 2007...

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[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Findlay, Ohio, August 28, 2007 -- Pastor Paul Stark talks to volunteers about "Calming the Waters" a new project to help clean up after the recent Ohio floods. Volunteer agencies are important participants in the response to natural disasters. Mark Wolfe/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes] Findlay, Ohio, August 28, 200...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Polk County, AR, February 8, 2008 -- This Highway sign was bent by a tornado which swept the state. Church volunteers in the background attempt to salvage valuables from a house which was destroyed.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works closely with volunteer agencies to provide much needed help in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Polk County, AR, February 8, ...

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[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Polk County, AR, February 8, 2008 -- A home owner gets help from volunteers in saving items from her home. Her newly built house was totally destroyed by a tornado.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works closely with volunteer agencies to provide much needed help in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding] Polk County, AR, February 8, ...

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[Hurricane Dolly] Weslaco, Texas, July 29, 2008 -- Carmen Rodriquez, a FEMA community relations specialist talks with a resident from Weslaco, TX about the services that are currently available from volunteer agencies in the area.  South Texas suffered flooding and wide spread power outages and FEMA is working with the military, State and local agencies to provide assistance.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Hurricane Dolly] Weslaco, Texas, July 29, 2008 -- Carmen Rodriquez, a...

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[Hurricane Dolly] Weslaco, Texas, July 29, 2008 -- Carmen Rodriquez, a FEMA community relations specialist talks with a resident from Weslaco, TX about the services that are currently available from volunteer agencies in the area.  South Texas suffered flooding and wide spread power outages and FEMA is working with the military, State and local agencies to provide assistance.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

[Hurricane Dolly] Weslaco, Texas, July 29, 2008 -- Carmen Rodriquez, a...

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[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- While the crowd, estimate at 3,500, waits for the opening of a distribution site neighborhood volunteers stack bags of ice. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with many volunteer agencies to provide emergency supplies after major disasters. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- While the crowd, es...

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[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- While a crowd, estimate at 3,500, waits for the opening of a volunteer distribution site neighbors join in a "bucket brigade" to unload supplies.. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with many volunteer agencies to provide emergency supplies after major disasters. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- While a crowd, esti...

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[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- A crowd, estimate at 3,500, waits for the opening of a volunteer food and water distribution site. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with many volunteer agencies to provide emergency supplies after major disasters. Leif Skoogfors/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Houston, TX, September 20, 2008 -- A crowd, estimate a...

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[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008-- National Civilian Community Corps member Alex D'Elia, stacks boxes at a distribution center.  Volunteer agencies are working to help residents impacted by Hurricane Ike.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008-- National Ci...

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[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008 -- International  Red Cross volunteer, Miguel Cebellos, from Mexico, hands a container of food to a local resident returning to the area after almost two weeks after Hurricane Ike made landfall.  Volunteer agencies are working to help residents impacted by the storm by providing basic commodities as well as hot meals.  Jocelyn Augusitno/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008 -- Internatio...

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[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008-- International Red Cross volunteer, Miguel Cebellos, from Mexico, hands a container of food to a local resident returning to the area after almost two weeks after Hurricane Ike made landfall.  Volunteer agencies are working to help residents impacted by the storm by providing basic commodities as well as hot meals.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008-- Internation...

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[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008 -- National Civilian Community Corps member Kevin Fox, stacks boxes at a distribution center.  .  Volunteer agencies are working to help residents impacted by Hurricane Ike  by providing basic commodities as well as hot meals.  Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

[Hurricane Ike] Galveston Island, TX, September 24, 2008 -- National C...

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Flooding ^ Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- Voluntary organizations meet at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Caribbean Area Division office to discuss the creation of Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRC) in the disaster declared areas of Puerto Rico.  The committees include private non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, local volunteers, and even residents who suffered losses and damages after the floods. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteer agencies meet at the FEMA office in Puerto Rico Production Date: 11/18/2008 Caption: San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- Voluntary organizati... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- Voluntary organizations meet at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Carribean Area Division office to discuss the creation of Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRC) in the disaster declared areas of Puerto Rico.  The committees include private non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, local volunteers, and even residents who suffered losses and damages after the floods. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteer agencies working with residents in Puerto Rico Production Date: 11/18/2008 Caption: San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 18, 2008 -- Voluntary organizatio... more

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino (L) and George Johnson (R) volunteers from the Prospectors Club of Southern California search through debris on a home site at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the recovery process for those who were impacted by the wildfires.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Voluteers search a burned home site for personal property in Sylmar Production Date: 12/06/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino (L... more

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- After the 2009 flood, the village of Eagle began considering a move away from the waters edge in an effort to stop the repetitive losses from annual spring flooding. FEMA brought together tribal, state, volunteer agencies, federal partners and other partners to ensure safe, secure housing for Alaskans affected by the repetitive flooding. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- After the 2009 flood, the village of Ea...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Adam DuBrowa City/State: Eagle, AK Disaster Types: Flooding Categories: Aerial ^ Feature Stories ^ Individ... more

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- Mayor Don Woodruff (L) greets Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (R) and State Individual Assistance Chad Fulmer to tour the newly constructed community center. FEMA brought together tribal, state, volunteer agencies, and federal partners to ensure safe, secure housing for Alaskans after the 2009 flood. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- Mayor Don Woodruff (L) greets Federal C...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Adam DuBrowa City/State: Eagle, AK Disaster Types: Flooding Categories: Conceptual Imagery ^ Disaster Offi... more

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- Mayor Don Woodruff (L), FEMA Tribal Liaison Ramona Van Cleve (2nd L), Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph A. Diemont (2nd R) and State Coordinating Officer Bryan Fisher (R) tour the newly constructed community center to discuss how the relocation is working for the residents. FEMA brought together tribal, state, volunteer agencies, and federal partners to ensure safe, secure housing for Alaskans after the 2009 flood. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- Mayor Don Woodruff (L), FEMA Tribal Lia...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Adam DuBrowa City/State: Eagle, AK Disaster Types: Flooding Categories: Disaster Officials ^ Feature Stori... more

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- FEMA Tribal Liaison Ramona Van Cleve greets disaster survivor Mary David at the community center to discuss how her relocation to a new home above the 100 year flood plain is working. FEMA brought together tribal, state, volunteer agencies, and federal partners to ensure safe, secure housing for Alaskans after the 2009 flood.  Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Eagle, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2013 -- FEMA Tribal Liaison Ramona Van Cleve gr...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Adam DuBrowa City/State: Eagle, AK Disaster Types: Flooding Categories: Conceptual Imagery ^ Disaster Offi... more

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Beulah, N. D. , April 11, 2009 -- Nechama is one of the volunteer agencies helping clean and sanitize  homes flooded by creeks and rivers in March.  The Minnesota-based organization helped clean the basement of this and other homes in Beulah after working in Linton.  Michael Raphael/FEMA

Flooding ^ Winter Storm - Beulah, N. D. , April 11, 2009 -- Nechama is...

The original database describes this as: Title: Debris on the side of the road in North Dakota Production Date: 04/11/2009 Caption: Beulah, N. D. , April 11, 2009 -- Nechama is one of the volunteer agencies ... more

Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demonstrate search-and-rescue maneuvers during the West Metro Fire Rescue family Fire Muster held over the weekend in Denver.  More than 8,000 kids and adults came out for the festivities which included safety and preparedness demonstrations and hands-on events by a variety of local, state, federal, private sector and volunteer agencies.  Roxanne and Chili are members of the Colorado Search and Rescue TF-1.  FEMA/Barb Sturner

Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demons...

The original database describes this as: Title: Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demonstrate search-and-rescue maneuvers in Colorado Production Date: 06/12/2009 Caption: Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxann... more

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Pike County, Ky. , June 12, 2009 -- Big Creek Volunteer Fire Department Captain Mitch Case, distributes water donated by The Mingo Bottling company to residents affected by a second round of floods in the Sidney area in a month, at their damaged fire station in Pike County, KY. Volunteer agencies are a valuable partners to FEMA during natural disasters. Rob Melendez/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Pike County, Ky. , June...

The original database describes this as: Title: Captain Mitch Case gives water to residents in Kentucky Production Date: 06/12/2009 Caption: Pike County, Ky. , June 12, 2009 -- Big Creek Volunteer Fire Depar... more

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Pike County, Ky. , June 12, 2009 -- Big Creek Volunteer Fire Department Captain Mitch Case, walks by debris inside their damaged fire station in Pike County, KY. Volunteer agencies are a valuable partners to FEMA during natural disasters. Rob Melendez/FEMA

Flooding ^ Mudslide/Landslide ^ Severe Storm - Pike County, Ky. , June...

The original database describes this as: Title: Clean up continues inside a fire station in Kentucky Production Date: 06/12/2009 Caption: Pike County, Ky. , June 12, 2009 -- Big Creek Volunteer Fire Departme... more

Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demonstrate search-and-rescue maneuvers during the West Metro Fire Rescue family Fire Muster held over the weekend in Denver.  More than 8,000 kids and adults came out for the festivities which included safety and preparedness demonstrations and hands-on events by a variety of local, state, federal, private sector and volunteer agencies.  Roxanne and Chili are members of the Colorado Search and Rescue TF-1.  FEMA/Barb Sturner

Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demons...

The original database describes this as: Title: Roxanne Dunn and her dog Chili demonstrate search-and-rescue maneuvers in Colorado Production Date: 06/12/2009 Caption: Denver, Colo. , June 12, 2009 -- Roxann... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Austell, Ga. , September 30, 2009 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialists Graham Bingham and Sally Fenley speak with Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Team(Georgia) members who are cleaning out this flood damaged home.  Volunteer agencies play an important role in FEMA's efforts to help residents recover from disasters such as happened here.  George Armstrong/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Austell, Ga. , September 30, 2009 -- FEMA Co...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Community Relations with Faith Based Volunteers Production Date: 09/30/2009 Caption: Austell, Ga. , September 30, 2009 -- FEMA Community Relations Special... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Atlanta, Ga. , October 2, 2009 -- At the GEMA/FEMA Joint Field Office(JFO), Bob Tribble, President of Georgia Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters(VOAD) meets with membership representatives to assess progress and improve coordination of arriving volunteers. Voluntary agencies are important partners in FEMA's response to this area's recent severe storms and flooding.  George Armstrong, FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Atlanta, Ga. , October 2, 2009 -- At the GEM...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteer Leaders Meet to Coordinate Efforts Production Date: 10/02/2009 Caption: Atlanta, Ga. , October 2, 2009 -- At the GEMA/FEMA Joint Field Office(JFO), B... more

Flooding - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 21, 2009 -- Volunteer in Service to America worker Victoria Bailey, a Florida resident, 'muds' a bedroom wall in a home in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Victoria is one of approximately 200 volunteers still in the Cedar Rapids area rehabilitating flood damaged homes. The long-term recovery in Iowa continues as FEMA , state of Iowa and local officials assist local residents.  Volunteer agencies have allied themselves to form Long-Term Recovery Committees, a vehicle for communities to resolve the unfulfilled needs of families and individuals in the area.  Leo 'Jace' Anderson/FEMA

Flooding - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 21, 2009 -- Volunteer in Servi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteer with Service to America working in Iowa Production Date: 11/21/2009 Caption: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 21, 2009 -- Volunteer in Service to America... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Nate Custer and Donna Weise of FEMA explain FEMA assistance programs to Bellevue residents during an afternoon picnic at the Bellevue Center Mall hosted by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce where FEMA, volunteer agencies and local businesses offer services and information in a open festival format.  FEMA is responding the severe storms and flooding that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses across Tennessee.  David Fine/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Nate Custe...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA disaster officials explain FEMA programs to Tennessee residents Production Date: 05/15/2010 Caption: Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Nate Custer and Don... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Donna Weise(FEMA)(L),Kelly Zadakaus(Regional Director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) and Marisol Rodriguez(FEMA)(R) explain assistance programing to residents of Bellevue during an afternoon picnic at the Bellevue Center Mall hosted by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce where FEMA, volunteer agencies and local businesses offer services and information in a open festival format.  FEMA is responding the severe storms and flooding that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses across Tennessee.  David Fine/FEMA

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Donna Weis...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA disaster officials explain FEMA programs to Tennessee residents Production Date: 05/15/2010 Caption: Bellevue, Tenn. , May 15, 2010 -- Donna Weise(FEMA)(L... more

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Wadena, Minn. , June 22, 2010 -- An American Red Cross emergency vehicle provides meals and beverages to volunteers at the Wadena City Cemetery which sustained severe tree damage during the June 17, 2010 F4 tornado. Volunteer agencies play an important role during the recovery process. FEMA/Michael Mancino

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Wadena, Minn. , June 22, 2010 -- An American ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Red Cross team in Minnesota Production Date: 06/22/2010 Caption: Wadena, Minn. , June 22, 2010 -- An American Red Cross emergency vehicle provides meals and be... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Big Knife, a member of the mold remediation teams,  retrieves  property from a flooded basement of a tribal member.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Clean up at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Big Knife, ... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby Stump rests on her front porch as a member of the mold remediation team retrrieves more of the Stump's personal belongings from their flooded basement.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation flood survivor in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby S... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby Stump rests on her front porch as  members of mold remediation teams retrieve personal belongings from her flooded basement.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: A resident of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby St... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Rocky Boy's resident retrieves blankets and quilts from his flooded basement. Voluntary Agencies sent teams to homes of tribal members to assist them in clean up and mold remediation.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Clean up at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Rocky Boy's... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby Stump looks at a photograph retrieved from her flooded basement by a member of the mold remediation team.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation flood survivor in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- Ruby S... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- A member of the mold remediation teams, cuts away moldy drywall from a flooded basement on the Reservation.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wall demolition at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- A me... more

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- A member of the mold remediation teams, cuts away moldy drywall from a flooded basement on the Reservation.  The mold remediation teams were trained by Volunteer Agencies, employed Reservation members and were funded by FEMA.  Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wall demolition at Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana Production Date: 08/18/2010 Caption: Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, Mont. , August 18, 2010 -- A me... more

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 - - Shelby County's  copyrighted slogan directs survivors to the Hope Presbyterian shelter in Memphis. Volunteer agencies provide much of the first responder aid to survivors. Photo by Ed Edahl/FEMA.

Flooding ^ Severe Storm - Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 - - Shelby Cou...

The original database describes this as: Title: DR_1979_TN Production Date: 05/13/2011 Caption: Memphis, Tenn. , May 13, 2011 - - Shelby County's copyrighted slogan directs survivors to the Hope Presbyteria... more

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , June 29, 2011 -- Richard Serino (left), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deputy administrator, meets with Faith based Volunteer Agencies at the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in South Minot, North Dakota. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , June 29, 2011 -- Richard Serino (left), Fede...

The original database describes this as: Title: Deputy Admin. Serino in Minot Production Date: 06/29/2011 Caption: Minot, N. D. , June 29, 2011 -- Richard Serino (left), Federal Emergency Management Agency (... more

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , July 3, 2011 --A volunteer waits for residents of Minot, ND affected by recent flooding to come and get water.  FEMA is working with volunteer agencies to provide supplies needed by survivors of recent flooding.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , July 3, 2011 --A volunteer waits for residen...

The original database describes this as: Title: Convoy of Hope in Minot Production Date: 07/03/2011 Caption: Minot, N. D. , July 3, 2011 --A volunteer waits for residents of Minot, ND affected by recent floo... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry Avenue in Pratt City. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway ...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tor... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tor... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a s...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Nearly 90 days after a series of tor... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home crushed by tree after a tornado strikes Pratt City. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home crushed by tree aft...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home crushed by tree after a tornado... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on Cherry Avenue destroyed by a tornado that struck Pratt City on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Ap...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Pile of debris from home destroyed by a tornado that struck Pratt City. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Pile of debris from home...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Pile of debris from home destroyed b... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on Cherry Avenue that was destroyed by a tornado that struck Pratt City on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Ap...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on Cherry Avenue that was destroyed by a tornado that struck Pratt City on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Ap...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Portion of Southbrook Apartments on ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home destroyed by a tornado that struck Pratt City on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home destroyed by a torn...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Home destroyed by a tornado that str... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry Avenue in Pratt City. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama on April 27, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway ...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/17/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 17, 2011 -- Debris removal underway near Cherry ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destrpyed home on Mildred Avenue in Pratt City after a tornado struck on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destrpyed home on Mildre...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/31/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destrpyed home on Mildred Avenue in ... more

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destroyed home on Mildred Avenue in Pratt City after a tornado struck on April 27. Nearly 90 days after a series of tornados struck Pratt City and much of Alabama, many homes are still in need of demolition and/or repair. FEMA is working with the state of Alabama, local governments and volunteer agencies to help disaster survivors recover and rebuild. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destroyed home on Mildre...

The original database describes this as: Title: 90 days after tornados strike Pratt City, Alabama Production Date: 07/31/2011 Caption: Pratt City, Ala. , July 31, 2011 -- Destroyed home on Mildred Avenue in ... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa  Executive Director Bob Johnson checks work in progress in Tuscaloosa as Habitat volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity of...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bob Johnson at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers (left to right) Ryden Hope, Zakeba Harper and Jay Broughten work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its voluntary agency liaisons. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat in Humanity in Alabama Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree hea... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown and Habitat for Humanity volunteer work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown a...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Supervisor Dave Brown and Habit... more

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , August 2, 2011 -- A member of the Baptist Disaster Relief Response team does laundry for a resident living in a Red Cross shelter in Minot, ND.  Volunteer agencies have been assisting residents affected by flooding. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Flooding - Minot, N. D. , August 2, 2011 -- A member of the Baptist Di...

The original database describes this as: Title: Vounteers continue to provide assistance in ND Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Minot, N. D. , August 2, 2011 -- A member of the Baptist Disaster Relief Re... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Jay Broughten fastens soffit and siding as he works in 100 degree heat to help rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- As a volunteer for Habi...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteer at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- As a volunteer for Habitat for H... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteer Zakeba Harper works in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after many homes were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its voluntary agency liaisons. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteer ... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity vo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteer working on new home in Hackleburg Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat for Humanity... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Group photo. Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Group photo. Habitat fo...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Group photo. Habitat for Humani... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat volunteer Blake Maulden uses a radial saw to trim studs while assisted by his supervisor Lee Reynolds as Habitat for Humanity volunteers work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat volunteer Blake...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habitat for Humanity volunteers at work in Tuscaloosa Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Habitat volunteer Blake Maulden... more

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video Specialist, videotapes Habitat for Humanity volunteers as they work in 100 degree heat to rebuild homes on 5th Street in Tuscaloosa after they were destroyed by a series of tornados that struck Alabama on April 27. FEMA supports the generosity and expertise of volunteer agencies (VOLAGS) like Habitat for Humanity. FEMA attempts to coordinate the agency's recovery efforts through its VOLAG liaison and VOLAG specialists. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Tornado - Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video...

The original database describes this as: Title: Habiat for Humanity crew hard at work in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Production Date: 08/02/2011 Caption: Tuscaloosa, Ala. , August 2, 2011 -- Willis Boyd, FEMA Video ... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Providing food and water to survivors on the Outer Banks has been a challenge for volunteer agencies since an emergency ferry is the only way to get supplies to the island. Volunteer agencies are an integral part of the recovery process.  FEMA photo/Tim Burkitt

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Prov...

The original database describes this as: Title: Red Cross and Salvation Army work together in North Carolina Production Date: 09/03/2011 Caption: Rodanthe, N. C. , September 3, 2011 -- Providing food and wat... more

Coastal Storm ^ Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm ^ Severe Storm - Vandemere, N. C. , September 14, 2011 -- Volunteers from the faith-based organization, The Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief, take a break from the labor-intensive gutting of a flooded home.  FEMA works with many volunteer agencies in the relief effort. Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

Coastal Storm ^ Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm ^ Severe Storm - V...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteers Assist in the Recovery Production Date: 09/14/2011 Caption: Vandemere, N. C. , September 14, 2011 -- Volunteers from the faith-based organization, T... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Dawn Cohen (left), a disaster survivor, and Cindy Zimmermann (right), a volunteer from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, sort through water-damaged clothing in a stripped bedroom in the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose house in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA to assist disaster survivors in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17,... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- The ruined, flooded basement of a disaster survivor in Manville. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA to assist disaster survivors in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17,... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Cindy Zimmermann, a Faith Lutheran Church volunteer, checks a damaged photo album from the home of a disaster survivor. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Cindy Zimmermann, a ... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- One of the homes in Manville declared "unsafe for human occupancy" as a result of Hurricane Irene.  Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Curbside debris removed from the homes of disaster survivors in Manville Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- One of th... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Cindy Zimmermann, a volunteer from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Dawn Cohen, a disaster survivor in Manville, peal apart water-soaked family photos that were damaged in the severe flooding caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA to assist disaster survivors in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17,... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Water-soaked photos recovered from the flooded home of Dawn and David Cohen. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA to assist disaster survivors in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17,... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Allen Donsini, a volunteer from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, scrubs and cleans dishes removed from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA to assist disaster survivors in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17,... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Disaster survivor Dawn Cohen cries over an old water-damaged greeting she gave her mother, who passed away just before her home was flooded by Hurricane Irene. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Disaster survivor Da... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Disaster survivor Dawn Cohen cries over a water-damaged framed photo (of her daughter) which was recovered by volunteers from her recently flooded home. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Disaster survivor Da... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Alyson Williams, a Faith Lutheran Church volunteer, packs a box of freshly washed dishes from the home of a disaster survivor. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Alyson Williams, a F... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Cindy Zimmermann, a Faith Lutheran Church volunteer, checks assorted cleaning materials used to clean the home of a disaster survivor. Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response when responding to disasters. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Cindy Zimmermann, a ... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Volunteers from Faith Lutheran Church in Hillsborough, New Jersey, remove debris from the home of disaster survivors Dawn and David Cohen whose home in Manville suffered severe flooding damage caused by Hurricane Irene on August 28. FEMA works with and coordinates the generous activities of volunteer agencies like Lutheran Disaster Response. Photo by Christopher Mardorf /  FEMA.

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Manville, N. J. , September 17, ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Faith Lutheran Church volunteers work with FEMA in New Jersey Production Date: 09/17/2011 Caption: Manville, N. J. , September 17, 2011 -- Volunteers from Fait... more