Hurricane Harvey 2017
Our Role in Disaster Response
Reutilized assistive technology, especially durable medical equipment, plays an important role in providing temporary devices to people with disabilities impacted by disasters that result in the loss of devices or create new needs. The Pass It On Center (PIOC) works with AT Act Programs and their nonprofit affiliates in other states and territories to provide safe, appropriate interim devices until a new, permanent device becomes available. PIOC partners with other organizations that serve individuals with disabilities to respond to disasters by identifying needs and collecting and distributing gently used devices.
We are currently working with the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a nationwide network of organizations, to respond to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We welcome the support of all organizations who would like to participate in our efforts. Contact us at email@example.com.
Pass It On Center Website Resources
- Visit the Pass It On Center at http://www.passitoncenter.org
- The Knowledge Base which is a collection of resources, articles, links, and videos that highlight best and successful practices in assistive technology (AT) reuse. http://passitoncenter.org/kb.php.
- The Reuse Locations database is where you can identify and connect with your local assistive technology (AT) reuse program. Simply click on your state or fine-tune your search by types of reuse activity, equipment and even ages served. http://www.passitoncenter.org/reuse_locations.php.
- Want to see assistive technology (AT) reuse an action? Visit the Pass It On Center YouTube channel to see videos on various ways to sanitize, refurbish, store and distribute assistive technology and durable medical equipment. https://www.youtube.com/user/PassItOnCenter.
Documents and Definitions
- How to Match Equipment
- How to Measure Equipment
- Definition of Loan Equipment
Pass It On Center Equipment Return Labels - This equipment is loaned through The Pass It On Center Network Disaster Response Effort and should not interfere with an individual's ability to receive new equipment if they are eligible. When you have finished using this equipment, please return it to the organization where you received it or to your local reuse program. Please go to [www.passitoncenter.org www.passitoncenter.org] to find your local reuse program.
UPS In-Kind Shipping Opportunity - National VOAD is pleased to announce that our generous partner, The UPS Foundation, is offering in-kind shipping of full truckloads or multiple pallets to National VOAD Members for their response or recovery operations. To apply for this opportunity, members will need to fill out a form with the requesting organization's information, point of contact, and specifics regarding the shipment. Members will also need to detail what the requested services will support, such as number of people served, sheltered, supported, etc. and over what time period. Please fill out this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line indicating '[Member Organization Name] In-Kind Shipping Request [Date].
Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC) - Children and adults with severe speech/language disabilities often use Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC). Join this national effort to support individuals/family members/other AAC stakeholders directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. AAC Relief: Hurricane Harvey
Special Education Displacement Guidance
Dialysis Needs - Individuals needing kidney dialysis should connect with their local ESRD Network at http://www.esrdnetworks.org/.
AT/DME Disaster Response Daily Calls
Calls will continue at this number daily at 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM EDT: 641-715-3580; PIN: 996329#
Daily Calls Summary