Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey spoke June 12 to about 40 representatives of Brevard Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, including four staff members of 2-1-1 Brevard.
Ivey recalled lessons learned from two months as a commander in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in Louisiana and about his agency’s role before, during and after a hurricane on the Space Coast.
2-1-1 Brevard was represented by executive director Libby Donoghue, community resource coordinator Lakesha McLaughlin, helpline supervisor Tim Carroll and communications manager Belinda Stewart, who also was elected VOAD secretary at the meeting.
2-1-1 Brevard is active in disaster preparation and is supported financially by Brevard County Emergency Management as a partner in providing public information in case of disaster.
Brevard VOAD is a local coalition of more than 50 nonprofit, governmental, faith-based and service organizations and businesses that want to help in the community in the event of a disaster, such as hurricane, flood or wildfire. Learn more at www.brevardvoad.org or www.facebook.com/BrevardVOAD.