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ENLA Fact Sheet Who We Are Emergency Network Los Angeles, Inc. (ENLA) is a network of non-profit, community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) based in Los Angeles County. Collectively these organizations provide assistance to individuals, families, and special needs populations following emergencies and disasters.

Our Mission ENLA’S mission is to enhance the capacity of non-profit, community, and faith-based organizations, government agencies and the private sector for preparedness, response to and recovery from disasters in Los Angeles County by facilitating cooperation, communication, coordination & collaboration.

Our History Following the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the Mayor of Los Angeles convened a meeting of CBOs that were active in the recovery from the disaster. The combined efforts of this group, which became known as ENLA, significantly aided the earthquake recovery efforts. In December of that year, ENLA merged with the Los Angeles County VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters) and the Los Angeles Access Network, to bring all CBO disaster work in Los Angeles County under one umbrella. In 1997, both Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles designated ENLA as their primary point of contact with community based organizations for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Our Organization ENLA is a California non-profit charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)3. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from CBOs, FBOs, national disaster agencies (including the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army) and non-voting government representatives. ENLA is the Los Angeles County VOAD and is an affiliate of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and Southern California VOAD (SCVOAD).

Our Membership Voting membership is open to non-profit, 501(c)3 organizations. Each member organization retains its own identity and independence. Government organizations and for-profit entities may be affiliate (non-voting) members. ENLA works closely with other organizations to improve coordination and reduce duplication of efforts and resources. Member CBOs provide mentoring to each other and share best practices.

Our Activities ·

Establishing contact and maintaining liaison with member CBOs prior to and following disasters;

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Facilitating improved staff and agency preparedness for member CBOs by providing training and forums;

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Convening quarterly general membership meetings for information sharing and encouraging periodic functional group meetings for planning and networking;

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Gathering, coordinating, and disseminating information through the network, including training and exercise schedules, disaster updates, funding opportunities, and other relevant news;

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Facilitating communication between disaster resource providers and CBOs that have disaster related needs;

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Creating linkages for member CBOs to government emergency management agencies at all levels;

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Providing reports on disaster impact to member CBOs, government, the media, and other stakeholders;

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Participating actively to represent LA County CBOs in Southern California VOAD and National VOAD.

Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration Emergency Network of Los Angeles – the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) 501 Shatto Place Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90020 * 213-739-6888 office * info@enla.org * www.enla.org


EMERGENCY NETWORK OF LOS ANGELES MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Calendar Year 2012 Any nonprofit, community-based, or faith-based organization that has a disaster/emergency-related function in Los Angeles County is eligible to be a voting member of ENLA. Any such government agency or private sector business is eligible to be an non-voting member of ENLA. We look forward to receiving your application. Complete this Voting Membership Application (for nonprofits) and submit it with the following: ● A copy of your IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt letter; ● A copy of your organization’s mission statement and brochure (if available); ● A Disaster Mission Statement (we can provide assistance in development if needed); and ● A check for annual membership dues – made payable to Emergency Network Los Angeles Membership dues = $100.00 if agency annual revenue exceeds 250k, $50.00 if revenue is below $250k. Annual revenue:

less than $250,000

greater than $250,000 Amount enclosed: $

Legal Name of Organization:

Web Address:

Organization/Main Address: Main Phone #:

Main Fax #:

Name of Executive Director/Senior Clergy: We are located in Service Planning Area (SPA):

We are located in Disaster Management Area (DMA):

Primary Liaison to ENLA:

Liaison Phone#:

Liaison Fax #:

Liaison E-mail Address:

After-Hours Contact:

After-Hours Phone:

Select 3 of the service classes below that correspond to your agency o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Arts, Culture & Humanities Education Environment Animal-Related Health Care Mental Health & Crisis Intervention Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines Medical Research Crime & Legal-Related Employment Food, Agriculture & Nutrition Housing & Shelter Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Recreation & Sports Youth Development

Signature:

Title:

o o o o o o o o o o o

Human Services International, Foreign Affairs & National Security Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy Community Improvement & Capacity Building Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grant Foundations Science & Technology Social Science Public & Societal Benefit Religion-Related Mutual & Membership Benefit Unknown

Date:

(Please Note: Application must be signed by Executive Director/Senior Clergy or Board Chair/President) Page 1 of 1

Emergency Network of Los Angeles – the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) 501 Shatto Place Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90020 * 213-739-6888 office * info@enla.org * www.enla.org


EMERGENCY NETWORK OF LOS ANGELES NON-VOTING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Calendar Year 2012 Any nonprofit, community-based, or faith-based organization that has a disaster/emergency-related function in Los Angeles County is eligible to be a voting member of ENLA. Any such government agency or private sector business is eligible to be an non-voting member of ENLA. We look forward to receiving your application. Complete this Non-Voting Membership Application and submit it with the following: ● Your organization or company brochure (if available); ● A Disaster Mission Statement if available (worksheet attached – assistance is available if needed); and ● A check for annual membership dues – made payable to Emergency Network Los Angeles Membership dues = $100.00 if agency annual revenue exceeds 250k, $50.00 if revenue is below $250k. Annual revenue: less than $250,000 greater than $250,000 Amount enclosed: $ Legal Name of business/organization: Type of business/organization: Web Address:

Area served:

Corporate/Main Address: Main Phone #:

Main Fax #:

Name of Executive Officer/Senior Director: Primary Liaison to ENLA:

Liaison E-mail Address:

Contact/Liaison Address (if different from above): Liaison Phone #:

Liaison Fax #:

After-Hours Contact:

After-Hours Phone:

Select 3 of the service classes below that correspond to your agency o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Arts, Culture & Humanities Education Environment Animal-Related Health Care Mental Health & Crisis Intervention Voluntary Health Associations & Medical Disciplines Medical Research Crime & Legal-Related Employment Food, Agriculture & Nutrition Housing & Shelter Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Recreation & Sports Youth Development

o o o o o o o o o o o

Human Services International, Foreign Affairs & National Security Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy Community Improvement & Capacity Building Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grant Foundations Science & Technology Social Science Public & Societal Benefit Religion-Related Mutual & Membership Benefit Unknown

Signature: Title: Date: (Please Note: Application must be signed by Executive Director/Senior Clergy or Board Chair/President) Page 1 of 1 Emergency Network of Los Angeles – the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) 501 Shatto Place Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90020 * 213-739-6888 office * info@enla.org * www.enla.org


STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING (SOU) Between EMERGENCY NETWORK OF LOS ANGELES and Member Agencies AGREEMENT MADE THIS ______________DAY OF ______________, 20___ BETWEEN______________________________________________________ (Herein referred to as Member Agency) AND EMERGENCY NETWORK OF LOS ANGELES (ENLA) I.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the statement is to establish a working relationship between the Member Agency and ENLA. This agreement provides a broad framework for cooperation between the two organizations in identifying and coordinating services to victims of disaster in a manner which is consistent with the Missions of the Member Agency and ENLA. ENLA serves as the emergency preparedness coordinating body for community based organizations in Los Angeles County; and wishes to establish a formal, non-binding commitment with the Member Agencies participating in disaster preparedness and post disaster activities. II.

DEFINITION OF A DISASTER

A disaster is an event which causes or has the potential to cause disruptions to patterns of normal living for a significant number of people. A disaster may be either natural or human caused. Examples of disasters include earthquakes, flood, fires, hazardous materials incidents, civil unrest and terrorism. III.

METHODS OF COOPERATION

1.

ENLA will establish contact and maintain liaison with the Member Agency prior to and following a disaster.

2.

ENLA will provide leadership in developing coalitions which will strengthen the ability of individual agencies to assist disaster victims.

3.

ENLA will facilitate the establishment of staff and agency preparation priorities for the Member Agency by providing training and forums.

Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration Emergency Network of Los Angeles – the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) 501 Shatto Place Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90020 * 213-739-6888 office * info@enla.org * www.enla.org


4.

ENLA will gather, coordinate and disseminate information through its network. In addition, it will facilitate linkages of providers of disaster goods and resources with communities and agencies which have disaster related needs.

5.

ENLA will provide linkages for Member Agencies with government Emergency Operations Centers.

6.

ENLA will provide reports of the impacts a disaster has to Member Agencies and the populations they serve to government, the media, and other interested parties. It is not the intent of ENLA to speak for or represent specific Member Agencies. Inquiries regarding Member Agency programs will be referred to those agencies.

7.

The Member Agency will prepare its organization for a disaster by developing an Agency disaster mission statement and will file it with ENLA.

8. The ENLA will assist Member Agencies in their efforts to request financial reimbursement and post disaster contracts and grants by transmitting information about potential funding opportunities. 9.

Member Agencies will participate in ENLA planning processes, disaster drills, and post exercise evaluations that serve to strengthen the facilitation of linkages of goods and resources following a disaster.

10.

Following a disaster, the Member Agency will gather information about the Agency’s needs, services, and resources and communicate that information to the point of contact designated by ENLA.

IV.

AUTHORIZATION

This Statement of Understanding provides the basis which ENLA and the Member Agency will cooperate both in terms of preparedness planning and in assistance during times of disaster. Termination of this agreement by either party may be effected by the delivery of written notice to authorized personnel of either party to be effective 90 days after the making of such notice.

ENLA REPRESENTATIVE PRINTED NAME ENLA REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE

DATE

MEMBER AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE PRINTED NAME MEMBER AGENCY REPRESENTATIVE SIGNATURE

DATE

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ENLA Disaster Mission Statement Worksheet Your disaster mission statement defines the role your organization will play in disaster preparedness, response, and/or recovery within your community. Below is a template of suggested language to give you a set of guidelines to develop this statement. Choose the options from each field below that best suit your organization’s specific situation and intended role in your emergency network. [Your Group’s Name Here], In An Effort To Best Serve Our: Organization/Company Constituents/Clients/Patients City/County/Region

Worship Center/Congregation Neighborhood/Community Other _______________________.

Will, In Terms Of Preparedness Activities: Disseminate emergency preparedness information for various emergency scenarios Participate in and/or conduct training seminars/workshops with local response agencies Participate in and/or conduct drills for various emergency scenarios Stockpile and help others to stockpile emergency supplies (food, water, batteries, etc.) Develop a written emergency plan Other _______________________________________.

Also, In Terms Of Response And/Or Recovery Activities. We Will Function As, Or Provide: Communications and information services Housing/temporary shelter to survivors Food and meals for survivors and/or volunteers Material assistance distributing goods Volunteer center services Clean up and disposal services Day care and childcare services Special needs care for the elderly & handicapped Transportation for victims and their families Mental health services Temporary storage for personal items

Legal services Financial assistance Medical health services/first aid Animal shelter/services Worship center/Pastoral care Repairing and rebuilding services Search and rescue teams Interpretation/translation services Financial assistance Advocacy services Other _________________________.

Your Next Steps: 1) Utilize the suggested language in the template above (separately or in combination), or provide wording that makes sense for your organization, to develop your organization’s custom-made disaster mission statement; 2) Have your organization’s governing body approve your disaster mission statement; and 3) Send a typed version of your final disaster mission statement to the address listed below with your Statement of Understanding (if you have not already sent it).

You’re on your way to a better-prepared organization and a more comprehensive response/recovery effort. You may want to work on your own Disaster Plan (what your organization plans to do during a disaster to provide services), or your Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) (what your organization plans to do to get your doors back open and systems up and running immediately following a disaster). Talk to us about templates and workbooks for these plans as well. Thanks for your participation in ENLA!

Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration Emergency Network of Los Angeles – the Los Angeles County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) 501 Shatto Place Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90020 * 213-739-6888 office * info@enla.org * www.enla.org


ENLA Recruitment materials  

This packet contains all the outreach material for potential members including: Fact sheet, voting and non-voting member applications, State...

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