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      EMPACT NW USAR & Volunteers Return From Oso


      EMPACT NW volunteers deployed to Darington, WA in support of the search and recovery operations in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide. EMPACT NW followed the appropriate channels through the emergency operations center in Arlington, and were asked to join the efforts in the East Division. EMAPCT USAR was assigned to the Department of Natural Resources Type II Incident Management Team. Our task was to merge into recovery operations commanded Read the full article

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      Amazon Smile and EMPACT NW: Online Shopping for Rescue!


      AmazonSmile  is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when customers shop on  AmazonSmile , the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by you! How does it work? When you first visit AmazonSmile, you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization, Read the full article

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      Fighting Ebola: Field Report From Kelly Melton


      Hello EMPACT’ers! Your support has been invaluable for the people of Sierra Leone. If you are unaware of what your contribution is capable of… read this report from Kelly Melton in her own words, then please help us do more by spreading the word and sharing our story on Facebook. This work is not possible without your help.

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      Urban Search And Rescue Task Force


      Disaster Response Northwest is the west coast based rapid response team for EMPACT. Designed to put boots on the ground within 72 hours of any systemic collapse disaster, DRNW is meant to provide advanced field care for the critical first several weeks after a disaster, until larger organizations can provide more stable, long lasting services.

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    Kelly Melton with Commanding Officer Jalloh of the 7th Medical Battalion

    New Year, New Board of Directors


    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

    The New Year brings new elections for the board of directors. Jake Gillanders was elected President of the board; Tamara Glasgow is Vice President, Trish Davidson Treasurer, Angie Davis Secretary and Armadeus Davidson, Executive. We are moving forward in our efforts to provide fiscal transparency, improve access to data, and to improve communications with our supporters and volunteers. For information on administrative or marketing topics, please contact Armadeus Davidson here . Read the full article

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    Ebola Update: Refections Upon Reentry


    Monday, December 1st, 2014

    11/26/14 Stigmatize: To set some mark of dismay upon. Unfortunately, stigmatization is a real issue with the Ebola crisis, and in some extreme cases has cost people their lives. It isn’t fact based, it’s driven by fear. There was a five year old girl who was ill and her family dropped her off at a holding unit. A caregiver didn’t stay with her, she was just left there. Her labs Read the full article

    Jake Gillanders and Dave Schmidt operate in Tacloban, PI following typhoon Haiyans devastation.

    2014 EMPACT Administrative Fundraiser!


    Sunday, November 30th, 2014

    EMPACT Administrative Fundraiser 2014 EMPACT Northwest Administrative Fundraiser is our answer to ensuring 90% of donations received directly impact our field operations. On occasions, special projects receive 100% of funds raised to deliver rescue, medical aid or supplies to disaster stricken communities. In 2014, EMPACT operated on a total budget of $52,583 (Jan-Oct). $30,000 was earmarked for USAR equippment, and we are proud to announce that 92% of our operational Read the full article

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    Kelly is home!


    Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

    Kelly Melton returned safe and sound Friday morning… just in time for USAR Drill! Welcome home Kelly! 11/23/2014 It’s been a long journey home… I’ll admit I was nervous to get off the plane in Brussels, not knowing how I would be treated as someone who just flew in from Sierra Leone. I was handed documentation and had my temperature checked, but was cleared right away since I didn’t have Read the full article

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    “I work at the U.S. Embassy in Manila and was in Tacloban yesterday. I spent some time with your team during the day. They look like a great group; I was very impressed. We wish them all the best!” -Greg Cowan following the Typhoon Haiyan USAR response.

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