Nebraska Short-Term Response
BDM has planned a short-term response in Nebraska during the weeks of August 16 –29, 2020 to rebuild after spring flooding in 2019. Volunteers can sign up for 1 or 2 weeks to serve as spots are available. Housing will provided at a local hotel in Omaha, NE with work close by. Anyone interested should contact Kim Gingerich, long-term project leader, at 717-586-1874 or email@example.com. Financial support for this response comes through a grant from National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) through funding provided by UPS.
BDM will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation prior to the scheduled dates, and changes or cancellations may be made based on travel restrictions or guidance in August and conversations with local partners. If this response takes place, the COVID-19 safety protocols in place for our other projects will apply for the Nebraska Short-Term project as well and all volunteers will be expected to follow them. Please complete the Overnight Volunteer COVID-19 Informed Consent Agreement along with the Volunteer Registration Form and send to Kim Gingerich prior to leaving for the project. Please also see the BDM Safety Guidelines for Traveling Safety During Covid-19
On-site project expenses from Monday-Friday will be covered by BDM but travel expenses to and from the site are the volunteer’s responsibility. Please note that BDM is not responsible for non-refundable travel expenses if cancellations occur due to COVID-19.