Vocational Training within Flood Recovery

by Recovering Oklahomans After Disaster, Inc.
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Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
Vocational Training within Flood Recovery
VTAP Roofing
VTAP Roofing

Disaster recovery is a construction trade.  Having the skills to repair a home means you understand basic construction and have general carpentry knowledge.  All across the nation individuals with trade skills is at an all time low.  Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. are all fields in high demand.

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic reducing the number of volunteers across the country, the number of skilled laborers is also low.  ROAD stepped up to create an answer to this challene through the creation of the Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program (VTAP) in partnership with WorkForce and Career Tech.

This hands on program teaches basic construction and leaves each participant with general carpenty knowledge while at the same time recovers a disaster survivors home.  This win-win program not only eleviates the immediate need a disaster surviving family has for home repairs, but also a long term answer to the trades shortage.

Your support of ROAD is key to the success of this program where your contribtution doubles in that you are helping a disaster surviving family stay in their home while creating a sustainable vocation for someone else.

We are grateful for your support!

VTAP Flooring
VTAP Flooring
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Vocational Training
Vocational Training

Recovery in many different ways.  Recoverying Oklahomans After Disaster (ROAD) mission is to help natural disaster surviving families who have limited or no means of recovery on their own receive free assistance (labor and materials) in repairing the damage left behind by the storm.

The disaster survivors ROAD helps are in a financial sitution and/or a health situation that prevents them from being able to meet the repair needs of their home on their own.

WorkForce assists those who have a barrier to employement.  Throug the partnership ROAD has with WorkForce and Career Tech we are able to help each participant in our Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program learn new skills (contstruction, teamwork, life, etc.).

ROAD provides recovery to a home, to a family, and to an individual.  This is often seen as hope for a new beginning.  Mitigation is making a change which strengthens or otherwise enables something or someone to better withstand the same challenge in the future.  Mitigation is reslience.  Putting on a new roof makes the home more resilient to damaging winds and hail.  Making a home safe and secure makes a family more resilient to the mental health pressures of shelter.  Providing skills to an individual makes them more resilient to lifes challenges.

ROAD is making a difference by making homes home again in different ways!

Roof Mitigation
Roof Mitigation
Safe home
Safe home
ROAD Statewide Impact
ROAD Statewide Impact

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Carol's roof tear off
Carol's roof tear off

Carol's home was impacted by a disaster.  The spring 2019 storms were heavy rains that created flooding accompanied by high winds.  These winds caused a tree branch to fall onto Carol's home and punch a hole clear through to the inside.

Carol did not enter into disaster case managment until April 2020 at which time ROAD was notified a tarp was needed.  After 13 months of weather ROAD installed a tarp, but only after interior damages had become worse.

Due to the COVID slow down of volunteer teams it would not be for another 10 months before ROAD could begin Carol's home repairs.  In February 2021 ROAD was awarded an NCCC AmeriCorps team who in conjunction with ROAD's Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program team was able to fully replace Carol's roof and make the needed interior repairs.

Through ROAD's project management service volunteers were able to provide 712 hours of labor valued at $16,340.40 making Carol's home home again completely free of charge to Carol.

Overall for the 2019 spring storms ROAD has installed 44 tarps and made 79 homes home again serving 114 disaster survivors who otherwise would not have been able to recover on their own. ROAD's Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program has provided 3,051 labor hours worth $70,020.45 in value.

Your extravagant generosity is what makes recovery happen for disaster survivors who have no means of recovery on their own.  Since 2018 ROAD has made it possible for volunteers to provide 29,445 hours of labor worth $672,936 of value serving 130 disaster survivors across 3 major disasters in Oklahoma.

You make a difference!  Support disaster survivors who are on the ROAD to recovery!

Carol's roof repair
Carol's roof repair
Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program
Vocational Training Apprenticeship Program
NCCC AmeriCorps
NCCC AmeriCorps
Carol's interior damages
Carol's interior damages
ROAD's Statewide Disaster Impact
ROAD's Statewide Disaster Impact

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK - USA
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Chad Detwiler
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