Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Volunteer Fairfax - VMLT Welcomes New Coordinator

Volunteer Fairfax's New Emergency Response Program Coordinator - Marcelo Ferreira

Volunteer Fairfax is pleased to announce that Marcelo Ferreira has joined the staff as the new Emergency Response Program Coordinator.

Marcelo earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Deleware in August 2006, and has since interned for Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, N.C., and the American Red Cross in Wilmington, Del.

Marcelo has lived and traveled around the world and is a good fit to work with Fairfax County's diverse population. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and teaching ice hockey.

To reach Marcelo, contact him at mferreira@volunteerfairfax.org or call 703-246-3553.

The Volunteer Mobilization Leadership Team (VMLT) consists of citizens interested in providing volunteer support following a local or regional disaster such as a flood, blizzard, hurricane, epidemic or terrorist act.

Nonprofits and government agencies will be called upon to help with the recovery effort. Volunteers will be needed to help in various ways throughout the county. Special skills are a bonus but not a requirement. Volunteers may answer county hotline phones, work here in the Volunteer Fairfax office, distribute food and water, serve as a project coordinator, work with case management agencies, or remove debris.

The Volunteer Mobilization Leadership Team are not first responders. They are volunteers who have made themselves available to be called on in the event they are needed in our county’s recovery effort.

For additional information about the Volunteer Fairfax Volunteer Mobilization Leadership team, visit their website: http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=34

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