As a volunteer with the ITDRC, I have found an outstanding opportunity to give back to people who need assistance in the midst of some of the most trying times of their lives. The ITDRC is absolutely true to their mission, and the breadth of expertise and talent inside the organization and volunteer network is astonishing. I would highly recommend any person will with a skillset aligned with the organization, and the will to volunteer, to contribute their time. If time isn't something that one has an abundance of, contributions are always a way to help.
ITDRC are volunteers with huge roles and even bigger hearts. Having deployed to countless disaster sites including Joplin, MO, NY for Hurricane Sandy, and most recently to Colorado for flooding, ITDRC provides help with the most critical problem in disasters -- IT infrastructure and communications.
ITDRC's yearly preparedness tours help companies and jurisdictions become disaster resilient communities.
This is without a doubt one of the better organizations you can donate too...whether you donate your money, or even your time!
We contacted ITRDC when we arrived in the Rockaways and needed assistance. We were working to solve some complex communications problems and ITRDC teamed up with our response quickly and efficiently. They're experts on the ground at restoring or enhancing critical communications at the local level. Their contributions during Hurricane Sandy won them the praise of our Humanity Road volunteers but also our board of directors who awarded ITDRC our "Da Vinci" award for 2012 for their support during our Hurricane Sandy deployment. The ITDRC technology teams installed computers, networks, WiFi infrastructure, and Internet based telephones in fire stations along the Rockaway peninsula, and in community Disaster Response Centers (DRC) throughout the region. They forever earned a special place in my heart and on my speed dial after responding to St. Francis de Sales church in the face of a N'oreaster to help solve our communications needs. Thank you ITDRC!