The places and people we serve are priceless... BUT THE GEAR ISN'T

We know how to respond to disasters.
We know how to conserve our natural resources.
We know how to coordinate and engage volunteers.
And we know how to build the capacity of our partners in the community.

More often than not, these assignments call for resources, many of which need to be replaced or replenished on an annual basis.

Below is a list of specific needs. We always welcome new ideas on gifts that can make a difference. Check out our Amazon WishList if you'd like to purchase and send a gift to us online.

Additionally, we greatly appreciate Frequent Flyer Miles and Hotel Points that could be used for disaster responses.

Every gift ensures that Members can continue to provide excellent and safe service.


Emergency Response Team

Personal Protective Items

Field Program Equipment

  • Stihl Chainsaws and parts (Stihl MS 362 Chain Saw, 18″, 20″ bars and chains)

  • Gas powered water pumps

  • Blowers

  • Brush cutters

  • BK handheld radio

  • Camping tents (4 person)

  • Rain gear

  • Camping stoves

  • Water filters

  • Vehicles

  • Services of a mechanic or body repairman (always needed!)

  • 4×4 Truck




  • 5-ton air conditioning compressor unit

  • Commercial metal shelving (warehouse style)

  • Upright, double-door metal storage cabinets

  • Sprinkler system (or any parts) and labor to install it in our basement

  • Phone network/Phones

  • PCs/laptops


  • Table saw

  • Shop vacs (wet/dry)

  • Commercial rug shampooer

  • Welder


  • Auto body work

  • Electrician assistance

  • Computer repair

  • Weekend getaways to a nearby cabin or hotel (team planning retreats or rewards for Members)


  • General office supplies

  • Tickets to events to be used for fundraisers (ball game, symphony, etc.)


Winter Warming Shelter

For guests

  • Underwear (women’s and men’s)

  • Boxer shorts (all sizes)

  • Sports bras (sizes: M, L, XL)

  • Towels and washcloths (new/gently used)

  • Hygiene products, particularly razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste

  • Over the counter medications, such as ibuprofen, Tylenol, cold medicine, multi-vitamins

  • Baby diapers, baby wipes, adult diapers

  • Feminine products

  • Winter jackets/coats (new or gently used)

  • Heavy boots/ warm shoes (new or gently used)

  • Warm socks

  • HEAVY gloves and mittens

  • Backpacks (new or gently used)

For our facility

  • Coffee (regular and decaf)

  • Dish soap

  • Dish gloves

  • Sponges

  • Large, heavy-duty trash bags