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Storm Search and Rescue

Num Custos Fratris

aka STORM Search and Rescue Non-Profit Corp   |   Flushing, MI   |  https://www.stormsar.org

Mission

STORM provides immediate disaster relief & related services to communities affected by disaster. We are committed to responding quickly & effectively to alleviate suffering, restore hope & help people rebuild their lives in the aftermath. We believe that all individuals deserve equal access to basic necessities such as food, water, shelter & medical care, regardless of their background, religion or race. We deliver essential services to those in need & empower communities to participate in their own recovery. We share a deep sense of compassion & solidarity with those who are suffering, making a meaningful difference in the lives of disaster victims, encouraging resilience & hope. We strive to build a world where all in have the resources needed to survive & thrive, despite challenges.

Notes from the nonprofit

We were founded by a veteran in 2018. We will be 5 yrs old in July of 2023. Since our founding we went through COVID right through it all. And not only survived, but thrived and expanded our mission scope. We are partnering with non-profits, NGOs, Corporate charities, foundations and humanitarian to try and serve, educate, lift up and help disaster survivors, the homeless, our veteran brothers and sisters, the hungry.

Ruling year info

2018

Chief Exec.Dir./Founder

Mr Robert John LoRee III

Board Member/Team advisor

Maria Bablyak

Main address

7117 N. Seymour Rd.

Flushing, MI 48433 USA

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Formerly known as

STORM Disaster Relief

EIN

83-1025751

NTEE code info

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

Other Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness, and Relief N.E.C. (M99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Short and Long term disaster relief to hard hit communities of disasters. We also aim to assist Emergency Management Agencies in SAR and 211 calls.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Search and Rescue Operations

Search and Rescue Operations, disaster relief, veteran homelessness, sustainability, housing, training, emergency management, incident command, hunger, gardening, and sustainable greenhouses.
STORM Search and Rescue has sponsored and partnered with DreamHabitat.org and HOPE.org to address sustainability, hunger, homelessness, long-term disaster relief, and veteran needs. We are planning Veteran homeless communities and civilian homeless communities and working with several other NGOs, non-profits government agencies, and corporations to provide the day-to-day operations, needs, and services for the veterans and civilians in these communities. We are providing therapy, sustainability practices, and training as well as job skills and social needs to return to being productive citizens.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Ethnic and racial groups
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

Providing disaster relief supplies to areas affected

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ITDRC 8102

Itdfc.org 8102

Cws.org 8102

Lds.org 8102

Humanityroad.org 8102

Chocowinity Fire Department 8102

CERT.org 8102

Dreamhabitat.org 3202

HOPE.org 3202

Itdrc.org 3202

Midway Florida Fire Department 8102

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To be the fastest responding, most efficient Search and Rescue/Disaster Relief organization available.

We have joined forces with Dreamhabitat.org to build, Patent and design these green houses and homes. We are also working with other non profits in veteran needs, Healthcare, mental health, treatment, training, job placement etc.
We are working with veteran groups and agencies such a Dept of Veteran Affars, VFW, Volunteers of America and many more. We have grant writers working on veterans grants, land grants, corporate grants, and other relevant grants.
We have engineers, architects, PHDs, lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and planners from all over the country helping us make this a reality

Grant writers, an experienced, diverse staff of educated individuals. A network of big national groups, orgs and businesses assisting us and advising us

We have met with political leaders, organizational leaders and have started applying for grants. We have also created and submitted several proposals for these communities. LA California, Ft Meyer Florida, Chicago Illinois, Columbus Ohio, Miami Florida, Flint Michigan and Detroit Michigan

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Storm Search and Rescue

Board of directors
as of 06/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert LoRee

STORM Search and Rescue

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Betty Henderson

STORM Search and Rescue

Term: 2023 -

Ryan Ray Reynolds

Whitestone construction

Maria Babylak

Habitat Dream

Carlos Villimar

Habitat Dream

Chris Collins

HOPE.org.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.