Unmet Needs Committee

Centralized location to manage recovery needs of the community that are NOT covered by other means.

  • Utilizes collective data from Disaster Case Management, to identify needs that aren’t currently being met.
  • May identify and solicit donations – financial or in-kind – to be used to assist survivors to meet unmet needs during recovery.
  • Determines policies and procedures for the Unmet Needs Roundtable by:
    • Ensuring confidentiality of clients
    • Ensuring fair and accountable distribution of donations and assistance
    • Creating a recommended criteria for funding clients
  • Works to prevent gaps or unnecessary duplication of benefits.
  • Reduces the possibility of fraud by creating a system that verifies true needs.
  • Helps steer the determination of the best use of limited funds, resources, and agency services when need is widespread.
  • Insures that funders with resources to contribute are attending the Unmet Needs Roundtable.
  • Will facilitate the Unmet Needs Roundtable.
  • May determine what to ask for in regards to unmet needs for a case statement.
  • Unmet Needs Roundtable is the LAST RESORT funding.

Chair: Lisa Rice, WK Real Estate, MROC Board Member

  • Michael Moore, UMCOR
  • Rev. Mary Kate Rejouis, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
  • Grant McCurry – Ascent Church
  • Melissa Mascarenas – Jewish Family Services
  • Balfour Patterson – Episcopal Diocese
  • Valerie Brown
  • Ian Anderson – Salvation Army
  • Carina Martin  – A Precious Child
  • Milford Adams
  • Ashlee Schmitt 
  • Tim Crean – Marshall Together
  • Sherri Thilmony
  • Ben Edelstein  – MROC Chair
  • Jeri curry – MROC Executive Director