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DARTCC RECEIVES $5K GRANT

Emergency Animal Shelter App Receives $5,000 Grant From State Farm

Jericho, VT – January 29, 2024 – DART Command Central, a nonprofit developing a mobile app that helps communities prepare for disasters and manage temporary emergency pet shelters, is pleased to announce a grant of $5,000 provided by State Farm.

DARTCC RECEIVES $75K GRANT

Emergency Animal Shelter App Receives $75,000 Grant From Animal Welfare Foundation

Jericho, VT – January 5, 2024 – DART Command Central, a nonprofit developing a mobile app that helps communities prepare for disasters and manage temporary emergency pet shelters, is pleased to announce a grant of $75,000 provided by The Irving and Phyllis Millstein Foundation for Animal Welfare. The Foundation is An Animal-Centered Philanthropy, and among its giving priorities are grants for animal relocation, care, and shelter support during emergencies. 

Jericho, VT – December 6, 2023 – Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART) DONATES $15K TO DARTCC

Emergency Animal Shelter App (EASA) Validated By VDART

DART Command Central's EASA, a mobile app that helps communities prepare for disasters and manage temporary emergency pet shelters, is pleased to announce $15,000 in funding provided by Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team (VDART).

Live Beta Testing During Vermont Flooding Disaster in July, 2023.

Six volunteers with the Central Vermont DART stood up a pet-friendly shelter in cooperation with the American Red Cross at the Barre Auditorium July 10.  Using the beta version of DARTCC's Shelter Module, they have been able to focus on the care of the pets and not the paperwork.

Chad Crume Appointed Technology Director

DART Command Central welcomes Chad Crume as the new Technology Director.  He has been working with DARTCC providing guidance and leadership for the tech team for months.

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2023 State Farm Grant Recipient

We are thrilled to be the recipient of a $5,000 grant from State Farm in 2023.  DARTCC was able to use the funding from last year to create the beta version of the Shelter Module.  We could not have developed this beta version with out the funding from State Farm.

Using Technology to Improve Emergency Pet Sheltering During a Disaster

DART CC and VDART spoke at the Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference in Killington, Vermont on September 21, 2022.  They also partnered to host a table at the conference.  

Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers with experience in emergency management, emergency pet shelters, other animal sheltering, software development, and  training to name a few of the skills we are seeking at this time to take this tool to the next level.   

CVDART Donates $1500

Educating the community about the importance of making sure people and pets are prepared for a disaster, CVDART hosted a table at the 2022 Do Good Festival in Montpelier Vermont.  Using the donated State Farm Go Bags, 3 teams of 2 CVDART volunteers distributed these bags and talked with attendees about why preparation was so important throughout the day.

CVDART Testing Emergency Pet Shelter Module

On August 10, 2022 the CVDART team tested the first version of the Disaster Pet Shelter Module.  We set up teams of 2 people to role play with one taking on the Volunteer role while the other played the part of a pet owner.  Every team was given a scenario with different variables to test the new tool.