Helpful NACHI members, as usual!

Originally Posted By: bwiley
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Dear Blaine:

I just have to tell you that your organization really jumped through the
hoops for us with the Katrina disaster. While I don't know how many
NACHI members were selected, I do know by the number of responses in my
e-mail box that NACHI members made a concerted effort to help during
this national emergency. If I or we can ever be of assistance to you,
please let me know.

We are in the process of trying to contact the many thousands of
respondents who e-mailed, called and faxed their resumes for
consideration in this effort. Frankly, I don't think we'll be able to
get to all of them in a timely fashion, but please pass our thanks along
to all of your members. Following is a brief blurb that may suffice for
this task:

Thank you for your prompt response in sending your resume for the
Hurricane Katrina recovery effort. We have received a large number of
resumes, and it is going to take us some time to process them based on
the emerging needs of this project. As you know, the recovery effort
will go on for several months, and therefore the need for engineers,
architects, qualified inspectors and estimators will continue to evolve.
We are not able to respond to each applicant individually due to the
large number of responses. We sincerely appreciate your patience.
Please do not try to call to check on the status of your resume. Those
individuals who are selected for immediate deployment are being sent
letters and information packages in order to expedite their deployment.

If you are a volunteer and you have sent a request, we are in a process
of forwarding your request to other agencies that are identifying the
needs of specific types of volunteers. We want to thank you for your
commendable desire to help and do something as soon as possible.

We have started the deployment of staff based on the emerging needs of
the field offices. We have first focused on Professional Engineers, ICC
certified building inspectors, inspectors with disaster response
experience and senior inspectors. This will be a long process.

Thanks again for your interest and willingness to help.


Ken Bergner
Project Manager/Business Development

Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS)
505 Huntmar park Drive, Suite 250
Herndon, VA 20170

Originally Posted By: jbushart
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Thanks for sharing that, Blaine.

Home Inspection Services of Missouri

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