Animal related

Tri State Cart, Inc.

  • Batavia, OH
  • www.TriStateCART.com

Mission Statement

To coordinate, educate and train volunteers to prepare for and respond to any local, area, natural and man made disasters in the 31 designated counties surrounding Greater Cincinnati area, in line with Red Cross coverage areas.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Fundraiser for Transport Vehicle

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Service Areas

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Ohio

Region 6 Ohio Homeland Security

Region 9 Indiana Homeland Security

Region 6 Kentucky Homeland Security

31 total counties correspond with Greater Cincinnati Red Cross Chapter

ruling year

2012

Principal Officer since 2013

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Mrs Bonnie Morrison

Co Principal Officer since 2016

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Damien Oxier

Keywords

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Animal, Disaster, First Responder, CART

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Also Known As

CART

EIN

20-5488794

 Number

5753046580

Physical Address

3984 State Route 132

Batavia, 45103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Services (D60)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Other Services (D60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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To ensure that all animals are considered and cared for before, during and after any natural and manmade disaster in our area.  Tri State CART is the official response team by Homeland Security for 31 counties surrounding Greater Cincinnati.

Programs

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

Program 1

Monthly volunteer training and exercises. Public outreach through booths, presentations, libraries, and senior services. Promoting disaster preparedness, responsible pet ownership and the PETS Act.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Fundraiser for Transport Vehicle

Tri State CART was awarded a $12,500 matching grant from The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust to purchase a box truck for safely transporting of animals and equipment during activation.  CART is trying desperately to raise the matching portion of $12,500 by November, 2011.  In 2012 a 26 foot box truck was purchased and equipped to all the specs of the grant agreements.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$25,000.00

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To ensure all impacted animals from an emergency or disaster are met to capture, shelter, care for and return to owners displaced by that event.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To have enough equipment on hand to help with 200 animals.
    To have assets in place throughout the Greater Cincinnati area: Amelia, Mason, and Deerborn.
    All the Emergency Managers for the counties we cover are aware of our organization and have our contact information for 24/7 help.
    We have identified ourselves to all the counties animal control officers for assistance as they need it.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Equipment to house, feed and care for up to 200 animals.
    Fully equipped emergency response vehicle (26 ft box truck) stocked and readied.
    All volunteers are given quarterly refresh training's and practice live hands on with animals at least once a year.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We received de-briefing letters from the agencies we helped.
    We are invited to participate in disaster exercises with the counties.
    We participated in the county events upon invitation.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We just finished a full exercise with the Medical Reserve Corp. April, 2016. We were a great asset to the activies.

    We have provided pet food for victims of the Kentucky floods in 2016 at the request of the KY VOAD group.



Service Areas

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Ohio

Region 6 Ohio Homeland Security

Region 9 Indiana Homeland Security

Region 6 Kentucky Homeland Security

31 total counties correspond with Greater Cincinnati Red Cross Chapter

Funding Needs

Tri State CART needs to raise $12,500 by November 2011 to meet the matching grant requirements for a box truck with The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust.  This need was fully met and the box truck was purchased and equiped in 2012. Since 2012, CART has not needed to raise any additional funds. All equipment needs are met, all non-perishable supply needs are met. Current cash balance will cover any emergency needs at this time. Additional finances will be required at time of an event.

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Tri State Cart, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mrs Bonnie Morrison

Co Principal Officer

Damien Oxier

BIO

Ohio State Coordinator for United Animal Nations/EARS, Member of the Ohio Homeland Security Dept. of Agriculture Technical Animal Council, Member of the Clermont County Citizens Corp., Member of OH, IN,and KY VOAD orgs., Team Leader for TMRC, CERT trained, DSHR Member of Red Cross, Pet First Aid Instructor. Disaster experience with Hurricans Katrina, Gastav, Ike, Coffeyville, KS and Iowa floods and several puppymill closures.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Having the Tri State CART services available to emergency management, local animal control officers and 211 gives the public a total sense of security should they ever have to evacuate their homes and that their animals will be safe also.  The PET's ACT ensures pet owners the right to evacuate with their animals.  Tri State CART helps make that happen.

 

During non-disaster periods, CART offers education and training to its volunteers and the general public for free.  It does public speaking on the subject of animal disaster preparedness.  The volunteers help with fundraising for operational costs and to distribute pet disaster information brochures in our areas.     Bonnie Morrison, Executive Director and Co-Founder"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bonnie Morrison

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