Documenting Metrics for Coalitions


Why is it important to track metrics during a disaster? Tracking volunteer hours will allow for more grant money from FEMA.

What data do we collect?

  • Date of project
  • Address of project
  • Zip code of project
  • Number of volunteers
  • Total hours worked
  • Scope of work

Houston Responds Metrics

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Immediate Documentation After Disaster

Inventory Lists of Equipment –  As a business, keeping an account of your physical assets is important for insurance purposes. In the event of a flood, fire, theft, damage or loss, you want to ensure that you’re protected. Creating an office inventory list will assist in keeping a record of your company’s insurable assets.

Data to Collect

  • Receipts of anything purchased
  • Photos and/or videos of belongings
  • Date of Purchase
  • Item / Brand / Description
  • Serial Number

One of the most helpful ways to keep track of your inventory is to take a photo and/or video of what you have. Taking photos before disaster, as well as AFTER. Be sure to take photos BEFORE repair work is done to show full scope of damage.

Apps Recommended to Track Inventory
Forbes top-recommended home inventory apps for Android or iOS mobile devices include:

  • Encircle
    A picture-driven app for storing photos, purchase date, price, model, and serial number details for home inventory. Apple | Android
  • Home Contents
    Use Home Contents to quickly produce an accurate and complete estimate of your belongings. Apple Only
Updated on June 1, 2021

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