SVA - The Clean Up

Material relating to a Transitional Cities project, titled 'SVA - The Clean Up'. The project description reads:

The Student Volunteer Army was created after the September 2010 Earthquake via a Facebook page and served as a platform where people could find the necessary information about how to volunteer. Over the next two weeks the SVA provided safe and organised volunteer placement, transport, food and support for over 2,500 students, clearing 65,000 tonnes of liquefaction.Following the major damage of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the SVA again dispatched thousands of volunteers within a three-week period. The SVA cleared over 360,000 tonnes of liquefaction in over 75,000 volunteer working hours. It also helped taking care of the residents, showing a presence in the streets and offering hot meals, clean water and guidance or professional assistance. The SVA also offered assistance to government departments, and helped delivering chemical toilets and information pamphlets, laying sandbags, staffing data entry and manning call centres.After March 2011, the Facebook page had over 26,000 followers and continued to act as a platform to organise and
coordinate volunteers in Christchurch throughout 2011. In 2012, the SVA established itself as an incorporated society. The Founders of the SVA also established the Volunteer Army Foundation Trust, aiming to further the development of volunteering in New Zealand, and youth involvement in natural disasters.

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