What is LAP-AID?

Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) brings together more than 30 local health and human service providers, government agencies, funding sources, and faith-based organizations. LAP-AID builds a better-prepared and more resilient Linn County by reducing duplicated services and inefficiencies during disasters. The goal of this COAD is to empower communities, expedite response, improve management of volunteers and donations, and provide resources for long-term recovery.


There are over 30 organizations and 14 teams that contribute to the effectiveness of LAP-AID. Each team brings a new perspective and skill to the table in order to make the collaboration even more effective. 

Animal care
Case advocacy/needs assessment
Child care and children’s services
Construction coordination
Data management
Disaster volunteer coordination
Information and referral
Interfaith spiritual care
Mass care
Medical service/Linn County
Medical Reserve Corps
Mental health
Older adult/functional needs


How does LAP-AID Activate?

During emergencies, the Linn County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) activates LAP-AID. EMA is the coordinating agency during disasters.

When not involved in response, LAP-AID prepares for emergencies by participating in training and response drills. LAP-AID members hold quarterly meetings and serve on state and national preparedness work groups.