National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD)

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) Promoting Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration in Disaster Response
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The Board of Directors of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“National VOAD”) is pleased to announce t...
06/03/2021

The Board of Directors of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“National VOAD”) is pleased to announce that April D. Wood has been named President & CEO of National VOAD, effective July 5, 2021.

Wood was selected as the next President & CEO of National VOAD following a rigorous national search, spearheaded by a Search Committee, comprised of seven members of the Board of Directors, in partnership with Koya Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in placing leaders in mission-driven roles.

Wood brings a deep passion for the mission of National VOAD and those affected by disaster. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the nation’s premier disaster relief and recovery organizations to foster collaboration; support diversity, equity and inclusion; and enable coordination to alleviate suffering caused by disasters,” said Ms. Wood.

Wood comes to National VOAD with nearly 20 years of non-profit experience leading national-level initiatives and cultivating executive partnerships. Most recently, Wood served as Senior Director, External Program Services, Disaster Operations for the American Red Cross National Headquarters.

“April brings to National VOAD a wealth of experience and the unique perspective of formerly serving as a National Member Representative, Board Member and chairperson of the Board. We could not be happier to have her lead National VOAD as we enter our next 50 years of improving effective delivery of services to all impacted by disaster,” said Board Chairperson Mike Manning.

National VOAD is a coalition of over 70 of the nation’s most reputable national organizations (faith-based, community-based, and other non-profit organizations) and 56 State/Territory VOADs, which represent Local/Regional VOADs and hundreds of other member organizations throughout the country. National VOAD promotes cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration, and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

The Board of Directors of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (“National VOAD”) is pleased to announce that April D. Wood has been named President & CEO of National VOAD, effective July 5, 2021.

Wood was selected as the next President & CEO of National VOAD following a rigorous national search, spearheaded by a Search Committee, comprised of seven members of the Board of Directors, in partnership with Koya Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in placing leaders in mission-driven roles.

Wood brings a deep passion for the mission of National VOAD and those affected by disaster. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the nation’s premier disaster relief and recovery organizations to foster collaboration; support diversity, equity and inclusion; and enable coordination to alleviate suffering caused by disasters,” said Ms. Wood.

Wood comes to National VOAD with nearly 20 years of non-profit experience leading national-level initiatives and cultivating executive partnerships. Most recently, Wood served as Senior Director, External Program Services, Disaster Operations for the American Red Cross National Headquarters.

“April brings to National VOAD a wealth of experience and the unique perspective of formerly serving as a National Member Representative, Board Member and chairperson of the Board. We could not be happier to have her lead National VOAD as we enter our next 50 years of improving effective delivery of services to all impacted by disaster,” said Board Chairperson Mike Manning.

National VOAD is a coalition of over 70 of the nation’s most reputable national organizations (faith-based, community-based, and other non-profit organizations) and 56 State/Territory VOADs, which represent Local/Regional VOADs and hundreds of other member organizations throughout the country. National VOAD promotes cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration, and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

05/23/2021

National VOAD members are there long after a disaster strikes to provide relief to communities in need. This is the #VOADMovement.

National VOAD celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2020, and to mark that milestone we created this video to highlight jus...
05/19/2021
50 Years of National VOAD

National VOAD celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2020, and to mark that milestone we created this video to highlight just how far we have come, and where we are headed in our next 50 years. #VOADMovement #4Cs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxBebqVGkFk&t=2s

National VOAD celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2020. This mini-documentary explores the iconic disaster events that helped shape the National VOAD Movement...

National VOAD Members are providing logistical support and supplies to first responders in #India in response to the #co...
05/06/2021

National VOAD Members are providing logistical support and supplies to first responders in #India in response to the #covid19 outbreak. #VOADMovement

A good reminder that the best way to get connected to volunteer opportunities near you is to contact your State/Territor...
04/26/2021

A good reminder that the best way to get connected to volunteer opportunities near you is to contact your State/Territory VOAD. More information about our VOADs can be found here: https://www.nvoad.org/state-territory-voad/

Global volunteer month may be coming to a close, but individual interest in volunteering isn't going away any time soon! Could your organization use volunteers? Let NJVOAD know at: njvoad.org/member-portal/volunteer-request-form

Want to get involved? Register at: https://helpnjnow.communityos.org/

It is #NationalVolunteerWeek and National VOAD Members ready to help you serve your community, or a community in need. F...
04/19/2021

It is #NationalVolunteerWeek and National VOAD Members ready to help you serve your community, or a community in need. For more information on how to volunteer with a National VOAD Member or Partner, visit https://www.nvoad.org/volunteer/

Happy anniversary to National VOAD partner Goodnation, who has helped donors gift $13M to impactful nonprofits like ours...
04/13/2021

Happy anniversary to National VOAD partner Goodnation, who has helped donors gift $13M to impactful nonprofits like ours in the past four years. #VOADMovement

Happy anniversary to National VOAD partner Goodnation, who has helped donors gift $13M to impactful nonprofits like ours in the past four years. #VOADMovement

04/09/2021
1,000,000 vaccine milestone for Team Rubicon

Congrats to National VOAD Member Team Rubicon on passing the 1,000,000 COVID-19 vaccinations mark! National VOAD Members across the country are assisting vaccination efforts as needed, providing vaccine administration and other wraparound services to relieve stress on local health care systems. #COVID19 #VOADMovement

Our members are responding to recent flooding in Tennessee, providing meals, shelter, and emotional care. #VOADMovement ...
03/31/2021

Our members are responding to recent flooding in Tennessee, providing meals, shelter, and emotional care. #VOADMovement #tennesseeflood

National VOAD Members continue to innovate and find new ways to aid communities in need during #COVID19. #VOADMovement
03/31/2021

National VOAD Members continue to innovate and find new ways to aid communities in need during #COVID19. #VOADMovement

Our Region 10 team pulled off an incredible feat in support of the Quinault tribal elections in rural Washington State this weekend. The task force setup a temporary WiFi and video teleconference infrastructure covering 45 acres to enable the 1,000+ members and tribe elders to safely assemble. #CommIsAid

National VOAD Members continue to assist vaccination efforts across the country. #COVID19 #Vaccination2021
03/23/2021
Vaccines, Hope & Moving America Forward

National VOAD Members continue to assist vaccination efforts across the country. #COVID19 #Vaccination2021

We’re helping to expand vaccine access to underserved communities using strategies we deploy after a disaster.

This is the #VOADMovement.
03/07/2021

This is the #VOADMovement.

National VOAD members were forced to adapt to COVID-19 in order to continue serving communities in need. New York Disast...
03/05/2021

National VOAD members were forced to adapt to COVID-19 in order to continue serving communities in need. New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) is a shining example of successfully adapting to a changed world. #COVID19 #VOADMovement

#COVID19 #VOADmovement

03/01/2021

National VOAD Members were on the frontlines of the response to severe winter weather in Houston, and other cities in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma, providing meals, shelter, warm clothings and blankets, hygiene kits, and other essential supplies. #VOADMovement #Texas

National VOAD Members continue to provide essential goods and services to communities in need in Texas, Louisiana, and o...
02/22/2021
Southern Baptists Respond to Devastating Winter Storm in Texas - Send Relief

National VOAD Members continue to provide essential goods and services to communities in need in Texas, Louisiana, and other States affected by severe winter weather. #VOADMovement #texas #covid19

Southern Baptists are helping victims of an unusual and disastrous winter storm in Texas, where nearly...

02/19/2021
Operation Update: Navajo Nation Medical Support

National VOAD members Team Rubicon and Airlink have been instrumental in efforts to decompress the medical system of the Navajo Nation by providing trained volunteers and essential supplies. #VOADMovement #COVID19

02/08/2021
MDS 2020 Year in Review

National VOAD members had to do a lot of adapting in 2020. See how MDS continued to serve in an unprecedented year. #VOADMovement #COVID19

01/27/2021

National VOAD Members are responding to the #Birmingham tornado, and providing much needed assistance to the community. #VOADMovement

National VOAD Members continue to provide technical support, food distribution, testing, vaccination administration and ...
01/14/2021

National VOAD Members continue to provide technical support, food distribution, testing, vaccination administration and more to communities impacted by COVID-19. #VOADMovement #COVID19

Dallas opened it's first #COVID19 "Mega" vaccination site today, with some technical assistance from our team. #CommIsAid

We’re sharing this video from UPS to express our gratitude to everyone who helped us fulfill our mission this year. #Tha...
12/16/2020
This is Dedicated to You

We’re sharing this video from UPS to express our gratitude to everyone who helped us fulfill our mission this year. #ThanksForDelivering #VOADMovement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPiqBF2CEIk

This video is dedicated to all the people providing what’s needed, helping keep others safe, to the parents, the teachers, those on the front line, and the f...

National VOAD Members are on the front line of the COVID-19 response, and continue to provide communities and individual...
12/16/2020

National VOAD Members are on the front line of the COVID-19 response, and continue to provide communities and individuals in need with care, food, shelter, and financial assistance. #VOADMovement #COVID19

"Today was a good day, it was a really good day."
In a historic first step toward healing our country, nurse, Navy Veteran & Team Rubicon Greyshirt Terri Whitson administered the first rounds of the coronavirus vaccine to the medical staff serving Navajo Nation. We’re here. We’re ready. We’re committed to seeing this fight through to the end. #BuiltToServe

National VOAD Members are looking forward to your support this #GivingTuesday! Whether that is through AmazonSmile, or a...
11/30/2020

National VOAD Members are looking forward to your support this #GivingTuesday! Whether that is through AmazonSmile, or a direct donation, your contribution will go directly to serving survivors across the United States. #VOADMovement

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday - the day when we support the causes that are closest to our hearts. When you support @catholiccharitiesusa, you help our agencies serve the millions of children, families and individuals in need in our country. https://bit.ly/37lX3Cz

Happy Thanksgiving from National VOAD. We are thankful for all of our Members, Partners, and volunteers that brought rel...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from National VOAD. We are thankful for all of our Members, Partners, and volunteers that brought relief to so many survivors this year.

Stay safe, and enjoy some family time (whether you will be together, or on Zoom)!

The National VOAD Movement in action! Collaboration between our membership is crucial to achieving positive outcomes for...
11/11/2020

The National VOAD Movement in action! Collaboration between our membership is crucial to achieving positive outcomes for communities in need. #4Cs #VOADMovement #COVID19

Thanks again to New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS) and Adventist Community Services, Greater New York Conference of SDA for managing logistics for 180,000 more face masks to be distributed to VOAD partners and houses of worship providing direct services to COVID-19 impacted New Yorkers! #VOADmovement

11/03/2020
Mercy Chefs

New National VOAD Member Mercy Chefs provide meals to communities in need across the United States. #VOADMovement

Our meals lines have been long, but our team of chefs and local volunteers have done an incredible job, consistently sharing a message of HOPE with this hurting community. Come and enjoy a hot, chef-prepared meal from 12-6PM at 317 Reese St., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520!

National VOAD Members have pre-positioned supplies and volunteers and are ready to respond once it is safe to do so. Lis...
10/28/2020

National VOAD Members have pre-positioned supplies and volunteers and are ready to respond once it is safe to do so. Listen to the orders of local officials and stay safe! #VOADMovement #Zeta

...ZETA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...
...EYEWALL EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST IN AN HOUR OR TWO...

Recent data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Zeta's maximum winds have increased to 105 mph (165 km), with higher gusts, and the central pressure has fallen to 973 mb. It now appears likely that Zeta will maintain category 2 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale until its initial landfall in southeast Louisiana later this afternoon.

Sustained tropical storm force winds are now spreading onshore the southeastern coast of Louisiana. A sustained wind of 45 mph (72 km/h) was recently reported at Caillou Bay, Louisiana.

SUMMARY OF 200 PM CDT...1900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.3N 90.9W
ABOUT 85 MI...135 KM SW OF GRAND ISLE LOUISIANA
ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM SSW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.73 INCHES
www.hurricanes.gov

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented hurricane and wildfire seasons, a new app will help first respon...
10/27/2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented hurricane and wildfire seasons, a new app will help first responders, disaster response professionals and voluntary organizations better serve America’s diverse religious communities and build partnerships with religious leaders.

The Disasters & Religions App presents easily accessible religious literacy and competency information on 27 unique religions, from Baha’i to Zoroastrianism, including 12 Christian denominations.

Download it today! #VOADMovement

Press Release: New Free App Equips Disaster Responders
to Better Help Religious Americans & Build Partnerships

"In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented hurricane and wildfire seasons, a new app will help first responders, disaster response professionals and voluntary organizations better serve America’s diverse religious communities and build partnerships with religious leaders.
The Disasters & Religions App presents easily accessible religious literacy and competency information on 27 unique religions, from Baha’i to Zoroastrianism, including 12 Christian denominations."

Read the full press release here: http://ow.ly/mWZ950C3N6Z

Download the app on App Store: http://bit.ly/DR-apple or Google Play: http://bit.ly/DR-google

The app was created by NDIN, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS), and the USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture.

Please share if you like the app!

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), Natural Hazards Center, Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, Spiritual Care Association, Humanitarian Disaster Institute

This is a great example of how National VOAD Members and Partners work at the Federal, National, State, and Local level ...
10/26/2020

This is a great example of how National VOAD Members and Partners work at the Federal, National, State, and Local level to ensure that urgent needs are addressed so that we may better serve communities affected by disaster. #VOADMovement #COVID19

Thank you, to FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, for partnering with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) and NYVOAD to get 90 cases/45,000 Face Masks delivered to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York! #VOADMovement

Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres - PR VOAD and their members, such as ReHace IMPR, continue to bring reli...
10/15/2020

Organizaciones Voluntarias Activas en Desastres - PR VOAD and their members, such as ReHace IMPR, continue to bring relief to communities impacted by #HurricaneMaria.

Cuando conversamos de la necesidad de tener un techo, afirmamos sonrisas, pronunciamos momentos, debatimos sobre seguridad, murmuramos alegría y aseveramos cuantas familias puertorriqueñas hoy en día tienen un hogar seguro.

Con nuestro corazón ardiente afirmamos la gran noticia de haber completado la cifra de 1,000 hogares reparados tras el impacto del huracán María por Puerto Rico.

Un esfuerzo armonizado que combinó las habilidades de los mejores profesionales al servicio de nuestras familias y comunidades. De corazones prestos a dar la mano en todo momento. Donde la ayuda fue más allá de lo económico y material en refuerzo y amparo de la esperanza. Nuestros voluntarios y los voluntarios de diferentes conferencias y congregaciones de los Estados Unidos, impactaron con su amor desprendido al más necesitado.

Rehaciendo Comunidades con Esperanza (REHACE) continuará haciendo todo el bien que pueda, por todos los medios que pueda… Así nos ayude Dios.

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Alexandria, VA
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Since our founding in 1970, National VOAD Member organizations have worked tirelessly to assist communities affected by disasters. Over the past 44 years, the VOAD movement has grown to include more than 100 Member organizations. Guided by the core principles of the 4Cs — cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration — National VOAD Members provide the leadership that builds strong, resilient communities and delivers hope in times of need.

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Hi all! Thank you for the terrific work you are doing! I am the Chair for Ventura County VOAD. How do I become a member of National VOAD?
MDR loads another load of hand sanitizer
As churches of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference began to plan to resume in-person services the Conference staff was receiving requests for leads on hand sanitizer. Conference Minister Bill Worley and Conference Disaster Coordinator Karl Jones consulted to determine if the Conference could assist with this request. Karl accepted the task. The first option explored was to request 300 cases of hand sanitizer through a donation offer which came through FEMA. That option was not successful, but Karl persevered. He then learned that there were 50 gallon drums of hand sanitizer available through another donation being managed by FEMA. Karl and the Conference staff talked about asking for some drums. While processing how they would transfer sanitizer from 50 gallon drums to container more manageable, Karl discovered that one of the Conference’s PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster partners, MDR Disaster Relief, had acquired a shipment of barrels. In consultation with the MDR President Joe Ryan and the Conference staff a plan was developed where MDR volunteers would pump the sanitizer into one gallon jugs, MDR would deliver more than 270 gallon to the Conference office, from there the jugs would be distributed to the churches who had requested them. The plan was carried out perfectly by all involved with the Conference staff and volunteers delivering the sanitizer to pick-up points in each Association.
Hello VOAD from the American Red Cross in the Texas Panhandle.
I/we hope this can be of help with your VOAD efforts: #TotalAssetVisibility Anyone needing help rebuilding after a disaster (or for any other needs including food sharing and delivery, waste prevention, etc) can create their C'8 profile and Aid Needed post(s) here www.c8coordinate.com (work in progress) and those wanting to help can create their C'8 Aid Offer posts for direct donations as well. C'8 can also be used to coordinate things like restaurant, grocery store, pharmacy, etc deliveries to help reduce the need for people to leave their homes for the basics and it can be used to coordinate mobile medical professionals for at-home Coronavirus testing to reduce the need for people to leave their homes for testing as well, further empowering social distancing. What #AidCoordinationPlatform do you use and is it free, available to all, 100% transparent and purely altruistic? Is it an efficient and effective force-multiplier like C'8? Introducing C'8 - Coordinate, a purely altruistic, free and available to all international disaster (and other) aid coordination platform that unites all aid givers with all disaster victims and communities in need as well as with aid materials suppliers and the rest of the world that might be moved to give aid in some way from a distance. Among other things, C'8 facilitates direct, specific, immediate, zero overhead, 100% transparent aid donations in a game-changing way. Where Facebook is social, LinkedIn is business, etc, C’8 is one purely altruistic unified platform for aid coordination. I/we invite you to begin to use C'8 to help those at the top of your list of people you'd like to see receive aid/more aid.
Thank you to National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) for everything you do and have done to bring help to those in need. I admire you and want to send you some smiles! #StayWell
Any other VOADs out there building or using a wiki to collaborate on resource identification and sharing? We have started one for Santa Clara County and are thinking it would help avoid duplication of effort at higher levels. This is not for the public, it is for our participating agencies. They can choose what they might copy and share on their own sites. Big initial focus is on emotional/spiritual care resources -- sites, documents, on-line training; especially those that are free to access or share.
I'm offering free, Zoom-based training: Resilience & Psychological First Aid. Have focused on CERT and now aiming to support more of the voluntary agency people. Next session is Monday, 3 pm Pacific time, but it will be repeated (click "Follow" on the event page to be notified). Includes tips on working by phone and video during shelter-in-place. My background for this is on the announcement page.
Are any of our VOADs using a Wiki to organize pandemic resources? This is seeming like a good idea for such a long-term event.
Don't forget our special family members. https://www.facebook.com/DART.SullivanWashingtonCountyTN/