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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National VOAD Members are prepared to respond to communities impacted by #HurricaneDelta. Stay safe, and listen to evacu...
10/08/2020

National VOAD Members are prepared to respond to communities impacted by #HurricaneDelta. Stay safe, and listen to evacuation orders from local officials. #VOADMovement

As #Hurricane #Delta approaches the Gulf Coast, Operation Blessing's U.S. Disaster Relief Team is pre-positioned in #Alabama to respond. Thank you for making it possible for Operation Blessing to reach out in times of disaster.

National VOAD Members like Feeding America have been providing much needed supplies to communities and families since th...
10/01/2020

National VOAD Members like Feeding America have been providing much needed supplies to communities and families since the beginning of the #COVID19 pandemic. #VOADMovement

And that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who made a difference this #HungerActionMonth. Whether you took action by sharing, volunteering, pledging to advocate, fundraising, donating, or any way else - we are so thankful for your hard work. Every action counts - that's how we will end hunger together. 🧡

Our work doesn't stop here! Read how you can continue to help your neighbors all year. https://bit.ly/3jgTi6n

We are thrilled to be able to partner with the KIND Foundation through their Frontline Impact Project. Their support wil...
09/28/2020

We are thrilled to be able to partner with the KIND Foundation through their Frontline Impact Project. Their support will help our Members respond more effectively across the country. #VOADMovement

The KIND Foundation launched the Frontline Impact Project in March to support those on the frontlines of the #COVID19 pandemic. While this work will continue, we can’t ignore the many other heroes risking their lives to keep us safe, particularly as record-setting #hurricanes and #wildfires sweep the nation. I’m incredibly proud of the work being done by the team, the companies that have stepped up to donate, and on-the-ground partners like Good360 and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD).

09/25/2020
Relief Squadron Flies Wildfire to Oregon

No matter what you are doing today, take the time for this must watch from Direct Relief. Incredible what is possible when we work together to serve survivors. Visit www.nvoad.org to see how you can join us in this effort. #VOADMovement #wildfires2020

A flying armada organized by volunteer pilots flying private aircraft delivered 100,000 KN95 respirators from Direct Relief’s California-based humanitarian d...

National VOAD is proud to count NYDIS as one of many members still bringing relief to survivors and evacuees of Hurrican...
09/20/2020

National VOAD is proud to count NYDIS as one of many members still bringing relief to survivors and evacuees of Hurricane Maria. Our work will continue until there is no further need. #VOADMovement #HurricaneMaria

Today, September 20th, marks the 3rd Anniversary of Hurricane Maria hitting the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico - where 3.2 million U.S. citizens live. An estimated 3,057 Boriqua died, hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed and the island was left without electricity or potable water for up to eleven months.

Nearly 16,000 Boriqua fled to New York, where NYDIS staff and partners greeted evacuees with services, new clothing and resettlement aid - those programs closed this month. In total, NYDIS provided services to over 2,000 families.

In collaboration with Project Refuge, NYDIS also formed a partnership with TeamPlaya Añasco and Ciudad Museo PR which has grown into a long-term recovery exchange of technical assistance, funding, joint projects and ongoing recovery initiatives related to Hurricane Maria, the 2020 earthquake, COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Isaias. Including relief trips with the NYC-PR Long-term Recovery Group, Islamic Relief USA and UMCOR - United Methodist Committee On Relief.

#estamosaqui #migente #wepa

Our Members continue to provide relief to communities across the country affected by hurricanes, tornados, flooding, wil...
09/18/2020

Our Members continue to provide relief to communities across the country affected by hurricanes, tornados, flooding, wildfires, and COVID-19. We will continue to assist those in need, no matter how many disasters get thrown our way! #VOADMovement #hurricanesally #COVID19

Hurricane Sally made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, and yesterday we sent medical supplies, medicine, hygiene kits, personal protective equipment and tetanus vaccines to Point Washington Medical Clinic in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

We first began partnering with Point Washington in 2018 after Hurricane Michael, and now the all-volunteer clinic will be using its mobile medical unit to provide free healthcare to those impacted by the storm in the Florida panhandle area.

Read more and help support hurricane relief: hearttoheart.org/hurricane-sally

#hurricanesally #hurricane #disasterrelief

National VOAD Members and Partners are very busy right now! We will continue to work together to bring relief to survivo...
09/16/2020

National VOAD Members and Partners are very busy right now! We will continue to work together to bring relief to survivors of disaster across the United States and it's territories. Stay safe! #VOADMovement #HurricaneSally #wildfires2020

In addition to preparations for Hurricane Sally, we continue to help communities across California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington that are being impacted by the historic wildfires.

So far, we have deployed incident management teams, mobilized supplies and provided federal resources through our Fire Management Assistance Grants to help local officials respond and save lives throughout the states.

Learn more: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20200915/icymi-fema-wildfire-and-hurricane-sally-update

If this doesn't get you motivated to prepare your family for potential disaster, we don't know what will! Visit Ready.go...
09/09/2020

If this doesn't get you motivated to prepare your family for potential disaster, we don't know what will! Visit Ready.gov for more information. #nationalpreparednessmonth #VOADMovement

"Don't forget your important items," says HOPE dog Winston, when you BUILD A KIT, Week 2 of Ready.gov's "Disasters Don't Wait" program during National Preparedness Month.

https://www.ready.gov/kit

Prepare yourself and your family for disaster, and build an emergency kit today. For more information, visit ready.gov. ...
09/08/2020

Prepare yourself and your family for disaster, and build an emergency kit today. For more information, visit ready.gov. #NationalPreparednessMonth #VOADMovement

Week two of National Preparedness Month focuses on building an emergency kit. Consider your individual needs & pack all of your daily essential items, including what's needed to protect yourself from COVID-19.

More information: http://ready.gov/kit
#DisastersWontWait

National VOAD, through a grant funded by Goodnation and UPS, is providing our Members and their affiliates with funds to...
09/02/2020

National VOAD, through a grant funded by Goodnation and UPS, is providing our Members and their affiliates with funds to acquire PPE. #VOADMovement #COVID19

We are extremely grateful to National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) for providing a $1000 grant to help replenish some of the hand sanitizer and N95 masks that we distributed as part of the COVID-19 response. We have used these funds to purchase KN95 masks and hand sanitizer.

09/02/2020
CNN Heroes

Losing track of the number of National VOAD Members profiled by CNN Heroes. Thank you to all of our members, and the volunteers helping them serve survivors. #VOADMovement #HurricaneLaura

Despite the pandemic, Operation BBQ Relief is providing thousands of meals to first responders and survivors of #HurricaneLaura. To pull it off, they built their largest set up to allow for social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions. CNN Hero Stan Hays gives you a personal tour. To donate or volunteer, go to https://operationbbqrelief.org.

National VOAD and our Members are celebrating #NationalPreparednessMonth the way we always do: encouraging everyone to m...
09/01/2020

National VOAD and our Members are celebrating #NationalPreparednessMonth the way we always do: encouraging everyone to make a disaster plan for your family as soon as possible! #disastersdontwait #VOADMovement

Do you have a disaster plan? HOPE dog Pearl invites you to participate in "MAKE A PLAN," Week 1 of Ready.gov's "Disasters Don't Wait" program during National Preparedness Month.

https://www.ready.gov/plan

National VOAD Members are already in the field, working hard to respond to survivors of #HurricaneLaura. For more inform...
08/31/2020

National VOAD Members are already in the field, working hard to respond to survivors of #HurricaneLaura. For more information on our response, follow us here or visit our website. #VOADMovement

Photos in from the field...grateful to our HFI responders who are serving the survivors of #HurricaneLaura! (photo cred: Russ Martin)

National VOAD Members are working with local officials to aid communities in need. For more information on how to help, ...
08/28/2020
Current Responses | VOAD

National VOAD Members are working with local officials to aid communities in need. For more information on how to help, visit https://www.nvoad.org/current-responses #VOADMovement #HurricaneLaura

National VOAD members are coordinating with HHS, FEMA, and the CDC in order to ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to assist in the response to COVID-19, and to respond to communities affected by disaster as safely as possible. Click here for a full list of National VOAD members. If you ...

National VOAD Members are ready to respond in communities affected by #HurricaneLaura. Be sure to listen to local offici...
08/26/2020

National VOAD Members are ready to respond in communities affected by #HurricaneLaura. Be sure to listen to local officials, and evacuate if told to do so. This is a serious storm, and storm surge could travel up to 30 miles inland. Stay safe! #VOADMovement

...LAURA STRENGTHENING OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...

*** A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* San Luis Pass Texas to the Mouth of the Mississippi River
*** A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* San Luis Pass Texas to Intracoastal City Louisiana
*** A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sargent Texas to San Luis Pass
* East of Intracoastal City Louisana.to the Mouth of the Mississippi River
*** A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* Freeport Texas to San Luis Pass
* Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs Mississippi
* Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne
*** A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* East of Intracoastal City to west of Morgan City Louisiana

Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area Wednesday night and Thursday. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast in the hurricane warning area late Wednesday or Wednesday night, and are expected in the tropical storm warning area Wednesday night and Thursday. Hurricane-force winds and damaging wind gusts are also expected to spread well inland into portions of eastern Texas and western Louisiana early Thursday.

A few tornadoes are expected Wednesday and Wednesday night over Louisiana, southeast Texas, and southwestern Mississippi.

At 7 p.m. CDT, the center of Hurricane Laura was located about 435 miles (700 km) southeast of Lake Charles, La. It's moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this general motion should continue tonight. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move across the central Gulf of Mexico tonight and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, approach the Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts on Wednesday night, and move inland near those areas late Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts - a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) fro the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). Significant strengthening is forecast to take palce during the next 36 hours, and Laura is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall. Rapid weakening is expected after Laura makes landfall.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
- Sea Rim State Park TX to Intracoastal City LA including- Sabine Lake and Calcasieu Lake...9-13 ft
- Intracoastal City to Morgan City incl. Vermilion Bay...7-11 ft
- Port Bolivar TX to Sea Rim State Park...6-9 ft
- Morgan City LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...4-6 ft
- San Luis Pass TX to Port Bolivar...3-5 ft
- Galveston Bay...3-5 ft
- Freeport TX to San Luis Pass...2-4 ft
- Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs MS including Lake Borgne...2-4 ft
- Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...2-4 ft

From Wednesday afternoon through Friday, Laura is expected to produce rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches across portions of the northwestern Gulf Coast from western Louisiana to far eastern Texas, and northward into much of Arkansas. Over the Lower to Middle Mississippi Valley from central Louisiana into western Tennessee and Kentucky, and southeastern Missouri, 2 to 4 inches of rainfall with isolated totals of 6 inches are expected. This rainfall will cause widespread flash and urban flooding, small streams to overflow their banks, and minor to isolated moderate river flooding. By late Friday into Saturday, portions of the Tennessee and Ohio Valley could see 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts as tropical moisture from Laura moves through the region.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 10 p.m. CDT - www.hurricanes.gov

Despite COVID-19, and preparations to respond to Tropical Storms #Marco and #Laura, National VOAD Members are providing ...
08/24/2020
Volunteers in Iowa step up to help those in need after devastating derecho storm

Despite COVID-19, and preparations to respond to Tropical Storms #Marco and #Laura, National VOAD Members are providing much needed relief to communities affected by the #Derecho in Iowa. #VOADMovement https://abcnews.go.com/US/volunteers-iowa-step-devastating-derecho-storm/story?id=72450668&fbclid=IwAR369UH9-6Z_zhjeeIoZIVRI6i67eo38agcCTWGg8zNg6DJZPnmZxb_dHnI

Volunteers in Iowa step up to help those in need after devastating derecho storm

National VOAD Members are providing aid to communities affected by the devastating #IowaDerecho. For more information on...
08/17/2020

National VOAD Members are providing aid to communities affected by the devastating #IowaDerecho. For more information on how to volunteer or donate, visit www.nvoad.org

It was a busy day as a Convoy of Hope Disaster Services team began distributing food, water, and debris clean-up supplies around Cedar Rapids, Iowa in response to the derecho that blew through earlier this week Thank you to all who have supported our work!

National VOAD Members are responding to communities affected by #Isaias. For more information on how to get involved, vi...
08/12/2020

National VOAD Members are responding to communities affected by #Isaias. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.nvoad.org.

Together, with our partners at The Home Depot Foundation, we are helping families recover from the disastrous impact of Tropical Storm Isaias.
#TeamDepot #DisasterRelief #PartnershipWorking

National VOAD Partner Goodnation has established a fund that supports multiple National VOAD Members in their response t...
08/10/2020

National VOAD Partner Goodnation has established a fund that supports multiple National VOAD Members in their response to #COVID19. Click below for more information. #VOADMovement

World Central Kitchen, founded by chef and humanitarian José Andrés, uses food to help communities recover from disasters and build long-term solutions focused on food resiliency.

In response to COVID-19, WCK had been at the forefront in many cities providing over 150,000 fresh meals every day. They recently launched their #ChefsforAmerica initiatve which focuses on activating restaurants to help meet this demand by providing jobs for their staff and meals for those in need.

To support World Central Kitchen and other nonprofits who are working directly in response to Coronavirus, visit our Coronavirus Response Fund (https://www.goodnation.io/coronavirusfund) or log on to goodnation.io to support a nonprofit that is meaningful to you.

National VOAD Members need your help to respond to communities in need across the country. Visit the link below to volun...
08/07/2020

National VOAD Members need your help to respond to communities in need across the country. Visit the link below to volunteer for the Red Cross, or visit https://www.nvoad.org/current-members/ to see the full list of National VOAD Members. #VOADMovement #COVID19 #HurricaneSeason

Before #COVID19, volunteers would trek across the country to help communities hit by disasters. Now, with travel restrictions and personal safety in mind, we're relying on local volunteers to meet this need.

Over the past 3 weeks we’ve responded to three hurricanes, and we anticipate this is the beginning of a busy disaster season. A huge thank you to those volunteers who have stepped up to serve their communities! Consider joining us: https://rdcrss.org/3fyKnKB

National VOAD Members and Partners are ready to respond to #Isaias as needed. #VOADMovement
07/31/2020

National VOAD Members and Partners are ready to respond to #Isaias as needed. #VOADMovement

ALAN stands ready to assist those who are in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias. And we are mobilizing accordingly. Stay tuned for more information about how you can help. And watch our Supply Chain Intelligence Center for the latest details about the storm’s path and impacts: https://www.alanaid.org/map/

Find Out More > #SupplyChainIntelligenceCenter

Hurricane Maria recovery work continues through the #COVID19 pandemic. #VOADMovement
07/30/2020

Hurricane Maria recovery work continues through the #COVID19 pandemic. #VOADMovement

Shout out to our Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria/2020 Earthquake recovery Project Refuge partner, TeamPlaya Añasco! Just in time for the Tropical Cyclone that will hit Puerto Rico this evening, volunteers delivered critical supplies and a generator to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Home for the Aged, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The sisters have been struggling with power outages since a January 2020 earthquake impacted SW Puerto Rico.

The supplies and equipment were donated by Ciudad Museo PR, Islamic Relief USA and NYDIS.

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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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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/
Hello Friends and Colleagues: Pleased to announce the recent publication of my graduate research: A Model for Emergency Logistical Resource Requirements: Supporting Socially Vulnerable Populations Affected by the (M) 7.8 San Andreas Earthquake Scenario in Los Angeles County, California by: Toland, Joseph Charles, M.S., University of Southern California, 2018, 175; 10936557 https://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/2130605388.html?FMT=ABS If you are interested in further discussion, please feel free to message me privately.
Hey National VOAD! Ventura County VOAD will be receiving the Douglas Chively Award tomorrow night in Camarillo, CA for outstanding community impact-recovery during and after the Thomas Fire! Thanks for all of your support! -Maggie Tougas, President, VC VOAD