Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
How can my church, non-profit, or community organization get involved?
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, more commonly known as a VOAD, is a coalition to rally volunteer organizations and local groups (private or public) together. The mission of VOAD is to foster more effective service to people affected by disaster through cooperation in mitigation and response and avoidance of duplication of effort.
VOAD is not an operational organization in and of itself and does not directly provide assistance--VOAD does not compete with any member organization. Rather, it is a coalition of various voluntary organizations which provide their own unique disaster response skills and volunteers. These organizations share information with each other about their capabilities, resources, and special areas of expertise.
VOAD works towards filling the un-met needs of the community after a disaster has occurred. If your organization, church, or community group is interested in joining VOAD, contact the Calhoun County EMA at (256) 435-0540, or one of the officer listed below.
VOAD Member Organizations
Shannon Jenkins, United Way of East Central Alabama
Rev. John Thomas, Calhoun County Baptist Association
Kim Johnson, All Saints Interfaith Center of Concern