Thanks to Rev. Karl Jones for sharing this important information. From the “About Us” page of their website:
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.
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.
National VOAD is led by Member organization volunteers and staff who are champions in the preparedness and disaster services community. Many volunteer their time to serve on our Committees and Task Forces, as members of our Board of Directors, or participants at the annual National VOAD Conference.
The web address for National VOAD is https://www.nvoad.org/. To find out how you can help with respect to Hurricane Harvey, go to https://www.nvoad.org/current-disasters/hurricane-harvey-information/. To find out how you can help with respect to Hurricane Irma, go to https://www.nvoad.org/current-disasters/hurricane-irma-information/. Rev. Jones is associated with PA VOAD (https://pavoad.communityos.org/cms/).