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					        North Carolina
Voluntary Organizations Active
          in Disaster
              (NCVOAD)
 Facilitating effective service to people and
    communities affected by disasters.
In 1969, the Gulf Coast
was devastated when
Hurricane Camille
roared ashore with 200
mph winds and 24 foot
tides. It was one of the
worst hurricanes of the
20th Century, killing 256
people and causing
$1.4 billion dollars in
property damage.
     After Hurricane Camille…
   Voluntary organizations rushed into the
    affected areas to help.

   Each agency worked independently.

   There was little or no coordination.

   Many agencies were organizationally
    incapable or actively refused to cooperate,
    collaborate or even communicate with each
    other.
       After Hurricane Camille…

   On the negative side, this resulted in:
     a mixture of gaps and duplication in
      services to the victims
     a strong sense of frustration


   On the positive side, this resulted in:
     National Voluntary Organizations Active in
      Disaster (NVOAD) being formed
       National VOAD

   NVOAD began meeting in 1970 and conducted
    their first annual meeting in 1971.
   In the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo (1989), the
    California earthquakes, and Hurricane Andrew
    (1992), it was abundantly clear that no single
    organization could handle disaster response
    on the scale required.
   Learning that coordination at the state and
    local level was crucial, providing support to
    create state VOAD’s became part of the
    national mission in 1996.
   Today, 50 states and 4 territorial VOADS
    exist. There are also a growing number of
    regional and local VOAD’s in communities
    across the US.
   In North Carolina, a group of statewide disaster
    response leaders began meeting in 1998 to
    discuss the possibility of establishing a state
    VOAD organization.
   After electing officers, developing by-laws, and
    establishing a Disaster Coordination Plan, the
    group entered into an official Cooperative
    Agreement with NVOAD.
   NCVOAD was chartered in October 1999.
     Four Values of VOAD


COOPERATION:
Member organizations need one another; no
organization has all the answers for the
challenges that are faced. Members are
treated as partners.
   Four Values of VOAD (cont)

COMMUNICATION:
Information about the capacity,
accomplishments and commitments
are shared by NCVOAD member
organizations on a regular basis.

Channels are maintained for sharing
information, listening carefully to
each other, and dealing openly with
concerns.
  Four Values of VOAD (cont)

COORDINATION:
Member organizations commit themselves to
work together (not competitively) toward the
goal of effective service to disaster victims.

Through planning and preparation, NCVOAD
equips member organizations to behave in a
coordinated fashion in time of disaster -
matching services to need.
Four Values of VOAD (cont)

COLLABORATION
Member organizations
dedicate themselves to
work together to achieve
specific goals and to
undertake specific projects
at disaster sites.
Partnerships are formed
during disaster response.
Values are Accomplished By…

OUTREACH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The formation of local VOADs is
encouraged. Prospective groups are
provided guidance on getting organized.


PUBLISHING
Special reports (such as the Hurricane
Floyd Disaster Response Assessment) are
published and distributed.
Values are Accomplished By…

CONVENING MEETINGS
Quarterly meetings are held in various
locations across the state. The meetings
are open to all members. Guests
interested in disaster response are
welcomed.
Values are Accomplished By…

HOSTING CONFERENCES
NCVOAD hosted the annual National
VOAD conference in Raleigh in 2006,
attended by more than 500 people from the
US, Canada and Japan.


  2009 Carolinas VOAD Conference
      (NCVOAD and SCVOAD)
       STATE GOVERNMENT
         PARTNERSHIPS
GOVERNOR’S OFFICE
A representative from the Office of the
Governor serves on the NCVOAD Board.

NC DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Representatives of NCEM attend NCVOAD
meetings. NCVOAD is represented at the State
Emergency Operations Center.
NCVOAD doesn’t provide direct services
to clients or communities. However, the
member organizations and agencies of
NCVOAD do provide direct services.
Services Provided by NCVOAD Member
     Organizations and Agencies
Advocacy                       Massage Therapy
Bulk Distribution              Mass Care (Food, Shelter, etc.)
Case Management                Mental Health Services
Child Care                     Mitigation Planning
Clean-Up and Rebuilding        Mobile Feeding
Community Disaster Education   Organizational Mentoring
Community Outreach             Pastoral Care
Counseling                     Pet Care
Damage Assessment              Radio Communication Services
Debris Removal                 Relocation Services
Donations Management           Resource Coordination
Elder Care                     Sanitation Services
Emergency Repairs              Special Needs
Emergency Assistance           Technical Assistance
Financial Assistance           Training
Financial Planning             Translation Services
Funeral Services               Transportation Services
Health Care                    Volunteer Assistance / Coordination
Health & Welfare Inquiries     Warehouse Management
          NCVOAD Membership

   Organizations that are statewide in scope and
    purpose.
   Organizations that have voluntary memberships
    and constituencies.
   Organizations that have a not-for-profit structure.
   Organizations that are active in disaster (must have
    a statewide disaster response program and policy
    for commitment of resources to meet the needs of
    people affected by disaster, without discrimination
    as to race, creed, gender, or age).
NCVOAD Member Organizations

       NC Interfaith Disaster Response
    America’s Second Harvest Food Bank
 Seventh Day Adventists (Carolina Conference)
              The Salvation Army
        Baptist State Convention of NC
             American Red Cross
  United Methodist Church (NC Conference)
NC Synod-Evangelical Lutheran Church-America
              Salem Presbyterian
NCVOAD Member Organizations

   Western NC United Methodist Church
       Presbyterian of Western NC
       Mennonite Disaster Service
             Samaritan’s Purse
   American Rainbow Rapid Response
             Disciples of Christ
             United Way of NC
           Office of the Governor
  NC Division of Emergency Management
            …and many others
     FOR MORE INFORMATION


http://www.ncem.org/NcVOAD/index.htm

                or

          www.nvoad.org

				
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