VOADs recognize that working together, acting as Partners and learning from each other assists them to effectively respond to a disaster and help rebuild a community. This climate of cooperation exists between all levels of VOADs as well as between NGOs and government.
When disaster strikes, we must work together to maximize scarce resources and reduce duplication of effort.
We all share a common goal. Support and restore the local community.
Regional, State and National disaster response nonprofits may come in to assist. We welcome them and their expertise combined with our local nonprofits to build a stronger response.