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Maryland VOAD - An Introduction


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A brief overview of Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

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Maryland VOAD - An Introduction

  1. 1. Maryland VOAD Responding to natural disasters is a rewarding experience for both volunteers and organizations, especially when efforts are coordinated and effective. June 30, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>National VOAD: </li></ul><ul><li>Video celebrating 40 th Year </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is VOAD? </li></ul><ul><li>VOAD is an umbrella organization of non-government, government, faith-based organizations, businesses and related groups that come together to foster coordinated disaster response. </li></ul><ul><li>VOAD does not impinge on its members’ autonomy or mission. </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) <ul><li>Initial meeting in 1969 following Hurricane Camille </li></ul><ul><li>Formally organized in 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>49 national member organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conference since 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Provides policy guidance for State and local VOADS </li></ul><ul><li>63 State and Territorial VOADS </li></ul><ul><li>NVOAD model adopted by Japan following the Kobe earthquake in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Listed as a Cooperating Agency in the Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex of the National Response Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Is a signatory on the National Response Framework (one of two NGOs) </li></ul><ul><li>MOU signed between FEMA and National VOAD in May 2010 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Maryland VOAD is a member of National VOAD </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland VOAD organized in 1996 </li></ul>Maryland VOAD History:
  6. 6. To bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services for the purpose of fostering more effective response to the people of Maryland in times of disaster Maryland VOAD Purpose:
  7. 7. <ul><li>Cooperation : creating a climate for cooperation among organizations at all levels, and providing a channel for information sharing via meetings; </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination : fostering a common understanding and providing a liaison with public offices; </li></ul><ul><li>Communication : publishing and disseminating information; </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: working together. </li></ul>Maryland VOAD works to foster more effective disaster response through:
  8. 8. Full Members : voluntary or non-profit organizations with a parent organization that belongs to NVOAD. Associate Members (non-voting): voluntary or non-profit organizations without parent organizations that are members of NVOAD; executive council can also grant associate membership to governmental agencies. Affiliate Members (non-voting): corporate partners and other persons or organizations that do not meet criteria for full or associate membership. Local VOAD Members (non-voting): county or local agencies active in disaster that convene to form a local umbrella organization with the spirit of MDVOAD are eligible to become Local VOAD Members. Also called COADs. Who can be a member of Maryland VOAD?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Maryland VOAD </li></ul><ul><li>Participating Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Adventist Community Services </li></ul><ul><li>American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Baltimore Co. Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Baptist Convention of MD/DE </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic Charities </li></ul><ul><li>Church of the Brethren </li></ul><ul><li>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints </li></ul><ul><li>Churches of Scientology Disaster Response </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen Corps of Frederick County </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Air Patrol </li></ul><ul><li>Diakon/Lutheran Social Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Fidos for Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>GOCI </li></ul><ul><li>House of Imogene Shelters </li></ul><ul><li>HSUS </li></ul><ul><li>International Orthodox Christian Charities </li></ul><ul><li>Lions/Lioness Clubs, District 22W </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Alliance of Guide Dog Users </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Department of Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Department of Human Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland SART </li></ul><ul><li>MEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy Medical Airlift/Angel-Flight </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery County Volunteer Center </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>NVOAD </li></ul><ul><li>Presbyterian Disaster Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>The Disaster Response Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America </li></ul><ul><li>Prince George’s County Volunteer Center </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>Tzu Chi Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>United Methodist Church </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Center Serving Howard County </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Frederick </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>We Care Ministries </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Participate in disaster relief activities in Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Identify response and disaster relief capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Attend quarterly meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain current contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an internal response plan </li></ul>What is expected of Maryland VOAD members?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Full members are supporting agencies in 9 of 15 state Emergency Support Functions (ESFs): 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Associate members are primary agencies in 5 of 15 ESFs: 5, 6, 8, 11 and 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Members involved in all phases of disaster management: Preparedness, Response, Recovery & Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland VOAD Resource Directory updated annually including capabilities matrix (2010 edition available online) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperate, Coordinate, Communicate & Collaborate </li></ul>What is Maryland VOAD’s role in a major disaster?
  12. 12. <ul><li>National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD): </li></ul><ul><li>Maryland Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters: </li></ul>VOAD on the web
  13. 13. A collaboration of human services organizations, the faith community, and others – ready to help the survivors of major disasters in Maryland Questions?