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Our Mission

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that builds resiliency in communities nationwide.

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Our Story

Since our founding in 1970, National VOAD Member organizations have worked tirelessly to assist communities affected by disasters.

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Our Leadership

National VOAD is led by Member organization volunteers and staff who are champions in the preparedness and disaster services community.

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San Diego VOAD Meeting

Note: There will be no meeting in November or December.  We will reconvene Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

At our January meeting the Interfaith Disaster Council (IDC) will be making a presentation.

Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: American Red Cross Building
3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, CA 92123

Presented by: American Red Cross
San Diego / Imperial Counties Chapter
February 16, 2010

 Tabletop Exercise

image29The mission of San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SDVOAD) is to enhance the efforts of member  organizations through interagency planning, relief, response and recovery activities, all directed toward the goal of giving area residents adequate and timely services, impartially and uniformly delivered, when a disaster strikes.

VOADs exist to foster better service by its members to communities struck by disaster. This is done through preparedness activities that include planning among VOAD members and providing education to the general public, and by responding to and helping communities recover from disaster.

Noteworthy Links

For more information on disasters throughout the World go to Disaster News Network

For information on The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) go to

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TTY (800) 462-7585

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