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Our Mission

West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a humanitarian association of independent organizations that may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to identify unmet needs and facilitate efficient streamlined service delivery to those imperiled or impacted by disaster while eliminating duplication of effort through cooperation, coordination, communication, and collaboration in the four phases of disaster: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.

Who We Are

The West Virginia VOAD is the state chapter of the National VOAD. The WV VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of West Virginia. The VOAD's role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief, and recovery.

WV VOAD adheres to the principals established by National VOAD. The principals are referred to as the four C's:

  • Cooperation

  • Communication

  • Coordination

  • Collaboration

The principals serve as the foundation for the WV VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response, and recovery efforts in times of disaster.

What We Do

WV VOAD can facilitate access to much-needed resources through its network of disaster relief agencies with minimal or no cost to your community.

Types of Services available through WV VOAD & Member Organizations:

  • Management of Unsolicited Donations

  • Management of Spontaneous Volunteers

  • Debris Removal

  • Mass Care (Sheltering and Feeding)

  • Mucking and Gutting

  • Emotional and Spiritual Care

  • Resource Support at the EOC

  • Financial Support

  • Long Term Recovery Support

  • Disaster Case Management

  • Animal Care

  • Food Banks

  • Warehouse Management

  • Communications

  • Volunteers

  • Construction (Rebuilding)

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