Ohio VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster. Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration.
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Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration
Ohio VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.
To bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services and foster effective response to the people of Ohio in time of disaster through:
Through interdependence between/among Ohio VOAD members, to generate resources and share information in response
to disaster challenges.
Through quarterly meetings and networking among our member organizations to maintain open and on-going information sharing.
Through commitments to effective responses to disaster survivors by matching services to their unmet needs.
Through working with the Ohio & county EMAs, FEMA, and other organizations to
respond to specific disasters.
American Baptist Churches of Ohio
American Radio Relay League
American Red Cross
Ameritech Telephone Pioneers
Catholic Conference of Ohio and Diocese of Columbus
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)
Christian Business Men’s Convention (C.B.M.C.)
Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church Of The Brethren
Church World Service Emergency Response Program
Columbia County VOAD (Contractual Member)
The Columbus Jewish Federation
Corporation For National & Community Service
Diocese of Toledo
East Ohio Conference Of The United Methodist Church Disaster Response
First Community Church
Friends Disaster Service
Greater Dayton Christian Connections
International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF)
Lutheran Social Services
Mennonite Disaster Service
Ohio Community Service Council - Ohio Citizens Corps
Ohio Council of Churches
Ohio Crisis Response Team (OCRT)
Ohio Department Of Mental Health
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams, Inc
Ohio Funeral Directors Association
Ohio State Convention of Baptist
Ohio United Way
Ohio VOAD Groups
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance National Response Team
Southwest Ohio River Valley Interfaith Disaster Response
Steel Valley Search Dogs
Synod Of The Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Volunteer Connection Of Northwest Ohio
Tzu Chi Foundation
United Church of Christ, Ohio Conference
Volunteer Disaster Recovery Group
West Ohio Disaster Response Team Of The West Ohio United Methodist Church (WODRT)Ohio VOAD Members
All disaster recovery begins at the local level
Extent of the disaster ($$$ assessments) determines the level of involvement.
Ohio VOAD disaster response phases
Survival and quick recovery from a disaster depends on education and planning BEFORE the disaster.
Ohio VOAD provides education and networking opportunities for member organizations and the general public through quarterly meetings and on-going regional training.
Early Response –
LTRC’s work with local leaders from the impacted community by offering training and support from Ohio VOAD members with the following:
in-kind donations of household items: furnaces, hot water heaters, furniture, etc.
Mitigation is an important element of long-term recovery. It is the day-in, day-out efforts to reduce disaster’s long-term risk to people and property.
This is achieved by:
All mitigation activities are also preparedness activities to lessen the impact of future disasters.
Flood and Health Kits
Early Response Coordination – new territory – more of our member bodies have entered into early response phase
Undeclared Individual Disasters
outside source of response.
Mary Woodward, Chair