Arizona Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Arizona VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that builds resiliency in communities throughout the state of Arizona.Â Â It serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle â€“ (preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation) in order to help disaster survivors.
Arizona VOAD is comprised of more thanÂ 57Â organizations with the mission to provide disaster-related services.Â Â The network includes faith-based, community-based, and other non-profit and governmental organizations.
To fulfill this mission, Arizona VOAD provides effective services to organizations responding to people affected by disaster through outreach, advocacy, and the application of our values and core principles the â€œ4Cs â€“ Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaborationâ€.
Arizona VOAD encourages member organizations to actively share information, network, and participate in training and exercises to prepare, plan and recover from disasters.
Arizona Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is an affiliate ofÂ National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.