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. It serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle – (preparation, response, recovery and mitigation) in order to help disaster survivors.
Arizona VOAD is comprised of more than 57 organizations with the mission to provide disaster related services. 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 by outreach, advocacy and the application of our values and core principles the “4Cs – Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration”.
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 of 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.