Texas VOAD

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What is Texas VOAD

Texas VOAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based association that brings together more than 50 voluntary organizations that respond to disaster as a part of their overall mission. Our mission is to serve as a convening and supportive body for our membership, which is comprised of Texas organizations and local representatives of National organizations, all of whom adhere to the 4 Cs: Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration.

Texas VOAD is a member of the Texas Emergency Management Council, and serves as the Texas affiliate of National VOAD.

  1. Communication Texas VOAD fosters a climate of openness to promote the regular sharing of information about and between our member organizations and partners.
  2. Cooperation Recognizing that no single organization has all the answers for all the challenges that arise during disasters, Texas VOAD promotes working or acting together with a common purpose.
  3. Coordination Texas VOAD member organizations work in a coordinated fashion to more effectively and efficiently utilize donated resources to support Texas communities, reducing the likelihood of duplication of effort.
  4. Collaboration Texas VOAD strives to break-down silos and encourage cross-sector collaboration to meet the needs of Texas communities.