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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.
- Communication Texas VOAD fosters a climate of openness to promote the regular sharing of information about and between our member organizations and partners.
- 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.
- 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.
- Collaboration Texas VOAD strives to break-down silos and encourage cross-sector collaboration to meet the needs of Texas communities.