The Texas Panhandle VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery and mitigation
The Texas Panhandle VOAD accomplishes its mission by adhering to the following principles: Cooperation, Coordination, Communication and Collaboration
We are partners reliant on each other. No member organization has all the answers for the challenges of disaster response.
We regularly share information about our member organizations including their capacities, accomplishments and commitments. We work to maintain good channels of communication to share information, listen to one another and deal openly with concerns. We also work to respond cohesively as a unit.
We are committed to working together, without competition or duplication or services, toward the goal of effective service to those effected by a disaster. We seek to match services to needs. Through careful planning and preparation, we equip our organizations to work in coordination in times of disaster.
We are dedicated to working together to achieve specific goals and to undertake specific projects at disaster sites.
We work with the Texas Panhandle Management Agency to plan, train for and implement response to an emergency in the Texas Panhandle and the VOAD is an integral part of that plan. Drills are held on a regular basis to keep ourselves in a state of readiness
If your organization, agency, service group or church includes disaster response as part of its mission, you should be a part of the Texas Panhandle VOAD!
If you are interested in joining, you can complete an online member application by clicking here.
For more information, please contact Andrea Johnson at 806-374-8562 or by e-mailing her here.