NEXT Oregon VOAD Meeting:
Tuesday, May 20, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm
Meeting at: Cascade Divisional
Headquarters of The Salvation Army
8495 SE Monterey Ave, Happy Valley, 97086
1 block North of Clackamas Town Center
Oregon VOAD and National VOAD are pleased to announce that the 2013 National Conference will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon
Please see the Meeting Logistics Tab for information on room rates and transportation.
Oregon VOAD is seeking donations of Oregon-related items for the silent auction that is traditionally held at every NVOAD conference. The donation Solicitation Letter is available here and the Donations form is here.
Oregon VOAD is a group of faith-based, community service and government organizations with disaster relief roles related to short and long-term recovery from disasters.
Functions include but may not be limited to: damage assessment, building repair, donations management, child care, clean up, clothing, communication, counseling, disaster welfare inquiry, financial assistance, food, human relations, mass care, sheltering, transportation, volunteer staffing, warehousing and bulk distribution.
ORVOAD coordinates disaster planning with member agencies to ensure reduction of duplication and an increase in effective delivery of services.
Last bimonthly ORVOAD meeting was:
Tuesday, March 19th from 2 to 4pm at:
OREGON CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS
19800 Oatfield Road, Gladstone, OR 97027
Social Media related: (see bottom of this page for more helpful social media tips)
Oregon VOAD on twitter: @ORVOAD
Oregon VOAD on facebook
Oregon VOAD on Google Plus
Travel and weather related :
Oregon Office of Emergency Management:
Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) website
OEM on twitter:
Info on county districts and emergency ham radio net frequencies
Regarding volunteering: Your help will be appreciated and needed, but wait to be asked. Self-deploying to disasters before officials are ready and requesting volunteers can be unsafe, and can cause difficulties and hardship for those affected by the disaster. Also, sometimes help is needed well after the response phase for long-term disaster recovery - if you can't help now, you can stll be a great help later!
Time for Dues
Members will be receiving a reminder that it's that time of year again - annual dues are how we ensure startup funds for disaster operation and build skills through training and our participation beyond Oregon in activities such as the annual NVOAD conference. Questions? You can reach Sam Pellecer, our treasurer through email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember; it's important to support ORVOAD through membership and dues! - please join or renew Now and support our work.
Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
We encourage more effective service delivery to people affected by disasters through
cooperation, collaboration, coordination of efforts, education and communication at all community-based levels, including individuals, not for profit agencies, faith based organizations and governmental resources.
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