About Mid South VOAD
Mid-South VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) is an association of independent organizations that are active in all phases of disaster. Mid-South VOAD exists to increase Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, and Collaboration amongst organizations through all phases of the disaster cycle: preparedness, mitigation, relief, and recovery.
We are partners reliant on one another. We are committed to working together before, during and after a disaster to strengthen our community’s resiliency.
The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters movement started naturally with the need to serve individuals and families affected by a catastrophic event. These early NGO responders learned that by banding together, they were able to provide a quicker and more efficient response. Members of VOAD enjoy the benefits of the largest network of faith-based and nonprofit organizations focused on disaster relief and recovery in the domestic United States and US Territories.
NVOAD is a national organization recognized by both FEMA and Homeland Security.
Tennessee VOAD is our state organization recognized by National VOAD and TEMA.
The Mid South VOAD is a member of the Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
Mid South VOAD assists volunteer organizations become more effective in their service in disaster relief and recovery.
Mid South VOAD is a voluntary consortium of recognized state volunteer organizations active in disaster relief. Its mission is to foster, through cooperation in mitigation and response, more effective service to people affected (imperiled or impacted) by disasters.
|VOAD Position||Name||Representing Organization|
|Chair||Mary Claire Borys||Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis|
|Vice Chair||Bill Carr||United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)|
|Treasurer||Mark Dean||Volunteer Mid-South|
|Board Member At-Large||Betty Lee||Adventist Community Services|
|Board Member At-Large||Jeana Bailley||American Red Cross, Mid-South Chapter|
|Board Member At-Large||Lucy Cummings||Presbytery of the Mid-South|
For general or media inquires email: [email protected]
Website for Northeast Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is: https://www.facebook.com/midsouthvoad/?ref=page_internal