The Nebraska VOAD is the state chapter of the National VOAD.
The VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Nebraska.
The VOAD's role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
The Nebraska VOAD adhere to the principles established by the National VOAD. The principles are referred to as the 4C's:
We need each other. No member organization has all the answers for the challenges of disaster response. We are partners.
We regularly share information about our member organizations including their capacities, accomplishments and commitments. We work to maintain good channels to share information, listen intently to one another and deal openly with concerns.
We are committed to work together, without competition, toward the goal of effective service to disaster victims. 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 form partnerships during the disaster response.
These principles serve as the foundation for the Nebraska VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.