Arizona VOAD is comprised of and is looking for non-profit, faith-based and business organizations with expertise and resources to assist in times of distaster. No matter how large or small, Arizona VOAD member organizations provide services or expertise in times of disaster. Our members:
Play an active role in disaster response and recovery, or assisting with recovery effort coordination of other Arizona VOAD members.
Receive the latest disaster news, updates, trainings and best practices.
Have input in the future direction of Arizona VOAD organization, especially in the wake of responding to a disaster.
Network with others working in disaster response.
Become an Arizona VOAD member today - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. From small house fires to multi-state natural disasters, the American Red Cross goes wherever we’re needed, so people can have clean water, safe shelter and hot meals when they need them most. Disaster services include: sheltering, feeding, counseling, spiritual care, health services, recovery casework, family reunification, disaster preparedness and first aid/CPR training.
Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) is a private, non-profit organization serving five regional food bank members and a network of nearly 1,200 food pantries and agencies. AAFB supports members in food aquisition and transportation, promotes school meal programs to help close the gap of childhood food insecurity, advocates for hunger related public policy changes, fosters collaboration among food banks.
Community Information and Referral Services transforms lives by linking individuals and families to vital community services throughout Arizona. It is our vision that all Arizonans are easily connected to available health and human services in their communities. With our 2-1-1 Arizona program, we are the lead agency and provider of 2-1-1 services in Arizona.
Foursquare Disaster Relief is the disaster response arm of the "International Church of The Foursquare Gospel” church and we offer trained responders who are NIMS compliant for emotional/spiritual care, several of our chaplains are also CISM trained. In addition to emotional/spiritual care we also assist the local Foursquare churches with responding to areas that need assistance across the United States, which can include clean up crews,etc. We respond both national and internationally.
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a national all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc.) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by crises and disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in intense emotional and unpredictable environmental situations.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) deploys volunteers trained in CISM techniques and usually holding an advanced pastoral ministry or counseling degree. They are able to do rapid needs assessments for further response as well as manage delivery of material resources. IOCC participates in clean-up activities and can access material resources that can be distributed in disasters, including things such as: clean-up buckets, hygiene kits, blankets, cash assistance, and water. IOCC also supports in critical home repairs and new home construction, usually in collaboration with NVOAD partners, in the months and years following a disaster.
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) works both within the US and internationally to assist people in need. IRUSA responds to disasters in a number of ways including assessments, sheltering, financial assistance, emotional support, and more.
Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating with our reservation partners, we provide immediate relief and support long-term solutions for strong, self-sufficient Native American communities throughout the Southwest and Northern Plains. In addition to providing year-round aid for tribal communities, PWNA is a first responder to 60 reservations with the highest need in the U.S.
Emergency Disaster Service (EDS) for The Salvation Army specializes in providing unmet needs and services to those affected by disaster incidents. While generally providing feeding and hydration support, a full range of services including Emotional and Spiritual Care, Individual Assistance, Communications, Case Management, and Recovery Assistance are available. Services provided are incident specific depending on individual needs and other resources available.
The IFOC/Tucson Community Chaplains Corps provides practical, emotional and spiritual care for agencies and individuals in the community in many ways. In addition, IFCO/Tucson Community Chaplains Corps provide the same care for government agencies and individuals during any type of incident or disaster.
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