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NVOAD is an association of non-profit organizations that work together to mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters. NVOAD focuses on faith-based, community-based, and other nonprofit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Each organization has a service-oriented mission and most have volunteers. The NVOAD coalition includes more than 100 Member non-profit organizations. NVOAD also facilitates partnerships with government agencies, for-profit corporations, foundations, educational and research institutions. Much of the work of NVOAD is through its national Committees and Task Forces. National VOAD promotes community collaboration and practices throughout the disaster cycle. Primary focus of NVOAD in Utah has been on COVID-19 and a recent Utah series of earthquakes.
Members of UVOAD form a coalition of state-wide NGOs. UVOAD helps state-wide NGOs active in disaster foster effective, congruent disaster response. UVOAD works to ensure availability of needed services and encourages uniform, impartial provision of such services. How it works? Through four C's - communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration. UVOAD has created a several page spreadsheet setting forth the capabilities and resources of its partners. Click the next FIND OUT MORE button to access the UVOAD partners'' capabilities and resources. Primary focus at the moment is on COVID-19 and secondary focus is on a recent swarm of earthquakes in the state. Tertiary focus is on wild fire mitigation and response.
UTAH – September 14, 2020
UVOAD AND WINDSTORM CLEANUP
In response to the need for windstorm cleanup in Utah,
UTAH STATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (UVOAD) PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING CRISIS CLEANUP HOTLINE AND TWO WEBSITES:
* Survivors needing help cleaning up may call Crisis Cleanup at 801-901-8793 through November 2, 2020.
* Non-profit Voluntary Organizations wanting to help cleanup via Crisis Cleanup must register at https://www.crisiscleanup.org/register.
* Volunteers who want to help cleanup should be vetted by and affiliate with a non-profit in their community. See www.utahvoad.org.
* Volunteers who are not vetted and not affiliated with a legitimate voluntary organization who wish to help may wish to contact city and county government volunteer offices or focus their energies and time helping family and friends in their own neighborhoods
1. UTAH VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (UVOAD) helps with whole community recovery.
2. Members of UVOAD form a coalition of state-wide nonprofit organizations that operate independently of any government or for profit agency.
3. UVOAD helps state-wide non-profits active in disaster foster effective, congruent disaster response.
4. UVOAD also works with government agencies active in disaster.
5. UVOAD works to ensure availability of needed disaster relief services and encourages uniform, impartial provision of such services by non-profits.
6. How UVOAD works? Through four C's - communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration.
7. Once way UVOAD helps accomplish its purpose is to sponsor the Crisis Cleanup hotline 801-901-8793
8. and the Crisis Cleanup website https://www.crisiscleanup.org/
9. and the UVOAD website www.utahvoad.org.
10. This hotline and these websites help connect those in need with reputable vetted relief agencies.
11. These agencies may be able to assist in cleanup depending on availability of resources.
12. “UTAH VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (UVOAD) works with reputable, vetted member non-profit relief organizations such as
13. Adventist Community Services
14. American Red Cross
15. ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
16. Habitat for Humanity
17. Mennonite Disaster Service
18. Salvation Army
19. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
20. Team Rubicon
21. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - The Church of Jesus Christ Charities
22. The Churches of Scientology - Disaster Response
23. Utah Food Bank
24. United Way 2-1-1 ( https://211utah.org/ ) Note the immense number of 2-1-1 resources available to help in emergencies or disasters..
25. United Jewish Federation of Utah
26. UMCOR (United Methodists)
27. UVOAD also works with State and County government persons involved in disaster response.
28. Although first responder police and fire departments serve during emergencies, they do not have the time or resources to clean up after a disaster.
29. UVOAD helps survivors connect with local relief agencies working in the area."
30. "Again, survivors needing cleanup help may call 801-901-8793 and access the Crisis Cleanup website at https://www.crisiscleanup.org."
31. Non-profit organization leadership desiring to help may register and access Crisis Cleanup via https://www.crisiscleanup.org/register.
32. “PLEASE NOTE. BECAUSE ALL VOLUNTEERS SHOULD AFFILIATE WITH A VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION AND BE VETTED PRIOR TO ENTERING PRIVATE PROPERTY, SPONTANEOUS VOLUNTEERS WHO WISH TO HELP WITH CLEANUP MAY ACCESS THE UVOAD WEBSITE TO IDENTIFY A VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH TO AFFILIATE DURING CLEANUP.
33. “Spontaneous volunteers who are not vetted and not affiliated with a legitimate voluntary organization should focus their energies and time helping family and friends in their own neighborhoods.
34. “All services provided are performed by vetted reputable relief agencies and are free. Where help is available from non-profits response times vary.”
35. PLEASE NOTE - THE CRISIS CLEANUP HOTLINE AND WEBSITE CANNOT HELP WITH SOCIAL SERVICES INCLUDING FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER, INSURANCE, FEMA REGISTRATION. For information regarding such services, call 2-11.
36. Survivors needing assistance with home cleanup may call: 801-901-8793 through November 2, 2020.
37. Media Contacts only
38. [Aaron Titus, Crisis Cleanup president]
[Richard Linford, UVOAD president]
Note: American Red Cross assistance is available. Call 1-800-RED CROSS.
UVOAD is an INDEPENDENT UTAH STATEWIDE UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION comprised of independent voluntary agencies that may be active in any part of the Prepare, Mitigate, Respond, Recover disaster cycle.
Adventist Community Services
American Red Cross
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
Habitat for Humanity
Mennonite Disaster Service
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - The Church of Jesus Christ Charities
The Churches of Scientology - Disaster Response
Utah Food Bank
Utah State, County, and City Government Entities
United Way 2-1-1 ( https://211utah.org/ ) Note the immense number of 2-1-1 resources available to help in emergencies or disasters..
United Jewish Federation of Utah
UMCOR (United Methodists)
Utah State and County government personnel involved in disaster mitigation and response.
For profit organizations involved in disaster mitigation and response
Region 1 Counties VOAD gives oversight to emergencies and disasters in northern Utah in Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich and Weber Counties.
Region 2 Counties VOAD covers Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, and Wasatch counties.
Region 3 Counties VOAD covers Utah, Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Juab, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Uintah, Utah, Juab, Sanpete, and Wayne counties.
Region 4 Counties VOAD covers Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties.
Region Counties VOADS function by virtue of a signed Memorandum of Understanding provided by UVOAD and signed by its President. UVOAD has recently established the Region 3 Counties VOAD and the Region 4 Counties VOAD. If there is demonstrable need, a Region 5 Counties VOAD will be considered for the Eastern part of the state.
UVOAD Officers are: Richard Linford, president, JaLae Thompson, vice president, James Ray, executive secretary, David Cannon , treasurer, Michael Linford, senior vice president internet technology.
Chair persons are: Region 1 Chair Major Dan Wilson; Region 2 Chair Rhonda Uber; Region 3 Chair Austin Clark; Region 4 Chair Lieutenant Saul Smoak.
UVOAD past presidents are: Ed Blake, Joava Good, and Logan Sisam.
State Voluntary Agency Liaison: Ken Kraudy
Once again, primary focus is on COVID-19, recent earthquakes in Utah, and Wildfires. Other possible issues? Accidents? Active Shooter? Avalanche/Mud Slides? Crime? Earthquake? Emergency Preparedness? Fires Wild and domestic? Flood? Food, Clothing, Bedding, Shelter? HAZMAT? Health? Hurricane/Tornado? Medicine? Mental health? Safety? Shelter? Power Light Heat? Terrorism? War? Water? Winter Storms?
1. Utah State WebEOC Active Working Projects of interest to UVOAD:
2. ESF 7. 26236. Navajo Nation Needs Request. (Complete)
3. VDCT. 26235. San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe – Food & Hygiene Supply Request. (Complete)
4. VDCT. 26660. Comfort Kit/Hygiene kits. Provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The State Department of Health. (Complete)
5. ESF 6. 26002. Feeding at the Mountain America Expo Center. If the Expo center is used, feeding is to be provided by Salvation Army and The Southern Baptist Convention. (Complete)
6. VDCT. 25118. Ute Tribe Supplies. Toilet paper provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Delivered by The Church of Scientology. (Complete)
7. UTST. 26006. VOAD Matrix in WebEOC. (Complete)
8. ESF 6. 25847. Mass Care Planning and Preparation. (Ongoing)
9. ESF 14. 25527/25523. Long Term Recovery. (Ongoing)
(ESF stands for FEMA Emergency Support Function. VDCT stands for Volunteer and Donations Coordination Team. UTST stands for Utah Support Team.
Contact any of the above officers and any UVOAD partners directly.
UTAH STATE VOAD meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Locations have varied. UVOAD meetings have been hosted by its various partners in the past. During the COVID-19 situation, UVOAD meetings are held via GoToMeeting and will likely be held via GoToMeeting for the next year or so. An agenda and login details will be provided several days prior to each meeting.
Region meetings are also held online.
Region 1 VOAD counties meetings have been held on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Region 2 VOAD counties meetings have been held on the 4th Thursday of each month. 1 pm. ( Google Drive agenda and minutes:
Region 3 VOAD meetings have been held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. 2 pm.
Region 4 VOAD meetings will be announced.
To find an existing VOAD to volunteer with, click on this web address.
To connect with a VOAD partner. to donate to their cause, contact that particular VOAD partner directly.
Your organization may become a VOAD Partner. To do so, scroll back to the list and email a request to Richard Linford at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN SUMMARY. The purpose and mission of the Utah Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (UVOAD) is to bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster and thereby foster an effective, congruent response in times of disaster. Utah VOAD seeks to ensure the availability of needed services and to encourage uniform, impartial provision of these disaster response services. UVOAD shares knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—especially to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Members of UVOAD form a coalition of nonprofit and faith based organizations and government organizations and some non-profits that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. Together UVOAD fosters more effective service through the four C’s—communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration—by providing convening mechanisms and outreach for all people and organizations involved in disasters.
Again, UVOAD is a statewide umbrella organization comprised of existing voluntary agencies that may be active in any part of the disaster cycle (Prepare, Mitigate, Respond, Recover). Each member agency retains its own organizational identity and its legal and other independence.
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