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. UTVOAD helps state-wide NGOs active in disaster foster effective, congruent disaster response. UTVOAD 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.
UTVOAD 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 UTVOAD partners'' capabilities and resources. Primary focus at the moment is on COVID-19 and secondary focus has been on a recent swarm of earthquakes in the state. Tertiary focus is on wild fire mitigation and response.
PRESS RELEASE (This press release, although moot now since it was issued in September of 2020, gives overview to the type of work performed by UTVOAD and to availability of CRISIS CLEANUP.
UTAH – September 14, 2020
UTVOAD AND WINDSTORM CLEANUP
In response to the need for cleanup in Utah,
UTAH STATE VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (UTVOAD) 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 (UTVOAD) helps with whole community recovery.
2. Members of UTVOAD form a coalition of state-wide nonprofit organizations that operate independently of any government or for profit agency.
3. UTVOAD helps state-wide non-profits active in disaster foster effective, congruent disaster response.
4. UTVOAD also works with government agencies active in disaster.
5. UTVOAD works to ensure availability of needed disaster relief services and encourages uniform, impartial provision of such services by non-profits.
6. How UTVOAD works? Through four C's - communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration.
7. Once way UTVOAD 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 UTVOAD 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 (UTVOAD) 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. UTVOAD 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. UTVOAD 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]
[Lisa Bagley, UTVOAD president] email@example.com
Note: American Red Cross assistance is available. Call 1-800-RED CROSS.
UTVOAD 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.
Current primary focus is on COVID-19, flooding in Utah, and Wild Fires
Accidents - Active Shooter Incidents
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) - Recent added tribal assistance.
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.