Welcome to the Illinois VOAD - Your Volunteer Disaster Resource

 

MISSION

The Illinois VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle - preparation, response and recovery - to help disaster survivors and their communities.

 

Members of the Illinois VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.

 

!! ATTENTION: ALEXANDER COUNTY OPENS COMMAND CENTER !!

The Alexander County Emergency Medical Agency (EMA) opened a command center Wednesday to help residents dealing with flooding. The command center is located at the Village Hall in East Cape Girardeau.

Click here for more information.

 

!! ATTENTION: FEMA REGION V ILLINOIS HISTORIC FLOOD STATEMENT !!  

On May 2, 2019, the Mississippi River reached an all-time record crest at Rock Island of 22.7 feet, surpassing the historic flood levels of the Great Flood of 1993. The Illinois River at Valley City is expected to top the current record flood level set in 1943!

 

!! ATTENTION: IL VOAD FLOOD EMERGENCY MEETING !!

WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2019

We are all aware that this has been one of the most disastrous seasons within our state in a long time. The responses haven't slowed much in many locations throughout  the state, but some locations are moving toward recovery and needs assessments. 

I've kept our Facebook page and website up-to-date with information that's being received and hope it's been useful and informative.

 

IL VOAD will be hosting a check-in response/recovery teleconference on:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 1:30PM     

Conference line: 800-320-4330

Participant code: 514399#

 

If you or a representative from your respective organizations can represent and report out on the call, it would be appreciated.

 

AGENDA:

  1. Emergency manager and partner jurisdictions updates - requests for partner and resource support, etc. 
  2. NGO partners including COAD/VOAD updates - response activities, etc.
  3. Partner resources available for mobilization and distribution
  4. Serve Illinois, FEMA, NVOAD, or other reports

 

Thank you
Charlotte Hazel, Chairwoman
Illinois VOAD
312-617-0764

 

UPCOMING IL VOAD EVENTS

 

IL VOAD ANNUAL MEETING

November 13, 2019

Time: 10AM - 2PM

Location: TBD

The annual meeting will include the election of officers

Contact IL VOAD for more information: voadillinois@gmail.com 

 

MASS CARE EMERGENCY - EARTHQUAKE DRILL

NEW DATE: August 26-29, 2019

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)

Emergency Operation Center

2200 S. Dirksen Parkway

Springfield, IL

Contact IL VOAD for more information: voadillinois@gmail.com

 

NATIONAL VOAD-FEMA PARTNERSHIP DAY 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time: 8:30AM - 3:00PM

Location: FEMA V HQ, 500 C St SW, Chicago, IL (Holiday Inn Ballroom, and FEMA Courtyard and Conference Center).

FEMA and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are hosting Partnership Day 2019!

This event will recognize and build awareness of the valuable services and support our voluntary, faith-based, community partners and associations provide before, during, and after disasters. 

Contact IL VOAD for more information: voadillinois@gmail.com

 

 

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