This month, San Diego County OES has a quarterly meeting scheduled on our meeting date, they meet with Civil and Military Emergency Planners. They have agreed to allow us to sit in on that meeting.  We will plan to network and introduce those who are not aware to our VOAD Collaboration.

Date: February 17th, 2015

Time: 10 am to 11:30 am


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Visit Ready San Diego

Table Top Exercise


Presented by: American Red Cross
San Diego / Imperial Counties Chapter
February 16, 2010


As with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) we provide a forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.

We are part of a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.


National VOAD was founded in 1970 in response to the challenges many disaster organizations experienced following Hurricane Camille, which hit the Gulf Coast in August, 1969. Prior to the founding of National VOAD, numerous organizations served disaster victims independently of one another.

Unnecessary duplication of effort often occurred, while at the same time, other needs were not met. Communication among voluntary disaster agencies was very limited and coordination of services was negligible. National VOAD is committed to fostering the four C’s—communication, coordination, collaboration, and cooperation in order to better serve people impacted by disasters.