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Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster



Upcoming member meeting - July 16, 2019, 1:00 PM  

Location: TBD



Hello ORVOAD members –


It certainly has been a busy few weeks for many of our organizations, and the recovery from the snow storm is ongoing for our fellow Oregonians all around the state. 


Due to the conflict of the 2019 Oregon Prepared conference, we have made the decision to cancel our March membership meeting.  Many of our member organizations are headed to Bend to attend this very important conference.  ORVOAD has been able to secure a meeting room and a slot on the workshop schedule at the conference.  On Wednesday, March 20th from 4:30 – 5:30 we are offering presentation to all interested in hearing about the work we are doing at the VOAD.  We are calling it “ORVOAD Reboot” .  It is an opportunity to meet some of our new leadership, and hear about membership opportunities.  We will give a short intro on our strategic vision and talk about our action plan.  We want to hear from the attendees on how we can best support our state. 


I will be sending an update on ORVOAD following the conference.  We have learned so much during our efforts to support the State and Counties affected by the recent disaster. 


Karen Layng has asked that I share the following message to all organizations that may have been involved in supporting the response:


Request for February’s Winter Storm activity information


To assist the counties and state in their request for a federal declaration for a public assistance event, Karen Layng (OEM) is requesting information about the work that was done in the local areas in support of the response by any of the VOAD partners and even the local churches that did work. This information can include how many people you served, how many sites you were operating, how many volunteers deployed, how many hours worked, what type of work they did, the duration of your organization’s activity, and any other information that helps describe the impacts to the communities as a result of this event. This information needs to be broken down by county at a minimum. If you have already submitted this information to the county emergency managers, please let Karen know. Otherwise, please share this with her by Friday, March 22, 2019, to aid in the declaration process. Send information toKaren.layng@state.or.us.


Thank you for your support of ORVOAD.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in May.  Please connect with me if you have any questions or concerns.



Michelle Hamrick






Link for ORVOAD Invoice for Membership Dues - July 2018 through June 2019





Through the Oregon Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, association members maximize disaster preparedness, relief and recovery efforts for greater impact in communities in Oregon.






COOPERATION           We will work together to overcome challenge.

COORDINATION           We effectively utilize resources to help     communities prepare and recover                                    .

COMMUNICATION        We develop and maintain effective channels
                 for sharing information                       .           . 

COLLABORATION        We identify common goals and create shared solutions. 





Mountain West VOAD Conference 2018 hosted by Oregon VOAD

April 22-24, 2018

Click here for details





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