What does VOAD do?
- Provides the venue for agencies to coordinate, collaborate, communicate and cooperate on disaster planning, training
- Recognizes that the agencies, rather than the VOAD, provide the direct disaster services.
- Plans, and coordinates primary resources of its members and assists in defining the roles of each member.
- Trains agencies for effective activity in all phases of disaster response and recovery.
Baldwin County VOAD is not a competing or exclusionary organization. Baldwin County VOAD is intended to be a network for organizations active in disaster.
Each Baldwin County VOAD member organization will maintain its own identity and independence while closely collaborating with other Baldwin County VOAD member organizations, interfaiths, and local, state, or federal authorities.
Baldwin County VOAD accomplishes its mission by adhering to the following principles:
- Cooperation: Foster cooperation among Baldwin County VOAD member organizations at all levels and in all phases of disaster.
- Coordination: Coordinate the development of Baldwin County VOAD policies and procedures, and, the implementation of services among Baldwin County VOAD member organizations. Baldwin County VOAD may also provide links to national and international disaster relief organizations.
- Communication: Exchange and disseminate information among Baldwin County VOAD member organizations and the public, as well as local, state and federal agencies, in conjunction with the individual Baldwin County VOAD members.
- Collaboration: We dedicate ourselves to work together to achieve specific goals and to undertake specific projects at disaster sites. We form partnerships during the disaster response.