National VOAD (NVOAD): National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that builds resiliency in communities nationwide. It serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response, recovery and mitigation — to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Texas Gulf Coast VOAD (TGCVOAD) is a nonpartisan, membership-based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle -preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation – to help disaster survivors and their communities. To fulfill this mission, TGCVOAD aims to foster more effective services to people affected by disaster through convening mechanisms, outreach, advocacy, and support through the application of our core principles.
How We Accomplish our Mission:
Texas Gulf Coast VOAD accomplishes our mission by adhering to the following principles:
1. Cooperation: creating a climate for cooperation, information and meeting together.
2. Coordination: fostering a common understanding and providing a liaison with government agencies, the TXVOAD and NVOAD; coordinate the development of TGCRVOAD policies and procedures and the implementation of services among our members; provide links to state, national and international disaster relief organizations.
3. Communication: fostering an environment of openness to promote regular information sharing and dissemination about and between member organizations.
4. Collaboration: Striving to establish shared goal, form partnerships, actively work together to achieve specific goals, and undertake specific projects throughout the disaster cycle.