About Hawaii VOAD

 

The Hawaii VOAD is the state chapter of the National VOAD. 

 

The VOAD consists of nonprofits, faith-based, and community organizations, as well as government and private sector partners that voluntarily choose to provide some form of disaster-related services throughout the state of Hawaii.

 

The role of Hawaii VOAD is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together before during and after a disaster.

 

In addition to the State VOAD based in Honolulu, there is the Maui VOAD, Kaua'i VOAD, and East Hawaii VOAD.

 

The members of Hawaii VOAD adhere to the four principles established by the National VOAD.  These are referred to as the 4C's:

 

*Cooperation

*Communication

*Coordination

*Collaboration

 

These principles serve as the foundation for the Hawaii VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster preparedenss, response, and recovery.

 

VOAD is led by an Executive Board of four officers. Additionally there are six committees that focus on a specific disaster topic.

 

Monthly networking meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:30.  The meeting location rotates among member agencies.

 

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