Hawaii State VOAD Orientation Darrell McCain March 20, 2013
NVOAD History • 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. • Over the past 42 years, the VOAD movement has grown to include 108 member organizations throughout the nation, serving in all 50 states, 4 territories and the District of Columbia. • Guided by the “4 C’s”. Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration. • National VOAD members provide the leadership that build strong, resilient communities and delivers hope in times of need.
NVOAD Mission • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle. • This is accomplished by preparation, response and recovery to help disaster survivors and their communities. • To fulfill this mission, NVOAD fosters more effective service to people affected by disaster through convening mechanisms, outreach, advocacy and as a champion and facilitator for the applications of our values and core principles.
NVOAD Leadership • Our Leadership • National VOAD is led by member organization volunteers and staff who are champions in the preparedness and disaster services community. Many volunteer their time to serve on our Committees and Task Forces, as members of our Board of Directors, or participants at the annual National VOAD Conference. • www.nvoad.org
Hawaii State VOAD Mission To facilitate the provision of comprehensive services to the People of Hawaii in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery by fostering coordination among private, non-profit and government agencies.
Hawaii State VOAD Organization Structure • 501 C-3 • Neighbor Islands, (County VOADs) • Membership and Partners • Executive Committee • Committee Chairs • Annual Dues
HSVOAD Goals • To create a climate of Cooperation, trust and commitment among Hawaii State VOAD agency members. • To develop an effective VOAD disaster plan, ensuring a Collaborative, effective and timely disaster response. • To encourage the formation and continuation of county VOAD and Committees.
2013 HSVOAD Officers • Darrell McCain- Chair, SBC- Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention • Jonathan Durrett-Vice Chair, Latter-Day Saint Charities • Diane Reece- Secretary, Child and Family Service • Rona Fukumoto- Treasurer, Catholic Charities
Hawaii VOAD Committees 2013 • USIA Liaison: Kevin Pontsler • Spiritual Care: • Mass Care Maria Lutz • In-Kind Donations Diane Reece • Education and Outreach Emily Kukulies • Communication Kevin Bogan/ Rob Roberts • Long Term Recovery Kuulei Funn/ Rona Fukumoto
USIA The United States’ Islands and Alaska Committee was formed to discuss and keep before the NVOAD body as a whole, the unique challenges and issues which may affect NVOAD relief and recovery efforts in three non-continental United States regions. The three regions are the Alaska region, the Atlantic region (i.e. Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands) and the Pacific Islands region (i.e. American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, etc.)
Spiritual Care • Existing network of spiritual care providers linked to pastoral education program • Spiritual Care Curriculum for disaster relief • Critical Incident Stress Debriefers
Mass Care • Shelters identified for different types of hazards • Pet Sheltering capability developed by Humane Society • Alternative Care Sites (Special Health Needs Shelters) developed by Dept. of Health • General population shelters staffed by ARC
Mass Care (Mass Feeding) • Network of commercial and church kitchens that could be activated for disaster relief • Means of distributing meals • Mobile Kitchens • Restaurants that can Cater meals • Member organizations with trained mass feeding volunteers
In-Kind Donations • Process for more non-profits to be adequately resourced during a relief operation • Implementation of a HSVOAD donation management plan • Exercise the plan so organizations and the public will know how to use it in a time of response to a disaster • Educate the public that Cash donation is better
Education and Outreach • Facilitate better communication both on line and printed materials with HSVOAD members and partners. • Facilitate public awareness regarding disaster preparedness and post disaster resources. • To assist with outreach efforts to recruit potential new members of HSVOAD
Long Term Recovery • HSVOAD can serve as collaborative donation fund organization for LTR rebuild • Caseworker training with Catholic Charities • Identify organizations and agencies that can provide resources and volunteers for rebuild, repair and remediation work on disaster damaged homes and property. • Develop a plan to coordinate the resources and volunteer organization for LTR rebuild.
Communications • HAM Radio tactical communications and radio training. • Our goals are to have a network of repeaters • Trained HSVOAD member organization operators who can communicate during and after a disaster. • Member agencies can think about how they can attract amateur radio emergency communicators • We are presently working on a location for a new VHF repeater.
Thank You! Darrell McCain HSVOAD Chair email@example.com 808-356-8343 PP presentation by Maria Lutz/Darrell McCain