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Hazleton, Pa., September 17, 2011 -- The Southern Baptist Convention prepares meals for the Red Cross to serve. The Red Cross has 25 vehicles delivering meals to survivors of tropical storm Lee. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA
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Raleigh, N.C., May 12, 2011 -- The Salvation Army staff partner with the Green Chair Project to help disaster survivors in North Carolina re-furnish their homes. The Green Chair Project makes donated home furnishings available at a low cost to individuals and families identified and referred to Green Chair by its partner agencies. FEMA is responding to severe storms and deadly tornadoes that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across North Carolina on April 16, 2011. David Fine/FEMA
Raleigh, N.C., May 12, 2011 -- The Salvation Army staff partner with the Green Chair Project to help disaster survivors in North Carolina re-furnish their homes. The Green Chair Project makes donated home furnishings available at a low cost to individuals and families identified and referred to Green Chair by its partner agencies. FEMA is responding to severe storms and deadly tornadoes that damaged or destroyed homes and businesses across North Carolina on April 16, 2011. David Fine/FEMA
Hillside, N.J., Nov. 5, 2011 -- Tawfeeg Bashiru (left), Safiyyah Bashiru (center), and their mother Ayesha Bashiru (right), family volunteers from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, help sort and pack donated food at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The Food Bank is a state member of Feeding America, a national organization that is a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.
Hillside, N.J., Nov. 5, 2011 -- Tawfeeg Bashiru (left), Safiyyah Bashiru (center), and their mother Ayesha Bashiru (right), family volunteers from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, help sort and pack donated food at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The Food Bank is a state member of Feeding America, a national organization that is a member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.
Grand Isle, LA 11-04-05 -- Mennonite Maria Rudolph from Hogetstown MD, and other Minnonite sisters loads trash for a Hurricane Katrina victim. Mennonite's from across the nation responded to the call of FEMA's Voluntary Agency Liaison for Vounteer help. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo
Grand Isle, LA 11-04-05 -- Mennonite Maria Rudolph from Hogetstown MD, and other Minnonite sisters loads trash for a Hurricane Katrina victim. Mennonite's from across the nation responded to the call of FEMA's Voluntary Agency Liaison for Vounteer help. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo

FEMA Voluntary Agency and Donations Coordination

The FEMA Voluntary Agency and Donations Coordination Section promotes the interest of voluntary, faith-based, and community-based stakeholders by advocating for them and empowering their activities and integration across the disaster life-cycle and in every subject area in which they engage.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) and Donations Specialists build relationships among Federal, State, and tribal governments and voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations by reporting to and from FEMA and other government agencies on programs of voluntary organizations active during disasters, providing information and guidance to organizations, and assisting States in strengthening State Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs).

VALs and Donations Specialists can provide information, support, and guidance on:

 

More Information

  • Find out about upcoming Events hosted by the Voluntary Agency Coordination team.
  • Learn how the VALs can help your organization Get Involved in disaster response and recovery.
  • Gain access to a variety of useful Resources.
  • Discover Training opportunities for your organization and volunteers.

Disclaimer: FEMA does not endorse any private or non-profit entities, but provides this data on its web site for informational purposes only.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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