December 1, 2019
Your WV VOAD is at work for you! Did you know that West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster maintains readiness to respond to natural or man-made disasters anywhere in the State at all times? WV VOAD is involved in all phases of disaster: response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation throughout the year. Just since 2016 WV VOAD has:
As you can see WV VOAD is very busy! When we are not responding to a disaster, we are preparing for the next one. In fact, WV VOAD is West Virginia’s lead organization in disaster response with responsibility for mass care, feeding and sheltering whenever and wherever disaster strikes.
Although we play a critical role in the State’s emergency operation plan, as a non-profit organization our funding comes exclusively from philanthropy and donations. As you consider your year-end giving, please help WV VOAD remain strong and ready to respond vigorously to disaster. Click the DONATE tab to give online or mail your check to PO Box 178, Williamson WV 26551. Thank you in advance for your help. A gift of any size helps WV VOAD serve the citizens of West Virginia.
Best Personal Regards,
Kanawha County, W. Va. (July 2019) – A family in Clendenin lost both their home and their bridge in 2016. Although eligible in Rise WV for replacement of their double wide mobile home, work could not begin without safe access. The WV VOAD Bridge Team supervised volunteers who completed the bridge replacement in under three weeks. In anticipation of the upcoming housing project, the twenty-foot bridge was re-engineered with an angled approach to accommodate delivery of the new mobile home. Their housing recovery can begin now that the bridge is in place.
WV VOAD’s nationally recognized Bridge Program has replaced 71 private bridges statewide since 2015. All but the 6 funded through Rise WV, constructed with CDBG-DR funds, were completed with donated funding and volunteer labor. The WV VOAD Bridge Team expects to complete up to 100 bridges through the Rise WV program using volunteers from around the country.
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Your WV VOAD is at work for you! Did you know that West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster maintains readiness to respond to natural or man-made disasters anywhere in the State at all times? WV VOAD is involved in all phases of disaster: response, recovery, preparedness, and mitigation throughout the year. Click DONATE to give today and thank you!
Your WV VOAD leads disaster response in all 55 counties from early relief through long-term recovery. Your year-end donation helps us maintain readiness to deliver aid to our fellow West Virginians quickly. Just click the DONATE button to give and thank you for your partnership!