Donations Help WV VOAD Lead Disaster Response

December 1, 2019

Dear Friend,

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:

  • 2016: Responded to historic flooding in twelve counties
    • Distributed water and supplies
    • Established Long term recovery committees and deployed volunteers
    • Trained case managers, construction managers and volunteers
    • Assisted in the recovery of over 2300 families including reconstruction of 78 bridges
    • Provided funding for disaster related unmet needs
  • 2017: Marion, Wetzel, Marshall and Ohio County flooding
    • Volunteer deployment
    • Long Term Recovery Committee set up and training
    • Unmet needs funding for disaster related expenses
  • 2018: Putnam County flooding
    • Volunteer deployment
    • Unmet needs funding for disaster related expenses
  • 2019: Randolph, Preston and Grant County flooding
    • Water/clean up bucket distribution
    • Port-a-john distribution
    • Established case management and unmet needs funding for disaster related expenses

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,

Jenny Gannaway
Executive Director

VOAD Volunteers Complete 6th Bridge for RISE Applicant

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.

Nutritional Resources Tool- The Comeback

West Virginians in need are encouraged to use this tool to find resources in their community.  If you’re unable to locate a site in your area, please call 2-1-1 and a member of the United Way team will coordinate with all state and community resources to find the assistance you need.

 

To access the Nutritional Resources Tool please click on the map below

West Virginia Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response & Resources

The West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are actively coordinating with our state and federal agencies as we monitor the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here in West Virginia and around the United States.

As we work to provide the most up-to-date information, we have provided direct links below to the appropriate agencies.

 

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Help WV VOAD Serve with Year-end Donation!

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!

Help Us Help Others with your Year-End Donation!

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!

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