Every day is a disaster for someone in New Jersey. A family will lose their home to a fire, the most frequent disaster nationwide. Or maybe you will be hungry or homeless and will be fed or sheltered by one of our members. Perhaps you were affected by Superstorm Sandy. Our members were there from immediate response to long term recovery, rebuilding homes and lives. Our member organizations work every day to help New Jerseyans survive and recover from disasters large and small. We’re working to help families, organizations, and communities to become more disaster resilient.
You may not recognize our name, but you know our member agencies; American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Team Rubicon, Episcopal Relief and Development, NECHAMA, United Muslim Relief, Catholic Charities, Save the Children, and more than 30 others who help people and communities; in preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters. VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) improves outcomes for people and communities affected by disasters large and small by facilitating cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration among nonprofit organizations, community-based groups, government agencies and for-profit companies. NJVOAD is a statewide partnership of organizations and entities that respond to disaster as part of their overall mission. Membership in VOAD provides the benefit of accumulated expertise of local, regional and national partners to deliver more effective and efficient services.
Our mission is to lead and support New Jersey’s National, State, and local organization’s missions to help people in disasters large and small and support their efforts to build disaster resilient communities.