As Posted in the Boston Patch, July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019
Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster MA VOAD] leaders met with the VOAD organizations from the five other New England states in June to coordinate how each group can act together when a larger New England disaster hits any state in our region in the future.
VOADs consist of many non-profit organizations that you are already aware of, for the purpose of helping with the individual needs of people harmed by disasters such as hurricanes, floods tornadoes, earthquakes and more while state and federal agencies mainly concern themselves with our infrastructure that would include the power grid, flood barriers, power sources and roads.
The VOAD organizations regularly coordinate with state and federal emergency management before, during and after a bad event occurs. For more data on the Massachusetts VOAD and its members, visit www.massvoad.org .The attached photo are New England VOAD members who attended the June meeting.
Public Affairs Director