The Region 7 (Northern Virginia) Regional VOAD includes the localities of:
- Arlington County
- Fairfax County
- Loudoun County
- Prince William County
- Stafford County
- City of Alexandria
- City of Fairfax
- City of Falls Church
- City of Manassas
- City of Manassas Park.
Objectives of the Region 7 Regional VOAD
- To make the delivery of disaster assistance as efficient and prompt as possible.
- To assist in the coordination of volunteer agencies with local, state and federal governments.
- To provide training, and to increase awareness and preparedness in all participating groups.
- To serve as a liaison, advocate and voice to improve services and support appropriate legislation.
- To coordinate the activities of various organizations active in providing needed assistance to disaster clients.
- To make the best use of the facilities, supplies, and equipment for bringing relief to disaster victims.To coordinate the distribution of materials so that overlapping and duplicating of services will be avoided.
- To create a climate of cooperation at the local level and to provide information about assistance.
About the Region 7 REgional VOAD
The Northern Virginia VOAD meets on a regular basis to plan for and to educate the members about how they may serve their community during and after a disaster. The organization seeks to prevent the duplication of effort by coordinating the availability of needed services in disasters such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, flash floods and hazardous materials spills. Examples of their resources are: food or clothing distribution, search and rescue, temporary housing, childcare, talent bank and stress disorder counseling.
- Thurs 12 Mar 2020 – 10am-12pm – Quarterly Meeting – MPSTOC – 4890 Alliance Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
Officers – Elections will take place 12 Mar 2020
- Board Chair/President: Tejas Patel, Volunteer Fairfax, Emergency Response Program Manager
- Vice Chair: Ian Sterne, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Volunteer Alexandria
- Secretary: Vacant
- Treasurer: Jennifer O’Keefe DVM, SouthPaws
- Past Chair: Steven Craven
- Members at Large: Christopher Disney, President, Arlington (VA) District Council, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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