OSO Mudslide Update: On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 10:37am, a major mudslide occurred 4 miles east of Oso, Washington, USA. At this time, the community is still in a Search and Rescue mode. WAVOAD membership is taking donations, and is serving as the forum where knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle – preparation, response, and recovery –meet to help disaster survivors and their community.
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The purpose of Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WAVOAD) is to bring these voluntary organizations together within the State of Washington. Together, these organizations foster more effective service to the people affected by disaster through cooperation, coordination, communication and collaboration.
Members of the Washington VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.
The Washington VOAD is the State Chapter of the National VOAD.
The VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Washington.
The VOADs role is to:
Bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.