Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Members

Washington Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is not intended to be a competing agency but an umbrella organization of existing agencies. Each member organization maintains its own identity and independence yet works closely with other agencies to improve services and eliminate unnecessary duplication.

WAVOAD consists of voluntary and state government organizations with disaster relief roles. VOAD functions include animal control, building repair, child care, clean up, clothing, communication, counseling, damage assessment, disaster welfare inquiry, financial assistance, food, human relations, mass care, sheltering, transportation, volunteer staffing, and warehousing and bulk distribution.


Adventist Disaster Assistance
American Red Cross
Catholic Community Services
Church of the Brethern
Church of Scientology (CSDR)
Episcopal Relief & Development
Food Lifeline
Foursquare Disaster Relief
HOPE-Animal Assisted Crisis Response
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle / SAFE Washington
Latter Day Saints (LDS)
Mennonite Disaster Service Unit
Nazarene Compassionate Alliance NW
Northwest Justice Project
The Salvation Army
St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
Synod of Alaska/Northwest (PCUSA)
Team Rubicon

Tzu Chi Foundation (Buddhist)
United Methodist (UMCOR)
Washington State Animal Response Team
World Renew
City of Seattle, Human Services Dept.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
WA State Emergency Management Division