Welcome to the Florida VOAD

Mission...

Provide a forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle-preparation, response, recovery - to help disaster survivors and their communities.

Florida VOAD...

Is a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission. We are a statewide body that facilitates cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration of member organizations in all phases of disaster and to maximize member impact.


Membership Alert...

Don’t miss out on important information by neglecting your membership. Every organization is important to the success of all of us. As hurricane season approaches, membership becomes even more important.

If you would like to renew your membership in Florida VOAD or you are interested in becoming a member, please see below for a description of memberships and the membership application form. 


HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response (Hope AACR)...

HOPE AACR received an invitation from Orange County Sheriff's Office to bring our comfort dog teams to their Communication Center and the Central Operations Center. Many of their employees were impacted by the mass shooting as they were on duty in the  Communication Center at the time of the shooting. Additionally many of their sworn and civilian members had been working extra shifts and were experiencing stress and exhaustion. Our teams went to OCSO on two separate days with seven dog and handler teams. We estimate meeting over 250 people in that time. Including Governor Scott and Orange County Mayor Theresa Jacobs who came to the Comm Center to thank both OCSO and Orange County Fire Rescue workers. We were greeted enthusiastically and frequently told this was the first time they had smiled at work since the shooting.


 

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