About Us

Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is an affiliate of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). National VOAD, an association of organizations that mitigate and alleviate the impact of disasters, provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration; and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.

The membership of Pennsylvania VOAD consists of both locally based organizations and local representatives of National organizations. PAVOAD, a coalition of organizations that contribute to developing and sustaining community resiliency throughout the disaster cycle, facilitates and fosters cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration among members and partners to improve preparedness, resilience, response and recovery for more effective outcomes.

The Spring 2023 General Membership Meeting of the PA VOAD will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at PEMA Headquarters, 1310 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110. The meeting will convene at 10 AM ET and adjourn at approx. 2:30 PM. The meeting will include general business and information as well as a tabletop exercise dealing with the transition from response in disasters to the recovery phase. It will address several aspects of the recovery process and there will be breakouts addressing specific areas. Agency representatives are encouraged to bring along alternate(s) as the exercise will include multiple areas of the recovery process and all types of expertise will be welcome and make the exercise much more beneficial.  

Please RSVP with the names of those planning to attend by March 23rd, 2023, so PEMA is prepared to greet you when you arrive. This will also help provide the count for lunch, because PEMA is graciously providing lunch for all the attendees. You can RSVP to either [email protected] or [email protected]

            If you have any questions, please reach out to PAVOAD Secretary, Greg Crossley, at [email protected] or 724-323-5824.