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National VOAD was founded in 1970 in response to the challenges many disaster organizations experienced following Hurricane Camille in 1969.
Prior to the founding of National VOAD, government, private and non profit sectors worked independently to provide services to disaster victims. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster was founded to help bridge communication and coordination between different organizations for better delivery of help.
Today VOAD is a leader and voice for non-profit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disaster—preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation on a national, state, and county basis.
In 2010, SVOAD was re-formed after a period of inactivity and is the Solano County component of the VOAD movement.
The mission of SVOAD is to facilitate partnerships, provide training, and foster effective service delivery to those affected by disasters in Solano County through the collaboration of community agencies throughout the disaster cycle—preparedness, response, and recovery.
SVOAD accomplishes its mission in many ways— through convening General meetings, Executive Committee monthly meetings, education and disaster-related training, outreach, and encouragement of members to participate in mitigation efforts to reduce the impact of disasters.