Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.” —Edmund Burke

We are grateful for our partners, to whom we owe much. Special thanks go to CaliforniaVolunteers, which has been a valuable source of guidance and funding for developing a robust statewide VOAD communications system, which includes this website. Our partners include:

National VOAD is a leader and voice for the nonprofit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disaster—preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation. NVOAD is the primary point of contact for voluntary organizations in the National Response Coordination Center (at FEMA headquarters) and is a signatory to the National Response Plan. View contact information

Tyler O. McKee, National Program Manager • (703) 778-5088
FEMA Region IX works in partnership with the emergency management agencies of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, and the territories of American Samoa and Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Region IX serves in excess of 36 million people over 386,000 square miles. View contact information

Charles Craig, Voluntary Organization Liaison • (510) 627-7107 (o) • (510) 418-5117 (m)
CalOES is a California cabinet-level agency responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state. View contact information

Lidia Armas, Emergency Services Coordinator • (916) 845-8144
CaliforniaVolunteers is a state office dedicated to increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering. It administers the AmeriCorps portfolio in California, Citizen Corps, and the Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning; developed and maintains the California Volunteer Matching Network on; and guides policy development to support the nonprofit and service fields. View contact information

Phyllis Onstad, Community Partnerships Specialist • (916) 261-3083