Minnesota VOAD is the association of voluntary agencies and their partners involved in disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. MNVOAD works to promote cooperation, communication, collaboration, and coordination — the “4 C’s” — in order to help all our members provide better service to those impacted by disasters in Minnesota.
May 26th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
MNVOAD Vice President Cheryl Vennerstrom and I participated in the National VOAD conference call regarding the Oklahoma tornados on Friday afternoon. Some MNVOAD partners are already on the ground in Oklahoma assisting. Many NVOAD Partners are on the ground providing services along with hundreds of FEMA personnel.
NVOAD is asking us to provide updates to them by Tuesday (5/28) on MNVOAD agency activities in relation to the Oklahoma tornado response and I have asked our Board and Official Reps to provide me with information I can forward to NVOAD.
Once NVOAD receives that information a Sitrep will be compiled and distributed. There are issues regarding communication and transport in Oklahoma, which are understandable. Some agencies are being deluged with donations of goods and NVOAD and MNVOAD ask all to donate monetarily if at all possible.
We will update our webpage and this Facebook page periodically on the situation and efforts to provide response/recovery.
February 12th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
2013 MNVOAD Conference Registration is Open!
The 2013 MNVOAD Conference (Saturday March 23rd 2013 at Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie) registration is open!
The detailed Program is just below on this page, review it first so you will be ready to make your breakout session choices in the SurveyMonkey online registraion below.
Preregistration for the conference is required, follow the link below to complete the SurveyMonkey registration!
The low cost for this years conference is still $20.00 for a complete day of training, including;
- Opening session
- 15 breakout sessions
- MNVOAD Annual Meeting/Election
- Award Ceremony
- Indoor Vendor Displays and Outdoor Emergency Equipment Displays
- Closing session
- Prize Raffle
Follow the instructions in the SurveyMonkey 2013 MNVOAD Conference Registraiton for payment options, there is a PayPal widget below.
See you there!
February 5th, 2013 § Comments Off § permalink
The 2013 MNVOAD Conference Program is available in the pages section of our MNVOAD website! Scroll down to see the pages on the right hand side of the main MNVOAD webpage.
It is a great program for MNVOAD, CERT, and all volunteers!
Registration will open soon, keep an eye on this site for registration details!
Hope to see you there again this year! COB
December 4th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Three new documents have been posted in the download section of our website; a MNVOAD Conference Member/Partner Display letter, a MNVOAD Conference Vendor letter and a MNVOAD Vendor/Member Registration form.
There is no fee for MNVOAD Member/Partner Organization displays.
The fee for MNVOAD Conference Vendor displays is detailed in the letter and a PayPal payment option is included here:
We hope to see many of your member and vendor displays at this event!
November 18th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
2013 MNVOAD Conference Vendors, check the download section of this website for tax documents required for direct sales to MNVOAD Conference attendees at our 2013 MNVOAD Conference!
The documents must be filed with MNVOAD by March 15th 2013 or no direct sales to conference attendees will be permitted!
November 16th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
There are many MNVOAD members coming and going to the East Coast right now, we have decided to postpone the MNVOAD General Meeting that was scheduled for Thursday November 29th 2012.
Because of Sandy and the Holidays we will schedule the MNVOAD General Meeting in January, exact details will be posted on our webpage and this page.
Happy Holidays! (COB)
October 22nd, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Save this date! The annual MNVOAD training conference has been scheduled for Saturday March 23rd 2013! We will again hold the conference in partnership with Hennepin Technical College in Eden Prairie MN.
Following up on last year’s very successful conference we will again provide a main session followed by multiple breakout sessions for education. The conference should be of interest to all VOAD groups, Emergency Managers, CERT, MRC and many others.
We are currently recruiting vendors for the conference and arranging for snacks and lunch onsite so you will not have to leave the site for refreshments. Hope to see you there!
While we are currently planning this years training agenda you can view last years conference agenda under the pages portion of the MNVOAD website to pique your interest!
June 30th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
Many voluntary agencies are now assisting homeowners with clean up. There are numerous voluntary agencies in Carlton County and in the Duluth area. Carlton County reports that they have 75 volunteers in Cloquet, 50 in Barnum and also sufficient volunteers in Moose Lake on Saturday. Some MN VOAD agencies are using volunteers who have signed up through the various volunteer centers as well as their own agency volunteers. There is a supply distribution site in Cloquet and one will be opened in Aitkin County. MnVOAD is reaching out to Pine County, Itasca County and Aitkin County to ensure that those who need assistance are receiving any help MNVOAD members can provide.
June 29th, 2012 § Comments Off § permalink
MnVOAD members involved in clean up met in Duluth on Wednesday to discuss volunteer coordination. There are national organizations as well as local organizations ready to assist with their own volunteers. MnVOAD organization will also provide leadership for the volunteers who have signed up through the United 2-1-1 call center. There is a significant amount of clean up in Carlton County including Moose Lake, Barnum and surrounding communities. There are member organizations that will begin immediate assistance in this area. There are also several groups who will assist in the Fond du Lac area.Debris removal has been resolved in both Duluth and Carlton County. Training for olunteer site leaders will be held at the Duluth City Chambers on Friday evening 6/29/12.