PrintMinnesota 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.

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December Notes

christmas-tree-1Final Muck Out Weekend is a Huge Success.

Although each agency played a critical role, this couldn’t have happened without the leadership of Team Rubicon and Dan Hoeft from ICNA, the tools provided by Catholic United and the food given by the Salvation Army and HEART! And, of course the 126 volunteers who braved the elements! This was a perfect ending to our summer/fall of service.

Kudos to all the volunteers from these agencies who provided over 630 hours and helped 40 families:
Team Rubicon (Team Leadership/clean-up assistance)
Islamic Council of North America (ICNA) (Team leadership)
Catholic United Response (Tool issue)
The Salvation Army (Friday feeding and hydration)
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) including Pearson Assessment personnel from Owatonna (Team leadership/clean-up assistance)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) (Clean-up assistance)
Hosanna Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) (Saturday feeding and hydration/clean-up assistance)
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) (Clean-up assistance)
Headwaters Relief (Clean-up assistance)
Christian Aid (mold remediation)

Long term recovery efforts have been started for the Waseca and Steele Counties. Details on these MN Disaster Centers are found in our Resources page http://www.mnvoad.org/operational-resources

Here is a report of our activities this year.  mnvoad-rpt-12-5-16

Training Information

Check out our TRAINING  page for new listings.

Happy Holidays across cultures to all our members, partners, volunteers and friends.xmas-across-cultures

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November Notes

MN VOAD members, partners and volunteers have been working hard since Summer to respond to communities impacted by floods and storms.

2016-fall-2Presently, the recovery is still going on.

Check out the training page for new training events.

Reminder: December Board and Quarterly Meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2016. For more details go to the MEETINGpage.

Plans for a final clean-up/muck-out weekend for the Waseca area during the weekend of December 4-6/16 are firming up. Check the VOLUNTEER page for more details.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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