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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Highlights of NVOAD Conference

The planning committee under the capable hands of Judy Rue has worked steadily with the NVOAD conference committee to  bring you a meaningful and activity packed conference in May. We hope you will join us for this rare opportunity to engage with VOADS from across the country and out state Minnesota.

For highlights of this event and to register please see our link below.


NVOAD 2016 Conference – Minnesota VOAD Hard at Work!
The Minnesota VOAD (MN VOAD) is our Host Committee this year and they are working hard to make sure this is a memorable and eventful conference! Here are a couple of things they have been working on:
What to Do in Minneapolis?
- The MN VOAD has put together a great guide to local shopping, dining and activities in the Minneapolis area. From vegetarian option restaurants to shopping within walking distance from the hotel, this is a great resource for all attendees. Click here to view.
- On Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 pm, the MN VOAD has organized a Special Presentation by Fire Chief John Fruetel. Those interested will take the walk to the Mississippi Riverfront Stone Arch Bridge where Chief Fruetel will recount his experience of the 2007 Bridge Collapse. Click here to view more information regarding this special event.
How Can I Give Back?
- This year the MN VOAD has organized a Blood Drive for the 2016 Service Project. Attendees can provide blood donations at the Registration Area of the Conference on Monday, May 23rd – 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Tuesday, May 24th – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Come stop by and help the local hospitals as they enter the crucial summer months where blood donations decrease. Give Blood – Save a Life!
- The MN VOAD will be hosting the annual Silent Auction this year and are asking anyone that may have an item or donation that they could provide for the Silent Auction. Suggested items include gift cards, baskets, tours, art and other sought after products. Click here to read more about the protocol and to also view the Donation Form/Letter Template. Be sure to get your form in by April 29th.
Don’t forget to REGISTER for the Conference and BOOK YOUR ROOM!
Room rate ends April 29th and Pre-registration ends May 9th!
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Welcome to Our New Board Members

Take some time to congratulate and connect with our new board members. These six new members will serve the 2016-2018 term. We are so fortunate to have such a great representation from our membership.



Kim Dettmer, Vice President, Lutheran Social Service
Becca Tumm, Secretary, IOCC
Bob Heuermann, Catholic United Response
Dan Frank, Initiative Foundation
Major Fred Mead, Salvation Army
Jennifer Pluhar, American Red Cross

Welcome aboard!

Please visit our About Us tab where all our board members are listed in the Board Members page.

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