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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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April Notes

Hello Spring indeed!rain1

While we’ve been blessed with good weather in Minnesota. However, some of our southern neighbors, have not been as fortunate as they
have experienced devastating tornadoes and floods. We know how long those impacted take to recover. We recently have had to return to the Waseca area to help flood victims from the summer floods of 2016.

Here is a quick recap of our 2017 MNVOAD Conference. A total of 129 registered to attend the conference. Many thanks to the conference committee who worked to make things run smoothly. Special thanks to Dan Frank and Marie Putnam for leading the charge.

Also congratulations to Bob Heuermann, Catholic United Response, on receiving the North Star award. As Dennis and Ruth said, any of the nominees were deserving, but Bob remained steady and unwavering in his commitment and practice of the four C’s.

There are many training and webinars offered in the coming months. Most notably, Under One Roof Conference in Duluth. Scholarships to this conference is offered through Red Cross. Please check the training page for more information.

National Volunteer Week is April 23-April 29.

Be sure to take a moment to take your volunteers for all they do.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all  MNVOAD members and partners for all your contributions and efforts to advance the 4 Cs at MNVOAD.  We are truly proud to represent all of you.

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March Notes

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Early March thaw is a very much likely possibility. With it comes the possibility of floods.
There still time to register for the 2017 MNVOAD Conference
Volunteers are still needed to make this a success.  Sign up here.
Check for new webinars in our training page.

March is also RED CROSS MONTHred cross

Five Simple Ways to Participate in Red Cross Month

Did you know that March is Red Cross Month?Every March, the American Red Cross recognizes our country’s everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. In addition to supplying about 40 percent of our nation’s blood, the Red Cross relies on the heroic efforts of its workers and volunteers to provide shelter, food, and emotional support during emergencies and disasters.Here’s five ways you can become a hero for the Red Cross:·         Become a Red Cross volunteer. Lend a hand in your community.

·         Give blood. Help a patient going through a hard time.

·         Take a class. Gain information and skills to help out in an emergency.

·         Make a plan. Get your family involved and develop a preparedness plan for emergencies.

·         Make a financial donation. Your generosity will help people  in need.

Join with other heroes and become a part of the Red Cross. More information on how you can help is available on the Red Cross website.

 2017 NVOAD Conference is open for registration!

Click on the image for more details or to register.
2017 NVOAD Register

 

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