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We are an all-inclusive coalition of faith and community-based organizations, including but not limited to: congregations, organizations such as
The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, food banks, 2-1-1, FEMA, and the state/city/county Office of Emergency Services.

Sacramento Regional VOAD is part of a national network of VOAD organizations. VOAD network responds to disasters more effectively by
working and planning together before disasters strike. Once disasters occur, a VOAD is ready to respond with resources, volunteers,
and coordination of servicesto those who need assistance during & after a disaster.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Sacramento Region VOAD is to bring together organizations active in disaster recovery
to foster an effective response to people in times of disaster through:


Creating a system of cooperation and information exchange.


Fostering a common understanding and providing a liaison with public offices.


Publishing and disseminating information.


Increasing mutual awareness and understanding of each organization
and encouraging effective disaster relief.


Facilitate resource management.

Convening mechanisms

Arranging meetings, conferences, and training as necessary.


Cooperating and encouraging governmental bodies at all levels to take necessary
action to prevent or minimize potential disasters and their effect on people.

Sacramento Region VOAD Current Officers and Executive Team
2020 - 2022

Past Chair/President: Lynn Pesely, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps

Current Chair / President: Mary Lynn Perry, Directors of Volunteers in Agencies

Vice-President: Patrick McGinn, The Salvation Army

Secretary: John McCormack, Mercy Peddlers

Coordinator: Holly Brown, Sacramento Region VOAD and HandsOn Sacramento



Kenn Altine, Sacramento SPCA

Bruce Anderson, FBO Committee Co Lead, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

Susan Taylor RN, FBO Committe Co Lead

Patricia Davis, American Red Cross

Laurie Johnson, Ca Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Convention

Gabriel Kendall, 2-1-1 Sacramento

Linda Smith, Sacramento CERT

Sandra Yahya, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services


Jeanell Gotlobb, City of Sacramento Emergency Services

Jason D'Allesio, Sacramento Office of Emergency Services

Current Bylaws of the Sacramento Region VOAD

Would you like to be added to the Sacramento Region VOAD list serve database?

If you represent a community-based or faith-based organization or government entity that has a role in disaster
and would like notification of Sacramento Region VOAD meetings and events, please email:

Sacramento Region VOAD Coordinator

Holly Brown
8001 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826


Helpful Links:
California VOAD

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Can you help sponsor SacRegion VOAD?

Holly Brown


Sacramento Region VOAD has been previously supported by:

Funding from the Sacramento Homeland Security Grant Program, Homeland Security Grant Award #2010-0085
granted by FEMA to the CA Emergency Mgmt. Agency, and Sub-Granted to California Volunteers,
an office of the CA Governor Sub-Awarded to Community Link Capitol Region.
Funding by GoodWill Industries NorCal and Northern Nevada.  Funding by CommunityLink Capitol Region.






The Regional Center for Volunteerism
HandsOn Sacramento
A Program of Community Link Capital Region

8001 Folsom Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95826

HandsOn Connect

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