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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: 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. The 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 services to those who need assistance during and after a disaster.


Sacramento Region VOAD Meetings, Trainings and Exercises

Minutes from General Membership Meetings and Conference Calls

May 1, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

April 24, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

April 17, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

April 10, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

April 3, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Conference Call

Sacramento Region VOAD Interfaith Committee Resources

May 3, 2020 Conference Call Minutes

Continuity of Operations Planning Template for Faith and Community-based Organizations

Houses of Worship Re-opening Strategies

FEMA Resource List for Houses of Worship

FEMA COVID Preparedness Webinars

Animals in Disasters Tabletop Exercise

November 7, 2019; 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Sacramento SPCA

The VOAD Role in a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)

September 19, 2019; 3 to 4:30pm
Location: California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES); 10390 Peter McCuen Boulevard, Mather, CA. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Resources:

Mass Casualty Incidents Concerns and Considerations
Dawn Dwyer, California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

The VOAD Role in Post-Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding

June 20, 2019; 3 to 4:30pm
Location: Sacramento Office of Emergency Services; 3720 Dudley Boulevard, McClellan, CA. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Animals in Disasters Summit

February 27, 2019; 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Fire Scenario VOAD Exercise

August 16, 2018; 3 to 4:30pm
Location: Folsom Fire Department, Folsom, CA

Fire Scenario Exercise Planning

June 21, 2018; 3 to 4:30pm
Location: Sacramento Office of Emergency Services; 3720 Dudley Boulevard, McClellan, CA. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Active Shooter Training

March 7, 2018; 3 to 4:30pm
Location: Sacramento Office of Emergency Services; 3720 Dudley Boulevard, McClellan, CA. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Animals in Disasters Summit

The recently concluded Animals in Disasters Summit was a success! Click on the graphic below to be directed to the Animals in Disasters Summit page.


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:

Cooperation

Creating a system of cooperation and information exchange.

Coordination

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

Communication

Publishing and disseminating information.

Education

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

Resources

Facilitate resource management.

Convening mechanisms

Arranging meetings, conferences, and training as necessary.

Mitigation

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

President: Lynn Pesely, Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps

Past President: Dawn Dwyer, California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief

Vice-President: Mary Lynn Perry, City of Sacramento Volunteer Services

Secretary: Mika Guevarra, The Regional Center for Volunteerism-HandsOn Sacramento

Treasurer: Gregory Larkins, United Way CA Capital Region

MEMBERS

Kenn Altine, Sacramento SPCA

Bruce Anderson, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints

Patricia Davis, American Red Cross

Laurie Simon, 2-1-1 Sacramento

Patrick McGinn, The Salvation Army

Valeri Mihanovich, The Regional Center for Volunteerism-HandsOn Sacramento

Sandra Yahya, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Lauren Groves, City of Sacramento Emergency Services

Jason D'Allesio, Sacramento Office of Emergency Services

Matthew Hawkins, 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?

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:

Valeri Mihanovich
Sacramento Region VOAD Coordinator
vmihanovich@communitylinkcr.org

Sacramento Region VOAD is 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, and Sub-Awarded to Community Link Capitol Region.

Sacramento Region VOAD Coordinator

Valeri Mihanovich
8001 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 447-7063 ext. 101
vmihanovich@communitylinkcr.org
Helpful Links:
California VOAD

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

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

8001 Folsom Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: (916) 447-7063 
Fax: (916) 779-3335

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