Support your Community by Volunteering with an Oklahoma VOAD Member
Members of Oklahoma VOAD depend on a strong volunteer force to fullfill their mission of helping survivors and their Oklahoma communities following a disaster.
Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 67,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (Eastern 24 Counties)
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (Central and Western 53 Counties)
Feeding America, the nation's largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization, was first involved with disaster relief in 1989 following Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake that struck San Francisco and the Central California Coast. Since then, Feeding America nationally has taken an active role in recovery efforts following major disasters. On a state level, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) are active members of OKVOAD and support relief efforts through logistics and food distribution expertise.
When disasters hit at home or overseas Feed The Children responds immediately with food and other emergency supplies. Years of experience and a wide range of resources allow quick and efficient assistance to disaster survivors and relief workers.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board, along with state Baptist convention leaders, has taken the lead in organizing Southern Baptists to respond to disasters. They contribute manpower, ministry, and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, earthquakes, and urban disasters. Southern Baptists have built 335 mobile mass feeding, recovery, child care, command, and other units to date.
Oklahoma United Methodist Disaster Response exists to help fill the volunteer and construction voids that long term recovery brings to disaster survivors. Our focus is on four aspects of a disaster; Preparation, Response, Recovery and Mitigation.