About Us

As members of both the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) and Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (PAVOAD), Southeastern Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SEPA VOAD) is a forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle preparation, response and recovery to help disaster survivors and their communities.

 

SEPA VOAD coordinates planning efforts and, during a disaster, matches community needs with services provided by member agencies. This cooperative effort is an effective way for a wide variety of organizations to work together in a crisis.

The SEPA VOAD adhere to the principles established by the National VOAD. The principles are referred to as the 4C's:

  • Cooperation
     

  • Communication
     

  • Coordination
     

  • Collaboration

Leadership

Co-Chair      Tim Elbertson
                    Montgomery County
                    Department of Public Safety

Co-Chair       Julia Menzo
                    
Liberty Lutheran
 

Co-Chair      Janet Zeis
                   
Chester County Department of
                    Emergency Services   
    

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SEPA VOAD) represent faith based, community based, and regional organizations.

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