Welcome to the Delaware VOAD


The Delaware Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (DEVOAD) is the state counterpart to, and a member in good standing of, the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).  DEVOAD is an autonomous organization with all the rights afforded thereto; however, as a member of the National VOAD it recognizes and complies with the policies and practices set forth in the membership agreement and policy documents of the National VOAD.


NEXT MEETING:   The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21,  2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the training room at DEMA, 165 Brick Store Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.  Lunch will be at noon.


NOTICE TO MEMBERS AND PARTNERS:  Each year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and visit.

This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Don’t wait! Make a plan with your family and friends for how you will communicate during an emergency or disaster.

Four of the five weeks in September raise awareness about disasters including floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and power outages. The themes call attention to emergencies and disasters that could happen across the country this time of year. The fifth week leads up to National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30 when the nation will come together to take action and practice their preparedness in advance of an emergency.


2015 NPM Weekly Themes

  • Week 1: September 1-5th  Flood

  • Week 2: September 6-12th  Wildfire

  • Week 3: September 13-19th  Hurricane

  • Week 4: September 14-26th  Power Outage

  • Week 5: September 27-30th  Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day  (9/30/15)

    Getting Started



  •   For the most up-to-date information about NPM visit: www.ready.gov/september

  •   Download and share the 2015 NPM Social Media Toolkit: www.ready.gov/september (coming by

    August 15)

  •   Download the 2015 NPM logo

  •   Download the customizable 2015 NPM high resolution logo and add your logo

  •   Update your Facebook cover photo with the 2015 NPM Facebook cover photo

  •   Add images and videos to your messages that highlight your participation, event, or that tell a

    story; images can be moving and more engaging than words

  •   Start the conversation several weeks before you plan a National PrepareAthon! Day event

  •   Promote the details of the event, as well as actions your audience can take

  •   Register for National PrepareAthon! Day: www.ready.gov/prepare 







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