About Us

 Our Mission:

East Tennessee VOAD is a voluntary consortium of recognized state volunteer organizations active in disaster relief. Its mission is to foster, through cooperation in mitigation and response, more effective service to people affected (imperiled or impacted) by disasters.


VOAD is a national organization recognized by both FEMA and Homeland Security.

Tennessee VOAD is our state organization recognized by National VOAD and TEMA.

East Tennessee VOAD is our regional organization (TEMA District 2).

  • What ET VOAD brings to the table:
    Coordinated volunteer response
    Response resources
    Recovery resources
    Spontaneous volunteer management
    ET VOAD responds as requested and coordinated through the Red Cross, local Emergency Management and government agencies, or TEMA.
    ET VOAD organizations are not “First Responder” organizations.
    ET VOAD organizations remain independent.
    Disaster volunteers are affiliated with, recruited by, scheduled and accountable to their respective organizations
  • Volunteer teams have specific capabilities:
    Mass Feeding
    Flood Recovery
  • Equipment available through our volunteer teams
    Mobile Kitchens
    Shower and Laundry trailers
    Chainsaw equipment
    Flood recovery equipment
    Repair/rebuild equipment
  • Recovery assistance provided
    Community resources and involvement
    Long term recovery participation
  • Spontaneous volunteer management
    Referral location
    Volunteer processing and screening
    Coordinated dispatching

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