El Paso Prepares for Harvey Evacuees

28 08 2017

Hello VOAD Members and Friends:

The City of El Paso has initiated preparedness efforts to possibly receive up to 1500 evacuees from areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army have the lead in coordinating shelter space and logistics for the evacuees. El Paso VOAD agencies may be called upon to provide support. We are requesting that you consider what resources you have available and ensure that emergency contact information for your leadership and volunteers is current. We will put out requests for assistance directly to the VOAD distribution list. Please contact VOAD at info@elpasovoad.org if you have any questions or updates.

Thank You.
Xavier Banales, VOAD Chairperson


Next Membership Meeting February 26

21 02 2015

Please join us for the next Membership meeting at 3:30pm on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Our host is the Rio Grande Council of Governments (COG), 8037 Lockheed Ste 100. Kindly RSVP to info@elpasovoad.org

Join Us for the El Paso VOAD Annual Meeting

21 04 2014

You are invited to the Annual Meeting of El Paso VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) on April 30, 2014 at 3:30p.m.

Our host agency is the Volar Center for Independent Living, 1220 Golden Key Circle, Suite C, (915) 591-0800. We will provide snacks and drinks.

Since this is the annual meeting, our bylaws call for elections. Please forward the names of those you would like to nominate for officer and/or director roles. Officers and directors may be either Members (nonprofits) or Partners (for-profits and government). Elections are for one-year terms, and you may serve two consecutive terms in a position.

We will also discuss topics such as assisting those with disabilities during disasters, the new VOAD Emergency Response Plan, and proposed bylaws changes to establish the Long-Term Recovery Committee as a standing committee.

Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing info@elpasovoad.org or calling 592-0208 x222. Feel free to share this invitation with others who might have a role in preparing for, responding to, or recovering from a local disaster. The roster is also attached for your reference and any updates.

Downtown Church Connection Hosts Discussion

6 02 2014
Thanks to the Downtown Church Connection for hosting a discussion on El Paso VOAD by Mark Matthys of Red Cross El Paso and Rebecca Vorel of United Way El Paso. We can go far together – quickly!

Thanks to the Downtown Church Connection for hosting a discussion on El Paso VOAD by Mark Matthys of Red Cross El Paso and Rebecca Vorel of United Way El Paso. We can go far together – quickly!

Dia de los Muertos Bug-Out to Benefit Long-Term Recovery

2 11 2013

Do good today and have a great time: Dia de los Muertos Bug-Out Classic Car Show at TitleMax, 7000 Gateway East starting at 12:00 noon. Get lunch from the Food Truck Circus, get entertained by Matachines and Danza Groups, and get hopping with live music by Raw Deal and the Devotions. Proceeds benefit disaster recovery efforts in the Socorro area through El Paso VOAD.DODFoodTruckFlyer

Emergency Meeting Called to Discuss Flood Recovery

16 09 2013

An emergency meeting of El Paso VOAD is called for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4:00p.m. to discuss responses, challenges and recovery strategies for the the recent flooding. At least 181 homes have been affected, based on detailed damage assessments. The meeting will be held at the El Paso Community College Rio Grande Campus, 100 W. Rio Grande, Room A121.

Utilizing Our New Food Bank Facility

26 07 2013

Join us for our next membership meeting October 30, 2013, from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
El Pasoans Fighting Hunger will host the meeting and lead a tour of their new 200,000 square foot facility. 9541 Plaza Circle, (915) 298-0353. Host: Janie Sinclair, x109. Please RSVP to info@elpasovoad.org.