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.





Join Us for the Next Membership Meeting July 24

17 07 2013

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Members, partners and prospects are invited to join us at the next Membership Meeting on July 24, from 3:30-5:00p.m. We will discuss organizational preparedness using the Ready Rating online tool, and also discuss how the new National Mass Care Strategy depends on VOADs. Our host is the American Red Cross El Paso, 3620 Admiral Street (off Montana between Hawkins and McRae). Please RSVP to info@elpasovoad.org. Also, check out the upcoming disaster training classes on the Events & Trainings page.