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Powerful Story on the Healing Power of BBQ

My name is John. I live in Iowa City, IA, about 15 miles south of Cedar Rapids.  As you of course know,...

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When We Embrace Different, Innovation Happens

Greetings Colleagues in Disaster Response and Recovery, I am consistently amazed by the stories of how your organizations are...

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National VOAD’s Call to Action Following the Killing of George Floyd & Ahmaud Arbery

In 1970, six faith organizations and the American Red Cross came together to address inequities of disaster response in...

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When We Embrace Different, Innovation Happens

COVID-19 has changed the world in which we live. As National VOAD members and organizations that are accustomed to...

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Habitat for Humanity: Blitz Build

By: Michael Rojas I had an idea of where I saw myself in the future. This idea always ended...

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FEMA VALs COVID-19 Response

By: Richard Morris, Regional VAL Like our partners, we at FEMA are adapting to life in this pandemic environment....

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ALL THE GEAR – ALL THE TIME

The trees are changing, hurricane season is in full swing, and our Fall Members Meeting is around the corner....

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Moved by the Movement

I grew up in a Mennonite community in Kansas. Even as a youngster, I recognized that Mennonite Disaster Service...

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50 YEARS OF COORDINATION

As we move toward Conference 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona, National VOAD will be celebrating our guiding principles: the 4...

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On the Road

“Not all those who wander are lost” J.R.R. Tolkien I continue to be amazed at all that our member...

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