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Mass Care Committee

Committee Chair: Eddie Blackmon, Southern Baptist Convention (North American Mission Board)

Vice Chair: Michael Whitehead, American Red Cross

Board Liaison: Keith Adams, New Jersey VOAD

The Mass Care Committee is a group comprised of America’s leading voluntary agencies in the provision of shelter, feeding, bulk distribution of relief supplies and related services during disasters. Its purpose is to pursue avenues for joint action and planning among these and other willing partners to communicate, coordinate, cooperate and collaborate. It is the intention of the committee to speed the provision of critical services to those affected by disaster, reduce the duplication of efforts so that the greatest use can be made of limited resources during crisis, and establish a united voice for advocacy in working with our public institutions, including emergency management at the local, state and federal levels, to prepare our communities for the disasters they will face in the future.