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 the U.S. and formed National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).

Progressing forward 50 years – NVOAD has become a venue for Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration (4Cs) across all faith communities, secular organizations, local/state/territory/federal government agencies, and private sector businesses.

NVOAD recognizes that communities can be devastated by human caused events or natural hazards; and that a disaster is anything that an individual or community cannot recover from on its’ own.

RACISM is a human caused disaster.  The deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery were murder.  We all must participate in this nationwide response! Our communities cannot recover without intentional ongoing directed response to racism. Lack of action is complicity.  There can be no Peace without Justice – no recovery without resources. 

National VOAD promises to be engaged.