Kansas VOAD currently has the following committees
These committees are not tied to a particular disaster, but instead focus on their subject matter throughout the year to create guidance documents, best practices, and other resources for the VOAD membership and the general public. You can find some of those resources here.
The Membership Committee is charged with working to find local and state organizations who can offer needed help and supplies in disaster situations to become members of the Kansas VOAD.
The Mass Care Committee is a group comprised of 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.
The Long Term Recovery Group Committee is charged with reviewing issues related to Long Term Recovery Group formation and support.
The Faith Based Committee’s mission is to foster emotional and spiritual care to people affected by disaster in cooperation with national, state and local response organizations and VOADs. The committee accomplishes its mission in several ways:
- Embracing the unique contribution of various mental health disciplines and faith based groups.
- Identify specific issues of emotional and spiritual needs as a significant component of disaster response.
- Promote best practices, standards and models to provide effective emotional and spiritual care.