SETX VOAD Agency Information & Application For Membership
Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper and Newton Counties
The Southeast Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SETXVOAD) is the local counterpart to the Texas VOAD. Texas VOAD is the state counterpart to the National VOAD. The Jurisdiction is Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper and Newton Counties.
SETXVOAD is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, whole eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.
CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP:
1. Partner ‐ the Partner membership is the voting membership. Organizations must qualify as a 501(c) (3) and must have a disaster response program and policy for commitment of resources to meet the needs of those affected by a disaster without discrimination.
2. Associate ‐ the Associate category of membership may be granted to organizations, government agencies or businesses with disaster planning and operations responsibilities that do not meet all of the Partner membership. They must have a disaster response program and policy for commitment of resources to meet the needs of those affected by a disaster without discrimination.
3. Affiliate ‐ For profit organizations who want to improve their preparedness or increase their support for community services during and after disasters.