Reno County VOAD

The Reno County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is part of the National VOAD who's mission is as follows: VOAD is a movement, and the more than 50 member organizations of National VOAD are the driving force behind every recovery from natural and human-caused disasters in the United States and its territories. National VOAD member organizations focus on all stages of disaster response - preparedness, relief, response, recovery and mitigation.

Our Reno County VOAD chapter helps meet the need of our community by providing volunteer, financial, spiritual, physical and/or psychological support for people whose lives have been affected by a disaster.

This assistance to recovery will be provided on a case-by-case basis until all resources are exhausted.


Who is eligible for assistance:


  • Damage must be related to the current disaster. 
  • Reno County VOAD will help the disabled, low income, elderly, or single parents first. Reno County VOAD will then assist with all other cases. 
  • An applicant’s home must be their main home. Applicants must have been living in the home at the time of the disaster. 
  • Reno County VOAD works to make homes safe, secure and sanitary. It will address unmet needs. 
  • Reno County VOAD will address other unmet needs, not just housing. 
  • Aid is based on need of applicant and availability of volunteer and other resources.
  • Reno County VOAD reserves the right to determine the assistance method.
Decisions to provide assistance are made by the Reno County VOAD executive committee.

Distribution of funds process:


  • Each request for long term recovery funds will be assessed on an individual basis. 
  • If funds are needed for repair/replacement those funds will be dispersed to the contractor or business completing the long term recovery not to the individual applicant. 
  • Funds are held in a designated account until such time as disbursements are requested and made. 
  • 100% of the funds received at United Way of Reno County for disaster relief will be put back into the community toward recovery efforts.

Volunteer:


Our volunteers are coordinated through the Hutchinson Community College Volunteer Center, 620-665-4950.

Helpful Links:


National VOAD Website www.nvoad.com
National VOAD Facebook  NVoad