About Southeast Texas VOAD

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, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.

To achieve its mission, SETXVOAD collaborates with local, state and federal governmental partners, as well as other nonprofits, including faith-based and community-based organizations, congregations and businesses.

The jurisdiction of SETXVOAD is Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, and Newton Counties.

Our Guiding Principles

Cooperation: Foster cooperation among Southeast Texas VOAD member organizations at all levels and in all phases of disaster

Communication: Exchange and disseminate information among Southeast Texas VOAD member organizations and the public, as well as local, state and federal agencies, in conjunction with the individual Southeast Texas VOAD members.

Coordination: Coordinate the development of Southeast Texas VOAD policies and procedures, and, the implementation of services among Southeast Texas VOAD member organizations. Southeast Texas VOAD may also provide links to national and international disaster relief organizations. Southeast Texas VOAD serves as advocate and liaison between member agencies and the City of Austin, the County governments within their jurisdiction, the State of Texas and the federal government.

Collaboration: Southeast Texas VOAD members work together to achieve specific goals and to undertake specific projects at disaster sites and forming partnerships during the disaster response.

We want to know each other and understand the resources we each bring to the table BEFORE a disaster happens