|Mission & Purpose|
The mission of Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (Louisiana VOAD) is to enhance the effectiveness of service providers and stakeholders who help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, with the overall purpose of lessening the impact of disasters on Louisianans.
Louisiana VOAD accomplishes its mission by
Louisiana VOAD practices and champions the “4Cs” as guiding principles for how we operate and promote our mission:
Cooperation: We understand that our common goals for a community can be best achieved by working together, and learning from one another. Therefore, we work toward creating a climate for cooperation at all levels: federal, state, regional, local, and grass roots.
Communication: We promote and facilitate the regular sharing of information about and between our member organizations and partners—their capacities, accomplishments, limitations and commitments.
Coordination: We commit to working together toward the goal of delivering effective service throughout the disaster cycle.
Collaboration: To put our mission and principles in practice, we form strategic partnerships, establishing shared goals and working together to achieve them.