Davidson Co. residents affected by the Dec. 2021 tornadoes

Talk to a representative from Disaster Recovery Connection to connect with resources that may be available to help you recover.

Become a Member

Membership with the Nashville VOAD identifies your organization as an integral partner of the community supporting our work in response to disaster and helping with our communities’ recovery efforts.

We invite all organizations with an interest in mitigating and alleviating the impact of disasters in Davidson County to join VOAD, a consortium of voluntary organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses. Our mission is to promote cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration in an effort to foster more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster. While we are most active in response and recovery, we participate in all four phases of disaster management.

  • Preparedness – planning, training, and educational activities performed to increase our capability to respond to a disaster;
  • Mitigation – actions taken to prevent or reduce the cause, impact, and consequences of disasters;
  • Response – activities that address the short-term, direct effects of an incident and include immediate actions to save lives, protect property, and meet basic human needs;
  • Recovery – long-term activities that work towards restoring the community to pre-disaster norms or better.
 
 
Urban League

 

Full Member

 

  • Definition
    • 501(c)(3) organizations with a disaster response program and policy for commitment of resources (i.e. personnel, funds, equipment) to meet the needs of people anywhere in Davidson County affected by disaster without discrimination.
  • Expectations
    • Keep paperwork and contact information up-to-date.
    • Attend general VOAD meetings on a regular basis.
    • Participate in committee work and annual training exercise.
    • Utilize Charity Tracker to coordinate services to survivors in disaster.*
  • Benefits
    • Voting rights (1 per organization)
    • Logo on Nashville VOAD website
    • Access to Charity Tracker client database to coordinate services in disaster.*
    • Invitations to general meetings, access to meeting notes, and inclusion on the email distribution list.

 


 

Affiliate Member

 

  • Definition
    • Any organization within Davidson County with disaster planning and operations responsibilities or capabilities (including government agencies and nonprofits without 501(c)(3) exemption) but do not meet the requirements for full membership and/or do not have the capacity to be engaged on a regular basis.
  • Expectations
    • Keep paperwork and contact information up-to-date.
    • Participation in annual training exercise.
    • Attend meetings and participate in committees as time and resources allow.
    • Utilize Charity Tracker to coordinate services to survivors in disaster.*
  • Benefits
    • Logo on Nashville VOAD website
    • Access to Charity Tracker client database to coordinate services in disaster*
    • Invitations to general meetings, access to meeting notes, and inclusion on the email distribution list.

 


 

Corporate Partner

 

  • Definition
    • Any business within Davidson County with a willingness to engage and support the VOAD’s preparedness and response activities.
  • Expectations
    • Provide support in one or more of the following ways:
      • Lend expertise to committees or meetings
      • Financial support
      • Attend trainings
      • Provide resources in disaster
    • Keep paperwork and contact information up-to-date.
  • Benefits
    • Logo on Nashville VOAD website (as supporter)
    • Ability to plug in to our network in disaster.
    • Opportunity to give back to the community.
    • Invitations to general meetings, access to meeting notes, and inclusion on the email distribution list.

*Charity Tracker is for agencies and organizations that provide resources or services to survivors on an individual or household basis in the aftermath of disaster. Members that do not fall into that category will not have access to or be expected to use Charity Tracker.