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State/Territory VOADs are associations of organizations that lead response efforts, communicate urgent needs to the wider National VOAD network, and provide assistance to communities affected by disaster. By adhering to the 4 Cs (Communication, Cooperation, Coordination, and Collaboration), State/Territory VOADs effectively provide relief.
- Communication A State/Territory VOAD helps to communicate needs to responding non-profits and agencies
- Cooperation In an effort to ensure disaster caused community needs are addressed, work within the VOAD includes sharing information and resources.
- Coordination A State/Territory VOAD can help coordinate response efforts to ensure efficient service delivery to communities affected by disaster.
- Collaboration The State/Territory VOAD exists to promote the continued working together of all sectors involved in ensuring communities are made whole following disasters.