NJVOAD published the New Jersey Non-Profit Long Term Recovery Assessment four years after Hurricane Sandy deals a devastating blow to tens of thousands of New Jersey's residents. This assessment provides an overview of the impact of non-profit contributions as well as lessons learned and recommendations for future disaster response and recovery. Click HERE for access to the full document.
Many NJVOAD member organizations are supporting Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Residents in those impacted communities will need the right kind of help and support to recover. If you want to help, the best way is through financial donations; please don't contribute to the secondary disaster as detailed in this STORY. For a listing of NJVOAD organizations supporting Matthew disaster relief, please click HERE.
NJVOAD was invited to provide testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication on "A Prepared Community is a Resilient Community." The full spoken testimony is available HERE (feel free to listen to the whole hearing, or skip to 1:10 to hear Kelly Higgs providing testimony on behalf of NJVOAD).
NJVOAD was honored on May 23, 2016 at the National VOAD Conference in Minneapolis MN., and received the 2016 State VOAD of the Year Award for significant contributions to the National VOAD Movement! NJVOAD is thankful to National VOAD for this honor, and to everyone who helped make this award possible: Funders, Board (past and present), Members, Partners, Staff and VISTAs.