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South Dakota VOAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based association that brings together more than 30 voluntary organizations that respond to disaster as a part of their overall mission. Our mission is to serve as a convening and supportive body for our membership, which is comprised of South Dakota organizations and local representatives of National organizations, all of whom adhere to the 4 Cs: Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration. Our goal is to effectively provide relief to South Dakota communities affected by disaster.
South Dakota VOAD serves as the South Dakota affiliate of National VOAD.
- Communication South Dakota VOAD fosters a climate of openness to promote the regular sharing of information about and between our member organizations and partners.
- Cooperation Recognizing that no single organization has all the answers for all the challenges that arise during disasters, South Dakota VOAD promotes working or acting together with a common purpose to share resources and ensure community needs are met.
- Coordination South Dakota VOAD member organizations work in a coordinated fashion to more effectively and efficiently utilize donated resources to support South Dakota communities, reducing the likelihood of duplication of effort.
- Collaboration South Dakota VOAD strives to break-down silos and encourage cross-sector collaboration to meet the needs of South Dakota communities.