(PRWEB) February 13, 2014
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster has announced the recipients of the Colorado Flood Recovery Mini-Grants, made possible through a generous $25,000 donation from the UPS Foundation.
In September 2013, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper declared disaster emergencies in 14 counties that were affected by severe flooding in the state.
National VOAD President and CEO Daniel L. Stoecker said, “Flood survivors in Colorado are still struggling to restore thousands of damaged households.”
The UPS grants were designated to support organizations’ recovery operation needs – not for direct client assistance.
Stoecker said, “This mini-grant program, supported by a generosity donation from UPS, enables National VOAD and Colorado VOAD member organizations to more effectively mobilized their resources, including hundreds of volunteers, to serve the recovery needs of Coloradans.”
All National VOAD Members providing long-term recovery services for Colorado flood survivors were eligible to apply for the grants.
Winning applications were selected by a Review Committee that was chosen by the duly-elected National VOAD Executive Committee.
Organizations receiving the grants are:
- Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Colorado
- Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver
- Church World Service
- Habitat for Humanity of Colorado
- HOPE Worldwide
- MN-WI Baptist Convention Disaster Relief
- National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
- Presbyterian Church (USA) - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
- The Salvation Army
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
National VOAD was founded in 1970 as a solution to the challenges that disaster relief organizations faced when trying to coordinate response for communities affected by Hurricane Camille – a category 5 storm that hit the Gulf Coast in August 1969.
National VOAD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that serves as a forum where 111 Member organizations share knowledge and resources to help communities prepare for and recover from disasters.
Member organizations include 55 of the nation’s most reputable faith-based, community-based and other non-governmental organizations, and 56 State/Territory VOAD coalitions representing Local/Regional VOADs and hundreds of additional Member organizations across the nation.
To schedule an interview with National VOAD staff, please contact National VOAD’s Communications Manager Ashley Marchand at ashley.marchand(at)nvoad(dot)org or 202-664-7786.