VolunteerNC Announces Needs & Donations Platform

VolunteerNC is thrilled to invite you to our recently launched platform for disaster response and recovery in North Carolina. This resource-matching platform will allow you to post your goods, services, and information needs or offers, and will automatically make a match if one is available.

To get started, go to https://volunteernc.app.needslist.co/issues/NC_Resiliency and click on “Sign up.” After you’ve answered the questions, one of our admins will approve your organization and you can start posting.

If you have any trouble, you can visit the Help section or let me know.

Thank you!

Beth Hardison
Disaster Donations Coordinator
VolunteerNC
beth.hardison@nc.gov
(VolunteerNC is an operation of the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.)

National VOAD has produced “50 years of Communication, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination,” a brief history of the organization.

May 4, 2021-Onslow County Emergency Management sent this message to NC Emergency Management Regional Coordination Center East for delivery to NC Emergency Management Headquarters.

Can you pass up to the Raleigh leads that we have sincerely appreciated Team Rubicon’s assistance over the last year and most specifically for me, over the last 4 months of vaccine clinic? While we had one small issue, Shari stepped in and helped me get in contact with who I needed to in an attempt to quickly resolve the issue. Shari and her people were always very responsive and kept me informed as to what staffing level they were able to provide. Their assistance made it possible for us to keep our clinic flow moving and help our most vulnerable populations more efficiently. Shari has been a wonderful ambassador for Team Rubicon as have many of her team members. They were always quick to offer assistance if they saw a need and never hesitated to ask how they could help. I personally was able to work at least 2 different members who really stepped in and helped out when a need arose.

Please let Raleigh know how much we appreciate that resource assistance.

Stacie A. Miles, MPA

Deputy Director

Onslow County Emergency Services

Two years ago with recovery from Hurricane Florence–a “storm of record”–underway, FEMA issued this statement about the importance of volunteers in a prompt and successful recovery. North Carolina VOAD is proud to be recognized as the center for volunteer opportunities for disaster recovery.

Following is an extract from the Daily SERT Leader COVID-19/Preparedness/Recovery Update 4-20-2021 sent by Mike Sprayberry, Executive Director, North Carolina Emergency Management.


April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week and NC Emergency Management wants to give a shout out to the many volunteers across North Carolina that are essential to the state. We are especially grateful for the North Carolina Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ncvoad.org) for their tireless efforts when it comes to responding to a disaster and helping those in need to recover. Whether it is providing food, clothing, housing repairs or rebuilds, you are making a tremendous difference in people’s lives.

This week marks the “10th Anniversary” of the greatest one-day tornado outbreak in North Carolina history. Thirty confirmed tornadoes occurred that day, the greatest one-day total for North Carolina on record. A total of twenty-four individuals lost their lives across the State that day. Thirteen of the tornadoes were classified as strong (EF-2 or greater), with several hitting highly-populated areas. The North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (now the North Carolina Department of Public Safety) reported that over 900 homes and businesses were destroyed and more than 6,400 were damaged across the state. Total structural damage in Central North Carolina was estimated at $328,610,000. The “Sanford-Raleigh Tornado” produced $172,075,000 in damage alone and the “Fayetteville-Smithfield Tornado” produced $116,100,000 in damage. For a detailed account of this tornado outbreak; go to Raleigh National Weather Service Forecast Office (at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/cc0b50ef19334d3b9d540fb3868ee2fe). I’m sure that you will find this interactive “StoryMap” interesting, as it looks back at the science and story behind this outbreak and how it unfolded.

February 16, 2021–At the first board meeting of 2021, officers were elected from among the board members. Officers for 2021 are:

  • Greg Lentz, President
  • Laura Block, Vice-President
  • Robert Moore, Secretary
  • Jere Snyder, Treasurer

Jan 26, 2021-New board members elected. Three officers, Gihan Ahmed, Robert Moore, and Roland Whitley, were elected to the NC VOAD board for three year terms ending in 2024. Jere Snyder was elected to fill a vacant position expiring in 2022.