VOAD (Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster)
ViequesLove collaborated with the Puerto Rico and National VOAD during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and during the 2018 Hurricane season. In April 2019 ViequesLove became a member of the Puerto Rico VOAD, a territorial chapter of the National VOAD.
The VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the territory of Puerto Rico.
The VOAD’s role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
The Puerto Rico VOAD adhere to the principles established by the National VOAD. The principles are referred to as the 4C’s:
Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration
These principles serve as the foundation for the Puerto Rico VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.