Welcome to the Missouri VOAD

NWS Promotes Winter Weather Preparedness

It seems winter weather is making an early entrance into Missouri this year. The National Weather Service proclaimed Nov. 14 as Winter Weather Preparedness Day. Before you head out on snow- or ice-covered roads, check out these resources from the State of Missouri.

Safely Driving on Snow and Ice

And, be sure to pack these essential items in your vehicle in case you run into trouble.

winter car kit check list

Resources for our colleagues working in Florida

FloridaDisaster.org (Division of Emergency Management)

For our partners working on disaster recovery in Florida following Hurricane Michael, Florida State Emergency Management has posted this resource page.




children and youth in disasters conference

Children and Youth in
Disasters Conference
October 29-30, 2018

The CYD conference closed recently with timely
information shared with attendees.

If you weren't able to attend or would like to reference
something that you heard at the conference,
we've posted the resources for you.


  • Cash is best. Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible, and most effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through area businesses which supports economic recovery.

  • Confirm donations needed. Critical needs change rapidly – confirm needed items BEFORE collecting; pack and label carefully; confirm delivery locations; arrange transportation. Unsolicited goods NOT needed burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.

  • Connect to volunteer. Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where volunteers are needed, and can ensure appropriate volunteer safety, training, and housing.