Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
What is COAD?
COAD includes various community organizations that provide human service needs to our community. These include non-profit, governmental, volunteer, faith-based, public service organizations and businesses. COAD functions within the Osage County Emergency Operations Plan to include: Mass care/shelter operations, volunteer management, donation management, unmet community needs and coordinating this support to other communities outside the Osage County area.
How You Can Be Involved?
When disaster strikes a community, many people feel the need to reach out to those affected. COAD's mission is to bring together human services organizations in a coordinated response to disaster-caused needs. Through collaboration, COAD seeks to meet unmet needs and minimize duplication of services.
To discuss joining COAD, contact the current COAD chair:
Andrea Rice, COAD Chairperson, is the Emergency Management Director for Osage County. She may be reached at (573) 897-3561, ext 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary COAD Functions and Lead Organizations include:
Clothing & Food
Debris Clearance Teams/ Damage Assessment Teams
Information and Referral
Mass Care and Shelter
COAD Members May Include:
Local Red Cross
Local Salvation Army Unit
Local Public Health Agency
Local Ministerial Alliance
Representatives from local churches
Local Service Organizations:
Knights of Columbus
Family Service Department
Community Action Agency
Center for Independent Living