The Northwest Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a forum for Northwest Louisiana nonprofits and faith based organizations to share knowledge and information throughout a disaster to help disaster survivors and their community. Members of the Northwest Louisiana VOAD chapter form a coalition of organizations that respond to disaster as part of their mission. The 2017-2018 Chair of Northwest Louisana VOAD is Jim Beadles with St Vincent De Paul Diocesan Council.


Specific organizations with resources that may be requested from the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness during a disaster:


Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana


American Red Cross

Other Support

The Salvation Army


Northwest Louisiana VOAD Members & Affiliates

American Red Cross
Caddo Parish School Board
Catholic Charitiesof North Louisiana
Community Foundation of North Louisiana
First United Methodist Church Shreveport
Food Bank of Northwest La
Goodwill Industries Industries of North Louisiana Inc
Hope Connections
Louisiana Baptist Convention
Mormons Helping Hands
Northwestern State Child and Family Network
Operation BBQ Relief

Providence House
Salvation Army
St Vincent De Paul Diocesan Council
Volunteers of America
United Way