Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LIVOAD)
Due to the immense hardship that disasters place on at-risk and vulnerable Long Islanders, HWCLI convenes the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LIVOAD). For over a decade, HWCLI has responded to a variety of disasters in this way, as was seen in response to the September 11 attacks, the economic downturn in 2007-08, Hurricane Irene, and Superstorm Sandy. Following a national disaster response model, this structure ensures that the necessary help, both in the short and long term, is delivered to Long Island’s most at risk and vulnerable during times of crisis.
Though every disaster is different, the collective experience of Long Island’s recovery organizations continuously builds, helping to create expertise that is then used to influence decisions that lead to a more resilient community.
Learn more at LIVOAD.org
HWCLI’s work in Disaster Recovery includes:
Coalition Coordination and Convening : Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Meeting Community Needs : Unmet Needs Roundtable