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Members include representatives of the following: National VOAD members; local, regional and state voluntary organizations; local government agencies; inter-agency collaborative groups; businesses and other organizations with disaster response components. An organization shall be defined as a single member, irrespective of multiple agency representation within Riverside County.

Membership in Riverside County VOAD is comprised of two tiers:

1. Full Members: Organizations that are non-profit and tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code:

These organizations must have an organized disaster response component and a policy to commit resources (i.e., personnel, funds, equipment) to meet the needs of all people impacted by disaster in Riverside County.

2. Affiliate Members: Affiliate membership may be granted to any organization or business within Riverside County that maintains disaster planning, operations and capabilities, but does not meet the requirements for full membership. Affiliate members are committed to provide voluntary assistance in the form of personnel and/or goods during times of disaster, to assist VOAD in carrying out its mission.

Membership terms are annual and renewable on January first of each year.


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