The South Dakota VOAD is the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation,response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Members of the South Dakota VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.
News and Events
South Dakota Emergency Management Conference
With summer in full swing, the annual SDEMA Conference will soon be upon us! This year's conference will be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma. Below are useful links for those of you looking to be in attendance this year. A couple reminders to think about before registering:
- There is training being offered at the beginning of the conference (A link is listed in the form to sign up for the training).
- Signing up for the training does NOT register you for the conference.
- Payment for the conference would be greatly appreciated when you register, as it makes things run a little more smoothly when conference time comes.
- Banquet tickets are extra
This year’s conference is shaping up to be a great time. We hope to see everyone there!
Questions? Please contact Leland Treichel via phone (605-287-4394) or email (email@example.com)
South Dakota VOAD Meeting
Please mark your calendars and be aware that the SDVOAD meeting is fast approaching! As it stands right now, the meeting is set for September 11th, at 12:00pm Central Time. The location this year will be in the Cedar Shores Resort, in Oacoma, South Dakota.
We would love if all SDVOAD members could be present and attend. If you have any questions regarding this annual meeting, please contact the SDVOAD via Lisa Adler or Cari Leidholt. We hope to see a great turn out on the VOAD side of things and are excited at the opporunity to phyically meet up and collaborate in one room, as this is a rare occasion!
South Dakota VOAD Conference Call
Lisa Adler alongside Cari Leidholt will be hosting a South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster conference call on Thursday, July 25th at 11:00am Central Time. This call is designed to bring all heads of the SDVOAD together to collaborate on upcoming events and other news. All VOAD agencies are encouraged to attend.
For more information please contact Lisa Adler (605)-626-0634 or Cari Leidholt (605)-773-8138. We look forward to the chance to speak with everyone about all things VOAD!
Northern Hills Emergency Preparedness Fair
Lawrence County hosted the Northern Hills Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday, June 1st from 10am to 2pm (MT) in Spearfish. The fair featured emergency planning, preparation, and response for families, businesses, and the general public. The event also featured emergency response equipment, emergency information, demonstrations, and displays such as: emergency kits, generators, survival gear, child fingerprinting, bicycle safety, and information to help people in time of need or just to live more safely.
The Lawrence County Emergency Management and Spearfish Police Department coordinated the event. Wal-Mart provided the venue, increasing the turn out. This event was free to public and The Salvation Army was present serving sloppy joes, soda pop, and chips for a price of FREE as well!
The event was host to two of our Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster including The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.
The goal of the Northern Hills Emergency Preparedness Fair was to provide education and information in a relaxed family-friendly setting to make a difference and help the public prepare for a crisis situation or emergency.