About Iowa VOAD

The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council serves Iowa as the state VOAD and is the state chapter of the National VOAD. 


The IDHRC consists of faith based, non-profit, civic, key governmental agencies, and private sector organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Iowa.


The IDHRC was established by The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) in 2001 at the request of the Iowa Emergency Management Association.  The Mission statement of the IDHRC is: Coordinate a holistic approach to disaster recovery by maximizing public and private resources, thereby providing an efficient system that can address immediate and long-term physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of impacted citizens. 


The Iowa VOAD adhere to the principles established by the National VOAD.  The principles are referred to as the 4C's:




These principles serve as the foundation for the Iowa VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.