Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.
Last updated 5:45PM August 25, 2018.
On August 20th Dane County, Wisconsin experienced significant flooding to the western side of the county. Rainfall totals exceeded 11" in parts of the county, breaking Wisconsin's previous record for highest rainfall totals in 24 hours with 15.33" recorded in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. This significant rainfall then caused the rising of other rivers and lakes in the Dane County area, leading Lake Mendota and Lake Monona to exceed 100-year flood levels. Three emergency shelters were opened in Mazomanie, Cross Plains, and Madison to support the communities.
Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained and supported to respond in the most effective way. Please visit the Membership tab above for a list of partners active in disaster.
The most effective way for individuals and private sector partners to support disaster survivors in their recovery is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations. Cash donations offer voluntary agencies and faith-based organizations the most flexibility to address urgently developing needs, as well as needs that arise over the coming months and years. With cash in hand, these organizations can obtain needed resources locally which will help local economies recover. Please visit the Membership tab above for a list of partners active in disaster.