Welcome to the Kentucky VOAD

Kentucky Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) has a scheduled conference call

April 13, 2020 at 4pm.

Please share with us any unmet needs-assistance-resources from you or the communities you are serving, community activities and efforts in your area, plans, etc., regarding COVID-19.

Please Call 1-888-585-9008 Conference Room # 128-162-225.


COVID-19 Severe Blood Shortage


While public health officials work to limit the spread of the #coronavirus (#COVID19), we're asking for your help with another potential public health issue: a severe shortage of blood for patients. Healthy donors are urged to make an appt w/ the @RedCross rcblood.org/appt

A blood shortage could impact surgical patients, accident victims, new moms with complicated childbirths or people fighting cancer here in our community. One of the most important things you can do to ensure we don’t have another healthcare crisis on top of the coronavirus is to give blood.

Donating blood is a safe process, and Red Cross employees are following thorough safety protocols to help prevent the spread of any type of disease or infection. Over the past month, out of an abundance of caution, the Red Cross has put additional precautions in place at blood drives to further protect the health and safety of blood donors.

If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment to donate as soon as possible. You can find a blood drive near you by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or using the Red Cross Blood Donor App today. Donors are asked to make an appointment before showing up to donate in order to manage the flow of donors appropriately in alignment with social distancing practices.


Donations will help replenish the blood supply and ensure that blood continues to be available for patients with serious medical needs now and over the coming weeks.


Give Blood April 18th by appointment only from 9-2PM. Send to your family and friends that are willing to give and have them click on the link below to schedule their appointment. They will fill up fast as this drive is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  It is safe and they will receive a FREE T-Shirt and much more! 

Donor appointments: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?dt=WB:PL:DR:PM&ed=04%2F18%2F2020&order=DATE&range=10&sd=04%2F18%2F2020&zipSponsor=40506

CDC appeal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3V_DX_AVxc&list=PL3C83935BABA69D95&index=1

Surgeon General appeal: https://abc7news.com/6028239/

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Click here to get the most updated information on the COVID-19 in Kentucky



Click on the cdc website below for the lastest and most accurate update on COVID-19



The state has banned all mass gatherings

The Governor extended State Individual Tax deadline to July 15

The Governor requested that Superintendents keep schools closed until at least April 20


Updated Resources below:

KY COVID-19 Hotline – (800) 722-5725

KY COVID-19 Website – kycovid19.ky.gov

To report price gouging – (888) 432-9257

KY Clinicians – (888) 404-1539

Day SHOC – (502) 564-5460

Twitter - #TeamKentucky   #TogetherKY

CDC – cdc.gov/coronavirus

Link to Governors YouTube Site: Governor Beshear’s Youtube:

Link to DPHs KY COVID summary: COVID-19 Dashboard

Link to Medicaid enrollment: www.healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov  (855) 459-6328

Link for Public Assistance Benefits: www.benefind.ky.gov  (855) 306-8959

Link for Small Business Disaster Assistance: SBA.gov or (800) 659-2955

Apply for unemployment at www.kcc.ky.gov or call 502-875-0442


Welcome to the KY VOAD

Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster 


The Kentucky VOAD is a forum of organizations which share knowledge and resources throughout a disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to support and offer assistance to disaster survivors and their communities.

Members of the Kentucky VOAD form a coalition of nonprofit organizations that respond to disasters as part of their overall mission.  Please click on any tab above to find out more information, or contact us under the "contact" tab. 


2019-2020 Ky VOAD Elect Officers:

Robyn Renner - Chair: Christian Appalachian Project Disaster Relief 

Larry and Elaine Koch - Vice Chair: Ky Baptist Disaster Relief

Kristina Rowles - Secretary: Appalachia Service Project

Jim Garrett - Treasurer: Ky Emergency Management Volunteer Liason 



2020 KY VOAD Quarterly Meetings


June 11, 9:30 - 12:00

Host: TBD 

Location: TBD

Special Program: 


September 10, 9:30 - 12:00

Host: Kentucky Annual Conference United Methodist - Jim Morris

Location: Crestwood

Special Program:State Pharmacist


December 10, 9:30 - 12:00

Host: Christian Appalachian Project

Location: 2528 Palumbo Drive, Lexington KY

Special Program: 


2019 FEMA Region IV National VOAD Conference:



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