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Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) Groups:

Please use the Volunteer Registration Hours for Soft-Match form (link below) – to help the county cover their share of recovery costs with FEMA assistance – by capturing your VOAD’s volunteer hours. If your organization/volunteer group has an internal form that captures the same information, this one is not needed. To understand what criteria is considered eligible in emergency work and credited for volunteer labor, donated equipment and donated materials – please refer to the FEMA Policy and Guideline (link below) as a resource.

Once completed, please turn the form in to a Volunteer Resource Center (VRC).

FEMA Policy and Guideline

Volunteer Registration Hours for Soft-Match form


We help put communities and lives back together

Upbring Disaster Response is prepared to step in to help families and communities in the aftermath of natural disasters – tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or wildfires – in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Disaster Response - AccomplishmentsIndividuals and families are offered financial assistance for basic needs in the short term and case management and spiritual care over the longer term. Disaster Response works continually to ensure the program is ready to meet the needs if and when disaster strikes.

Disaster Reponse

Every disaster is different – the needs of each community, along with resource availability, guide Upbring’s response. Through coordinated partnerships with other nonprofit agencies and groups, service gaps are filled and no response efforts are duplicated. Our long-term roles historically include:

  • Preparedness
  • Emergency Hardship Grants
  • Emotional and Spiritual Care
  • Disaster Case Management
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Repair & Rebuild Assistance