The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) seeks to enhance citizen and community readiness through cooperation between individuals, organizations, faith-based institutions, and businesses to support all hazard preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
We believe that the best time to train, prepare and become acquainted with one another is prior to an actual disaster response.
It is our belief that training is a priority of a viable COAD.
When disaster strikes, lives, homes, communities, and businesses may be damaged or destroyed. Those affected often need substantial short-term help and long-term support to put their lives back together. Community organizations, working in coordination with governmental first responders, provide vital assistance. The Greater Patchogue organizations come together to form the Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).
COAD itself does not provide services to the community, but rather creates a framework to identify existing resources and allows all organizations to work in tandem. Collaboration and communication ensure that services are not being duplicated, and improve the delivery of services to our residents following a disaster.
COAD Core Values
Cooperation: We need each other. No single member organization has all of the answers for the challenges we may face. Members are treated as partners.
Communication: We maintain beneficial channels for correspondence, listen carefully to members and deal openly with concerns. Sharing information among our member organizations about our resources, capacities, accomplishments, and commitment is essential.
Coordination: We commit ourselves to working together toward our goal of providing the best possible service to those affected by the disaster. Through planning and preparation, we facilitate an enhanced response.
Collaboration: We dedicate ourselves to working together to achieve specific goals. We form partnerships before and during disaster response.
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For more information or to join the COAD, contact us.
Greater Patchogue COAD
15 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772