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Texas VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)

is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations who may be active in all phases of disaster. It's mission is to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.


VOAD of Cooke County, Texas is called into action upon declaration made by local officials in response to a natural disaster.

Board representation includes; faith communities, non profit agencies, civic and fraternal organizations, health industry and all county cities/communities.



John Hare, Chair – Cooke County Ministerial Alliance

Craig Lamkin, Vice Chair – Cooke County United Way

Linda Roller, Secretary – Cooke County Precinct 3

John Shiffer, Treasurer – Cooke County Precinct 4


Board Members:

Rev. Patrick Hoffman – Valley View United Methodist Church

Bekki Jones – VISTO

Angel Neu – Co. Extension Agent – TX  A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Jenny Shiffer – Cooke County Precinct 4

Teresa Westover – North Texas Medical Center

Shane Wiley – Cooke County Electric Coop

Rev. Ben Willingham – Callisburg Church of Christ


Ex-Officio Members:


Ray Fletcher, Cooke County Emergency Manager

Angie Hare, Cooke County United Way

Anita Haliburton, Texoma Council of Governments

Sharon Sanders, Red Cross North Texas Region

Maria Yeargan, Salvation Army

Cooke County United Way is acting as fiscal agent for Cooke County VOAD

Telephone 940-665-1793

Download the VOAD brochure HERE