For Texas communities to thrive, they must be able to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. That’s why we leverage our national service, volunteerism, and sector-strengthening expertise and resources to support the resilience of Texas communities.
OneStar coordinates with state and national partners such as the Office of the Texas Governor, Texas Division of Emergency Management, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, and AmeriCorps to ensure our state and local communities have the resources required to build resilience for all.
Rebuild Texas Fund provides Texas communities with resources needed to be resilient in the face of disaster. As the organization designated by the Office of the Texas Governor to receive private donations following a disaster, OneStar works with partners to distribute funding to eligible organizations working on the ground in rebuilding and recovery efforts.
Texas VOAD is a nonprofit, membership-based association that brings together more than 50 voluntary organizations that respond to disaster as a part of their overall mission.
We provide Texas VOAD with the consistency and continuity needed to convene and support its membership—strengthening the ability of these organizations to harness the valuable essential contributions of Texas volunteers during all phases of disaster.
Texans give thousands of hours of time and talent to provide critical support to local communities during all phases of disaster. OneStar harnesses this generosity and enthusiasm by promoting thoughtful and strategic volunteer action in collaboration with national, state, and local government and nonprofit partners.
In partnership with AmeriCorps and its Disaster Services Unit, OneStar also coordinates activities of all national service programs engaged in disaster response and recovery in our state.
As a neutral convener of nonprofits, state agencies, academia, philanthropy, and the business community, OneStar promotes and supports cross-sector convenings, training, research, and advocacy efforts that strengthen Texas’ disaster resilience.
Join disaster resilience and recovery partners from across Texas for the Texas Strong webinar series. Co-Facilitated by OneStar and Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), this series covers timely topics, current activities and unmet needs, and provides a space for participants to share lessons learned and successes, and connect with partners and networks.
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