Emergency Network Los Angeles (ENLA) is a Volunteer Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD)(link is external). Covering Los Angeles County in its membership and service area, ENLA describes itself:
It is a coalition of nonprofit organizations, along with government and private-sector partners, with some disaster function. ENLA serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation — to help disaster survivors and their communities. Together they foster more effective service through the four C’s—communication, coordination, cooperation and collaboration — by providing convening mechanisms and outreach for all people and organizations involved in disasters. If your organization would like to participate in increasing the disaster resilience of Los Angeles County, getting your organization prepared and networked to recover faster, and learning from each other and other organizations dealing with disaster, they’d love to hear from you. For more information about VOADs, please start here: www.nvoad.org(link is external). They are a member in good standing of the Southern California VOAD (SoCal VOAD), and that partnership connects them to the Northern California VOAD (NorCal VOAD).