After a disaster, communities depend heavily on local and national volunteer organizations for support. For 40 years, FEMA has worked with these voluntary organizations to help people before, during and after disasters. A new video, FEMA Celebrates Partnerships 2023, highlights these collaborations.

FEMA builds relationships with the agency’s voluntary agency liaisons (VALs) and the DHS Center of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Through these relationships, FEMA supports the delivery of inclusive and equitable services and strengthens capabilities of communities to address disaster-caused unmet needs.