Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster
Homemade Mask Request

Please fill out this form if you are a low-income, elderly, or otherwise vulnerable Howard County resident who has no other way of acquiring a face covering. Please note, request submission does not guarantee delivery.

*If individuals or groups want to make face coverings to donate and share with the community, please email COAD at Masks.HoCOAD@gmail.com.

COVID-19: Community-based Resource Requests

Please fill out this form if you are a local Howard County community group, non-profit, business, or faith-based organization with needs related to COVID-19. Please note: submission does not guarantee delivery of resources.

COVID-19 Individual-based Resource Request

Please fill out this form if you are a resident of Howard County with needs related to COVID-19. Please note: submission does not guarantee delivery of resources.

 If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the Howard County COAD,  please email HoCOAD@gmail.com.

About the Howard County COAD

The Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) is a collaborative effort of community stakeholders, each having an equal role in the organization. Their goal is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner, effectively contributing to each phase of a disaster. The Howard County COAD hopes to provide opportunities for community organizations to get involved to make the community and its members safer and more prepared for threats of all kinds. The COAD is a coordinating organization and does not assume direct operational responsibility in any disaster situation.

What does the COAD do?

The Howard County COAD was formed to improve the awareness of the needs of the community and connect those needs with organizations that can provide support. The goal of the Howard County COAD is to organize and deploy community resources in an efficient and timely manner during each phase of a disaster.

Who should join the Howard County COAD?

Howard County based:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Businesses
  • Community organizations
  • Educational institutes
Benefits of participating:
  • Communication with County government on community needs that you can directly impact after a disaster
  • Ability to improve service and reduce duplication of services during a disaster
  • Information sharing
  • Networking opportunities
  • Training opportunities
How to join the Howard County COAD:

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the Howard County COAD, you are invited to join us at our next monthly meeting. For additional information and meeting details (date/location), please email HoCOAD@gmail.com.