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Emergency Network Los Angeles (ENLA) is California non-profit, charitable corporation under IRS section 501(c)(3). The organization is governed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from community-based organizations (CBOs) and national disaster agencies and non-voting government representatives. ENLA is the Los Angeles County unit of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and the Southern California VOAD.

Founded in the wake of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, ENLA has become a model of how CBOs can network in order to better cooperate and assist one another during and following emergencies and disasters. As a result of this cooperation, communities in need will be served quickly and more effectively.

Our work

ENLA represents over 40 nonprofits and government agencies working in the space of community welfare and emergency management (disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery). Our forum promotes the “Four C’s” of emergency management -- cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration – in order to assist our partners in being more effective in delivering services to communities affected by disaster. ​

Our impact

Our impact is felt daily across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Whether it is food distribution, earthquake preparedness, wildfire recovery, or responding to global pandemics, you will see the hard work of our members and our volunteers reflected in the communities we serve.

Stay alert

Preparing today helps individuals, families, communities, and businesses recover from disaster more quickly. Ensure that your family, workplace, house of worship, school, and neighborhood have discussed possible hazards.


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Michael Flood


LA Regional Food Bank

Nicholas Nguyen

Vice Chair

The Salvation Army

Andrew Grundig


Volunteers of America

Curtis Hsing


Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

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