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Disaster Timeline Mini Preparedness Plan

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014

This planning guide is designed to help a congregation plan for a disaster, from taking inventory of physical and human assets to determining its niche in assisting vulnerable people in the larger community.

A Season of Resilience: Household Checklist

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020

Follow these steps to make a plan for disasters and put together an emergency kit for households. The checklist includes actions to take as well as items to buy or gather ahead of disasters.

A Season of Resilience: Make A Kit For Someone Else

Friday, Jun 05, 2020

Churches, families and individuals are encouraged to do their best to have supplies on hand that will come in handy during evacuation or while sheltering-in-place. Not all households can do this easily. This list outlines standard items to gather for your neighbors and friends in need ahead of a disaster.

How To: Build a Church Preparedness Team

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Mason Whitney, the Church Safety Warden at St. Gabriel the Archangel, reflects on the process of equipping the congregation to respond and establishing a church safety ministry.

Tips and Lessons: Individual & Family Preparedness

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Disaster-response authorities recommend three primary actions families should take to prepare for disasters: Have a plan for who to call and where to meet; Stay informed of events and conditions; Make an emergency kit that provides for medical needs, plus food, water and temporary shelter.

Lessons Learned: Improving Church Safety

Tuesday, Apr 09, 2019

A man walked into The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in the Upper East Side of New York City and began yelling threats. This individual went on to damage church property and set fire to two pews. In the aftermath, Church members needed to balance concerns about maintaining their open and welcoming identity and ensuring the safety for those who use their building. Here some reflections from

Plan de movilizacion de recursos

Friday, May 29, 2020

El propósito de esta hoja de trabajo es ayudar a las organizaciones a determinar lo siguiente: prioridades para el crecimiento, identificación de los miembros del equipo y contactos que pueden ayudar a lograr los objetivos, materiales de marketing, gestión de recursos, presupuesto y evaluación de la eficiencia en la movilización de recursos.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (French)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.

Maintaining Resilience During Uncertain Times

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

Maintaining Resilience During Uncertain Times is a training developed specifically to address individuals’ spiritual, emotional and physical needs during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This training is structured to be facilitated online using video conferencing and other digital tools, and can be adjusted to accommodate different levels of comfort with technology.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (French,A4)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.

The Emotional Life Cycle of a Disaster Explained

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.

Training Module: Identifying and Reducing Risk

Friday, May 11, 2018

This workshop was developed in the wake of the shootings at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, South Carolina. It is designed to create a space for participants to share stories about their fears and to discuss hazards within their community. Then, participants evaluate and develop strategies for reducing risk leading to a safer, more resilient community.

The Elongated Emotional Life Cycle of a Disaster (Explained)

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

Disasters take an emotional toll on each person to varying degrees, whether directly or indirectly affected. This graphic depicts the journey, elongated by a pandemic or multiple disasters, from impact to new normal and provides language for each milestone. Included is also a written explanation of what each stage of the life cycle of a disaster means.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (Spanish,A4)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (Spanish)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.

Pastors and Disasters Toolkit (Portuguese)

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017

This toolkit helps church and community leaders with planning ahead and taking steps to lessen the impact of potential disasters, particularly in places where people already face poverty and may lose the few resources or safety nets they have. Disaster resilience includes preparedness, mitigation and response.