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What Can I Do During the first few days after a Disaster?

When we see images of people suffering, we want to do something. However, sometimes outside help complicates a response. Here are some ways you can be helpful while you watch from afar and wait to help.

PRAY

Continue to hold those directly impacted by a disaster in your hearts throughout every phase of a disaster.

Say a prayer for first responders, survivors and all those involved in providing relief.

This is a great way to put your faith into action and release your anxious thoughts.

 

PRAY
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REFRAIN FROM SENDING SUPPLIES

In disasters that cause severe damage, communities might need items or volunteers to assist in rebuilding, but sometimes not right away.

Please refrain from sending supplies and clothes or self-deploying to the affected area until a request is made.

 

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MAKE a financial contribution

Monetary donations in the early stages of a disaster give affected communities more agency and flexibility, and boosts the local economy. 

Contributing to Episcopal Relief & Development makes helping in times of disaster easy – we work with impacted communities to assess what’s needed and when.

 

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PREPARE FOR A DISASTER IN YOUR AREA

While the news is focused on a major event, always remember that disasters can happen anywhere at any time.

Do you know what disaster risks exist in your community? Once you familiarize yourself, make a plan. 

You can also subscribe to Lamplight for monthly preparedness tips and other disaster related information.

 

 

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