How churches can prepare to help people in a disaster

People run to the closest church in times of trouble.
The wise church prepares for them however they can.
Updated 18may16
 
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You will help your community the same way you did before the emergency, but more people will need that help afterward.
Your church must have a disaster plan of some type; It's the difference between service providers and victims.


Preparations that even churches without buildings can make


Simple preparations


Simple disaster supplies

Keep a box of essential supplies for just in case. They are helpful for normal operations, too. And you can never tell if or why some church members will be unable to go into their home for a few days.
The most important decision is where to store it. You want it to be available in times of need, but not so available it is found to be empty.


Some more expensive preparations (not appropriate for some churches)


What churches should know


Links for church emergency readiness

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/developing_eops_for_houses_of_worship_final.pdf
http://rems.ed.gov/OverviewEmergencyOperationsPlans.aspx
https://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=IS-360
http://www.training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-366
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is909.asp
http://www.agncn.org/crisis-response-and-disaster-preparedness/


  See also

Readiness for the family
Readiness for kids
Emergency kits for home Spiritual disaster readiness

This information was downloaded from http://www.FamilyReady.org