Diversity in Disaster: The First 72 Hours
"Diversity in Disaster": The First 72 Hours.
Disaster preparedness for faith-based communities.
A FREE Disaster Preparedness Summit for the leaders of faith-based and civic organizations and diverse communities will be hosted in Atlanta by The American Red Cross and Joseph’s Network in partnership with Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), Islamic Speakers Bureau, and The Disaster Group, Inc. This half-day event encourages leaders to network amongst diverse and multi-denominational faith and civic groups, establish relationships with disaster response agencies, and learn how to be an involved community partner in times of disaster.
Special presenters include:
· Atlanta - Fulton County Emergency Management Agency – Matthew Kallmyer, Director
· American Red Cross of Georgia – Eric Corliss, Regional Disaster Officer
· Interfaith Disaster Panel composed of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, and Latter-day Saint representatives
· Atlanta Metro Refugee and Immigrant Community Panel
See Khabar's report on the last similar event here.
Join leaders from diverse faith communities to learn how to:
--‐ Better prepare your congregation for disasters
--‐ Understand the roles of emergency response agencies
--‐ Involve your faith community in disaster relief efforts
--‐ Learn best practices when engaging with diverse faiths and communities during a disaster
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 1 pm.
Venue: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE , Atlanta, GA 30309.
Register: FREE, here.
Contact: www.JosephsNetwork.com, 404-915-8949,
or Carisa Hettich of the American Red Cross, Carisa.firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-575-3177.
About Joseph’s Network: The Joseph’s Network is a nonprofit organization comprised of churches, community, and business organizations working together in a time of disaster.