Disaster Relief

Preparedness Planning Guide for Congregations (Episcopal Relief & Development)

This document, from the Episcopal Relief & Development agency, describes in detail how churches can prepare for a disaster, particularly one that involves the church property itself.

Pandemic Flu Preparedness

This manual, from the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency, describes how churches can prepare for a pandemic (large-scale) outbreak of the influenza (flu) virus.

Family Preparedness Manual (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief)

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to help families learn about the disaster hazards in their community and develop a plan to survive after a disaster event as well as to minister to others

Church Preparedness Manual (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief)

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to assist churches to prepare for disaster by developing a strategy to minister to their communities during crisis through preparing their facilities, training their members, securing supplies, and developing protocols that will activate their disaster response plan. 

Associational Preparedness Manual

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides this manual to help associational leadership learn about disaster relief needs and resources in their area, evaluate their disaster relief possibilities, and develop plans and protocols to assist churches in responding to the community following a disaster.

Guis Generales para la Recuperacion Despues de Inundaciones

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides best practices and safety guidelines for flood recovery, in Spanish.

General Guidelines for Flood Recovery

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief agency provides best practices for cleanup and safety when mucking out houses after a flood.

Disaster Mental Health Response Handbook

NSW Health provides a reference guide for how mental health professionals can respond effectively to a disaster.

It explains immediate responses, assessment of victims, interventions for different types of victims.

Church Preparedness for Disaster (Southern Baptist Convention)

The Southern Baptist Convention details in this document what churches should do in order to be prepared for disaster response. The appendix is particularly useful.

Bringing God's Presence to Trauma Victims

The Church World Service outlines in this document how to be an effective disaster response chaplain.

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