Disaster Relief

Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

This course, from FEMA, helps individuals develop an emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It is useful for both individuals and families to increase their level of preparedness.

ReadyCity Training

ReadyCity is a training program from the Christian Emergency Network that helps church leaders in a region assess their readiness for a disaster and be prepared to mobilize resources for response when disaster strikes. The program costs $1,980, and includes 10 of their ReadyChurch guides, among other resources.

ReadyChurch Training (Christian Emergency Network)

ReadyChurch is a training program from the Christian Emergency Network to help prepare churches for effective emergency response. The program costs $295, and helps churches prepare their own emergency plan, as well to assist others in times of crisis.

ReadyChristian Training (Christian Emergency Network)

ReadyChristian is a free training program provided by the Christian Emergency Network for individuals and families become ready to response to emergencies.

Disaster Relief Resources

All the articles in this section are resources for churches, families, or individuals either in preparing for a disaster or responding to one.

Ready Faith Guide for Churches (Humanitarian Disaster Institute)

The following three documents from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute are a guide for churches in planning their disaster response:

Spiritual First Aid: Disaster Chaplain Guide

This guide, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, explains some of the key principles that should guide a disaster chaplain in the work of ministering to the victims of natural disaster.

Disaster Spiritual Care Points of Consensus

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, explains the principles that should guide providers of spiritual care in a disaster in general, from an ecumenical perspective.

Strategies for Self-Care

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, describes how people serving in a disaster area can exercise proper self-care.

How NOT to Provide Volunteer and Survivor Care

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, describes how not to provide care to volunteers and disaster survivors.


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