Disaster Relief

Together We Triumph: Youth Response to Disaster

The book Together We Triumph helps church youth leaders coordinate response to disaster, and was created by a team of United Methodists and Presbyterians.

It also has a separate activity guide.

Community Arise Disaster Relief Training (United Methodist / Presbyterian)

The Community Arise disaster relief training curriculum was created by an ecumenical team and provides multiple sessions of training on basic disaster ministry and disaster case management.

How to Build Relationships for Diocesan Response

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, explains how dioceses (church regions) can coordinate communication between churches for a more effective disaster response.

How to Start a Street Ministry to Volunteers and Disaster Victims

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, describes how church ministers can minister on the "streets", directly to volunteers and disaster victims as they are cleaning up.

How to Run a Disaster Volunteer Orientation

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, explains how to run an effective volunteer orientation for prospective disaster relief volunteers, mostly from out of the area.

How to Use Your Church to House Volunteer Groups

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, describes how churches can use their space to house volunteer groups that come for a disaster relief project.

How To Provide a Temporary Neighborhood Shelter

This how to guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, explains how one church provided a shelter for its neighbors when they needed housing, and describes how other churches can do the same.

Build a Response Based on Your Church's Strengths

This tip sheet from Episcopal Relief & Development illustrates how churches can use assets they didn't they had to help out in a disaster.

10 Tips for Responding to a Disaster in Your Community

This guide from Episcopal Relief & Development shares 10 tips for responding to a local disaster.

Fact Sheet: How Federal Disasters are Declared

This brief guide from Episcopal Relief & Development explains how federal disasters are declared and how congregations and dioceses can get connected to federal disaster funding.

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