Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Webinar “ When Disaster Strikes ” Presented by: Amy Gopp, Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care at Church World Service and Brandon."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Webinar “ When Disaster Strikes ” Presented by: Amy Gopp, Director of Member Relations and Pastoral Care at Church World Service and Brandon Gilvin, Director of Operations, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion
Materials available at www.cwsglobal.org/ltrwebinars Amy Gopp firstname.lastname@example.org Brandon Gilvin email@example.com Susanne Gilmore firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts
Founded in 1946 Mission: end hunger and poverty, promote peace and justice Supported by 37 member communions Program areas: food, water, assisting refugees and the vulnerable Active in more than 30 countries cwsglobal.org
What We Do! Hunger and Poverty: Support the fight against hunger Emergencies: Provides assistance to communities impacted by disaster Refugees: Assist refugees and displaced people Immigration: Immigration legal counsel Advocacy
MO WI IL NY ME AZ NM TX AR OK UT CO WY TN NC KS MI NV LS OR WA ND NE SD IA IN MS AL SC GA WV OH PA AK CWS U.S. Emergency Response Sandra Kennedy-Owes Barry Shade (To include the Pacific Territories) ID MT VA MD DE NJ CT RI MA VT NH HI MI CACA KY LA FL Washington DC Susanne Gilmore
Domestic Disaster Response CWS Material Resources Cleanup Buckets Blankets Hygiene Kits Baby Care Kits School Kits 6
7 Domestic Disaster Response Recovery Tools and Training Consultation Continuing Education Monthly Webinars
Domestic Disaster Response Start-up Grants for LTRGs 8
The Expected “Unexpected” Expecting and preparing are two different notions. Our task is to prepare for the unexpected.
As people of faith, we help! The question is not whether to offer help in a time of disaster. Rather, the question to ask is how to help.
Our Holy Work The question is not, “Will a disaster strike my community?” It is, rather, “When disaster strikes my community and affects my life, how might I/we be best prepared to respond?” Prepare to expect the unexpected. It is holy work.
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