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1 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

2 Materials available at Amy Gopp Brandon Gilvin Susanne Gilmore Contacts

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 Domestic Disaster Response CWS Material Resources Cleanup Buckets Blankets Hygiene Kits Baby Care Kits School Kits 6

7 7 Domestic Disaster Response Recovery Tools and Training Consultation Continuing Education Monthly Webinars

8 Domestic Disaster Response Start-up Grants for LTRGs 8

9 The Expected “Unexpected” Expecting and preparing are two different notions. Our task is to prepare for the unexpected.

10 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.

11 Preparedness: Why Help and Hope?

12 The Disaster Toolkit

13 Know Your Community

14 In the Midst of a Disaster

15 The Congregational Response STAY PRAY PAY

16 Long Term Recovery

17 Basics Resources: Church World Service Webinar: “Long Term Recovery Basics” Community Arise CWS Curriculum National VOAD: Long Term Recovery Guide

18 Resources for Recovery

19 Children’s Disaster Services

20 What’s The Story?

21 Disaster DOs and DON’Ts 3

22 Denominational Resources

23 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.

24 Help and Hope or – search “Help and Hope” book

25 Help and Hope Q & A

26 Please visit our website: 26

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28 Published by Chalice Press – Search “Help and Hope Book”

29 This is a free downloadable guide for your congregations! – search “Congregational Disaster Preparedness Guide”

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