What Churches Need to Know About the New FEMA Disaster Aid Process
What Churches Need to Know About the New FEMA Disaster Aid Process
A breakdown of the options churches now have access to for disaster protection and relief.
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3. Get trained. Use free resources designed for faith leaders to prepare for natural and man-made emergencies—including active shooter incidents. Training includes “You Are The Help Until Help Arrives” and Community Emergency Response Team training.

4. Get organized. FEMA andDHS have developed a suite of resources to help your organization get organized for man-mad and natural disasters. Visit www.fema.gov/faith-resources to learn more.

For more on how churches can work together with FEMA, see our interview with former FEMA administrator W. Craig Fugate.

Dr. Jamie D. Aten is a disaster psychologist and the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College in Illinois. HDI recently launched a new MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College Graduate School. His latest books include the Disaster Ministry Handbook and Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy for Trauma . You can follow Jamie on Twitter at @drjamieaten or visit his website.

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Posted: February 27, 2018

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