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Faith-based disaster workshop

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 8:57 am

Victims of a disaster often turn to their house of worship to find a safe haven.
The Faith-based Organization Disaster Initiative Workshop will give religious organizations in Audrain County the tools to prepare their members for emergencies.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 31 in the Community Room, which is located in the basement of the Audrain County Courthouse, 101 North Jefferson, Mexico.
Participants are asked to pre-register by calling 573-473-5892 or emailing emd@audraincounty.org.
The workshop’s purpose is to: provide resources and information; provide support to groups that choose to help in times of disaster through sheltering operations, feeding and other disaster response efforts; and build relationships and prepare for a joint response.
Participants will receive materials, resources and training information on: personal and family preparedness; developing continuity of operation plans for the organization; running or supporting shelter operations; safe food handling and feeding; and operating a volunteer reception center or donation site.
The workshop is sponsored by the Faith-Based Organization Disaster Initiative, Region F  Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee, Audrain County Emergency Management and the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter.