US Disaster Program Resource Library

 

 

 

 

US Disaster Program
Resource Library

 Learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development and how your congregation can be involved in disaster preparedness and recovery. Browse the stories, resources and helpful tips that show how communities and congregations can work together with Episcopal Relief & Development during times of need.

 

US DISASTER RESPONSE RESOURCES ( 1 )

List of Diocesan Disaster Coordinators 2015

US DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES ( 1 )

Serving the Flock Safely, Diocese of Albany

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EXAMPLES ( 6 )

Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern VA | Parish Disaster Response Plan
Episcopal Diocese of Texas | Parish Emergency Planning
Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i | Preparedness Handbook
Episcopal Church Province IV | Disasters: Prepare and Respond - A Resource Manual
Church Safety and Risk Assessment - St. Gabriel, CO
Episcopal Diocese of SW Florida | Parish Disaster Preparation and Response Guidelines

DISASTER RESPONSE CURRICULA ( 5 )

Ministering to Teens After a Disaster (Grades 9-12)
Ministering to Children After a Disaster (Grades K-5)
Ministering to Youth After a Disaster (Grades 6-8)
Volunteer Curriculum: Ready to Serve with Compassion
Ministering to Adults After Disaster.pdf

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS BEST PRACTICES ( 8 )

Tips and Lessons: Individual & Family Preparedness
Tips & Lessons: Preparedness Planning Tips | Diocese of Bethlehem
Tips and Lessons: Safeguarding Important Documents | Joppa, MD
Tips & Lessons: Including the Homeless in Disaster Preparedness | Longmont, CO
Tips and Lessons: Make a Map of Members or Properties

Success Stories: Supporting First Responders during a Local Emergency | Pendleton, OR
Success Stories: Preparing with Church Partnerships | Galveston, TX

Help and Hope: Disaster Preparedness and Response Tools for Congregations

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING RESOURCES ( 6 )

Silver Level Preparedness Planning Guide (intermediate level)
Bronze Level Preparedness Planning Guide (basic level)
Comprehensive Preparedness Planning Guide for Congregations
Facilitator’s Guide for Preparedness Planning (for use with the Comprehensive Planning Guide)
Episcopal Asset Map Survey
Preparedness Plan for Diocesan Offices

DISASTER RESPONSE BEST PRACTICES ( 33 )

In Their Words: Finding a Church's Niche in the Ecumenical Rebuild | ND
In Their Words: How Disaster Chaplaincy Changed My Ministry | Olympia
In Their Words: Offering Hospitality in a Police Emergency | MD

Tips and Lessons: Advocacy | New Jersey
Tips and Lessons: Liturgy after a Disaster | Los Angeles
Tips and Lessons: The Sunday After a Disaster
Tips and Lessons: Using your Church as a Donations Depot | Lacey, WA
Tips and Lessons: Self Care After a Disaster | US
Tips and Lessons: Running a Food Program After a Disaster | New York, NY
Tips and Lessons: Working with Children After a Disaster
Tips and Lessons: Building a Response Based on your Church’s Strengths | Baltimore, MD
Tips and Lessons: Disaster Communications | Beaumont, TX

How To: Using Social Media after a Disaster
How To: Street Ministry | New Orleans, LA
How To: Volunteer Orientation | LA and TX
How To: Community Crisis Canvassing Project | Munster, IN
How To: Creating a Federal Form Brigade | AL
How To: Windshield Assessment | KY
How To: Providing a Temporary Neighborhood Shelter | Yonkers, NY
How To: Mobilize Your Network of Supporters After a Disaster | AR
How To: Providing Pastoral Care to Immigrant Workers | Cedar Rapids, IA
How To: Building Relationships for Response | New Orleans, LA
How To: Winter Shelters | VA
How To: Use Your Church to House Volunteer Groups | Metairie, LA

Success Stories: Assisting the Homeless After A Flood | Longmont, CO
Success Stories: Serving by Asking | Tuxedo Park, NY
Success Stories: After Hurricane Sandy, Soup Kitchen Staff Makes Sandwiches by Candlelight | New York, NY
Success Stories: Housing Volunteers at Church | Metairie, LA
Success Stories: Ice Storm | KY
Success Stories: Community Crisis Canvassing Project | Munster, IN
Success Stories: Responding to Ice Storms in Rural North Dakota | ND
Success Stories: Assisting Neighbors Through Cold Drinks and Laundry | La Porte, TX

Fact Sheet: How Federal Disasters are Declared

DISASTER TIMELINE ACTIVITY ( 3 )

Disaster Timeline Facilitator's Guide
Disaster Timeline Mini Preparedness Plan
Disaster Timeline Sheets

BUILDING THE DIOCESAN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TEAM RESOURCE ( 3 )

Module 3: Parish-Level Disaster Response Stories.pdf
Module 2: Where Are We Now? And Where Do We Go From Here?.pdf
Module 1: The Mission and Vision of the Diocesan Team.pdf



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