Faithful Readiness

HDI is hosting a training workshop in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V and the American Red Cross.


Faithful Readiness Preparing to Respond…Preparing to Recover Training and Workshop

On November 7, 2012, the American Red Cross, Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region V and State and Local Partners representing Northeastern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana invite faith-based and community leaders, preparedness experts and practitioners for a one day training/workshop for leaders of faith-based and community-based organizations, state and local governments and the private sector.  This workshop is of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Faithful Readiness effort for those wanting to prepare themselves and their communities for all types of emergencies.

This training is designed to provide you with:

  • Concrete steps to empower your organization and members to prepare for emergencies, including:
    - Serving in a direct emergency response role including how to serve as a disaster shelter
    - How to access resources and partnerships to help with a plan before and after a disaster
  • Access to new ideas and resources to engage your membership and serve your community, including:
    - Activities and initiatives to educate your members about basic preparedness
    - Full-scale programs that equip members with training to help their neighbors
  • An opportunity to connect with new partners ready to tackle these concerns with you
  • Opportunities to receive two certificates of completion from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute

Get your organization started by participating in this workshop. Here are more details:

Wednesday, November 7th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wheaton College
Barrows Auditorium 501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

To register, please visit The American Red Cross.

Registration is free. Please contact Yvette Alexander or Marcus Coleman for additional information.

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