In coordination with our GIS department for data support, we have prepared a letter which will go to all churches in the county offering an emergency preparedness presentation and to learn about their disaster response/relief capabilities; gauging their level of interest in committing to a recovery related function. Based on our recent gap analysis we are looking for Neighborhood Distribution & Information Points (NDIP) for distributing donated goods, feeding units and tarp teams.
This falls inline with Whole of Community as we know there are congregations that plan to assist but have not formally announced their function and capabilities.
Additionally, we hope to form an inter-faith network with a single contact in each operational area that will coordinate with other churches during crisis and be a conduit to the EOC Liaison Group. These operational area contacts will be highly encouraged to participate in the local VOAD as well, if not already.