In addition to the practical benefits of preparation, communities of faith know advance planning and preparation helps us help others. In the critical moments, days, and months after a crisis, established plans save precious time and resources, and make responses more efficient.
We are excited to be part of networking congregations for disaster preparedness and response:
With a registry of willing congregations and a library of vetted resources, Willing to Respond helps us connect with you and introduce you to congregations and organizations in your area.
Willing to Respond also provides your congregation with training, tips, and tools to reduce your risk and be ready to help
your neighbors when disaster strikes.
Click the Willing to Respond button, or email our
Disaster Response Organizer, Raiza Spratt, for more information.
For Preparedness Training for Congregations and Regions (in-person or virtual),
contact Disaster Response Organizer Raiza Spratt.
IMAGINE WITH ME
With General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens, Week of Compassion's Caroline Hamilton-Arnold joins colleague Carol Devine (Green Chalice) for an important conversation (25min) about community preparedness and the realities and impact of climate change.
HELP AND HOPE
Disaster Preparedness and
Response Tools for Congregations
Personal stories and practical tools for disaster preparedness. Published by Chalice Press, in partnership with Week of Compassion and Church World Service.
NOT IF, BUT WHEN
Disaster Preparedness for
Churches and Leaders
(video in Korean translation)
Email every other week with updates on responses, stories from partners in the field, and insights into the mission and vision of Week of Compassion.
Find additional resources on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) website.