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July 2014
TIP OF THE MONTH      

Consider calling together the houses of worship in your area to talk about how you might be able to work together following a disaster.  Not every location can be a Red Cross shelter but perhaps several organizations could work together to support a Red Cross shelter with volunteers, meals or other resources. Interfaith Ministries' HIDRA coordinator, Carol Flores would be happy to help facilitate such a conversation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security hosts

Technical Assistance Workshop for Houses of Worship  

September 23rd
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will  host this workshop in Houston on FEMA's Guide to Developing High Quality Emergency Operation Plans for Houses of Worship. More details coming soon.  Please check the HIDRA website at IMGH.org/Disaster for updates.
 

HIDRA offers

House of Worship Consults 

By Request
Contact HIDRA coordinator Carol Flores at cflores@imgh.org to schedule a visit to your house of worship to discuss ways to be involved in the HIDRA network!
FEATURED RESOURCE
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance produced this video to help houses of worship think about how they might prepare to host volunteers after a disaster.  Consider watching this as part of your next leadership gathering.
Hosted by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, HIDRA is a network of clergy and lay leaders from Houston area faith communities who gather to learn together and share experiences about disaster preparedness & response. Visit IMGH.org/Disaster for more information.