World Cares Center April 2022 Newsletter
April is National Financial Capability Month

Dear Friend,

March was a busy month in advance of Hurricane Season. The March Ready Responders Roundtable hosted Kimberly of FEMA who discussed community preparedness and joined by Jill Cornell of NYCEM. A big thanks to our guest speakers and attendees.

We are half way through our special four part Lunch and Learn training on Hurricane Preparedness and Flood Response. Thus far all sessions were well attended. There is still time to join in to learn new protocols on how to keep staff, volunteers and constituents safe as we prepare for hurricane season and recover from it's impact.

Looking forward, April is Financial Capability month and World Cares Center's ReadyResponders Roundtable on April 7th hosts James von Bischoffshausen of TD Bank to share valuable tips on financial sustainability in Disasters. The Ready Responders Roundtable is a forum for leaders to connect and share resources.

Thursday April 19th our Lunch and Learn training in partnership with Regional Ready Rockaway and features a customized training developed on Evacuation that includes how to evacuate a high rise building.

Our calendar of events and training can be found on our website

In keeping with our forward thinking collaborative values, World Cares Center has launched a Disaster Volunteer Credential program advisory board. This highly collaborative initiative builds from our current training program, integrates partner objectives and creates a credentialing program for volunteers and organizations that reduces the time and resources needed to ensure volunteers are ready to respond safely. If you are interested creating a cutting edge, highly collaborative system, please email me at lorloff@worldcares.org.

Lastly, Please join Muriel Stockdale for the opening reception of her solo exhibition, OUR FLAG - Restitch the Untied States, Friday, April 1st, at ChaShaMa Gallery - 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park from 5:30-8:30pm. See below for more detail.


I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one of our trainings or events!
April 7th Ready Responders Round Table

Financial Sustainability In Disaster Round Table Discussion
Thursday April 7: 1-2:30 PM

April is National Financial Capability Month. Join World Cares Center and Financial Subject Matter expert James von Bischoffshausen of TD Bank. James is a client focused manager with expertise in Product Development, Revenue Growth, Retention and Regional Management. He is also a member of the TD Bank Next Gen Board. James is an engaging communicator skilled in forming partnerships with Senior Executives to enhance company-wide initiatives. Join us to share and learn about how to secure your finances in disasters response. Learn both how to protect your finances at home and what to think about when you deploy to help in other communities.
Financial Sustainability in Disasters Live Training
Tuesday April 19- Noon-1:30 PM

Join World Cares Center's Steve Landfield as he presents Financial Capability in Disaster Response, one of our newest trainings for Residents and Volunteers. Learn the skills needed to how to protect your finances at how and what to think about when you deploy to help in another community. This is a great training for everyone including disaster volunteers.
Two Sessions are left! You can join any session! Want to catch up? Take the chapters on www.disastervolunteerismacademy.org


Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Noon. - 1:30 p.m.
Flood Response Training Part 3

This course is designed to be taken alone or as the 3rd in a series of 4 to complete a Comprehensive Flood Response training series. DV2F3 Flood Response and Safety Assessment and Risk Mapping builds from the knowledge you have learned in Introduction to Flood Response and Flood Response and Recovery Hazards and applies them to the system of Safety Assessments and Risk Mapping which are essential first steps when arriving on scene and preparing to lead a team in a Muck and Gut operation.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Noon. - 1:30 p.m.
Flood Response Exercise Part 4!

This course is designed to be taken alone or as the 4th in a series of 4 to complete a Comprehensive Flood Response training series. DV2F4 Muck, Gut and Mold Suppression builds from the knowledge you have learned in the previous sessions and applies them to the system of a Muck, Gut and Mold Suppression Operation. Setting up a worksite, following ICS for your team. preparing for and conducting the operation as well as clean up are covered.

Test your knowledge, interact with other like minded citizens and volunteers! Join us for an interactive exercise to practice what you have learned. Sign up by March 22 and we will ship you PPE so that you can practice along with everyone. If you would like to receive PPE for session number 4 please fill you exact mailing address below

Please join Artist Muriel Stockdale for the opening reception of her solo exhibition, OUR FLAG - Restitch the Untied States, Friday, April 1st, at ChaShaMa Gallery - 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park from 5:30-8:30pm.
 
Our Flag - Restitch The Untied States is a participatory exhibition inviting you to repair a portion of a massive, torn US flag while dedicating your action as an intention for recreating coherence and harmony among all US citizens. Other installations adding to the discourse and meditation on the value of multiple cultural points of view include an altar replete with sacred items from all cultures represented among our US citizens, which invites you to contemplate the profound connections we all share.
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