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SPDR - Disaster Preparedness & Security

For assistance on how to best utilize these resources for your localized needs, please contact kathy.leecornell@synodsun.org

SPDR's 12 Steps to Church Disaster Preparedness Plan

Considerations for Receiving & Disbursing Disaster Response Funds

Ready.gov (www.ready.gov o www.listo.gov)
 

This website offers a wide variety of resources to educate and empower individuals and families to appropriately prepare for disasters. Spanish language resources are available. This website is designed to help you:

 

    

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (https://pda.pcusa.org/page/disaster-preparedness/)

 

PDA has developed resources specifically tailored to the needs of congregations and presbyteries, including: 

  • A resource manual for congregations and mid councils

  • Disaster preparedness checklist for the local congregation

  • Disaster preparedness checklist for mid councils

  • Liturgical and Bible Study Resources for Disaster Preparedness

  • PDA's Emotional and Spiritual Care Offerings 

FEMA’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security)

    

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for nonprofit 

organizations, including churches and houses of worship, to improve public safety and security. 

 

 

CISA’s Protecting Houses of Worship

(https://www.cisa.gov/topics/physical-security/protecting-houses-worship)

 

 The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency is committed to supporting 

efforts to maintain safe and secure houses of worship and related facilities while sustaining an open and welcoming environment. 

Request a Disaster Preparedness Trainer and/or Speaker

    

SPDR/PDA personnel and trained volunteers are available to meet (in-person and virtually) with congregations, presbyteries, and groups to:

  • Guide disaster preparedness planning and implementation 

  • Offer disaster recovery updates and Minute for Missions 

  • Provide Emotional/Spiritual Care programs

  • Church safety training

 

To request a trainer or speaker, please contact Kathy at kathy.leecornell@synodsun.org

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