WASHINGTON — As the country nears peak hurricane season, FEMA yesterday hosted an information meeting focused on community and faith leaders in support of the agency’s summer and fall outreach campaign in disaster. The virtual event included a cross section of local and national organizations, bringing together leaders who convene networks to build and strengthen underserved communities.
“I especially want to thank you for your support, for your service, and for the leadership you provide to your communities and organizations every day,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “As communities nationwide continue to grapple with the impacts of climate change and the COVID pandemic, as well as navigate the increasingly complex disaster recovery we are seeing as a result of these complex events , your efforts are more important than ever to ensure we meet the communities’ “needs.”
FEMA Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator Anne Bink provided an overview of hurricane preparedness and response activities and priorities in support of hurricane season planning. FEMA summer and fall disasters.
The event marked a unique opportunity for FEMA leadership to share information about the agency’s mission to help people before, during and after disasters with key grassroots and grassroots partner organizations, including , but not limited to: Interfaith Power and Light, All Healers Mental Health Alliance, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Education, Economics, Environment, Climate and Health Organization (EEECHO), HBCU Emergency Management Workforce Consortium, The Undivide Project, Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management, Next Leadership Development Corporation, Green Latinos, Hope Enterprise Corporation Credit Union, National Action Network, United Megacare, United Sikhs, Council of Foundations, Women of Color Advancing Peace Security and Conflict Transformation and the Climate Initiative and members of the National Volunteer Organizations oles active in the event of a disaster.
“Every day, faith-based and community organizations help people through emergencies large and small. The partners who have joined us represent many leading organizations at the intersection of emergency management, equity and climate resilience,” said the director of the Department of Homeland Security at the Center for Faith-Based Partnerships. and neighborhood, Marcus Coleman, who moderated the briefing. “We appreciate the work of all non-governmental organizations that help people before, during and after disasters and will continue to strive to become a more compassionate and inclusive agency.”
Other presenters included the Small Business Administration as well as FEMA’s Office of External Affairs, who provided insight into upcoming FEMA initiatives to National Preparedness Month in September and the newly updated FEMA app, a personalized disaster resource to help you feel empowered and take charge of any disasters that come your way. Download on iOS Where android.