What would happen if a disaster struck on a Sunday morning? Would your church family know what to do? Do you want to inform your congregation on disaster readiness and teach your house of worship the importance of being ready if a natural or man-made disaster strikes? If so, join us and other faith-based organizations as we prepare for Ready Sunday!
As part of the overall Beckley Ready effort, the City of Beckley has adopted the Ready Sunday campaign encouraging faith-based organizations to educate their congregations on how to respond when such man-made or natural disasters occur.
The Ready Sunday program will take place during National Preparedness Month on September 29, 2013. Churches within our community will come together to recognize Ready Sunday and to provide information to their congregations about how to be prepared.
The first step in disaster preparedness is to be informed and have a plan of what to do in case of a disaster. Fostering awareness in your congregation about potential hazards and having a plan set in place can save time, resources, money, and most importantly, lives.
We are asking faith-based leaders to include disaster readiness information in their Sunday bulletins and website, as well providing basic preparedness materials to their congregations. In addition, it is encouraged that you speak on the importance of disaster readiness by bringing attention to the importance of being as self-sufficient and prepared as can be before a critical incident occurs.
Faith-based organizations play an integral role during disasters in our community. Through the collaboration of our faith-based organizations and local government agencies, we can collectively work together to educate and empower our communities to prepare before disasters strike.