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A ready hope : effective disaster ministry for congregations

Author: Kathryn M Haueisen; Carol Flores
Publisher: Herndon, VA : Alban Institute, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations is an introduction for people of faith who are new to the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. Authors Kathy Haueisen and Carol Flores have both personal and professional experience dealing with the tropical storms and hurricanes that have roared through the Gulf Coast region the past decade. Residents of Houston, Texas, they have worked closely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Haueisen, Kathryn M.
Ready hope
(DLC) 2009004441
(OCoLC)309835180
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn M Haueisen; Carol Flores
ISBN: 9781566994620 1566994624
OCLC Number: 877868604
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 248 pages)
Contents: Foreword / by Kathy Smith --
Acronyms for common disaster response terms --
Introduction : get trained, get ready, get going --
The calm before the storm : before disaster strikes --
Hunker down or get out of town : when disaster is imminent --
D-day and taking stock : communications in chaotic conditions --
Calm down! : emotional responses in a disaster --
A completely different world : congregational roles in early relief efforts --
People, people everywhere : national response organizations --
Bring in the volunteers : government and nongovernmental agency roles in disaster --
The community that weeps together : long-term recovery from a disaster --
Suffer the little children : how trauma affects the youngest and the oldest --
No going back : resiliency and disaster recovery --
A future with hope : congregational life after a disaster --
Justice, kindness, and walking humbly : why engage in disaster response? --
Appendix A : Red Cross sheltering --
Appendix B : emergency kits --
Appendix C : suggestions on offering spiritual first aid --
Appendix D : the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a disaster --
Appendix E : national nonprofit disaster response organizations --
Appendix F : what to know before you volunteer --
Appendix G : disaster-focused time and talent survey --
Appendix H : sample congregational plan --
Appendix I : a place for all sizes.
Responsibility: Kathryn M. Haueisen and Carol H. Flores.

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A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations is an introduction for people of faith who are new to the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. Authors Kathy Haueisen and Carol Flores have both personal and professional experience dealing with the tropical storms and hurricanes that have roared through the Gulf Coast region the past decade. Residents of Houston, Texas, they have worked closely with ecumenical faith-based and other nongovernmental networks, governmental groups, judicatory leaders, and congregations as they have assisted those affected by these disasters. A.

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