In times of uncertainty, people look to their community and faith leaders for guidance. Studies on the impact of disasters, from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to local wildfires, describe community and faith-based organizations’ critical role as sources of physical, social, and spiritual care. When disaster strikes, initial services may not come from the government but rather from community organizations, churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith-based organizations. BRC designed the Ark of Safety program to prepare organizations to respond and recover from major emergencies and disasters.
We work with congregations to provide disaster preparedness assessments, planning tools, resources, consulting services for preparation planning, access to high quality discounted emergency supplies, training, and much more. Our program ensures that organizations have a plan in place that they can effectively enact during a crisis.