Ready Sunday in Alabama - September 30, 2012

Faith-Based Leaders:

On behalf of ReadyAlabama, Alabama’s emergency preparedness campaign funded by a grant from the Department of Homeland Security, we would like to invite your church family to participate in the seventh annualReadySunday initiative on September 30, 2012.  ReadyAlabama makes it simple and easy for your organization to participate.

ReadySunday is a collaborative effort geared to encourage Alabama’s faith-based organizations and their families to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and churches. 

Organizations like yours play an integral role in our community during disasters.  Not only will congregation members turn to their faith in times of crisis, but community members will seek out your organization for comfort and support.  With the collaboration of faith-based groups and government agencies, we can work together to educate and empower our communities to prepare before disasters strike.

When you participate in ReadySunday, ReadyAlabama will do the work for you! ReadyAlabama offers a free program with resources customized to your organization’s needs, including:

 Registering your church as a ReadySunday participant atwww.ReadyAlabama.gov and providing you with a downloadable electronic toolkit.

 Promoting ReadySunday to your congregation by providing pre-written information for your newsletter, website, e-blasts, bulletin board, and other communication vehicles.

 Offering church attendees free family emergency plans and more.

 Setting up a ReadySunday table on-site with emergency preparedness materials and a sample disaster kit on display.

We know that the next emergency is coming.  We just don’t know when or what kind it will be.  But we can prepare now for the next emergency.  Our family, friends, church and community depend on it, and ReadySunday provides a compelling reminder to get prepared today!

To get your ReadySunday event started, please visit www.ReadyAlabama.govor contact Marguerite Long at the contact information provided below.

We look forward to your participation!

On behalf of ReadyAlabama,

Marguerite Long

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Serve Alabama

Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service

8 Commerce Street, Suite 1000

Montgomery, AL 36104

334-954-7440

Marguerite.Long@ServeAlabama.gov

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