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September 29 - October 1, 2023

What would happen if the next big tornado struck on a day of worship?  Would your church family know what to do?  Do you want to inform your congregation and community partners about disaster readiness and teach  the importance of being ready if a natural or man-made disaster strikes? If so, join us and other faith and community-based organizations as we prepare for ReadySunday 2023! 

Register your House of Worship or Organization as a  ReadySunday Participant
As part of the ReadyAlabama campaign, the State of Alabama encourages organizations of all faiths to participate in ReadySunday on September 29- October 1, 2023.  ReadySunday is a collaborative effort geared to encourage Alabama's faith and community-based congregations and families to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies. 
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 about potential hazards and having a plan set in place can save time, resources, money, and most importantly lives.
We are encouraging participants to: 
  1. Register as a ReadySunday participant here. Let us know you will join in the effort to encourage your members, their families and community partners to prepare for emergencies.
  2. Promote ReadySunday and the importance of preparedness:
  3. Update your emergency plan using these resources as a guide:
  4. Offer family emergency plans found here.
  5. Check Your Insurance Coverage. Insurance is the first line of defense in a disaster. Review existing insurance policies and ensure the amount and extent are adequate to cover losses from any possible hazard. 
  6. Visit and and follow on social media for preparedness tips.
  7. Visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center) for additional resources. This office fosters partnerships between government and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to increase the nation’s resilience by creating trust and developing relationships.
  8. Complete Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN), a web-based self-guided training that includes a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants to identify risks, locate resources and take preparedness actions.  Take the training at  
  9. Become connected with Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ALVOAD). Faith and community-based organizations play an integral role during disasters in our community. Through the collaboration of faith and community-based organizations and government agencies, we can work together to educate and empower our communities to prepare before disasters strike. Contact our agency to learn more about ALVOAD, visit or email
We know the next emergency is coming.  We just don’t know when or what kind it will be, but we can prepare for it now.  Our family, friends, houses of worship, and community depend on it, and ReadySunday provides a compelling reminder to get prepared today!
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