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September 27-29, 2019

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 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 and community-based organizations as we prepare for ReadySunday 2019! 

Register your House of Worship for ReadySunday
As part of the ReadyAlabama campaign, the State of Alabama encourages organizations of all faiths to participate in the ReadySunday on September 27-29, 2019 - the last weekend of National Preparedness Month. 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 in your congregation about potential hazards and having a plan set in place can save time, resources, money, and most importantly lives.
We are encouraging religious leaders to: 
  1. Register your house of worship as a ReadySunday participant here.
  2. Promote ReadySunday and the importance of preparedness to your congregation:
  3. Update your house of worship's emergency plan with these resources as your guide:
  4. Offer your congregation family emergency plans found here.
  5. Follow ReadyAlabama on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional preparedness information.
  6. Become connected with Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). 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 VOAD or email info@alvoad.org. 
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, houses of worship, and community depend on it, and ReadySunday provides a compelling reminder to get prepared today!