Interfaith Resources

2016 Houston Flood Response Resources

A Congregational Resource from IM

2015 Houston Flood Response Resources

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (jointly housing FEMA, SBA, Red Cross & others)
Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South St., Houston, TX 77009

City Information

Regional Information

FEMA Registration

Disaster Legal Aid

Crisis Communications for Houses of Worship

Organizational Perspective (PPT)
by Francisco Sanchez Jr., Liaison & Public Informations Officer
Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Media Perspective (PPT)
by Ted Oberg, Investigative Journalist
ABC 13 News Houston

Suggestions for Dealing with the Media (PDF)
National Association of School Psychologists

Interfaith Disaster Response

Field Guides to Working with U.S. Faith Communities

National Disaster Interfaith Network

Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy
by Stephen B. Roberts and Willard W.C. Ashley Sr.

Emergency Operations for Houses of Worship

Potential Indicators, Common Vulnerabilities, and Protective Measures: Religious Facilities (PDF)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Overview of Church-Based Volunteer Host Sites (video)
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations
by Kathryn M. Haueisen and Carol Flores

Best Practices & Other Tips

Disaster Spiritual Care Guidelines
National VOAD

Electronic Library of Best Practices & Resources
National Disaster Interfaith Network

Build a Disaster Kit

A Checklist of Important Family Documents
Portland Online

Records Retention for Ministries: What to Keep; for How Long
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co.

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Houston Interfaith Disaster Response Alliance, hosted by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, is a network of clergy and lay leaders from Houston area faith communities who gather to learn together and share experiences about disaster preparedness and response.

For more information about joining and/or meetings please contact
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Office of Disaster Preparedness Response (ODPR)
 713-533-4909 Direct Phone