By Rev. Dr. Norman L. Williams, PSWR Disaster Recovery Ministry

Prepare your Church and Members to survive a disaster with the new toolkits and videos from FEMA's Ready Business website.

Organizations and their staff face a variety of hazards. The Ready Business program helps organizations plan for these hazards.

The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions. The following versions include step-by-step guides in English and Spanish to build preparedness within an organization.

  • Earthquake “QuakeSmart” Toolkit
  • Hurricane Toolkit
  • Inland Flooding Toolkit
  • Power Outage Toolkit
  • Severe Wind/Tornado Toolkit

The Ready Business videos, available in English and Spanish, briefly explain several key parts of getting ready, such as:

  • Staff/Employee Management;
  • Physical Surroundings;
  • Physical Space;
  • Building Construction;
  • Systems; and
  • Community Service.

Download and view these new resources at  If you need any help or guidance please contact me.  We have team members ready to help your congregation and members prepare for to survive!


Rev. Dr. Norman L. Williams
PSWR Disaster Recovery Ministry

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