The Joseph’s Network in collaboration with the American Red Cross, and Noah’s Ark is hosting “The First 72 Hours Summit” to help communities prepare for emergencies and adversities. The event will take place in Gwinnett County on Thursday, October 24th from 9am- 4pm. These are all nonprofit organizations that are working together to involve the directorship of different faith and community groups in disaster preparedness.
Every year floods, tornadoes and earthquakes hit several parts of the world. We expect calamities to hit, but don't prepare for it. Research studies have revealed that majority of the Americans are uninformed of how to respond to such disasters. The year 2011 was a bad year for such misfortunes. According to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there were 99 major disaster declarations in 2011.
These nonprofit organizations felt the need to address this national issue at the local level. “The First 72 Hours summit” is one daylong event and is free to attend. During the conference people can learn about the disaster preparedness program and understand the need and role played by several different emergency response agencies such as Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) and Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). Experts from FEMA and GEMA will also explain their role in preparing, preventing and recovering from all weather hazards. Members will also get an opportunity to enroll in certain Red Cross training programs for free. This summit will also provide us a chance to meet people of different religions and back grounds as several different religious groups have already committed to attend such as Catholics, Orthodox, Ahmadi Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and Protestant. To register, please visit www.JosephsNetwork.com .