January 10, 2005.

January 10, 2005. What will January 2015 look like?

Join faith-based and community-based leaders, including NGOs, emergency management and response professionals, for a one-day event to strengthen collaborative efforts for whole-community care in Santa Barbara County.

2014 Forum for Disaster Preparedness: Strengthening Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.

October 2, 2014 
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara, 21 East Constance, Santa Barbara.


Reverend David Myers, a presidential appointee under the Obama administration, is Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Special Advisor to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Brie Loskota is Managing Director and field expert at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Religion and Civic Culture.

Myers and Loskota will share some exciting initiatives that are strengthening partnerships for disaster preparedness in local areas.

The event will also feature interactive table discussions between attendees to strengthen relationships and dialogue about the opportunities for whole community care following a local disaster or emergency incident.

There is no admission charge for the event, which will include a continental breakfast, lunch and snacks, and free onsite parking

Click HERE for the event flyer and HERE for a registration form which can be returned by email or fax. Please register by September 15 to help us plan accordingly..

Presented by Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and the Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth (ICTG).

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