Summary: Across the US, Episcopalians are gearing up for summer activities. But this summer, with concerns about the Zika virus moving north into the continental US, new questions are popping up. Responding to these concerns, Episcopal Relief & Development assembled a taskforce of experts to create a resource that would help Episcopal churches in the United States respond appropriately.
Emergencies can affect a parish, ministry or community at anytime. Be prepared.
From large-scale natural disasters to localized acts of human violence, these events can devastate our communities and overwhelm our resources. Though we cannot plan for, or prevent, every possible outcome, we can take precautions that minimize the impact of a disaster on our parish and, in turn, serve the community in the midst of a traumatic event.
This guide presents an easy-to-use, step-by-step format to create an emergency plan for your parish. It includes suggestions and examples for your added benefit. All parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas are encouraged to create a written emergency plan as soon as possible.
For questions about the Parish Emergency Planning Guide, or for assistance in creating an emergency plan for your church, contact our diocesan emergency response coordinators, the Ven. Russ Oechsel or the Rev. Gill Keyworth.
DOWNLOAD | PARISH EMERGENCY PLANNING GUIDE