Faith-Based Partnership Program

The FBPP began in the spring of 2008, after Emergency Preparedness managers asked, “How can we reach and serve the people who need us the most?” Realizing that many faith-based organizations are already serving citizens in times of personal and major disaster, the Independence and Jackson County Offices of Emergency Preparedness, known as the Eastern Jackson County Emergency Operations Center (EJCEOC), decided to tap into that existing network and reach out to the faith community.

 

In 16 months, the program has grown from including faith leaders in the local area warnings to an intricate network of partners connecting government offices, faith-based organizations, volunteer groups including Citizen Corps, Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) and Volunteer organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), and even local hospitals.

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