Alabama’s innovativeÂ “Be Ready Sunday,” initiative encouraging faith-based organizations to educate their congregations on how to respond when a man-made or natural disaster strikes takes place this weekend. It should be replicated in other parts of the nation.
According to the “Ready Alabama” website:
The Governorâ€™s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the Alabama Department of Homeland Security are encouraging religious leaders of all faiths on Sunday, September 26th, 2010, or your nearest day of worship, to inform their congregations on how to Be Informed. Be Involved. Be Ready…
We are encouraging religious leaders to include disaster readiness information in their Sunday bulletins, website or speak on the importance of disaster readiness bringing the congregations attention to the importance of disaster preparedness.