Monday, July 7, 2014

Recovery Tools/ Training Workshop on July 10 in Louisville

Recovery Tools & Training

Why this training?
      Recovery from a disaster event requires a whole-community approach. This workshop gives an overview of long term recovery and shares lessons learned and best practices gathered from decades of experience in large and small disasters.
Who should attend?
Anyone dedicated to helping rebuild homes and lives in Mississippi: long-term recovery leadership, faith based groups, religious leaders, community leaders, social service organizations, disaster case managers, and other persons concerned about recovery.
How much does it cost to attend?
There is no cost for the training, the lunch or materials. The training is a gift of Church World Service and the faith groups providing leadership. 

Dates and Location
Wednesday, July 9th Thursday, July 10th

 Tupelo City Hall                              First Methodist Church
   71 East Troy Street                                300 West Main Street
   Tupelo, MS                                                Louisville, MS

The Training Agenda Includes:
8:30 Registration

Welcome/Mississippi Overview
Long Term Recovery Issues, Organizing, Structure, Overview,
FEMA Individual Assistance
 Community Needs Assessment
Disaster Case Management
Construction   Management
Volunteer Management
Emotional and Spiritual Care
Sessions End at 4:30 pm

Registration is strongly recommended by July 5th.  Although people may come without registration, it will be helpful to have a good idea of the number of persons at each site to provide lunch, handouts and other materials. To register: Use this registration link:
If you don’t have a computer or need assistance in registering,
Please call 1-866-732-6121 or via email:

Leadership is provided by:  
Church World Service, Mississippi VOAD, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Lutheran Disaster Response, World Renew, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency,