Emergency Response Message
As a part of our “Are You Ready DST” initiative, we are continuing to push the
importance of being All Ready as an important message from the Grand Chapter and
the Delta Emergency Response Task Force. The mission of this task force is to:
awareness about emergency preparedness activities
Provide structured and systematic training for the membership’s Readiness,
Response, and Recovery efforts
Provide effective and immediate communication strategies to facilitate and aid
in preparedness and response
Provide steps for early response and efficient recovery
Provide resource support and guidance for sorority members and the communities
impacted by natural or man-made disasters
The month of September is an important opportunity for planning
and preparedness. September is National Preparedness Month and I want to take
this opportunity to encourage each of us to pause for a moment, check the
resources provided by the Delta Emergency Response Task Force and plan now for
emergencies. While we don’t know when, emergencies happen….but being prepared
for them is as easy as 1, 2, 3. To that end, I am attaching the All Ready DST
document which is your guide to preparedness. Finally, be on the lookout for the
launch of the Delta Emergency Response Task Force link on the National Webpage…
coming soon with current news feeds, pathways to national and local resources
and much more!
Additionally, we are partnering with FEMA to conduct a
preparedness activity for the month of September. Please plan an emergency
activity during September 27th-30th. All chapters are asked to select one of the
activities below in an effort to support our commitment to reach each member of
the sorority in this effort.
Conduct an emergency preparation kit party. Invite sorors
to a location and each soror should be given an item to bring to stock the
emergency kit. Have a drawing and give the kit away as a prize.
Go to www.ready.gov, look for the "Know Your Risk" box on
the left of the screen, click on, the "Learn more About Preparathon" bar,
then click on the "Red" bar on that page that reads "Register For America's
Preparathon" link and complete the survey. This is a free activity, which
will provide valuable information as you prepare your family and community
for disasters. NOTE: There is additional information on this site that is
very helpful and has other safety topics.
Host a community forum with the Emergency Management Team
in your community. Select 4-5 community emergency managers to discuss
Copy the "All Ready DST" information and ask permission to
distribute to church members. Also, prepare copy for all chapter members.
This is our commitment to FEMA to become actively involved in
disaster preparedness and our commitment to a National Initiative.
Training Sign in Sheet
Your Family Disaster Plan FEMA
Your Family Disaster Kit FEMA
Home Hazard Checklist FEMA
Office Disaster Kit
Recovering from Disaster
Thank you in advance for your participation.
Paulette C. Walker
Dr. Paulette C. Walker, National
Linda R. Wilson
Linda R. Wilson,
Chair, Delta Emergency Response Task Force
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
1707 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
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