Another resource from the Episcopal Emergency Network, “This site is trying to become a comprehensive listing of resources around the country with community and faith-based organizations. I would encourage that if you are interested please look at the list or join the list.”

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Faith-based and Community organizations are the foundation of local, regional, and national efforts in emergencies and disasters. They provide vast resources including donations, equipment, materials, and volunteers. These contributions are critical and life saving. FBCO Emergency Response Network gives emergency management the ability to find these organizations and their resources in a more efficient and effective manner than ever before.

When a disaster strikes, your community will reach out for resources in other counties and states. FBCO Emergency Response Network is the only nationwide directory of faith-based and community resources for emergencies and disasters.

FBCO Emergency Response Network is organizing as a 501c3. We are not an extension of a denomination or service organization. Our only mission is to assist organizations and agencies in this sector through technology.

We selected this technology platform because it is proven, the technology is shared, the other initiatives using it are growing rapidly, and we hope one day to partner with these other initiatives to mutually extend a continuum of care and improve outcomes.

When disasters strike, they can impact multiple counties and multiple states. The architecture of FBCO Emergency Response Network can scale as needed. FBCO Emergency Response Network can identify organizations and their resources within the area of impact and it can connect and engage organizations outside the area of impact for additional resources. FBCO Emergency Response Network is an excellent tool for disasters but it is also an excellent tool for local and regional emergencies.”

There isn’t a comprehensive document of who they are. However, the approach is interesting. It sounds similar to the set-ups used during Katrina. For example, the Gulf Coast News has had good local perspective coverage as well as the best survivor database and community info links that I found.

GCN Katrina-Survivor Database Continues to Grow by Keith Burton – GCN Filed 12/17/05
Since the day after Hurricane Katrina, GCN’s Survivor-Connector Database has been online helping to locate survivors from the hurricane find loved ones and friends. Now, after nearly four months of operation, the database continues to be used and the number of listings is still growing.

GCN was the first to establish such a database as the need became immediately apparent after the Hurricane. There are other lists, but many are now offline or are difficult to find. GCN has kept the database up as people are still finding it helpful….

GCN will keep the database active until the number of entries ceases. At this time, there are over 76,000 records that can be searched. GCN will be doing an analysis of the data and will report the findings in a future report.

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