June is National Pet Preparedness Month

What you should know about Pet Preparedness:

1)  Include your pets in your emergency plans

2)  Build a separate emergency kit for your pets

3)  Make sure and keep digital records and/or pictures to identify your pet after a disaster in case you become separated

4)  Create a list of places that accept pets if an emergency happens


CCDRA Workshop Presentations

Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance’s Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Churches and Non-profits was held in Craven County on June 19, 2018.  Speakers included Stanley Kite, Craven County Emergency Services; Ann Huffman, NC VOAD; Ross Patterson, Salvation Army NC & SC; Phil Triplett, NC Emergency Management – ReadyNC; James Jarvis, American Red Cross of Eastern NC; Faye Stone, FEMA; Mary Ann Mehan, Craven County DSS; John Robinson, National Disaster Response Associate (Retired) and Sandra Phelps, United Way of Coastal Carolina & NC211.


Craven County Emergency Services – Stanley Kite, Fire Marshall
Craven EMS – Churches Non Profits Workshop 2018

NC VOAD – Ann Huffman, President & The Salvation Army NC & SC – Ross Patterson, Disaster Training Coordinator
Ready for Disaster – NC VOAD & Planning and Preparedness – Salvation Army

NC Emergency Management – Phil Triplett, American Red Cross of Eastern NC – James Jarvis, FEMA – Faye Stone & Craven County DSS – Mary Ann Mehan
ReadyNC Mobile App  –  ReadyRating.org  –  Prepare for Disasters – Red Cross –  Special Needs Registry

National Disaster Response Associate – John Robinson, retired
The Disaster Cycle

United Way/NC 211 – Sandra Phelps, United Way of Coastal Carolina
NC 2-1-1 Presentation for Caller Population 2018

Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Churches & Non-Profits

This is a FREE Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Churches and Non-Profits. Come hear from our team of local, state and federal leaders and experts, including Craven County EMS, NC EMS, FEMA, American Red Cross and NC VOAD. There will be a FREE light breakfast and coffee from 8am-9am along with informational tables and FREE resources you can take with you!

The workshop will begin at 9am and end at 1pm. There will be time allotted at the end of the program for an “Ask the Experts” panel discussion. Please pre-register by emailing CCDRA.ltrg@gmail.com or follow this link http://evite.me/rECqxwW4jM

This event is being organized by the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. CCDRA was organized as a local long term recovery group after Hurricane Matthew. It includes representatives from local churches, local nonprofits and governmental agencies as well as representatives from statewide emergency management. While organized as a long term recovery group after a disaster situation, there was also a desire to educate churches and nonprofits on disaster preparedness. Eastern North Carolina has had its share of disasters in recent years.

CCDRA’s Case Managers working closely with Lutheran Services

Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance (CCDRA) is working closely with Lutheran Services Carolinas to identify and assist those still in the recovery phase after Hurricane Matthew.  If you are interested in joining the Case Management Team, please contact us.  Case Management meetings are the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 4pm at United Way of Coastal Carolina, 601 Broad Street, New Bern NC.