How do communities recover from disasters?

Bryan Crousore, a nationally recognized expert on disaster recovery, will lead four one-day workshops on "Long-Term Recovery From Disasters" for Kentucky communities affected by the early March tornado outbreak.

A disaster specialist will conduct free workshops for tornado-affected Kentucky communities from April 16-19

Bryan Crousore, a nationally recognized expert on disaster recovery, will lead four one-day workshops on “Long-Term Recovery From Disasters” for Kentucky communities affected by the early March tornado outbreak.

Each workshop will cover how to set up a long-term recovery committee in your community, identify needs caused by the storms and use appropriate resources to meet those needs. The workshops are provided free of charge by Church World Service, a humanitarian ministry of 37 Christian communions in the United States.

As an Emergency Response Specialist for Church World Service, Crousore regularly conducts workshops for disaster-affected communities in the Midwest and Appalachia. With decades of experience in disaster response and recovery, Crousore has helped to train staff members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, members of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other groups.

The workshops will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch provided. No registration is necessary and all are welcome.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

April 16: Plum Creek Christian Church, 961 Nagel Road, Butler, KY
April 17: Morehead State University at West Liberty, 155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY
April 18: Mayo Memorial United Methodist Church, 412 Court Street, Paintsville, KY
April 19: Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center, 332 Riverbend Road, Louisa, KY

For more information, please contact Tim Shenk at Church World Service, 212-870-2728

Media Contact:
Lesley Crosson, 212-870-2676, lcrosson@churchworldservice.org
Jan Dragin, 781-925-1526, jdragin@gis.net


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