People of compassion: When a disaster hits in your neighborhood, will you be ready to help?

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, most of us can remember the devastating images of destruction to New Orleans and other communities. But even more, our hearts go out as we remember the pain of people uprooted from their homes and facing the loss of life as they knew it.

Disasters can hit any community, at any time. In fact, scientists are predicting a major earthquake here in the Pacific Northwest.  How can we prepare for such an event, and will we be ready to help one another?

Join us for a Disaster Response Care Teams conversation on Saturday, September 12, 9 AM-11 AM to learn more about how you can serve in times of disaster.  The event will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 6800 East Side Drive NE, Tacoma. Refreshments will be served!

Care Team members are volunteers who offer compassionate care and practical support to survivors of disasters during the response and recover phases.  Please pre-register for this free event by contacting Wendy Morris at or 253-383-3056 ext. 117.

Disaster Response Care Teams are offered in partnership with Pierce County Emergency Management, Associated Ministries, and Pierce County Citizen Corps. Thank you to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for hosting this conversation.

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