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:: FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Welcome to NYDISnet, the e-newsletter of New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS).

NYDISnet is New York City's only faith-based Sandy recovery e-news resource, and provides the latest updates on resources, events, trainings and other matters of interest to the recovery community and religious leaders – including 9/11 long-term recovery news. NYDIS also distributes NYDISnet ALERTs during local emergencies or to notify New York City faith communities and our partners of important news.

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Rev. Ruth Yoder Wenger, Executive Vice President

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:: NYDIS NEWS
NYDIS Sandy Recovery Resources

On-Line NYC Sandy Recovery Guide (with Widgets)


NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable & NYC Unmet Needs Fund
The Unmet Needs Roundtables convene donors, long-term recovery groups and case management agencies to financially assist impacted families with unmet needs beyond those met by all other current programs. Through the advocacy of a case manager, the Roundtables (which are centrally managed and meet in each borough) provide emergency cash assistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor households. Assistance is targeted to ensure and sustain survivors' long-term recovery. For more information, contact info@nydis.org.
NYC Volunteer Group Housing Program (VGHP): Form-Sets
NYDIS supports and coordinates out-of-state volunteer groups seeking housing and Sandy rebuild organizations for them to volunteer with during their stay.

To secure housing or find a place to volunteer, call 212-669-6100 or email the VGH

A comprehensive culturally and religiously competent form-set to assist potential host sites in housing rebuild volunteers in support of Superstorm Sandy Recovery efforts includes two handbooks for host sites and volunteer groups and exhaustively covers a wide range of resources for organizations involved in volunteer housing rebuild. View or download the VGHP Form Set for Host Sites & Volunteer Groups.
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NYDIS Hosts Annual Meeting & 2015 Partnership Awards
The NYDIS Annual Meeting and 2015 Partnership Awards & Reception was held on January 14th at the NYU Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion at 60 Washington Square South. Top honors went to Lutheran Social Services of New York as Member of the Year and New York Legal Assistance Group as Partner of the Year - followed by many Partnership Awards in a variety of categories. Additional honors recognized individual achievements, like our Tenacity Awards and Volunteer of the Year - these included the Elder Betty C. Jones Legacy of Service Award, the inaugural Ken C. Curtin Legacy of Public Service Awards, and the inaugural Rev. Dr. Ramon Nieves Memorial President's Award.

During the Annual Meeting the NYDIS Board of Directors elected a new President and the Members elected two new Board Members. The Rev. Brian Steadman was elected President – replacing Ron Drews of Lutheran Social Services. And, Ms. Cecilia Aranzamendez of Lutheran Social Services and Mr. Maninder Sigh of the United Sikhs where elected the Board.

NYDIS Receives over $500,000 in New Sandy Recovery Grants
In December 2015, NYDIS received over $500,000 in new Sandy recovery grants from the American Red Cross, Home Depot and the United Way of New York City.

NYDIS' DOHMH Contract for Public Health Emergency Sector Faith-based Needs Assessment
In December 2015, NYDIS was awarded a contract from NYC DOHMH Public Health Solutions to conduct a needs assessment of the Public Health Emergency readiness of NYC congregations and faith communities. The six (6) month long project will be managed by the DOHMH Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response ( OEPR).

28 Attend December NYDIS and NDIN Trainings
Sponsored by NYDIS, the December 1 and NDIN/USC CRCC course Engaging Faith Communities in Disaster: Increasing Religious Competency and Literacy and the December 2-3 NDIN Disaster Chaplain Training  course at Metropolitan College prepared 28 new disaster volunteers and chaplains to provide spiritual and emotional care during deployment to disaster sites, as well as within their own communities – as well as fields skills for why and how to engage faith communities during disasters and public health emergencies.

NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Approaches $12M in Assistance Awards
The NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable enters 2016 with nearly $12 million distributed in assistance to Hurricane Sandy survivors through emergency cash assistance, recovery grants, loans and discounted/tax-free building supplies to eligible survivor households. The UNR continues to gather donors, long-term recovery groups and case management agencies to financially assist impacted families with unmet needs beyond those met by all other current programs.
Year End NYDIS Reports:
:: FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS
AP: Security is Focus at Churches and Mosques amid Heightened Fears
December 19: Religious congregations across the U.S. have been steadily increasing safety precautions following a season of violence, from the slaughter unleashed in June by a white shooter at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, to the killings in December in San Bernardino, California. Churches are often considering hiring their own security for protection, and other related measures. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said 2015 is shaping up as the worst year ever for U.S. mosques, with preliminary 2015 data collected by the civil rights organization finding 71 reported cases of vandalism, harassment and threats, with 29 of those incidents occurring since the November 13 assaults in France. In response, FEMA has been holding specialized training for congregations for "all hazards, including active shooter incidents." Read more.

Jewish Community Center in Coney Island Selected as NY Rising Public Services ProgramJewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI), a nonprofit social service, has been selected by the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) to operate a Public Services Program as part of their NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program. The program will serve Coney Island, Sea Gate, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach communities of southern Brooklyn. They will provide response and recovery workshops to address gaps in services and provide case management. Learn more about the JCC here.

Council on American-Islamic Relations Offers Best Practices for Mosque & Community Safety
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has developed the "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety" to better equip Muslim communities with the immediate steps necessary to safeguard mosques or Islamic institutions against bias-motivated violence or vandalism. The publication responds to a number of bias-motivated incidents targeting mosques and other Islamic institutions that has grown in parallel with "the rise in anti-Muslim sentiment promoted by a well-coordinated and well-financed ‘Islamophobia machine.'" Incidents targeting American Muslim institutions have included arson and bomb attacks, shootings, hate vandalism, and threats of violence. The booklet is intended to give an overview of best practices in securing mosques and other Islamic institutions from crimes of various kinds, including hate crimes. Read more.

NYC Emergency Management Releases "Resolve to be Ready" Calendar for 2016
The Resolve to Be Ready calendar released by NYC Emergency Management encourages preparedness through regular reminders broken out into small, simple steps. The calendar can be synced with Outlook, iCal, or Google Calendar or downloaded in a PDF version. In addition, NYCEM encourages New Yorkers to sign up for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official emergency communications program. By signing up, you will receive important information on local emergencies, from severe weather to street closures to public health. Sync the calendar here.

Community Space Survey Released by NYC Emergency Management
The Community Space Survey is critical to helping the City prepare for emergencies and reach out to its communities. Organizations citywide are encouraged to participate.  The purpose of the Survey is to identify spaces in a community that could potentially support the City's emergency operations or be used for community outreach events.  (Providing information on a community space does not guarantee that it will be used in an emergency.) All information will be kept strictly confidential. Complete the survey here. For any questions, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact intergov@oem.nyc.gov.

President Announces Advisory Council on Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
President Obama announced appointees to the President's third Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The Council brings together religious and secular leaders as well as scholars and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations. The charge for this Council focuses on steps the government should take to reduce poverty and inequality and create opportunity for all, including changes in policies, programs, and practices that affect the delivery of services by faith-based and community organizations and the needs of low-income and other underserved persons. President Obama said, "I am confident that these outstanding men and women will serve the American people well, and I look forward to working with them." Read more.
:: NYC RECOVERY NEWS & RESOURCES
RECOVERY RESOURCES

NY State, Sandy Disaster Case Management Referral Line: 855-258-0483


Resource Guides and Websites
- Catholic Charities-DCMP Resource Guide
- NYDIS Recovery Resource Guide
- JCC Staten Island Connect to Recovery Resources Guide  
National Flood Mitigation Resource List
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Resource List contains links to important information for property owners, notifications on Increased Cost of Compliance, FEMA flood hazard data, outlines of Community Rating System qualifications, and other details. The full resource list can be found here.

Counseling Support for Build it Back Applicants
Build it Back offers counseling referrals to eligible applicants who may need additional assistance moving their application forward. The Build it Back Counseling Partners are experts in housing, financial and legal issues with experience working in affected communities. They can work with clients one-on-one to resolve tough challenges related to their applications. Counseling is provided at no cost to individuals who are eligible and registered. Find out more here.

Free Mental Health Services for Children and Teens in Sandy-Affected Areas
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers free mental health services available for children and adolescents living in the Rockaways, South Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Mental health evaluation and treatment will be provided at no cost through the NYC Child and Adolescent Resiliency Enhancement Services (NYC CARES) program. The NYC CARES program is available at Coney Island Hospital, St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residents of the Rockaways and at the Staten Island Mental Health Society for Staten Island residents. To learn more, call 311 or click here.

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Changes
NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency offers resources on flood risk, FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map updates, and flood insurance purchase requirements here. NYC residents can also learn about their flood risk at floodhelpny.org, a project of the Association of NYC Neighborhoods.

Disaster Assistance Resource
FEMA's Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP) has set up a website (DisasterAssistance.gov) to help survivors navigate the disaster recovery process. DAIP helps survivors by shortening the time required to apply for assistance and reducing the number of forms that need to be completed. Survivors can also upload documents, check the status of their application, and access information and resources, all through the website.

FEMA Recoupment
Make the Road New York's Legal Department is working with families in handling their FEMA recoupment. Clients in Staten Island can call the Midland Beach office at (718) 987-5503 or the Port Richmond office at (718) 727-1222.

9/11 Health Benefits
People exposed to the stew of toxins released when the World Trade Center collapsed on 9/11 can still apply for health benefits. Tens of thousands of workers, volunteers and residents who believe they are suffering from 9/11 related illnesses have until 2016 to apply for the health care they need and deserve under the World Trade Center Health Program. To apply click here or call 855-4WTC-AID.
DEADLINES

SBA Reopens Disaster Loan Applications for Sandy-Impacted Residents to December 1, 2016

Effective December 2, 2015, the recently approved Recovery Improvements for Small Entities (RISE) After Disaster Act of 2015 gives the SBA Administrator the authority to make disaster loans for Superstorm Sandy for a period of one year. The bill authorizes SBA to revise the disaster deadline for major Presidential declarations for Superstorm Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.  Additionally, SBA will be accepting applications under its related agency declarations for North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia and certain counties in Maryland. The new filing deadline for physical damage and economic injury losses is December 1, 2016.
New York City to Get $176 Million from U.S. for Storm Protections
January 18: New York City may soon be one step closer to building a new flood protection system around Lower Manhattan to guard against another storm like Hurricane Sandy. Senator Chuck Schumer said that the city would be awarded $176 million in federal funding for the proposed project, through a national contest created by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help communities recover from disasters and better prepare for them. The money would be used to help fortify a stretch of shoreline from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side to the northern tip of Battery Park City. Specific measures have not yet been determined, but could include adding sea walls and temporary flood walls that could be deployed before a storm, and building grass berms that could double as recreational areas. "This project has gotten more money than any other in this rebuild contest," Mr. Schumer said. Read more.

CNN: El Niño's Effect this Winter Slated to Break Records
January 6: Evidence suggests this year's winter could be one of the most heavily affected by El Niño on record. This year's El Niño weather event-characterized by warming waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean-is already one of the three strongest ever recorded, and it could even rival the intensity of the record 1997 event that wreaked worldwide weather havoc, from mudslides in California to fires in Australia. Historically, strong El Niño has affected NYC weather in different ways. The last two winters that had very strong El Niños were 1997 and 1982. While 1997 had a record low of 5 inches of snow, 1982 brought a heavy blizzard to NYC in April with 10 inches of snow. Read more.

"Dirty Bombs: An NYC Multi-Agency Perspective" Featured DOHMH, NYPD, NYCEM, & FDNY
December 16: The International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (INTERCEP) presented a live web forum on dirty bombs, also known as radiological dispersion devices, and their potential impacts. These devices continue to pose a tangible threat and would require a multi-agency response in a real event. The web forum featured NYC Department of Health, NYPD, NYC Office of Emergency Management, and FDNY. View the live recording here.

ABC News: A Look Back at Some of the Major Natural Disasters in 2015
December 22: ABC News looked back on the five major natural disasters of 2015, reflecting on a year filled with record-breaking weather stories throughout the U.S. and the globe. The 2015 disasters featured were: (1) the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal and subsequent avalanche on Mt. Everest in April, (2) the deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that killed at least 31 people in May, (3) wildfires that devastated the Western U.S. due to dry weather and drought in the summer, (4) the Super Typhoon Soudelor that struck the Pacific Ocean in August, and (5) the record-breaking flooding in South Carolina in October. Read more.


New Report and Tools Paint Picture of Disaster-Philanthropy Landscape
According to a new report published by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and the Foundation Center, the largest 1,000 foundations in the U.S. made $116.9 million in disaster-related grants in 2013, with the Bill & Melinda Gates, Rockefeller, and Margaret A. Cargill foundations topping the list of contributors. Smaller foundations, charities, and international grant makers contributed another $60.1 million. The 2015 Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report expands on an inaugural report released last year and was published in conjunction with online interactive and mapping tools to help grant makers track how and where disaster philanthropy dollars are being spent around the globe. Read more.

Proposed Legislation Would Open Red Cross to Outside Scrutiny
September 14: The "American Red Cross Sunshine Act" was unveiled to the House Committee on Homeland Security in response to findings from the Government Accountability Office's inquiry into the American Red Cross. ProPublica and National Public Radio reported that the legislation would force the charity to open its books and operations to outside scrutiny. Following an eighteen-month investigation, the GAO report found that although the Red Cross has a government-mandated role in responding to disasters, "no regular, independent evaluations are conducted of the impact or effectiveness of the Red Cross's disaster services." Rep. Bennie Thompson requested the inquiry and has unveiled the Act, which would require regular audits of the organization's finances and its response to disasters in the U.S. and abroad. The bill also requires the Department of Homeland Security to submit to Congress an annual report on its partnerships with the Red Cross on "preparedness and response capabilities," and the Red Cross to "make prominent on its website" information about how to submit concerns to the organization's ombudsman. Read more:


AP: Contributions to Red Cross Fall by 32 Percent since Sandy
The American Red Cross experienced a 32 percent drop in charitable donations in 2014 since Hurricane Sandy. It fell from ninth to 21st place among the nation's best-supported nonprofits, its lowest ranking since The Chronicle of Philanthropy began an annual survey in 1991. The Chronicle's new survey has United Way in the top spot for the ninth consecutive year, with private donations totaling $3.87 billion for the 2014 fiscal year. Just behind was Boston-based Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund. Other nonprofits in the Top 10 included the Salvation Army, Feeding America, Task Force for Global Health, and Harvard University. Read more.

Mayor's Fund Releases Request for Proposals from Community-Based Organizations 
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, with the assistance of the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is releasing a funding opportunity through the Connections to Care Request for Proposals. The Mayor's Fund is seeking proposals from qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations, in partnership with licensed mental health providers, to implement the Connections to Care model for at-risk populations. Read more here

NYC Emergency Management's New Website 
NYC Emergency Management's Communications Team released a new and improved NYC Emergency Management website. The website, designed to provide a more accessible, streamlined, and enhanced user experience, can be accessed by visiting www1.nyc.gov. 

American Red Cross Launches the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
The American Red Cross and its partners have launched an initiative that aims to reduce deaths and injuries caused by home fires by 25% in five years with the Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. The Red Cross is asking every household in America to take two simple steps that can save lives: checking or installing smoke alarms and practicing fire drills at home. Join the campaign as a volunteer by contacting a local Red Cross chapter. Learn more.
:: ADVOCACY
Promise Finally Kept: Zadroga Act Extended Until 2090 for Medical
December 18: In a move that prompted both exultation and relief among first-responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks, Congress passed an $8.1-billion deal to extend the Zadroga Act's Federal benefits for sick September 11 survivors and first responders. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act established the World Trade Center Health Program to ensure that the thousands of responders and survivors suffering from illnesses related to 9/11 are provided medical treatment and financial compensation. After months of lobbying and behind-the-scenes wrangling, Congressional supporters of the Zadroga Act struck a deal to add the law's renewal to a must-pass spending bill. Free medical care will be extended until 2090, and the Victim Compensation Act, which reimburses survivors for out-of-pocket costs, will be guaranteed for an additional five years and $4.6 billion. The deal makes some minor revisions to the World Trade Center Health Program, which was granted an additional $3.5 billion, and puts some limits on the VCF. But Congressional supporters were reportedly convinced that it was the best possible deal they could have made, and thrilled that House Republicans allowed the proposal-which had gathered an impressive 69 Senate and 272 House co-sponsors-to come to a vote. Read more.
WP: Congressman Demands Climate Study as Scientists Warn of ‘Chilling Effect'
November 6: A fight between a senior House Republican, Rep. Lamar Smith, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration over a recent climate change study has intensified. The country's chief society of meteorologists weighed in this week with a letter warning the prominent congressional skeptic on climate change that his demands for internal communications and documents from NOAA "can be viewed as a form of intimidation" that could thwart federally funded research. Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, stepped up his pressure on agency Administrator Kathryn Sullivan to divulge its scientists' internal deliberations, demanding in a letter that she turn over the documents requested in a House subpoena. "Your failure to comply with a duly issued subpoena may expose you to civil and/or criminal enforcement mechanisms," the congressman wrote. Read more.

WP: Let's Use These Unspent Federal Dollars to Prepare for Disasters
November 1: Former FEMA Administrator R. David Paulson presents a strong case for reallocating wasted federal dollars currently allocated to disaster recovery to preparedness. Paulson states: "Looking back on the valuable lessons I've learned throughout my career, the one that stands out is the importance of preparing for and investing in the future. In my line of work, preparation is not an abstract principle. It can determine whether a family's home remains standing or lies in ruin after a disaster. And after the widespread destruction Sandy caused, it is clear to me that our country has yet to fully grasp this lesson." Read more.
:: PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVES
Active Shooter Incident Preparedness
There are a multitude of resources available to help prompt discussion on how to increase safety at houses of worship and address the potential for copycat threats. Resources:
Cold Weather Preparedeness
Flood Preparedness
Floods can have a major impact on homes, communities, and regions and can develop over a period of days or occur suddenly. SAMHSA DTAC has compiled a list of tools and resources focused on flood preparedness and response:
  • Disaster-Specific Resources-Flood
    • This SAMHSA DTAC Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) installment provides preparedness and response information for floods. Materials include tip sheets, podcasts, and links to helpful agencies. To access this installment, please visit the  website.
  • Stay Safe Before, During, and After a Flood
    • One way that individuals and families can prepare for a flood is to develop their own response and communication plan. The Public Health Emergency website contains materials that can help. Links to these resources are available on the  website. 
  • Floods
    • This Federal Emergency Management Agency Ready.gov webpage includes flood-specific preparedness, response, and recovery information. There is also a special section highlighting tools and resources for spring flooding. Visit the website to learn more.
  • Strengthening Your Emotional Well-Being Ahead of the Flood
    • Individuals may experience distress when anticipating and preparing for a flood. This American Psychological Association article offers tips to manage flood-related anxiety and improve overall physical and behavioral health. Access the article here .

Flu Preparedness
Flu season is underway. Below are a few tips to lower chances of catching the flu in the upcoming weeks:
  • Get plenty of sleep. If you're well rested you're less likely to become infected with the flu virus.
  • Be strict about washing hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Hands covered in germs spread colds and the flu. Make sure to scrub your hands well with soap or alcohol-based hand rub for 20 seconds.
  • Disinfect heavily touched items, such as doorknobs, remote controls, and phones.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Get your flu shot. One of the best ways to avoid catching the flu away is to make sure that you get vaccinated against it.

Learn more about how to prevent contracting the flu at flu.gov. To stay up to date on the amount of flu cases being reported in the NYC area view the CDC's weekly influenza tracker.


OCHA Hashtag Standards for Emergencies Manual
The United National Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs has released this resource to encourage proactive standardization of Twitter hashtags; emergency responders may be able to reduce a big-data challenge and better leverage crowdsourced information for operational planning and response.
Tanenbaum: Resources for Combating Extremism
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is offering free, practical resources that can be used at home or at work, in schools, places of worship and in your community, including a September 11 Fact Sheet and World Religions Fact Sheet. The resources can be utilized for discussion at house of worships, community centers, at the workplace, or at home with friends and family to help learn the facts and counter hate and terror.

My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy and Resilient
January 4-March 29: Create and submit a video that shows how you protect your family, friends, and community's health during disasters for the chance to win a video contest. Click here for instructions .

How to Prepare for a Financial Emergency
September 21: Organizing a financial first-aid kit is key among emergency preparations-yet probably the most frequently overlooked. A "go" pack should contain a binder or portable file folder in a watertight container with copies of essential documents, including: personal identification (Social Security card, driver's license, birth certificate, passport, marriage or divorce papers), financial 411s (travelers checks, cash,  credit cards, insurance cards, safe deposit box info, mortgage info, and car titles), health care fundamentals (copies of prescriptions, list of medical conditions, and physicians' contact info), legal levers (power of attorneys, living will), a comprehensive list of emergency contacts and passwords/usernames, and a prepaid phone and cell charger. Read more.


:: UPCOMING EVENTS
ICS Webinar Series
January 12-February 23, 2016
Register.
The NYS Regional Training Centers are hosting an ICS Webinar series for healthcare staff that could use a refresher in ICS and/or need to complete FEMA ICS courses.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
January 20-February 18, 2016
Register
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is an 8-hour public education program that teaches participants how to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or an emotional crisis.

Formidable Footprint - A National Community Exercise Series
January 30-July 30, 2016
Register.
This is a nationwide series of exercises designed specifically for neighborhood, community and faith based organizations to assess their disaster preparedness and response capabilities.

FEMA: "Preparing Youth: A Community Discussion On Individuals Disproportionately
Impacted by Disaster"
February 4, 2016
3-4pm
Register.
Join the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division for a webinar focused on engaging the public on disaster preparedness and resilience efforts serving youth.

#GetAlarmedNYC in West Brighton
February 6, 2016
9am-4pm
Register.
On Saturday, February 6 Red Cross volunteers will visit homes in West Brighton, Staten Island to install free smoke detectors and provide fire safety education.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute: Virtual Tabletop Series on Cyber Risk
February 9-10, 2016
Register.
This tabletop is designed for organizations interested in raising awareness of cyber risk management, cyber-related planning, and other issues related to cyber incident prevention, protection, and response.

Operation Volunteer Placement
February 24, 2016
9am and 4pm ET
Register.
Operation Volunteer Placement will allow agencies and organizations tasked with the coordination of spontaneous volunteers during a disaster to exercise their plan in a web-based simulation. Participants work together as a unified team in establishing, managing and demobilizing a Volunteer Reception Center. This exercise can be accessed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET and lasts between 90 minutes and three (3) hours depending on group interaction.

Cutting up the Big Apple: How the Census Bureau Supplies NYC Data
March 16, 2016
2pm-4pm
Register.
Learn how the Census Bureau supplies data about different geographies of New York City, and how to get statistics for them.

2016 Religious Communicators (RCC) Convention
March 31 to April 2, 2016
New York City
Register.
The 2016 RCC Convention will take place across a number of different locations in Manhattan, offering opportunities to join the RCC New York Chapter. RCC offers a unique opportunity for interfaith experiences. A number of professional associations serve those who work in faith-based or nonprofit communications, but most represent a particular denomination or professional discipline. RCC members are Christian, Jewish, Ba'hai, Muslim and more.

New York State Training(s)
NYC Emergency Management Training(s)
:: JOBS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
American Red Cross-Greater New York
EmergeNYC
Lutheran Social Services of New York
Catholic Charities Disaster Case Management
Federal Emergency Management Jobs
Met Council Disaster Case Management
National Service (CNCS)
New York Cares
NYC Medical Reserve Corp
NYC Office of Emergency Management
NYC Service
New York Disaster Interfaith Services
American Red Cross – Greater New York Region - New
:: MAKE A GIFT TO NYDIS
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