OREGON COUNTY -- University of Missouri Extension and the State Emergency Management Agency is offering an emergency preparedness and response workshop to faith-based organizations Aug. 1-2 at the Cabool Second Baptist Church. The workshop is available to nine counties in southern Missouri including Oregon County.
The church is located at 13475 Industrial Drive and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Faith-based organizations are an integral part of recovery efforts in communities struck by disaster, whether it is housing people who have lost their homes, feeding volunteers, cleaning up debris or distributing relief supplies.
"Because of the important role these organizations play, it's critical that they have a plan to continue their operations during a disaster," said Eric Evans, community emergency management specialist with University Extension. "By having a continuity of operations plan, these organizations can survive an emergency physically, operationally and fiscally."
Faith-based organizations in southern Missouri can learn about developing a continuity of operation plan during the workshop.
To register call MU Extension Fire and Rescue Training Institute at 800-869-3476.