Overcoming Inertia to Plan for Disaster

An Interview with Vermonter Harry Kendrick, Others on Disaster Preparedness

Every congregation and diocese in the United States is at risk for some type of disaster. Yet many still do not have preparedness plans in place. Why? Church leaders may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of disaster planning. They may believe that large-scale disasters couldn’t happen in their regions, or they might think that they don’t have the resources to create an adequate plan.

The Good Shepherd, a publication of the Church Insurance Agency Corporation interviewed three people involved in successful disaster planning in their dioceses level. They shared the obstacles they have faced, and how they overcame them. One of the interviewees is Harry Kendrick, disaster preparedness coordinator for The Episcopal Church in Vermont! Continue to the Story.

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