Operation Ready is a ministry of CCF that is based upon the American Red Cross Ready RatingTM program. The goal of the ministry is to equip Cucamonga Christian Fellowship to show God’s love by serving the community in times of disaster through: protecting lives and property by effectively preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.
CCF is committed to being a church facility that is prepared, but also to resourcing our members so that they can be prepared too. When Americans prepare and practice for an emergency in advance, it makes a real difference in the ability to cope with disaster, take immediate and informed action, and speed of recovery.
SEPTEMBER IS... EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MONTH
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
By being prepared, you can lessen the impact of an earthquake, or other natural disaster on your family.During an earthquake - Drop, Cover and Hold On. Do not exit the building until after shaking stops.GET YOUR FAMILY PREPARED
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Your family can be Red Cross ready by completing three easy steps: Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
Visit http://arcbrcr.org to learn more.
RED CROSS: LOS ANGELES
PrepareSoCal is a campaign to prepare families for disasters by providing tips, tools, and training, and promote community resiliency
Visit https://www.redcross.org/local/california/los-angeles/about-us/our-work/preparesocal to learn more.
READY: NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN
Designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. Promotes preparedness through public involvement, both in English & Español.
Visit https://www.ready.gov to learn more.
SO CAL EDISON
Edison International, is partnering with the American Red Cross to increase emergency preparedness throughout Southern California.
Visit https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/safety/ to learn more.
FEMA EARTHQUAKE CHECKLIST
A quick reference guide that helps individuals and families prepare for an earthquake and prevent earthquake-related damage to their homes.
Visit https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3234 to learn more.
RED CROSS MOBILE APPS
Apps for earthquakes, flooding, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes show you what to do before, during and after disaster.
Visit https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps to learn more, or download your free Red Cross mobile apps today in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Available in English and Español for both smart phones and tablets.
Special thanks to Southern California Edison who provided us with several years of grant money through their “public safety: emergency preparedness” grant. This was one of Edison’s four priority areas of community investment funding, and funds were used to purchase preparedness supplies.
Thanks also to Debra Williams, Building Resilient Communities/Ark of Safety, who has been an incredible resource and support to our Operation Ready ministry.
The mission of Building Resilient Communities is to provide disaster preparedness and business start-up programs through community and faith-based organizations. Their programs have impacted communities across Southern California.
Learn more at https://www.buildingresilientcommunities.org/home