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Aug 31
2011
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National Preparedness Month Worship Video

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A time to remember. A time to prepare.
National Preparedness Month Video - Together We Will Stand

Following 9/11, the Church responded in a way that moved the hearts and minds worldwide for months. This is a time to remember. Ten years ago the Christian cross, while derided in the square the day before, was allowed to stand well after the ruins were torn down. The Church was revived, in the midst of tragedy, as Christians began doing what they do best - praying for the survivors and first responders, caring for the urgent needs or just sitting on the curb listening to the broken hearted. Students from Julliard played music in the shelters and The Salvation Army band played while serving meals in the streets. Music and the cross - brought healing when no one knew what to say, unity out of division, and eternal healing to a broken nation.

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of 911, the Christian Emergency Network created the Together We Will Stand video to use in your church and community to inspire Christians and those still in search of Him to stand together in Christ throughout any crisis. Using visual images of that day where Christians came together combined with music, which stirs the heart and memory, the Together We Will Stand video will be a lasting reminder of the Christian response to this tragedy.

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During National Preparedness Month CEN will also release the Together We Will Stand - Standing Strong in Crisis CD and Devotional to use with someone currently in crisis or as a part of being an active ReadyChristian.

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Aug 30
2011
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National Preparedness Month 2011 PSAs

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Natonal Preparedness Month PSAs
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Christian Emergency Network CEN produces ongoing radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in cooperation with Homeland Security to help rally Christians to "Be Aware," "Be Ready," and "Be There." CEN also produces issue-specific, event-specific, and initiative-specific PSAs.

PSAs Available for Download:

#1 First Things First

Aug 30
2011
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National Preparedness Month 2011 Trainings

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National Preparedness Month Trainings:

We are proud to report that with the re-launch of our ReadyChurch and ReadyChristian campaigns for National Preparedness Month we have multiple trainings set up for September and October. Below are a list of the trainings scheduled. If you are interested in attending one of these trainings or setting up a training in your area, please contact our Field Director, Jon McHatton via email at jon.mchatton@christianemergencynetwork.org.

Aug 17
2010
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VRM Crisis and Disaster Response Leadership Team

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VRM News—Updates—Information
Aug 16, 2010
From the Desk of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
Chaplain Edward Smith
VRM Deputy Executive Director


VRM Team Deployments-

Arizona Schultz Flood Incident (Near Flagstaff)
VRM teams were relieved in the field by CEN (Christian Emergency Network) Flagstaff Chapter members in a great joint deployment last Monday. The current situation is that the flood is under control, VRM volunteers in the area are doing follow up work and the VRM Arizona chapter stands ready to re-deploy and give assistance to CEN at any minute! Thank you VRM Arizona chapter for serving and deploying as well as CEN chapter members!

Mar 30
2010
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That won't happen to me: Will it?

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In your lifetime, you are guaranteed to experience one man made or natural disaster. You can count on it. So if you are truly prepared for emergencies, then you have nothing to fear.

Some people enjoy the fear factor. It’s challenging, exhilarating, ego satisfying and so on. But is that shared with the rest of the family? Or, are you giving the family a choice? Recently, I came across an interesting statistic. Only 12% of our population is truly prepared for emergencies in accordance with established guidelines. In June 2009, Citizen Corp stated that 32% of the families surveyed were prepared for emergencies. Assuming that the 12% is part of the 32%, then 20% have done something toward emergency planning. If these families were put to the test: will they be aware, will they be ready and will they be there? What are your thoughts?

Most people today, know the importance of emergency planning and preparedness. But for some reason people have trouble putting those thoughts into action. Why? It won’t happen to them, don’t have the time, it is not a fun thing to do, a governmental agency will come to my rescue, etc. As Nike says, “Just do it”. You will be surprised how easy it is to build an emergency plan.

Tune in to any financial news broadcast, browse any newspaper, note the houses for sale on your own block, and scan your investments and retirement fund and you'll find that bad news abounds. Fear can begin to grip us, causing us to either freeze up, do nothing or make erratic, emotional and ultimately poor choices.