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Dec 09
Misti McHatton

CEN Offers Congratulations to Monsignor John Brown

Posted by: Misti McHatton

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On December 4, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced the recipients of the 2013 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience. In their press release, they explain “The Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience recognizes outstanding response to a catastrophic incident and leadership in fostering resilient and prepared communities”

In response to Hurricane Sandy, “Monsignor Brown’s leadership led St. Francis de Sales Parish to become the largest relief center on the Rockaway peninsula, providing hot food, medical care, mental health care, trauma counseling, clothing, cleaning supplies, pet food, veterinary care, and more. At the height of the effort it served between 4,000 - 10,000 people per day.”

For more information about the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience or to read about the other recipients, you can read the DHS Press Release.


CEN also encourages all churches to take preparedness steps to be ready to serve their community in times of crisis. Sign up for our next FREE ReadyChurch Webinar here. 

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