Faith Based Emergency Preparedness Initiative

The City of Newton Health & Human Services Department is developing an initiative to strengthen partnerships with Faith Based Organizations (FBO) in our community. Our hope is to enhance emergency preparedness, response and recovery. The driving force of the initiative will rely upon the needs of and input from congregations. If you or your congregation would like to participate, please complete the following survey by February 23, 2015, which will allow for prioritization of projects.


FBOs provide critical support, are able to anticipate community needs and facilitate healing and recovery by helping with a variety of disaster related responsibilities. Efforts are most successful when all members of the community work together. We hope that you will consider an ongoing partnership with the city. To find out more information, or to submit a preferred contact email and receive updates on the initiative, please contact Jenna Olson at


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