By Gary Roller, Upstate New York Lutheran Disaster Response Chairperson

What better way for us to celebrate than to announce the new Congregational Disaster Preparedness Guidebook.

The purpose of this guidebook is to help congregations take some basic and important steps toward resiliency and intentionality in response to disaster so that they will be better able to serve their communities when disaster strike.

This guidebook is a valuable resource for all congregations, even those who have not experienced a disaster first hand. It is never known when a natural or human-caused disaster could impact your community, but people will turn to the church for answers, whether you are ready or not.

Download the guidebook now. Questions can also be directed to Gary Roller, Upstate New York Synod, Lutheran Disaster Response, Volunteer Coordinator at LDRUNYTEAM@GMAIL.COM.