Diverse Faith Groups Team Up to Help Disaster Victims

October 9, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: The Houston Chronicle/Religion News Service


More than 20 faith-based organizations, from Scientologists to Buddhists to Catholics, have come together to produce a guide on addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of disaster victims.

The document was released by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, an organization made up of 49 U.S. nonprofit groups whose missions includes disaster response.

National VOAD brings the groups together to focus on the five stages of disaster: preparedness, relief, response, recovery and mitigation.