Community and Faith-Based Organizations Prepare for Ike

September 10, 2008

WASHINGTON- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), and the American Red Cross will hold a media teleconference today to discuss community and faith-base preparations for Hurricane Ike.

When: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:30pm EDT

John Kim Cook Ph.D., FEMA Director, Center for Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
Diana Rothe-Smith, Executive Director, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Trevor Riggen, Senior Director of Client Services, American Red Cross

By teleconference:
Operator assisted audio bridge available with question and answering capability
Participant Pin: 62970#
412-858-4600 (International callers)

Please call the FEMA news desk at 202-646-4600 with any questions.

*NOTE: Questions regarding Gustav recovery in Louisiana should be directed to the FEMA/State Joint Information Center at 1 (225) 376-5000.

FEMA’s mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.


Last Modified: Thursday, 02-Oct-2008 15:13:47 EDT