Money Matters in Diasters
Recorded: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
According to the Insurance Information Institute “40% of businesses affected by a natural or man-made disaster never reopen.” Recent findings from the Citizen Corps “Personal Preparedness in America” survey found only two percent (2%) reported having financial documents in their home disaster supply kit. FEMA and its partners have resources for organizations and individuals to ensure the Whole Community is informed and have the tools necessary to get their financial house in order.
There was an opportunity to ask questions and the majority of them were answered by our partners, Operation Hope and the USDA Cooperative Extension Network. This webinar focused primarily on how organizations can work to increase communities’ financial preparedness and address financial related issues in times of disaster. Listeners will learn how they can foster this engagement regarding community planning and build stronger relationships with Operation Hope and the USDA Cooperative Extension Network.
Links and Tools
Some important links and tools were discussed in this webinar:
- Operation Hope Coalition America
- USDA Extension: “Preparing your Finances for Times of Disaster” webpage
- Citizen Corps Financial Preparedness Resource Page
- Ready Business
- SBA Office of Disaster Assistance
- Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (23-page PDF)
- Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit
- Go Direct
- Avoiding loan scams after a natural disaster
- How to Avoid Scams After a Disaster