Grassroots Disaster Response: Harnessing the Capacities of Communities
Publication Date: December 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: National security; homeland security; DHS; catastrophic disaster
Coverage: United States
The survivors of a major disaster require immediate, personal relief, and the government is simply not equipped to provide for all of these needs, especially survivors' spiritual needs. By partnering with faith-based and community groups before a disaster, America's local, state, and federal governments can help survivors receive a higher quality of immediate attention and guarantee long-term support.