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Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies (C.O.R.E.)

Miami-Dade Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies (C.O.R.E.) strives to better engage Faith-Based and Community Organizations (FBCOs) in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters that affect the community.

Engaging the whole community allows everyone to collectively understand and assess the needs of their communities and determine the best ways to organize their resources.

A component of the DHS/FEMA Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnership's "Building Resilience with Diverse Communities" effort, Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. identifies ways to connect FBCOs along the emergency management continuum.

Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. seeks to address the needs of targeted population groups during and after a disaster by creating a network of FBCOs who share a common mission of supporting their communities.

These critical partnerships engage diverse groups from private and nonprofit sectors to the general public within Miami-Dade County and are meant to empower residents and provide a greater understanding of the community's risks and capabilities.

  • Why Should You Join?

    FCBOs are often an important source of assistance during a time of disaster and the recovery period which follows.

    Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. provides organizations with an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of their services through training, workshops, and partnerships with both the county and the other Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. affiliates in the network.

    Relationships developed by members of Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. help foster communication, improve coordination, enhance preparedness, speed recovery efforts, and create more disaster-resilient communities.

    Members also benefit from these relationships by having greater access to information, shared knowledge, and resources. Educational opportunities enable Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. organizations to broaden their knowledge base in the areas related to disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

    Trainings are designed to provide participants with tools to better serve their community. Completion of these trainings and the certifications that may follow could potentially open up additional opportunities for an organization.

  • How Can You Help?

    Knowing the needs of your community and the ways your organization can help before a disaster is important to assist in its recovery. Does your church or organization:

    • Have the capability to support the community by distributing emergency relief supplies like drinking water, emergency food, or clothing?
    • Have volunteers that can sort, package, and store donated goods for distribution to those in need?
    • Have the ability to offer emotional and spiritual healing to a community recovering from a disaster?
    • Have the ability to provide a temporary home for a family that has lost everything to a disaster?
    • Have the ability to help provide the basic needs of a community (like food, clothes, shelter, home repair)?

    FBCOs that are providing or are capable of providing such services and could benefit from collaboration with other organizations and county emergency management should join C.O.R.E. in order to maximize the impact of their efforts within their community.

  • Emergency Management Continuum

    The four independent risk-based functions of the Emergency Management Continuum: mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from emergencies. These functions can be undertaken sequentially or concurrently, and they are not independent of each other.

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