Jason Lane, the Emergency Manager for Collin County, reports that everything is under control for the Copeville/Verona area of Collin County regarding clean-up. Teams have already been assigned.
Those families seeking general emergency assistance can contact the Red Cross Disaster number at 866-505-4801. This number will connect Red Cross with local residences in need. The main Red Cross station for the area is still working out of First Baptist in Farmersville for those needing assistance.
Donation efforts in Copeville, Texas, have been outstanding. The City Council and the Nevada Fire Department have been spearheading clean-up efforts in the community. The Red Cross in Farmersville, Texas, is the point of contact for Copeville relief efforts.
Master Emergency Operations Plan
Download this Local Church Disaster Response Plan Word Template for local churches to use who need to put together a plan in case a disaster occurs on their own church property. Preplanning is essential for successfully minimizing any adverse affects of an emergency or disaster on a religious organization and its operations. This recovery plan has been designed to identify the key elements that should be followed to help reduce the impact of an emergency or disaster.
This guide will help you as you prepare to go into a disaster zone to serve in either clean-up or rebuilding.
Red Cross Sheltering Document
Click here to download Red Cross Sheltering Document
This is a 3-page overview of how a local church or other faith-based organization becomes a shelter, from when the organization shows interest, to opening and running a shelter, to closing and reimbursement. Written by local Red Cross Emergency Planning Analyst Eric Schultz, who says "We tried to keep it fairly short and high-level, to answer the frequently-asked questions concerning our shelter agreements and procedures."
Here is an engaging video to encourage others to assemble UMCOR cleaning buckets and to educate them on what goes into one. Specifics can be found on the UMCOR Flood Buckets web page.