Q: How do we create a disaster response plan to help our community in the event of a natural disaster?

A:  If you choose to minister during a crisis by offering your facilities as a temporary shelter, evacuation center or emergency coordination center, you should:

  • Appoint a volunteer emergency facility coordinator.
  • Plan in advance how the facility will be used.
  • Identify risks and appropriate control measures.
  • Review insurance coverage.

You should seek legal counsel to determine if your risk control measures meet legal requirements and to develop medical and liability release forms for guests to sign.

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*Important information: Brotherhood Mutual is pleased to provide Legal Assist as a complimentary resource. The services we offer through Legal Assist are intended to provide general legal information to our current and prospective policyholders.

The information we provide is intended to be helpful, but it does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney in your area. Accordingly, no attorney/client relationship is created through this process, and no legal advice will be provided. We strongly encourage you to regularly consult with a local attorney as part of your risk management program.