Feb. 26 – March 4 is Peace Corps Week, a time to honor and recognize the important contributions Peace Corps volunteers have made across the world. Today, over 200 returned Peace Corps volunteers work at FEMA. The skills they developed and experiences they gained continue to aid the agency in its mission of helping people before, during and after disasters.
The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) can provide funding support to nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, that are at high risk of terrorist attack. This funding can help your organization implement physical security enhancements and activities.
Throughout Black History Month, we are taking time to honor African American FEMA employees who help make our nation safer, stronger and more prepared. Through their service, these colleagues are bringing much-needed energy to help our work align with FEMA’s Strategic Plan and the ideals of our nation.
In January, the Building Science Disaster Support Program deployed a team of subject matter experts to southwest Florida. Referred to as a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT), these thirty-two professionals from across the federal family, as well as the state, private sector and other organizations, leveraged their combined knowledge in the field to observe Hurricane Ian’s effects on the built environment.
We asked four employees to share more about their role at FEMA and the work they do to ensure that FEMA is equitable when we help people before, during and after disasters.
John Tomlinson could have been left behind in the turmoil following Hurricane Ian. At age 84, with half of his left arm amputated due to complications from an accident decades earlier, there was only so much he could do to protect his home, a travel trailer, from the approaching Category 4 storm.
Nicole Wood, deputy director of the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, shares more about our efforts to end human trafficking.
Three employees sharing about their role at FEMA and the work they do to ensure that FEMA is equitable when we help people before, during and after disasters.
Monica Curtis was working her shift at a Department Store when a customer, impressed by her knowledge, asked her if she had ever considered a different career path. While Curtis was also working full-time as a teacher assistant, she admitted that with her kids grown, she would love to pursue a career that allowed her to travel. He recommended FEMA, where she could help people while traveling.
Disasters disrupt lives and can often make people feel like they have no one to turn to and nowhere to go. These situations and feelings can make people more vulnerable to exploitation, including human trafficking.