Just in from the FEMA Blog: Financial Literacy & Disaster Preparedness

April, 2011


Operation HOPE Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant (L) and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the two organizations. 

Financial Literacy & Disaster Preparedness

Posted by: Elizabeth Zimmerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Response and Recovery

Disasters not only affect community infrastructure and public works, but they often overcome family finances, making recovery difficult and sometimes impossible. Before, during and after disasters strike, we work with a number of non-profit, voluntary and faith-based groups who specialize in getting disaster survivors financially back on their feet. 

As we often say, FEMA is just one part of the emergency management team that helps individuals and communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.  In this light, we’ve renewed our partnership with Operation HOPE, a non-profit public benefit corporation, to enhance financial counseling services available before, during and after disasters.
Read the full story here on the FEMA Blog.


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