A robust, coordinated, mobilized network of partners from the independent, government and private sector makes all the difference in the ability of a community and its residents to recover from a major disaster. The American Red Cross, whose services span the entire disaster cycle can be a facilitative leader throughout all phases of disaster: preparedness, response and recovery. The Red Cross will Prepare Florida by joining with community, non-profit, business and government partners to convene discussions of how we will prepare communities statewide for the many disasters that could affect Floridians. Our focus will be on the needs and expectations of clients, communities and stakeholders.
Build on pre-existing networks and structures including:
And when necessary, build new networks and structures to enhance collaboration and resilience.