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Disaster recovery resource fairs

Those that experience a disaster face many challenges on the path to recovery.

What is a disaster recovery resource fair? It is a local event for people to access important disaster-related programs and services at one location. Holding a disaster recovery resource fair may reduce barriers such as:

  • Not able to track down needed services because a person does not have reliable transportation or communication device (computer, phone, etc.).
  • Not having the time or energy to track down all the needed services.
  • Not knowing where and how to get started — feeling overwhelmed.

Access resources to host your own fair

The following materials will help you and your community partners host your own disaster recovery resource fair.

Disaster recovery resource fair: A strategy to provide access and reduce barriers to disaster program assistance (PDF) — Explore how to organize and host a fair and get tips for success.

Sample resource guide (PDF) — See a sample resource guide that lists all partners involved in the fair and the resources that are available.

Sample flyer (PDF) — Review the type of information to advertise about a disaster recovery resource fair.

Sample news release (PDF) — Get a sample news release that could be adapted for your fair.

Sample Public Service Announcement (PDF) — Adapt this 30 second and 60 second PSA for your own disaster recovery resource fair.

Sample Site Map (PDF) — Explore how to organize your fair's physical environment, including where to place key volunteers.

Sample Intake Form (PDF) — See this sample registration form, to be placed at the greeter's table.

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