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Faith-driven disaster preparedness event coming to Lilburn

LILBURN — As a religious leader, have you ever worried about how you would react if your congregation was part of a natural disaster? Look no further for facts, training and unity.

On Oct. 24, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lilburn is hosting a free Disaster Preparedness Summit.

The all-day event is for all faith-based and civic organizations, plus diverse communities. It is hosted by the American Red Cross, Joseph’s Network, Noah’s Ark and other partners.

The summit was planned to encourage leaders from several faiths to network with each other and establish relationships with disaster response agencies during times of disaster.

Presentations will be given by Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynette Howard, Homeland Security Faith-based Coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Janay Stargell, Division Disaster Executive of the Southeast and Caribbean for American Red Cross Jack Morgan and employees of the Gwinnett County Fire Department.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The summit is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Although the event is free, attendees need to register in advance at www.josephsnetwork.com. For more information, visit the website or call 404-207-9307.

The church is located at 1150 Cole Road in Lilburn.