COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
When disaster strikes, civil society is often first in line, to offer a hand up. Community Emergency Response Team training enhances the capacity of civil society to provide immediate disaster assistance, bridging the critical gap between time of disaster, and arrival of emergency services.
Community Emergency Response Team training offers a SAFE neighbours helping neighbours response. CERT is a grass-roots strategy that is both practical and realistic; strengthening community safety and preparedness, through increased civic participation.
Today, the intensity and frequency of disasters is making preparedness and training of local communities, necessary to provide security, until the first responders arrive on the scene.
"THE POWER OF CIVIL SOCIETY,
MOVING AT THE SPEED OF TRUST"
NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS
BRIDGES OF LOVE
Why does Bridges of Love exist?
When disaster strikes, civil society is often the first in line, to offer a hand up. Bridges of Love provides resources, coordination, and basic emergency training for church and community.
What is Bridges of Love's Mission Statement?
To inspire preparedness and provide emergency training, for church and community to be prepared before disaster strikes. Love is ACTION!
What is Bridges of Love's structure?
A Registered Canadian Charitable Religious Society
What is Bridges of Love's strategy?
Bridges of Love facilitates community resilience; connecting people, churches, and various networks through coordination, resources and Community Emergency Response Team training.
LIVING PROOF OF A LOVING SAVIOUR
FAITH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE
Building a bridge of love to a community can take many forms and as with any bridge design, the architecture can be quite varied. Emergency Preparedness is an opportunity for the local church to reflect Christ's love, ready to care for the community, during times of disaster or due to any emergency one might face.
Follower's of Jesus Christ have been given the double mandate of both loving God and our neighbor. Bridges of Love's Faith Emergency Preparedness Initiative (FEPI) provides opportunities, for the local church to fulfill His Commandment
An on-line portal and opportunity for FEPI churches to connect with their neighbours, during challenging times.
CHURCHES HELPING NEIGHBOURS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 28, 2023
Introducing "Alberta Recovers" - Bridges of Love Ministry Society pioneers an on-line donation platform for disaster victim assistance.
Key Features of "Alberta Recovers" include:
• Seamless Donation Management: "Alberta Recovers" provides an easy-to-use and secure platform for individuals, organizations, and businesses to make monetary contributions in support of disaster victims. Users can choose from various payment options and receive instant tax receipts for their charitable donations.
• Real-Time Impact Tracking: Donors can track the impact of their contributions in real-time. "Alberta Recovers" offers transparency by displaying how donations are utilized, giving donors confidence that their generosity directly benefits those affected by disasters.
• Targeted Assistance:
The platform allows disaster victims to submit their specific needs, enabling Bridges of Love to allocate resources more efficiently and prioritize aid where it is needed most. Disaster victims’ identity remains confidential to public viewing and only shares this information when a match is made.
• Volunteer Coordination:
"Alberta Recovers" serves as a hub for volunteers to register their availability, training, and skills, facilitating a streamlined approach to disaster relief efforts.
• Community Engagement:
The platform fosters a sense of community by enabling individuals/churches/businesses to connect with disaster victims, each other, share experiences, and offer support during challenging times.