Church Leaders Support FEMA's 'Resolve to Be Ready' Campaign

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new emergency preparedness campaign has received support from pastors who advise others to be ready for anything.

For the rest of December, the FEMA organization will promote its "Resolve to be Ready" campaign into 2012. This FEMA movement is a nationwide effort to urge individuals, families, businesses and communities to focus on being ready and aware of all the hazards that exist in their communities.

Thomas Horn, CEO of and a veteran minister of 30 years, is just one of the church leaders in support of this safety precaution campaign. After the events of 9/11, Horn chose to be prepared for any and all oncoming emergencies.

"Since 9-11 it has become increasingly clear that it is dangerous and even naive to expect government agencies to swoop in to save everybody in the event of a major emergency," Horn said in a press release statement.

Adding, "Now we are hearing from federal authorities that it is only a matter of time -- when, not if -- a catastrophic event could make 9-11 pale by comparison. Experts have placed even-odds on a terrorist attack using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) inside the United States within the next five years."

Horn also spoke on the benefit of preachers warning their people of imminent danger. "It is wise council when preachers advocate disaster readiness to their flock," Horn said. "The Book of James measures faith by personal action, and Hebrews 11:7 describes true faith this way: "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear and prepared an ark to the saving of his house."

A new community referred to as "preppers" has surfaced in recent years, which also includes pastors and other Church officials. Preppers are individuals who looked to determine their own fate after witnessing 9/11, the current economic recession, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Fukushima.

Preppers have adopted a new acronym that they foresee for the future. It is called TEOTWAWKI, or "the end of the world as we know it."

"These are average people holding down regular jobs who understand the world is not the idealistic place they might have once thought," Horn said. "The proliferation of weapons technology in the hands of terrorists and recent unusual weather patterns has made them aware how things can suddenly go wrong. They are preparing to survive whatever may come."

Allie Anderson, author of the survival book How To Overcome The Most Frightening Issues You Will Face This Century, is fully prepared just in case anything drastic should occur in the coming year.

She spoke to about what her and her family has already planned. "We have about a one-year supply of necessities and can barter with neighbors for other items such as milk, eggs and meat if we need to," Anderson said.

"We also have a large pantry with bulk flour and dry meals, at least a one-year supply at a time. I hope we never have to use them as a result of an emergency, but we are ready to do that if the day ever comes. We never want to be put in the position of having to beg for food or basics."

With the unwavering support of pastors and preppers, FEMA’s emergency campaign should receive more nationwide attention.

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