Hurricane Preparedness

As we enter hurricane season (June 1-November 30) we will be bringing you resources that are important steps you can take now to help you prepare should we experience a storm. 


In the event of a Hurricane, Riverside Presbyterian Church is concerned for your welfare and your personal situations. We are also concerned about our church property and the community.This survey will allow RPC to identify...individuals that may need assistance and individuals that wish to volunteer their services

Click here to take the brief survey


Disaster Assistance Drive

During the month of August, we are asking for financial donations to provide for members in need to assist with clean-up, equipment, food or other items needed in the aftermath of a storm. Online donations can be made by clicking here (make sure to change the fund from Operating Fund to Disaster Assistance Drive), via cash or check (please identify Disaster Assistance in the memo line). If there is no storm this season, the funds will stay in the Disaster Assistance account for future years. Thank you for your support!

  • Resources

    Communications with the congregation on current Hurricane conditions will be available primarily through our website and church emails.  Personal phone calls for those without computer access will be made.  The phone number of 904-990-3119 can be called in the event of a member needing assistance following a storm.  Emails can be sent to [email protected].


    More information will be forthcoming very soon!  If you are willing to assist others in the event of a Hurricane, please contact Sharon Cleland, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or Jan Nicholas at [email protected] .  We are here to help!


    Click to download a Disaster Supply Checklist

       

    Click here for some simple ideas about how you can prepare


    Click here for Jacksonville's Preparedness and Response Guide


    Volunteers Needed!

    Our presbytery’s Disaster Assistance Commission (SAPDAC), the Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network (FLAPDAN), and PDA are working together to develop a statewide list of "commuter volunteers" who can respond to local disasters. After a disaster, a volunteer team will provide their own transportation to the work site, bring all they need for a day’s work (food, water, PPE, tools), and return home the same day. After storm damage (such as from a hurricane) the typical work includes muck/gut, debris removal, and temporary repairs to stop additional damage.  Applications to become a commuter volunteer can be found at:https://www.flapdan.org/commuter-volunteers