Welcome to Miami-Dade C.O.R.E.

Miami-Dade Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies (M-D C.O.R.E.) is a coalition of faith-based and community organizations established to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the community when affected by a disaster. Connections between these organizations and with emergency management professionals will help foster communications and coordination, enhance preparedness, speed recovery efforts, and create more disaster-resilient communities.

M-D C.O.R.E. affiliates are divided into general areas of affiliation based on their capabilities, capacities and preferred area of service. From these areas of affiliation, support groups have been created to specifically address certain needs that may arise within impacted communities.

 

Announcements


► ​The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Homalend Security Buereau (HSB) has developed a guide for the general public on terrorism awareness.  Click here to access this guide and learn more. 

2015 - 2016 South Florida Dry Season (November - April)  In October, the National Weather Service (NWS) Miami-South Florida forecast office published South Florida's dry season outlook.  Is it forecasted that the average temperatures will be below normal during the winter months, and precipitation and severe weather above normal throughout the season.  El Niño, a natural climate phenomenom marked by warmer-than-average ocean waters of the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean, is setting the stage for South Florida's dry season.  

In light of this season's forecast, it is important to take the proper steps in order to stay safe during severe weather events.

  • Monitor local media for severe weather situations
  • Have the ability to receive timely and reliable weather warnings - Miami-Dade Alerts
  • Have a plan and identify a safe place for you and your family

Click here for more severe weather preparedness.  



► Ready South Florida encourages families to prepare throughout the year for all weather hazards during winter, spring, summer and fall.  Click here to access the 2016 Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar to plan your preparedness messaging and activities all year long!

► Click here to learn more on how Winn-Dixie supports non-profit organizations with sponsorships, foundation grants and gift card donations.

► M-D C.O.R.E. was mentioned in the recent County News Issue published by the National Association of Counties (NACo). Click here to read the article.

Spotlight

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Pastor Missy Monokian is the Senior Pastor of Jabez Center Community Church, and one of M-D C.O.R.E.'s original affiliates and dedicated supporter.  In the event that the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated, Pastor Missy serves as the M-D C.O.R.E. liaison.  This responsibility involves the gathering of information from our affiliates on the field and communicating it to the EOC representatives.  

Jabez Center Community Church's target mission is to assist the homeless, women and children in need.  Their different outreach ministries have been instrumental in the collaboration of resources and provision of services in order to meet the needs of the community.  Jabez Center partners with Farm Share to provide food to about 300 families weekly and distribute clothes on a daily basis.  As part of hurricane preparedness, the church is in the process of collecting water and other hurricane supplies to build hurricane preparedness kits for the community.  Also, Jabez Center is working on a sanitation project to provide portable toilets to Haiti.  

To find out more information about Jabez Center Community Church and the services they provide to their community, please visit their website at www.jabezcenter.com.

What's Hot!!!


►Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 8, Daniella Levine Cava presents the first annual Nonprofit Academy.  The Academy is open to all nonprofits and serves to provide capacity building support to small, Community Based Organizations (CBOs).  It will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Participating organizations will also have the opportunity to apply for a District 8 capacity grant.

Please note, organizations interested in applying for capacity building funds must complete all workshops in The Nonprofit Academy and submit their capacity building work plan as part of their grant application.  Agencies applying for the capacity building grant must either be located in District 8 or provide services to residents of District 8.

Space is limited and restricted to only one executive staffer per organization. Click the e-vite below for more details and don't forget to RSVP with the information at the bottom of the flyer.

Nonprofit Academy Evite



►Join the Miami-Dade Refugee Task Force to celebrate World Refugee Day on Friday, June 10th, 2016 from 9:30am to noon at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus.  The event is free to the public and it will include fun games, crafts, raffles, prizes, special performances by Kids Band & Refugee Children...and more!  Click here for more details.

►Free Meals for kids and teens!  Introducing the Summer BreakSpot, offering free nutricious meals for kids and teens 18 years and under, all summer long.  Each supervised location offers nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch or snacks- in a safe environment.

To find a location near you:
Visit: summerfoodflorida.org
Dial: 2-1-1
Text: "FoodFL" to 877-877
Mobile App: Nutrislice

Click here to access the flyers in Spanish and Creole.  



►The Disaster Resistant Communities Group was established to provide a host of disaster planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation services to agencies, departments, faith-based organizations and communities throughout the nation.  Click here to learn more about the Disaster Resistant Communities Group.

Check out their Just In Time Disaster Training Library!  This online library provides disaster training videos covering disaster related mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training for a wide variety of areas.  Also, check out their series of exercises, offered throughout the year, on different natural disaster here


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