This slide deck gives an overview of the disaster recovery program and the key players involved.
Use this slide deck when talking to reporters face-to-face and when presenting to community organizations or civic leaders about the disaster planning and recovery program
DO NOT USE THIS WITH PEOPLE AFFECTED BY DISASTER OR WHEN COUNSELING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC – they are not the intended audience.
Leave a copy behind with reporters and community organizations after you meet with them. If you talk to them over the telephone instead of having a face-to-face meeting, ask if you can send them copies of the slides either by email or by fax (print out copies in “pure black and white” if faxing the slides).
Please customize the slide deck as necessary – add your firm’s logo, your name and date. Modify the design template if necessary to conform with your firm’s presentation requirements.
A collaboration between the American Red Cross, National Endowment for Financial Education, AICPA Foundation and the CPA profession (YOUR NAME) (YOUR FIRM’S NAME) (CITY) (FIRM LOGO HERE) DRAFT
Part I Defines steps to take immediately following a disaster, such as restoring household stability, managing an injury or disability and financial decisions after death.
Part II Identifies steps to take in the weeks and months after disaster has occurred to help people affected try to settle into normal routine by establishing a steady flow of income, handling expenses and debt, and working through potential law suits or other settlements.
Part III Illustrates steps to take in planning for the future and moving on with life in areas such as assessing financial needs, getting retrained for a job, and estate planning.
Also contains brief, easy-to-follow checklist for proactive steps to prepare for possible disaster in the future
Non-profit foundation dedicated to helping Americans acquire their information and gain the skills necessary to take control of the personal finances. www.nefe.org
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National professional organizations of CPAs with more than 330,000 members in business and industry, public practice, government, and education. www.aicpa.org
American Red Cross
Led by 1.2 million volunteers and 36,000 employees, annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 67,000 disasters. This year alone, the Red Cross assisted more than 550,000 families affected by disaster. www.redcross.org