I am president of the Suffolk County Citizens Corp Council (FEMA) and the attached documents needs to get into everyone’s hands to help those in need.
While mass shootings like those in Orlando may seem aimed at one population, please remember that any geographic community that has been impacted by random acts of violence may suffer secondary trauma from hearing and seeing the news from Florida. And people from similar demographic communities as those who were targeted in Orlando may be feeling extremely vulnerable right now even if they are hundreds of miles from the incident or have never been to a dance club. This is a great opportunity to test our outreach to those who are within reach. Please keep in mind that it’s almost always safe to remind people about the SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline.
Please make the information in the below email and the attached brochure and overview from the DISASTER DISTRESS HELPLINE, and the other disaster recovery resources provided below, available to your patrons, clients, consumers and staff. Thank you.
Finally, please help us reach those who may be experiencing distress from the shootings via your social media accounts by using the following template (which can be adapted as needed): @Distressline 1-800-985-5990 / text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 offers 24/7 emotional support for anyone in distress after shootings in #Orlando@Distressline 1-800-985-5990 distress warning signs & coping resources following incidents of mass violence http://1.usa.gov/1FoyCwz #Orlando
If you want to be better prepared to help our county in times of emergency:
Dr. Phil Facquet