The City of Laurel has developed a Community Resiliency Program to increase the number of people and communities that are taking steps to prepare for an emergency. This is especially important during the first 72 hours after disaster strikes.
The Islamic Community Center of Laurel (ICCL) has now partnered with the City to provide some critical services for the program.
The ICCL will serve as a community Point of Distribution (POD) and will distribute life-sustaining emergency relief supplies to residents impacted by disaster or an emergency.
“As a community, it is important that each of us work together to be prepared for any emergency that happens,” Mayor Craig A. Moe says. “Having distribution sites, like the one at the Islamic Community Center of Laurel, is an important component of emergency response.”
The City of Laurel’s CRP is sponsored by the Mayor and City Council and Office of Emergency Management, along with Booz-Allen-Hamilton and several faith based groups, including: First Baptist Church of Laurel, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, City of Zion Church and the Islamic Community Center of Laurel.
Besides establishing PODs, the CRP includes training non-government and Faith-based organizations and congregations to support emergency actions at home and at work.
Mayor Craig A. Moe will officially recognize the ICCL’s contribution to the success of the Community Resiliency Program at the City Council meeting at 6pm on Monday, July 8th at the Laurel Municipal Center. The address is 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20707.
To view the City Council meeting, tune into Laurel TV on Comcast channel 996 in (HD) and 71 (SD) and Verizon channel 12 if you live within Laurel city limits. Watch a livestream from anywhere at laureltv.org.