Partnership for Southern Equity to host Coastal Georgia Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency Meetings

ATLANTA — In January 2023, the Atlanta-based Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) and its Just Energy Portfolio were awarded $10,000 from the Southern Climate & Energy Network (SCEN) as part of their Southern Communities Tour to purchase crucial disaster preparedness kits and related supplies.

The Coastal Georgia Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Relief Program is designed to benefit residents in Glynn and Chatham counties. The goals of the program are:

1. Establish relationships with communities, developing trust, and providing the necessary tools and resources required for people to successfully champion their own interests.

2. Decrease the impact of hurricanes and flood damage in Chatham and Glynn counties.

3. Build disruption systems advocates for public policy and protect them from adverse weather conditions.

4. Build civic infrastructure and pursue state policy to protect community interests.

In July 2023 PSE, in partnership with communities in Glynn and Chatham counties, provided through the program 500 disaster kits totaling over $8,000 in direct assistance to marginalized and black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) communities in the preparation and aftermath of Hurricane Idalia in August 2023. In addition to direct services, the program provides education to further engage the community  in disaster preparedness and climate resilience.

As part of this outreach, PSE will be hosting two Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency Meetings. Locations and times follow below:

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Time: 10:30am
Roosevelt Harris Senior Center, 2007 I-Street, Brunswick, GA 21520
In partnership with the City of Brunswick, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer, Salvation Army, United Way of Coastal Georgia, Glynn County Emergency Management, Glynn Environmental Coalition, and Glynn County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster.

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Savannah Chatham EOA
618 W. Anderson St, Savannah, GA 31415
In partnership with Chatham Emergency Management Agency, Savannah Chatham EOA, Harambe House, United Way Coastal Empire, Chatham County Resiliency Program, Coastal Empire Disaster Recovery Committee, and City of Savannah Office of Sustainability.

About The Partnership for Southern Equity: Based in Atlanta, PSE is a nonprofit organization that advances policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South. Through forums, research, and organizing efforts, PSE brings together the regional community to lift up and encourage just, sustainable, and civic practices for balanced growth and opportunity.