The Jewish Federations of North America, our umbrella organization, has issued this statement regarding the Sikh Temple shooting over the weekend. As you may know, JFNA has been the leading organization behind the Nonprofit Security Grant Program which is aimed at helping vulnerable nonprofits prepare for a terrorist attack.
SAFE Washington, a Mark Bloome initiative, is a partnership program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and other entities that offers the following services:
- Provide a robust communications network to the Jewish community via the Northwest Warning Alert and Response Network, Homeland Security Information Network, and the Secure Communities Network. Free of charge, this network is used to alert participating agencies of imminent threats, dangers and response protocol in real time.
- Develop best practices for disaster response, community security and community preparedness and provide low cost and/or no cost training for community partners through annual training events.
- Provide increased opportunities and leverage existing federal grant funding of community programs
Andrew Chadick mailto: AndrewC @ JewishInSeattle.org