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:
- Provides a robust communications network to the Jewish community via the Northwest Warning Alert and Response Network, Homeland Security Information Network, and the Secure Community Network. Free of charge, this network is used to alert participating agencies of imminent threats, dangers and response protocols in real time.
- Develops best practices for disaster response, community security and community preparedness, and provides low-cost and/or no-cost training for community partners through annual training events.
- Provides increased opportunities and leverages federal grant funding of community security projects.
Andrew Chadick mailto: AndrewC @ JewishInSeattle.org