[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]News Anchor: Thanks for staying with us, I’m Rick Holmes!

When a natural disaster strikes people often want to step up and help their neighbors. One very large organization is working Sunday to get that certification needed to help, and provide that help to others.

1,200 members of the World Mission Society Church of God gathered in Hackensack for classes conducted by county emergency management. They were learning about general emergency response, from setting up shelters for people in need and in some cases even pets, as well as how to treat the injured.

Saira Ahmed: Last year when Sandy hit our group, you know, we galvanized almost 500 members to help go from neighborhood to neighborhood, community to community. To gut homes, to cut trees to do everything that needed to be done. So at that time we realized, maybe it’s beneficial if we get an actual certification.

News Anchor: World Mission Society is based in Ridgewood; those who attended are from all over the east coast and all will be certified on disaster response once that learning session is complete.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]