Preparing for the Future, Protecting Cultural Heritage


Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance for Response kick-off forum at the Maritime
Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, MS, 2016.


MayDay, FAIC's annual emergency preparedness campaign, encourages museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies to do just one thing that will help them prepare for an emergency. In the spirit of action, you can do one thing today: donate to ensure that FAIC's vital emergency initiatives can continue. What's more, your contribution will be matched by a special challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The MayDay preparedness campaign is just one of the many emergency programs that FAIC provides to ensure the protection of cultural heritage during challenging times. Another signature initiative, the national Alliance for Response (AFR) program links key cultural heritage and emergency response representatives, leading to new partnerships and collaboration before emergencies strike. FAIC will be building on existing AFR networks to train local response teams, starting in Miami this May and in Seattle this year. Participants will have the opportunity to network, share resources, and take part in disaster response scenarios.

Our grant from NEH challenges us to raise $25,000 in support of AFR training sessions and other emergency resources. Once we reach this goal, NEH will match that amount with an additional $25,000 in grant support. By contributing to this important program, you would be doubling your gift, and helping to ensure the preservation of cultural heritage. Just 500 gifts of $50 would raise the funds to honor this match.

Help us reach our goal!

To learn more about MayDay, please visit our MayDay page.

To learn more about the FAIC Emergency Programs, please visit our Emergency Programs page.

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