The House of Worship Community-wide Asset and Logistics Management (HOWCALM) is a secure, user-friendly, web-based management tool that identifies and inventories the physical assets, programmatic resources, and volunteers that houses of worship, religious schools, and faith-based service providers can activate and deploy in the event of a disaster.
Since 2006, HOWCALM® participants have partnered with NYDIS to assist faith communities throughout the city to better respond and deploy their assets during disasters. After the April 2007 Nor’easter in Staten Island, the August 2007 tornados and floods in Brooklyn and Queens, and the March 2008 crane collapse in Manhattan, NYDIS’s ability to promptly offer onsite response and recovery services was significantly enhanced by the wealth of data in the HOWCALM® database.
Your participation is vital to creating the most prepared and resilient community possible. To register, go to