A Department of Homeland Security official who coordinates the response of faith-based and volunteer organizations to presidentially declared disasters will visit South Dakota this week.
The Rev. David L. Myers is director of the Homeland Security Department's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He will visit three South Dakota cities to meet with representatives of government agencies, emergency management groups and others who are involved in the response to disasters and emergencies.
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says meetings will be held Wednesday in Sioux Falls, Thursday in Pierre and Friday in Rapid City.
Myers and his staff work with faith-based and community organizations to assure a coordinated response to disasters.
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