Celebrating its tenth year, National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA, is a nationwide effort that encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies.
During National Preparedness Month, us “Red Crossers” gather around our laptops and smartphones, huddle together with other disaster and preparedness peeps and plan how to get others to prepare for emergencies. I’ve never seen a more intense group of people than these peers as we try to get others to prepare! I’ve witnessed Flash Mobs for earthquake preparedness, door to door volunteer projects and even observed tips for the Zombie Apocalypses, now that’s some kind of preparedness.
Marketing guru’s tell us it takes seven times to get the message across, and the more varied the ways the better, so we hand out pamphlets, put on demonstrations, create apps, do phone-a-thons, you name it, we get a little preparedness passionate. So, help us preparedness geeks out and before we start singing door-to-door about what to do during a zombie sharknado snowstorm, check out http://www.redcross.org/prepare/nationalpreparednessmonth and see what you can do to help your family prepare for an emergency or disaster.