One of my dear friends started a new non-profit organization to help when disaster strikes, called Activation ReAct. Elizabeth was one of the organizers of the #JerseyLove Social Good trip that I participated in last year, and she has a huge heart for helping the community and activating people to get involved. She asked me to share this information with you, and I said I’d be happy to help, and this is important information to share anyway!
Did you know that 50% of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disaster?
I have to admit, that I haven’t. I’m always thinking about the right things to have on hand for emergencies, but we’ve never talked as a family about where to meet if an emergency occurred and we were separated. Honestly, I wouldn’t even know how to begin.
To help with that very issue, Ready.gov has resources to help you put together emergency communication plans. In addition to the communication plan, there is also detailed information about specific types of disasters and how you can prepare. Click here to read more about National Preparedness Month and find out all the ways you can get ready. It’s not a fun thing to think about, but doing so now will help you to avoid a situation such as this:
Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated in any way for this post. My participation does enable a donation to be made to Activation ReAct.