Summer officially starts this weekend, which means we can look forward to some warm and sunny weather across the country. It also means that hurricane season is in full swing in the mid-Atlantic region; tornado season is rolling across the plains states and the Midwest; and the West coast is bracing itself for wildfires. Research shows that 85 percent of Americans are not prepared for disaster. Are you?
Good & Ready
America’s PrepareAthon! – a grassroots campaign to get more people prepared for disaster – urges all of us to take action to keep ourselves, our neighbors and our families safe. To support the campaign, throughout April Points of Light informed and equipped local communities to be able to more quickly respond to and recover from disaster.
Disasters affect every community. Are you Good & Ready should something happen to yours? Make a commitment to yourself and those you care about – pledge to be prepared. If you take the pledge in April, you’ll automatically be entered in drawings for prizes.
Have you ever wanted to help after a disaster? There are many ways to get involved after a disaster – whether you have just one day to volunteer or can commit to a longer stint of service. Join us Tuesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, for a special discussion on Twitter about disaster volunteerism