Good & Ready, led by Points of Light, is a collaborative emergency preparedness engagement initiative, online and on-the-ground, working to increase youth and family preparedness working with core partners including the American Red Cross, Ready.gov, and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. The program seeks to elevate awareness, engage more people in preparing themselves and others, promote the importance of being prepared for emergency situations and disasters within homes and communities, and raise the profile of September’s upcoming National Preparedness Month.
Individuals and families can become more prepared by making emergency plans with family members, hosting a preparedness activity, building disaster prep kits and by seeking training to be a volunteer in emergency response.
At the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Youth Summit attendees did their part by creating Good & Ready “Black Out Boxes,” filled with flashlights, batteries, food, water and notes of comfort to help seniors prepare for emergencies.
For more information, visit the Good & Ready Conference booth in the exhibit hall or attend the Good & Ready Solution Center Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in room W175A.