Emergency Preparation and Response

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Collective Thinking

Too often in life, we focus on the things that are going wrong, or making us feel bad. But that doesn't have to be the case! Challenge your community to remember and reflect on the fact that the world is full of kindness, love, and compassion by holding a brainstorm to reflect on how they are making a difference in their school, community, or world, and they'll be able to see everyone else's responses!Read more

Dimes and Dollars for Disaster

People in places that have been hit by natural disasters need our help. Kids and teens need extra help when disasters happen. They especially need water , food , shelter and medical supplies . However, it is hard to send them the things they need because roads and airports have been destroyed. Instead, we can help kids and families get the things they need by raising money for organizations that are already helping on the ground. You can collect...Read more

Coin Collection for Hurricane Sandy

Project: Raise money to help children and families affected by Hurricane Sandy and to help first responders with their efforts. Share your Hurricane Sandy service stories here .Read more

Charged for Life

Smoke detectors are an integral part of keeping families safe from fires. They are required in every home. Unfortunately, some families cannot afford to change the batteries in their detectors or don't know how often batteries need to be changed. You can help!Read more

Blanket Hugs

Who doesn't like to curl up on a cold winter's night with their own special warm blanket? Many people do not have this luxury such as the homeless families who sleep in shelters, or kids who enter foster care. You can help them derive some comfort from sleeping in a strange bed in a strange place with the gift of a Blanket Hug! This is a wonderful way to help evacuees after a natural disaster. Blankets and comfort are always greatly needed in...Read more

Sending Support--Emergency Response

Natural disasters (like a tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, wildfires, and hurricanes) can create a lot of damage. They can cause blackouts and destroy homes and buildings. If a natural disaster is likely to occur, communities will be evacuated to safe shelters. Some families can't go home after the danger is over because their homes have been damaged. These families might be in need of medical care, basic items, and comfort. Here's...Read more

Rally Around a Cause

Did you know... A rally is a great way to bring a large number of people together to learn more about the importance of certain issues in our communities. You might choose to hold a rally about anti-violence, equal rights, the environment, or animal welfare, for example. The community, politicians, and businesses will be sent a clear message about the importance of the topic you choose. Project: Excite and educate your community about an issue...Read more

A Home in a Bag

When an emergency strikes, it isn't only property that gets damaged. Help console a child who has lost the comforts of home with this goody bag. Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project. Click on the link to download project instructions : Supply List: Water bottles single-serving snack packages stationary for letters books stuffed animals blankets or sweatshirts one-...Read more

Prep the 27 Percent

Did you know that senior citizens make up about 13% of the entire U.S. population, and 27% of them live alone. During a natural disaster, seniors living alone are more vulnerable to injury. Be a pal to your neighborhood seniors and share tips on preparing for emergencies. Download Project Instructions Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project. Plan Your Project: Research...Read more

Pets and Disaster Safety

Did you know that after Hurricane Katrina the Federal Government passed a law requiring communities seeking funds for disaster preparedness to include plans for family pets and service animals in their evacuation and emergency shelters. The law is called PETS Act (Pet Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act). Now people need to know they can take their pets to shelters if they prepare properly. Do your part to inform your community on the...Read more

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