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National Preparedness Month

In the event of an emergency, families unprepared often find themselves at a loss of resources and may wait days for help. Use the month of September to promote National Preparedness Month.
 

Educate your community


Use social media to promote the initiatives from ready.gov/september and use valuable resources in conjunction with your fundraising efforts. 
 
Providing FireAde® for Emergency Prep Kits are a valuable way to promote fire safety in the event of an emergency. People will start fires to stay warm and embers can be problematic if not attended. FireAde® can quickly stop fire in the event of a fire emergency or provide access to a safe exit.
 

Weekly Themes


  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

 

Update your supporters with weekly messages


 

 Ready.gov/September offers weekly messages and themes for promoting an Emergency Preparedness Campaign.

Week 1:  September 1-9
Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2:  September 10-16
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

  • Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.
  • Take Until Help Arrives training.

  • Check on your neighbors.
  • Talk with your Power Company about utility safety.                         
  • On National Prepareathon Day, Friday, September, 15, hold an event.

Week 3:  September 17-23
Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)

Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger 

Think about your neighbors


A large part of your fundraising event for National Preparedness Month initiatives can be working with supporters to consider their neighbors. Ask that for every can someone buys, that they also buy a can for their neighbor, a family member, or coworker.
 
Adopt a family at risk in your neighborhood to supply an Emergency Prep Kit for. Families in need of basic supplies are likely to forgo safety items for food and clothing.

 

 

Fundraising Products

For fundraising you can sell a single can or a case of 6.

16 oz Can - $21.95

16 oz Can - $21.95

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