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

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

Shelter Readiness

Lend a helping hand to support homeless shelters so that they can better serve your community in times of need. Did you know that war veterans make up 40 percent of homeless men. When a natural disaster strikes, homeless shelters provide many families with a place to sleep during the transition. Download Project Instructions Disclaimer for youth under 13: I promise to get my parent or caregiver's permission to participate in this project. Plan...Read more

Fashion for Prevention

Together with your friends, raise money for a disaster relief agency by holding a fashion yard sale. Did you know that in 2005 Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damage. 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:Read more

Door-to-Door Disaster Plan

Remind members of your community to be aware of what they need in case of a disaster. Did you know that many people say that they would refuse to evacuate in a disaster without their pets. Lots of people don't have an action plan for when disaster strikes, but it's better to be safe than sorry! 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...Read more