Emergency Preparation and Response

Sending Love

When people are going through hard times, it helps a lot to get messages of love and support. If you have seen on the news that there are people who are sad or need help, you can use this project to show you care.Read more

Dimes for Disaster

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 infrastructure has 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. Your family can collect coins and then donate the money to an organization that you choose...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

Hurricane Helper

Interesting Fact: On average, every three years, two major hurricanes strike the United States. Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storms to ever hit the East Coast of the United States. Families were evacuated from flood zones and much of the east coast lost power. Some homes were destroyed or damaged due to flood waters and fire. When a hurricane strikes, your family can provide much needed items and comfort to families staying in shelters...Read more
Blackout boxes

Black Out Boxes

Help people during emergencies by making "Black Out Boxes." Fill them with items to help them when the lights go out. It is especially nice to create Black Out Boxes for people who might have trouble getting around such as senior citizens. Here's what you're doing: Providing safety for seniors in their home by preparing "Black Out Boxes" filled with items they can use during emergencies Interesting fact: When a power outage occurs, unplug all...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. Your family 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. You can search for locations that need...Read more

Tornado Helper

When tornadoes occur, they create a lot of damage. They can cause blackouts and knock down homes and buildings. If a tornado is likely to occur, communities will be evacuated to safe shelters. Some families can't go home after the tornado is over because their homes have been damaged. These families might be in need of medical care, basic items, and comfort. Here's what you're doing: Help those affected by tornadoes by providing them with...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. And best of all, children of all ages can take on...Read more

Raise the Dough to Go

Fundraisers often happen right after emergencies to aid victims and help with cleanup. Your family can help prepare for emergencies by raising a little "dough" for disaster response organizations. That way, they will be ready to "go," or respond quickly, in the event of an emergency and they can train communities in emergency preparedness. Here's what you're doing: Raise money for disaster response organizations and awareness for emergency...Read more