Emergency Preparation and Response

Blackout boxes

Blackout Boxes

Help people during emergencies by making "Blackout Boxes." Fill them with items to help them when the lights go out. It is especially nice to create Blackout 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 "Blackout Boxes" filled with items they can use during emergencies Interesting fact: When a power outage occurs, unplug all...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

Shelter Readiness

Your Club can 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...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. Your Club can help seniors in the community by sharing 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:...Read more

A Home in a Bag

When an emergency strikes, it isn't only property that gets damaged. You Club can help console children who has lost the comforts of home with a 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...Read more

Door-to-Door Disaster Plan

Have your Club 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...Read more

Fashion for Prevention

Have your Club 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

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. Your Club can help inform your community on the...Read more

Dimes 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. Your Club can...Read more

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