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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is fully underway and this week we ask that you think about how you can prepare for a disaster or emergency by getting involved in your community.        

ways to get involvedMan volunteering

#NatlPrep, www.ready.gov/September

Many volunteer opportunities exist so that you can get involved and help build capacity for first responders. With proper training and education, civilian volunteers expand the resources available to states and local communities. Many organizations offer public education, outreach and training for free.

Below you will find several organizations that provide volunteer opportunities. For more information on how to get involved or find an organization near you, visit http://www.serve.gov/.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

      American Red Cross

   Meals on Wheels Association of America

  • Meals on Wheels Association of America<http://www.mowaa.org/Page.aspx?pid=212> and the MOWAA volunteers provide meals and essential disaster preparedness information to over one million seniors in the U.S. each day.

For more information on National Preparedness Month and MAPC’s Homeland Security work, be sure to visit the MAPC Homeland Security page<http://www.mapc.org/homelandsecurity> and MAPC blog<http://planning101.mapc.org/>. Also, don’t forget to check out the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council’s updates on twitter<https://twitter.com/nerac_hs> and facebook<https://www.facebook.com/NERAC.HS/>.