A time to remember. A time to prepare.

By Kristie Wilson, Marketing Coordinator, GovDelivery

It’s the time of the year when all the back to school specials are out; a nice reminder that summer is coming to an end. With fall fast approaching, it means that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign is preparing for their National Preparedness Month (NPM).

Founded in 2004, NPM is a month long campaign that occurs every September. This year FEMAFigherFighter
  Photo source: Jack Duval 

partnered up with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council to launch a new collaboration platform. This platform makes it easy to join and become a coalition member, which means it’s easier to involve yourself with the campaign. Coalition members help out by hosting events, spreading the word in articles, newsletters, blogs, emails or social media, and involving the community in the efforts.

This September marks 10 years since our country was turned upside down with the attacks of September 11th. Since then it has been more important than ever to make sure we are prepared for any kind of disaster. The 10th anniversary was the inspiration for this year’s theme: “A time to remember. A time to prepare.”  Being prepared improves the ability to respond and recover from such disasters.

There is no better time to get involved. Help remember the victims of September 11th by helping the nation become more prepared. It is also important to remember that being prepared is not limited to only September.

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