Special projects and ideas for National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month 2012 Pledge to Prepare

The ninth annual National Preparedness Month kicks off today September 1, 2012 with a “Pledge to Prepare” theme.

The NPM campaign, sponsored by FEMA, Ready and Citizen Corps, seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging American families and businesses to take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.

As a proud Coalition member once again, Fedhealth is encouraging everyone to take the pledge, join the team and help themselves, their neighbors, and their communities be Ready.

Some of our special projects and events planned for NPM 2012 and beyond include…

Spread preparedness messages As we do year-round, FedHealth will be sharing preparedness and safety information in our e-news and on various blogs and forums we contribute to; appearing on multiple podcasts; discounting our products while helping fund volunteer groups, nonprofits, schools and others … and much more!

Special discounted Pricing Now through September 30, 2012 we are discounting the price on our customizable IT’S A DISASTER! books to over 50% off list (or only $7.00 each U.S.) on ANY quantity purchase! (Plus we can donate up to 30% of orders back to our partners and affiliates helping spread the word.)

And the price drops even further in bulk, plus books can be customized at no additional charge to include your logos and special messages to recipients. Learn more

Creative Public-Private Partnership programs Our collaborative Public-Private Partnership ideas can generate buzz and excitement by partnering with public and private sectors  + help fund First Responders, volunteers and schools  +  educate local communities  = a whole community approach! Learn more about our funding ideas.

Proud sponsor of HSFA’s Ready Roadmap San Diego The Homeland Security Foundation of America is planning to kickoff Ready Roadmap San Diego from Paradise Point Resort (“HALO Island”) this fall, sponsored by the HALO Corporation and Fedhealth.

And some ideas for agencies, volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, youth groups and others for NPM and year-round include…

Use up those leftover grant dollars Many Federal grants close out September 30th so if your agency or nonprofit has dollars that need to be spent before a deadline, please consider using IT’S A DISASTER! books to commit those funds. The book qualifies as community education under many different grants and provides about a $4-to-$1 return on match. Learn more or call 520.907.2153

School / Youth Group Fundraisers A great way for schools and youth groups to participate in September’s National Preparedness Month is to use our IT’S A DISASTER! book as a fundraiser and earn money while educating local communities! Learn more

And learn more about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month at www.ready.gov

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