In the face of disaster, Americans come together with courage, compassion, and unity and ask, “How can I help?” There are many ways to get involved, especially before a disaster occurs. The whole community can participate in programs and activities to make their families, homes, and communities safer from risks and threats. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of volunteers, a trained and informed public, and increased support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, and support from the community becomes an integral part of response efforts.
How to Help
Volunteer to support disaster efforts in your community. Get trained and volunteer with the Nashua Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Many local faith-based and community organizations have programs active in supporting disasters too. Find out more about the Nashua CERT.
Join or start a preparedness project. Find an event or identify local resources, build a team, choose a project, set goals, and serve your community by improving the preparedness of your friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
This represents only a few of the many ways that individuals and community organizations can get involved to help communities lessen, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. If you have additional ideas contact us at email@example.com