Get Involved

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

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