I would strongly suggest and support a grant program that would assist the elderly and special needs community with providing disaster preparedness training along with providing them with a disaster kit that suits their needs. This type of training can be conducted in their homes at their request and would help the local communities with identifying those who will require assistance during a disaster.
There are some great ideas here but one common theme I keep seeing is ... how to create interest and buzz in communities. So -- Bill and I wanted to share some collaborative ideas and programs we have been doing in case they can help others. Since 1999 agencies, CERTs, MRCs, nonprofits, schools, businesses and others have been using our first aid and disaster preparedness book for employees, volunteers and citizens. ...more »