Remembering 911: What FCCLA Chapters Can Do for Disaster Awareness Preparedness

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Disasters happen and we remember, especially around the time of 9-11. Minnesota sign

Minnesota has weather situations, cold weather preparedness coming for the winter months, community disasters due to wind, rain, snow, or home fires or school building situations.

 

What can an FCCLA chapter do to help their community? Here are some ideas:

  • assembling and distributing disaster readiness supply kits;

  • organizing blood drives;

  • making property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage;

  • conducting disaster readiness audits to identify areas for improvement;

  • canvassing door-to-door or in public places to help their neighbors prepare for disasters.

  • winter weather kits

Serve to Remember and Stand Strong

In partnership withSave the Children, 9/11 Day, and the Corporation for National & Community Service, YSA is calling on youth leaders to help their communities be prepared to stand strong during disasters by organizing disaster preparedness awareness events (Prep Rallies) and community service projSAM_0324ects (Prep Projects) on September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

WHAT IS A PREP RALLY?

A Prep Rally is a fun event that educates children and families about emergency preparedness. Save the Children’s Prep Rally materials

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9085951/k.B899/Get_Ready_Get_Safe_Community.htm

help youth leaders plan an emergency preparedness program for children grades K-5 covering the basics of getting ready for disasters, including 1) Recognizing Risks, 2) Planning Ahead, 3) Gathering Wise Supplies, and 4) What to Do During a Disaster.

WHAT IS A PREP PROJECT?

A Prep Project is a community service event that helps people prepare for or mitigate disasters. Project examples include assembling and distributing disaster readiness supply kits; organizing blood drives; making property improvements to reduce potential injury and property damage; conducting disaster readiness audits to identify areas for improvement; and canvassing door-to-door or in public places to help their neighbors prepare for disasters.

WHY ON 9/11?

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In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged CNCS with helping to support this effort across the country. CNCS annually grants funds to organizations like YSA to grow and expand the impact of this important day of service. Honoring this moment in our nation’s history by serving in your community pays tribute to those who lost their lives in 2001 and to those who rose in service as a result of that tragedy.

 

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