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, empowering individuals to lend support.
How You Can Help
So get involved before disaster strikes! Here are a few ways you can help:
Volunteer to support disaster efforts in your community. Get trained and volunteer with a Plano Community Emergency Resource Team. Many local faith-based and community organizations have programs active in supporting disasters too.
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.
Support major disasters by donating cash or goods which may help meet the needs of your community in times of disaster