Friday, September 25, 2015

National Preparedness Month $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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It's National Preparedness Month – Time to Check Your Supplies! Bloggin' Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway to help YOU build your disaster preparedness kit. It’s that time of the year again – National Preparedness Month. With the hustle of back-to-school squashed between the looming holiday season it’s easy to forget about the importance of being prepared. No matter the circumstances in your family, preparedness is an important task.

Preparedness doesn’t have to be complicated though.

The first step is the Be Informed. Understand the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen in your area. That way you can tailor the plan you make. Also take into consideration your pets, children, elderly, and anyone in your family with a disability of any kind. This great video (close captioned and signed!) shows how to help anyone prepare themselves for the unexpected.

The next step is to Make a Plan. This may involve talking with medical and health care providers about access to medications in case of emergency, as well as designating out of state contacts. You also want to help your family practice what they might do in case of emergency – make it a fun game for the kids!

Then you will be ready to Build a Kit. Assemble the emergency and evacuation supplies that you might need for each person. Be sure to include medical information and out-of-state contact information for each member of the family, in case you get separated! Often parents assume they will be with their children, but that doesn’t always happen, so have a family communication plan in place.

Remember it can take 72 hours or longer for emergency relief workers to get set up on scene.

Lastly, Get Involved. If you’re wondering how to help friends and family in your community there are many things you can do. From helping prepare at a community level to volunteering to assist others, giving back is so rewarding.

What are you doing this month to make your family safer and better prepared? Now for the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Give­away begins Sep­tem­ber 24th, 2015 at 6:00pm and ends September 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by and be noti­fied by email.
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  1. To prepare for a natural disaster, I make sure that we have plenty of bottled water and canned/dry foods. I also make sure that my car is full with fuel, and I also have plenty of flashlights and batteries on hand.

  2. I stock up on food, water and supplies

  3. I make sure we have at least 3-4 days of water and shelf stable food.

  4. I make sure we have water, batteries, food, and for the dog...dogfood.

  5. I make sure to have plenty of water, canned foods, blankets and pet food.

  6. We make sure our generator is in working order and have plenty of batteries for our flashlights.

  7. On the second group of face book visits, for some reason, even though I did visit my entry is going through.

  8. I make sure to have plenty of food and water as well as supplies.

  9. we make sure we have enough flashlights and batteries.plenty of water and blankets and food.i would probably have a first aid kit for minor injuries.and probably one of those powerbank chargers to charge a cell phone

  10. I try to keep extra stuff around the house to be prepared for anything that could happen. Not so much as a plan, I think we will start to make one anything can happen.

  11. I always have water and food that doesn't need refrigeration and extra batteries for flashlights.

  12. We stock up on food, water and supplies. We also have flashlights handy and warm blankets. The final thing is we have clothes and necessities ready for emergencies.


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