Each September we celebrate National Preparedness Month (NPM). This September is the 7th annual NPM where organizations across the country join the Ready campaign to spread the message about what it means to be ready for an emergency. Being ready is more than just checking the smoke alarms twice a year – it is about a great effort to communicate the message of readiness in our schools, churches, homes, and communities. The Ready campaign asks 4 things of YOU:
- create an emergency supply kit
- make a family emergency plan
- be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
- get involved in community efforts
Each of these actions are important steps to ensuring your family and your home is prepared and organized in case an emergency would occur, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Be on the lookout for more information regarding National Preparedness Month in the days and weeks ahead. St. Louis residents…it’s time to get prepared! Use this month to prepare and organize not just yourself, but your family and your community.
Theresa Finnigin is a professional organizer, speaker, writer and owner of Ready Aim Organize. Theresa is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO St. Louis Chapter. The mission of Ready Aim Organize is to rid homes and offices of clutter and chaos to ensure time is not wasted and each day is more productive and peaceful than the one before! Sign up now to receive the FREE Ready Aim Organize e-newsletter.