Join us every Monday for the 2014 Be Prepared Summer Challenge
You’ve made it! The final Be Prepared Summer Challenge may be the easiest of all. Grab your family and pledge to do a good deed in memory of 9/11 and participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance. While the Day of Service is not going to put food in your pantry or get your kit together, it is a wonderful way to give back to your community and those who have risked their lives for our freedom.
Your service is needed every day, not just on 9/11. This week make plans to make a difference. Choose a day in September and do a good deed for someone else.
Plan to find a service project in your area. You have a few weeks to prepare but, where can you look?
1. Your church
2. Your community
3. Join a Meet-up group
4. Start a project yourself by looking for places in your community that are short on budget money:
- -schools and parks budgets have been cut around my area
- -clean an abandoned lot
- -spruce up a pioneer cemetery
- -re-do that ugly median divider and plant some flowers. Can you get the local hardware store to donate some end of the year shrubs and perennials?
Still can’t think of anything? Go to 911day.org and see what others are doing and be inspired! Just type in your interests and zip code and they will suggest service projects in your area. If your organization has a public 9/11 project that you want to post, you can find a link to register your project with “All For Good” or “VolunteerMatch”.
Thanks for joining us for the Be Prepared Summer Challenge – Just do one more thing to be prepared.
Interested in other challenges?
Week 1 – Fire Escape Plan
Week 2 – Power Outage
Week 3 – Shelter in Place
Week 4 – Evacuate Your Home
Week 5 – Situational Awareness
Week 6 – Neighborhood Ready
Week 7 – Pets in Disasters
Week 8 – Vital Documents
Week 9 – Utility Shut-off
Week 10 – Top 5 Disaster Supplies
Week 11 – Emergency Alerts
Week 12 – First Aid
Week 13 – Day of Service