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Prepared to Respond | National Preparedness Month

Disaster strikes without much warning. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters don’t wait until it’s convenient — because it never is. Storms tear through communities causing mass destruction leaving survivors to pick up the pieces.

Our Disaster Services team is constantly exploring ways to be more effective in our disaster response through monitoring, assessing and responding.

Earlier this year, our team completed a mock deployment exercise to help identify any deficiencies with the equipment and processes used during an actual disaster. Stacy Lamb, disaster services support director says this helps increase efficiency during an actual deployment.

“Disaster can strike at any time and most people are not prepared,” says Lamb. “This is just one way we try to prepare before disaster strikes.”

Here at Convoy of Hope, we are bent on being prepared to respond to natural disasters. September is National Preparedness Month and we will do our best to show you how we are prepared to respond to disasters throughout the world and how you and your family can be prepared too.

Visit The Hope Supply each Monday this month to get your weekly checklist.

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National Preparedness Month

When natural disasters strike our disaster response teams often arrive, within hours, in impacted communities. In many instances, our teams find survivors who weren’t prepared for the aftermath of a catastrophic situation such as an EF-5 tornado or a powerful hurricane.

That’s precisely why we’re participating in National Preparedness Month with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We’ve partnered closely with FEMA in times of natural disasters and support their efforts to provide useful information to the public on how being prepared can save lives.

Here’s a link to FEMA where you can go to learn important tips on how to take steps to prepare for emergencies in your home, business, school or community.

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