September 14, 2011

Are You Ready?

With flooding, hurricanes, power outages, earthquakes and countless other disasters testing our nation on an almost daily basis, the folks at The Points of Light Institute are encouraging Americans to learn more about the importance of emergency preparedness. To be fair it’s been doing so since August, but MDG seems to be the last to hear about its most recent Good and Ready campaign.

Points of Light has teamed up with the American Red Cross, Ready.gov and FLASH to ask individuals to take a pledge to create emergency plans, build emergency preparedness kits, and get trained as emergency response volunteers. Stat.

After making your pledge you’ll be entered to win a weekly drawing for a $250 Lowe's gift card and a grand prize drawing for a $1,000 gift card from American Express. Both of which can be donated to a local emergency response organization if you so wish.

Click here to become good and ready for anything Mother Nature (or Father Incompetence) sends your way.

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