In light of the recent and ongoing disaster in Japan I thought it might be time to visit the subject of emergency preparedness. Maintaining and improving our homes is very important. But let’s be honest. How much of a safe haven will your home be if everyone who lives there isn’t safe and prepared when something goes wrong?
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and browsing the internet about home emergency preparedness this week. The best site I came across has a setup guide to help create a plan to make sure you are well supplied and prepared in the event of an emergency.
I encourage you to spend some time preparing your home for such an emergency while the issue is close at hand.
And of course I’ve been thinking a lot about how to help. The American Red Cross is always a very good option for donations in situations like these. With the Red Cross’s long history of effective aid and integrity you can’t go wrong. I didn’t come across any local and accessible volunteer opportunities in my searches. Let me know if you hear of any, I might be able to join you.
My heart continues to go out to everyone affected by this catastrophe.
I wish you all peace and safety!