New Resources for National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month occurs in September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year HUD’s National Preparedness Campaign will focus on HUD Employees and programs nationwide with an emphasis on helping to get preparedness information into the hands of those who live in underserved communities. By working closely through existing program partners, HUD is in a unique position to help deliver this message to the individuals and families they serve. HUD’s campaign will build on the FEMA National Campaign and focus on the following key audiences:
- All HUD employees
- All HUD offices, regions, and field offices
- HUD programs and clients
FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council are developing a targeted ad campaign to raise national awareness and have developed consistent messaging to help build preparedness with national, state, and local stakeholders. All federal partners are encouraged to build on the national theme and send messaging out to program offices and key stakeholders.
- 2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.
- Call to Action: Each week will focus on specific actions people can take to improve preparedness and link to resources and activities on the Ready.gov Campaign Webpage.
Each week is broken down into the actions below and are accompanied by National Preparedness Month resources to help increase your preparedness and work with key partners:
- Week 1: Make A Plan
- Week 2: Build A Kit
- Week 3: Prepare for Disasters
- Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness
For additional resources, visit the Housing Counseling Disaster Recovery Toolkit.