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Effective Disaster Response - How to Donate or Volunteer Successfully
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/when_disaster_strikes.pdf
January 19, 2010
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) have prepared important guidelines for all those who wish to assist in disaster response. Click on the above link to read the brochure.

FEMA for Kids
http://www.fema.gov/kids/
Operated by Federal Emergency Management Agency, this site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and how they can prevent disaster damage. Kids can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories, and become a Disaster Action Kid.

Ready New York
http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_prepared/ready.shtml
The Ready New York campaign encourages New Yorkers to be ready for all types of emergencies. Develop a disaster plan and decide where you and your family will meet in the event of an emergency. Gather emergency supplies - some to keep in your home and others to keep in backpacks in case you must leave your home in a hurry. Finally, learn how to keep informed about the hazards you may face in New York City. Make a plan to prepare for all types of emergencies.

The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)
http://www.ncdp.mailman.columbia.edu/
The NCDP is an academically-based resource center dedicated to the study, analysis and enhancement of the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to major disasters, including terrorism. The National Center for Disaster Preparedness' particular areas of interest include readiness of the health and public health systems, health workforce and citizen readiness, disaster communications, national preparedness benchmarks and the needs of special populations. In addition, the NCDP is concerned about the integration of preparedness efforts and the existing public health infrastructure.

 

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