You are Invited to a Free Emergency Preparedness & Cyber Security Seminar
In support of National Preparedness Month we invite you and your family to join us for a free seminar that will encourage families to take active steps toward getting involved and becoming prepared for emergency situations. This year's event will include presentations from the Director of Southeast Michigan's Red Cross, a Professional Emergency Manager from Citizen Corps, and the President of the North Oakland Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association.
We are committed to helping families prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency situations. We have joined forces with the BDPA Detroit Chapter, an Information Technology organization, to offer this free workshop to help families gain a better understanding of the importance of preparing for emergencies. For more information and to RSVP, please go to http://ecyren.com/event.php.
Saturday, September 18 2010
9:00 AM to Noon
TechTown, 440 Burroughs Street
Detroit, MI 48202
Emergency Prepardness on a Budget
On a Budget? You Still Need to be Ready
ByDarryl J. Madden, Director, Ready Campaign
Who isn't pinching pennies these days? In fact, many of us have been putting things off in order to save money. One thing you shouldn't put off, though, is becoming prepared for emergencies and disasters. As difficult as it may be financially, it's something you just can't turn away from.
September is National Preparedness Month, and in consideration of the many of us who are tightly budgeting our dollars, here are a few tips* to save money and still be Ready.
Plan for the types of disasters that can happen in the area where you live. So, if you live in the north, or in the mountains, you may need to plan for snowstorms, but if you live along the coast, hurricanes are most likely to affect you.
Create your personalized Ready list. You may not need everything in ready-made kits. Choose the essentials to fit your needs. Don't forget to keep supplies at work and in your car.
Shop sales and used goods stores. Buy preparedness items throughout the year and you won't notice the cost as much.
Store water in safe, containers. You don't need to buy expensive bottled water, just make sure your water containers are disinfected and airtight.
Request preparedness items as a gift. We all get things we don't need. Suggest preparedness supplies as gifts from your friends and family. It just might save your life.
Think ahead. Don't buy preparedness items just before a storm when they're expensive and supplies will be in high demand. Buy items at the end of the season when you can get good deals.
Review your insurance policy annually and make any necessary changes-renters, too! When a disaster strikes, you want to know that your coverage will get you back on your feet.
Update contact records. Having accurate records for family, friends and neighbors will help you stay in contact and possibly help those in need.
Trade one night out to fund your 72-hour kit. Taking a family of four to the movies can cost upwards of $80. Just one night staying in could fund your Ready kit.
Above all, start now, take small steps, and before you know it, you will be Ready!
*Suggestions for budget preparedness come from the 2009 Ready Colorado Campaign.
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps. I am pleased to announce CYJ Enterprises is taking part in this nationwide effort to help Southeast Michigan prepare for emergencies. This year, NPM focuses on encouraging you and other Americans to take active steps toward getting involved and becoming prepared. Preparedness is everyone's responsibility. We have to work together, as a team, to ensure that individuals, families, and communities are ready. Make a plan, get an emergency supply kit, stay informed, and work together as a team to keep everyone safe.
CYJ Enterprises will offer a free emergency preparedness workshop to help families Plan Now, Work Together and Be Ready. If your organization is interested in hosting an emergency preparedness workshop, please contact us at 1-800-541-1974. View pictures from NPM event 2009.
CYJ Enterprises, LLC is a business solutions and consulting firm created to connect people through innovative solutions. e-CYREN (pronounced ee-siren) is a web based secure tool that provides quick and easy access to critical information for the right person at the right time. e-CYREN provides interactive communication and event notification to families and caregivers before, during or after emergency situations, while also providing a means to maintain an up-to-date online repository of emergency contacts and vital medical information. To learn more about e-CYREN go to www.ecyren.com