Boston Cares aims to be Ready to respond to changing community needs, nimble enough to leverage real-time opportunities, and prepared to play our part around natural disasters and other urgent challenges.
Its never too late to be prepared! Our goal is to foster prepared and resilient people and communities who can help themselves, their families, neighbors and community in a disaster situation. Through this initiative, we offer our volunteers training and certification opportunities in conjunction with other leading preparedness focused organizations. We are happy to provide opportunities in collaboration with the American Red Cross, Boston Medical Reserve Corps, Boston Public Health Commission, the American Heart Association and many more.
PREPAREDNESS QUICK TIPS:
-Family Communication Plan— Every family should have a communication plan in place in preparation for a disaster situation. It could be as simple as having a meeting place or as comprehensive as mapping out an escape route from your home from each room.
-Starter Emergency Kit—This should include basics like a three-day supply of water, nonperishable food items, a first aid kit, medications, flashlights etc. Get the full list of necessities by clicking on the link.
Looking for more resources? Click here for more preparedness materials.
WANT TO JOIN THE RECOVERY OR MITIGATION EFFORTS DURING OR AFTER A DISASTER?
Start by making sure you're prepared - you can't help others if you're not. Participating in trainings and becomming affiliated with our partners will also help prepare you to volunteer. Check back here for ways to get involved in the event of a natural disaster or weather event for needs and opportunities with our partners. In the meantime, stay up to date on the latest weather events download the MASS Alerts app.
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