Here’s a great idea for creating a foundation of preparedness in your own neighborhood. Surely people who have experienced extended blackouts or loss of services during major storms or disasters have also experienced the support of people in their communities. Often times, it is our neighbors who are the first responders after such events. Spontaneous get togethers occur to share meals of food that otherwise would have spoiled and a true sense of community permeates the time. We have experienced this ourselves in the aftermath of Hurricane Isabelle some years ago.
A community in the Boston area following Hurricane Sandy, a blizzard, and the Boston Marathon bombing in a year found neighbors willing to discuss preparedness. They have created the “Preparedness Pie Party” and a kit you may use to organize your own community in preparedness for each other. Whether you organize a few neighbors, an entire street, your subdivision or entire community, check out the story and all the prepared announcements and flyers and scripts they have for you in the toolkit. Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to organize your Preparedness Pie Party.