The Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities - Part IV celebrated National Preparedness Month in September 2008. Throughout the month we did presentations, setting up exhibits at events being held in the Metro Richmond Area along with Petersburg. For more information about it, please click here.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.
September 2008 was the fifth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps including:
Get an Emergency Supply Kit
Make a Family Emergency Plan
For more information click on the NPM 2008 Kick Off Release
You may be interested in following documents.
Getting Ready for Emergency
Getting Ready for Emergency - Disability and Special Needs
Getting Ready for Emergency - Older Americans
Preparing your pets for Emergencies
September 2007 to May 2008
The “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities – Part III” service- learning project went from September 1, 2007 until May 31, 2008. The project goals were to provide information and materials to help individuals to: Understand what resources are available in the community in which you live, work or go to during the day; Make Personal Disaster Preparation; Identify Needed Disaster Supplies; Deciding on “What is in Your GO Bag”. Click here to view Project Outcome Report
To view what we tried to achieve , click here
Tim Moore as Project Director was responsible for planning 42 project activities (exhibits, events, presentations, or workshops) during this project time period. Click here to view the facts of “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities – Part III” service- learning project.
On August 14, 2007, we held a Disaster Preparedness Presentation (Fire Safety) at the Hanover Day Health Program. Twenty-two participants attended the presentation, which included a game of Fire Bingo in which everyone won a box of arts and craft items.
On August 11, 2007, we set-up an exhibit at “Hobbies Galore- Senior Day” at the Goochland Fairgrounds Building. This FREE event was open to Seniors. Family & Friends.
We set-up an exhibit table at the Henrico County Pandemic Flu Summit on Friday August 3rd , 2007 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM . Over 185 people attended this event. We gave out lots of information for people with disabilities, senior citizens, caregivers, pets, children, and general disaster preparedness materials. The American Red Cross bags work out great for this event. We also gave out 18 Mini Kits.
Know the fact that special education student with IEP in Hanover School District is denied the standard diploma that a student earned. Know the facts now..
On July 12, 2007 we set-up a disaster preparedness table at Goochland Baptist Church. We gave out 92 bags of age appropriate disaster preparedness information to the children who attended Vacation Bible School. Many parents/ grandparents also picked up other materials that were available on the table.
Linda Moore, mother of Tim Moore, urged to Hanover County Board of Supervisor to reconsider Tim's diploma from American school. Read more
The “Are You Ready? Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities – Part II” service- learning project went from September 1, 2006 until May 31, 2007. The project goals were to provide information and materials to help individuals to: Understand Disasters; Create a Personal Support Network; Complete a Personal Assessment; Make Personal Disaster Preparation; Identify Needed Disaster Supplies; Make your Home or Office Safer. Click here to view the Project Outcome Report
We set-up an exhibit table for the National Field Day event for the amateur radio operators on June 23 & 24, 2007 at the Goochland Company 5 Firehouse. We helped the Goochland Citizen Corps group provide information about their organization and handout materials on emergency preparedness for citizens to be more prepared for emergency situations.
Tim Moore, the founder of the Voice for Gap Kids Group, has won the 2007 Governor's Volunteerism & Community Service Awards in the category of Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery.
The award ceremony was held on April 12, 2007. Click here to view Nomination Narrative.
Tim Moore , an inspirational and articulate advocate for people in need , a founder of this group was commended by Virginia General Assembly. Click here to view house joint resolution 619 commending Tim Moore.