During National Preparedness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages every American to prepare for emergencies and asks eligible individuals to donate blood.
National Preparedness Month is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.
Disasters strike unexpectedly, but it's simple to get prepared. Through five easy steps, the Red Cross helps Americans prepare for emergencies.
1. Create a family emergency plan and discuss the need to prepare for a disaster.