With the devastating impacts of natural disasters we have seen in recent weeks, like Hurricane Ida that struck Louisiana and the earthquake devastation in Haiti, it’s more important than ever for our community to be prepared to recover from these crises.
And we’re not just talking businesses and infrastructure – we want to make preparedness accessible for local families, so that they have the tools they need to face unexpected emergencies and make decisions for their loved ones.
That’s where United Way comes in. We are proud partners with Palm Beach County Emergency Management, working with their team year-round to anticipate needs and create solutions ahead of disasters. When a hurricane or other crisis strikes, our team is ready to activate and connect donations and volunteers to people who need help!
This Disaster Preparedness Month, we’re sharing a few resources so that our community can be strong and resilient in the remaining weeks of hurricane season (we’re not out of the woods yet – the official peak of hurricane season is on September 15th!).
We created a cheat sheet for you to be prepared at home. Check out our latest tips from what to have in your emergency kit to generator safety and more! Read it here.
There are dozens of ways to stay connected and get the latest updates on hurricanes and other disasters. Make sure you’ve downloaded the PBC Alert app and have all the numbers and websites you may need. Find local and regional information resources here.
United Way of Palm Beach County will be there before, during, and after disasters to help our community recover and rebuild – just like we’ve done for the past 90 years.
Want proof? Here’s how we’ve helped our neighbors during the COVID-19 pandemic: