National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year.

In observance of National Preparedness Month, Resident Services, Incorporated (the non-profit subsidiary of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore Public Markets, and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City coordinated a two-day Emergency Prepare-A-Thon event September 11th and 13th to encourage and assist families to be prepared for disasters in their homes, businesses and communities.  The event theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now.”

This Emergency Prepare-A-Thon event mobilized individuals to take an active role in protecting themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.  The intent was to increase the number of people who understand which disasters could affect their community; to know what to do to stay safe; to take action to increase preparedness; and to improve their ability to recover from a disaster.

RSI received donations from the Baltimore residents and the business community and was able to provide 1000 emergency starter kits Baltimore families. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who helped make the Emergency Prepare-A-Thon a success!