Candy canes, mistletoe and disaster preparedness
"The holiday season is a great time to give important, inexpensive gifts that say: 'I want you to be safe!' and reduce risk exposure for friends and loved ones," said Murphy.
"Gifts that can save lives are a wonderful way of welcoming in 2011. The dialogue and the mindset that goes along with it may mean even more than the gift itself."
The Resolve to be Ready in 2011 initiative is led by FEMA's Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and The Advertising Council. For more information on the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, visit Ready.gov and CitizenCorps.gov.
Emergency and preparedness items that might make great gifts this Holiday Season include
¥ Portable, battery powered radio with NOAA Weather Radio channels, and extra batteries.
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