I love September.
There are lots of reasons for feeling amorous -- kids go back to school (actually, that only creates a longer morning commute which, for the record, I DON'T love); I get to move all my summer clothes to the basement and pull out my vast collection of fall coats; and, perhaps most important when you work for the Red Cross, we get to celebrate National Preparedness Month!
Yes, NPM is a bit like a month-long party around our offices. We build kits, plan drills and watch disaster movies. We offer a free online preparedness class (okay, this is available year-round) and create special coupon codes so that YOU can get prepared too.
[Best deal of the year -- 20% off items for your disaster kit using code PREPARE.]
To kick things off, I thought I'd share the Gov's proclamation for NPM in Oregon. Read on!
INTERNATIONAL                     PREPAREDNESS                     DISASTER                      BLOOD                     VOLUNTEERS