Since the end of October, we've been accepting your ideas for innovative and effective ways communities can get prepared before a disaster strikes. I wanted to send out a final appeal to share your preparedness idea before our challenge closes on January 29.
To date, we have published over 140 submissions from the public. To inspire your creativity, here are a few of them:
- Ready Rockaway
- Emergency Broadcast Alarm
- Teen Community Emergency Response Team Training (TEEN CERT)
- Small Business Development Center Involvement in Preparing Small Businesses
My last blog post also highlighted some other submissions, so check it out, too. Challenge submissions can be sent through the Challenge.gov website or by e-mail.
As you browse others’ submissions and see an idea that piques your interest, I encourage you to share it in your local community. We can all benefit from sharing good ideas and making our communities better prepared before a disaster strikes.
About the challenge
The deadline is January 29, 2011 and all submissions will be judged based on originality, level of community engagement, and ease of implementation. Challenge submissions are moderated before posting to the site.