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Do 1 Thing: January 2016

January - Make a Plan

if not now, when?

Goal for January: Understand what puts you at risk from disasters and take steps to lower your risk.

Disasters change things. When an emergency happens you may have to decide what to do very quickly, when you are worrying about what might happen. By planning ahead, it will be easier to make the right decisions when the worst happens.

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Do 1 Thing is a non-profit organization that wants to help build stronger communities. When people in our community are prepared, emergency responders can help more people. When people are prepared themselves, they can help their neighbors.

Sign Up For the (Free) Do 1 Thing Program Today

If you do 1 thing each month, by the time a year has passed, you will have taken big steps towards being ready for the unknown. It's as simple as this…

  1. Supply your email address (don’t worry, it won’t be sold)
  2. Receive monthly reminders (for free)
  3. Do 1 thing each month and be prepared!


The Do 1 Thing Board is comprised of members from many different service agencies who work together to help people become prepared. This builds stronger more disaster resilient communities. Our day jobs are in emergency management, human services, and many other fields. Together, we have over 100 years’ experience in disaster preparedness and response.

The mission of Do 1 Thing is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.

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