Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles for "LOS ANGELES URBAN LEAGUE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS" campaign. Saturday, September 11th, the Los Angeles Urban League hosts "Be Prepared. Be Your First Responder Disaster Preparedness Fair", 10 am to 3 pm at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. This FREE event is open to the public, designed to raise awareness of disaster preparedness.

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM)! September 2010 is the seventh annual NPM, the awareness month sponsored by the Ready Campaign, in partnership with Citizens Corps and the Ad Council and designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. There are thousands of events during the month of September across the country thanks to the efforts of the registered NPM Coalition members, which include faith-based organizations, federal government agencies, nonprofits, amateur radio organizations, Citizens Corps and many more. For a list of the coaliton members sponsoring events in your area, please visit the Ready.gov website, www.ready.gov/america/npm10/members.html.

Throughout the year, the Ready Campaign promotes individual emergency preparedness through its events, publications and national public service advertising campaign. The Campaign's Web sites (ready.gov and listo.gov) and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY, TTY 1-800-462-7585, and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information.

The Ready Campaign has three tips for assisting you with your disaster preparedness:

1. Get a kit of emergency supplies which should allow you to survive for AT LEAST three days. For a list of recommended items, please see Ready.gov for a printable basic emergency supply kit list.

2. Make a plan for what you will do in an emergency. Develop a family communication plan to stay in contact. Create a plan to Shelter-in-Place if it is too dangerous to leave your home. Create a plan to get away.

3. Be informed about what might happen and be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances. Go to www.ready.gov to learn more about potential terrorist threats or other emergencies.

The Los Angeles Urban League has been at the forefront of identifying and addressing issues that are of concern to African Americans and other minorities in the City of Los Angeles for more than 86 years. The mission of the Los Angeles Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through advocacy activities and the provision of programs and services in our uniquely diversified city and region.

For more information:
Saturday, September 11th
10 am to 3 pm
Disaster Preparedness Fair
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 298-8201
www.laul.org

Los Angeles Urban League
3450 Mount Vernon Drive