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    Is Your Family Prepared?

    May 6-12 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a national effort of Public Safety Canada in partnership with The Salvation Army and other emergency management organizations May 7, 2012
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    May 6-12 is Emergency Preparedness Week, a national effort of Public Safety Canada in partnership with various provincial and territorial emergency management organizations, including The Salvation Army. EP Week encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.

    By taking a few simple steps, Canadians can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:

    • Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your community and region can help you better prepare.

    • Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do, making the situation less stressful.

    • Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days in an emergency.


    For more information about EP Week and how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.getprepared.gc.ca.

    Comment

    On Friday, May 11, 2012, Keith Pond said:

    While Emergecy Preparedness week is worthy of note, I was disappointed that The Salvation Army's website did not highlight Canadian Mental Health week - May 7th to 13th 2012.

    In the Toronto Sun article of Wednesday May 2, 2012 entitled "Mental Illness linked to poverty:Report", Commissioner Brian Peddle briefly discusses a Salvation Army authored report entitled "Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health,Addictions, and the Roots of Poverty" and said The Army is interested in mental health and addiction because many of the people who come to it for help struggle with those problems.

    I trust the omission was just an unfortunate oversight.

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