On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013, FEMA is offering a free webinar entitled “Starting Early: Financial Preparation for Disasters and Emergencies” at 3:00 PM EDT.

Do you have your finances ready in case a disaster strikes your family, community or business?

Starting early to protect your finances is an important step in all financial elements of your life; preparing for emergencies is no different. FEMA has been working with its federal partners and whole community organizations to bring you new and revamped tools to be financially prepared.

FEMA, the Ready Campaign, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Operation Hope are collaborating to bring you a free webinar on financial preparedness for disasters and emergencies. This is one of many efforts happening to support “Financial Capability Month” in April and promote American’s starting early in financial literacy.

This webinar will focus on local tools, services and assistance available to individuals, faith-based and community based leaders, private sector organizations and emergency managers. Presenters will provide information on how to incorporate current and upcoming financial preparedness tools into local disaster preparedness education efforts and how to get the community involved in an effort for communities to start preparing for emergencies early.

In addition, attendees will learn more about tools and guidance that protects the consumer rights of disaster survivors. There will also be updates on new and revamped tools and resources to make being financial prepared easy, including new Ready.gov and MyMoney.gov web pages, an updated version of the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit and previews of additional financial preparedness tools under development.

Please register if this is your first time joining the Community Preparedness Webinar Series or click here for additional information about this free webinar.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those risk management and disaster preparedness teams where you work and in the community where you live.  Of course, it certainly would be good to discuss these issues and bring this information back to your family as well.

 

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