Tips for preparing to ride out a storm
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The Marine Corps League is in a unique position to stand as a local force in readiness, prepared to serve our local communities in the event of an emergency. With our local detachments, connections to Department, Division, and National resources, we have the ability to mobilize support for our members, families, local communities and officials quickly and effectively.
Take a moment to view the resources provided below and explore more information available from the Department of Homeland Security and Ready.gov. A few things you, your Detachment and your families can do to prepare for emergencies.
Key things to do NOW:
For your Detachment, Department, community and families:
Wallet Sized Emergency Communication Plan (PDF)
Family Emergency Communication Guide (PDF)
Emergency Plan for Parents or (PDF)
Emergency Plan for Kids or (PDF)
Emergency Plan for Commuters (PDF)
Pet owners PDF
Steps to make a plan (PDF)
Tips on emergency alerts and warnings (PDF)
Protect Critical Documents and Valuables (PDF)
Document and Insure Your Property (PDF)
Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (PDF)
American Red Cross Safe & Well Site - use this to register and inform loved ones that you are safe and well. You register, provide your status online, and others can search the site for your entry and status. This is very helpful during and emergency because phone lines may be jammed or unavailable, but your cell phone could still access the internet.
Visit READY.gov to learn more about using technology in the event of an emergency. You can sign up for FEMA text messages, sign up for the American Red Cross's Safe & Well site that let's you check-in and let family members know your safe. You may even be able to leverage this service to do check-ins for your Detachment.
Updated 6 OCT 2017
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!
Check out our new page with information to help you StaySafeOnline!
NEW: MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DISASTER RELIEF FUND
Today your MCL team put together a plan to deal with National Disasters that impacts our Marines. The Executive Board including the Foundation President and Treasurer had a telecon and established the criteria for a Marine Corps League Disaster process to help our Marines in areas where disasters occur.
We established a disaster donate and request for aid process this afternoon and it will be put in place for Texas, Louisiana and any disaster in the future. The Foundation will be the lead because of their 501c3 status and every corporation and other non-profit can donate to the Foundation and designate “Disaster Relief”. The Foundation then will provide relief to MCL Departments and Detachments.
We will be updating our communication to the membership as soon as the Foundation creates the documents. We should be operational by Monday. In the meantime send donations to Marine Corps League Foundation and mark the donations, Disaster Relief fund. We have set up a special account at Wells Fargo Bank. This will be a restricted fund for disaster only and different rules as required for Marines needing help. Departments and Detachments are our boots on the ground for vetting and delivering aid. In the near future you will see a new Quick Reaction Team set up for handling these disasters and will be mobilized as required.
Will keep you posted on updates and the documents... including the web sites...
Thank you for your support,
Wendell W. Webb
National Commandant and CEO
Marine Corps League