National Preparedness Month – September

During the month of September, families, businesses, communities and governments across the United States focus on preparedness. Unfortunately we have already experienced devastating hurricanes in the U.S. this season. While we don’t know how much more Mother Nature can potentially serve us, we still must take action and prepare for future emergencies NOW. Here are 4 steps to help ensure you have a plan to help keep you and your family safe if a disaster strikes:

1. PLAN: Communication is key in preparedness. Make a family emergency communication plan that addresses how to reunite after an emergency if separated. Address the needs of elderly or special needs persons, young children and pets in your home. Be sure and communicate your plan with family and friends before disaster strikes. (Learn more about Emergency Communication Plans and download plan templates here.)

2. READY KIT: Be prepared with an emergency supply kit, aka “Ready Kit”. Each family, individual or business has different needs. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Don’t forget to consider any unique needs beyond the basics for elderly or special needs persons, young children and pets. (Download a ready kit checklist here.)

 3. UNDERSTAND YOUR INSURANCE POLICY: You can’t prevent disasters from happening, but you can protect your home and property from potential damages. Work with your insurance agent to make sure you have the best coverage possible for your needs and that you understand the policy.

4.  CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED: When disaster strikes, every person counts. You could be the difference in someone’s life. If you already have a Ready Kit, considering creating one for a neighbor. You can also find volunteer opportunities in your community to help show others how to stay safe during a disaster.

At Sentry Window Guards we make it our mission to help keep families safe. While our business is to help prevent falls from windows, we also recognize the importance of disaster preparedness. For more information regarding our window guard products and our experience and leadership in understanding New York City safety requirements, contact us today!

 

A Day of Remembrance: 14th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance came about in 2002 through the combined efforts of several nonprofit organizations, citizens and from national service organizations. This group effort of “giving back” to honor those who lost their lives and the survivors of the 2001 terrorist attacks became a nationwide inspiration.

Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance as Federal Law in 2009.  The Corporation for National and Community Service along with My Good Deed and several other organizations have created one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. History.

Each year Americans will come together in service on September 11th to unite in the same incredible way that so many did after the attacks.

It is expected that there will be opportunities to give back to your respective communities in all 50 states painting benches, cleaning up neighborhoods, helping the elderly, veterans, and more.

To find what is happening in your community, click here:  https://911day.org/volunteer/

There are number of opportunities within all five boroughs of New York City; making cards for Senior Citizens, making sandwiches, commemorative cards, beautifying a local park and much more.

To organize a service project in your area, go here: http://www.serve.gov/?q=site-page/toolkits

However you spend this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, take a few moments and remember those that lost their lives that day.

God Bless America!9/11911


Sources
http://www.serve.gov/
http://www.nationalservice.gov/tags-tags/mygooddeed

 

Thank you, Mr. Torres!

Mr. Torres,

Thank you so much for sponsoring my kids’ basketball team to help us get uniforms this past summer. We are extremely grateful for your support. The kids absolutely loved them because they were personalized with their names, numbers and team logo. Words can’t express how much your contribution meant to us. I have prepared a recap of our summer inclusive of your sponsorship. Again, thank you so much Sentry Window Guards.

Please meet my team:

Extremely grateful,
Reggie Hunt, Head Coach and Founder
Bronx Next Level Basketball