In this week’s post on prepping for the elderly and the disabled, we are going to look at how you go about getting in the information loop and staying “in the know”. Many that are elderly or disabled tend to be isolated because they seem to think they have nothing to offer other people or groups. The truth is that your help is always needed and appreciated from groups with the right intentions. So how do you find these groups? First you will need to get “in the know”. By that I mean you need to become involved with those in your local Government Emergency planning and your Community level Emergency planning as well. These groups are all about preparing for the worst and being ready when it comes. These are the people “in the know” and you have much to offer them.
So how do I get involved with these people? You start by contacting the local Red Cross and volunteering to help. You can also contact your local office of Emergency Preparedness. Both of these groups are always looking for people to get involved with helping and training. In fact, they completely depend on Volunteers to be able to help when the time comes. Without Volunteers to help, they wouldn’t be able to do their jobs and save lives. It is a very important service and everyone you should consider joining.
So what can I do to help? Believe it or not, there is plenty that you have to offer in the way of helping them, both when an emergency happens and now. By offering ideas on planning and problem solving, you can help prepare and help to get things done, when the time comes to go to work and help others people, as well as yourself. By getting involved with these groups, you can get a much better understanding of what and how these groups can help you, as well as your neighbors, when the time comes. Things like where will the local shelters be located, and what can they offer you and your family. In many cases, you will learn of what is going on in an emergency long before many others do because of their information network. In effect, you will become “in the know”. Make no mistake about it, this information can save your life when the time comes and it is worth getting involved just for this information alone.
The list of all of the things that you can do to help is very long, and offers anyone an abundant amount of opportunity for you to get involved. Confined to a wheel chair? Not a problem! Besides your vast experience, your somewhat unique point of view could help others see solutions that they might not have thought of otherwise. Even if all you do is hand out napkins to people who need them in an emergency, you are still on the inside and will have access to lots of good information that others will not have. This alone puts you in a much better place to for surviving any emergency no matter how large. This information will allow you to make better decisions and even get access to certain medications and services that others will not. Being on the inside definitely has its perks and should not be overlooked. By knowing what others don’t, or knowing it before others do, then you are way ahead of the game and your odds of survival just increased dramatically.
Just remember that in any emergency, information is king and you should start now to get “in the know”. It will pay off in ways you can’t even imagine when the time comes. Just think about this, when FEMA starts rounding up people and forcing them to go to internment camps, you will most likely be exempt because you are working for an Emergency group and this alone could save your life. If nothing else, it’s a great way to prepare for SHTF.
Well that is it for today’s post, and I hope I have given you a little information that will help you when the time comes, so until next time, keep on prepping!