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Preparing Together: A Planning Tool for Preparedness


In an emergency, having a personalized safety plan can minimize unnecessary suffering. Preparing Together is a volunteer-driven initiative developed by The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services to assist senior citizens and people with disabilities in the event of a disaster. This personalized safety plan is available for purchase and addresses many of the challenges that put people at risk during a disaster. With the Preparing Together program, each volunteer makes periodic visits to ensure that safety measures identified in the plan are in place. A Planning Tool is available to organize important information and to provide guidance in preparing and implementing the plan for emergencies of all types.

Accessibility: This website is generally screen reader accessible, but not all images have alternate text and some links are not adequately described. The PowerPoint presentation may not be accessible using all kinds of screen readers. Planning tool materials are available for people with visual impairments.

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Disability, Natural Disaster, Pandemic Influenza, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

The Salvation Army





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