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Make Sure You’re Financially Prepared for an Emergency

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By Operation Hope

April is Financial Literacy Month and Operation HOPE and the Federal Emergency Management Agency share information with you on economic emergency preparedness and recovery efforts during a natural disaster and/or terrorist attack.

You can download a version of the Economic Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) - a free kit that guides you to collect financial records in the event of an emergency.

Find more tips on being financially prepared in the event of a disaster.

Image description: Emergency relief supplies arrive in Tacloban, Philippines. The relief supplies were flown into the airport and then trucked to a nearby warehouse to be sorted.
After sorting, the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, the lead local agency in charge charge of aid distribution, will distribute the supplies to affected municipalities.
Find out how you can help people in the Philippines.
Photo from the U.S. Department of State.

Image description: Emergency relief supplies arrive in Tacloban, Philippines. The relief supplies were flown into the airport and then trucked to a nearby warehouse to be sorted.

After sorting, the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, the lead local agency in charge charge of aid distribution, will distribute the supplies to affected municipalities.

Find out how you can help people in the Philippines.

Photo from the U.S. Department of State.

Disaster assistance is available to people impacted by the Oklahoma tornadoes. Apply online at disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362.

Read this post in Spanish.

After a disaster, you can let your friends and family know you’re safe with this tool from the Red Cross. You can also search for family or friends who may have been affected by the disaster.

Read this post in Spanish.

There are reports that FEMA is paying $1,000 to go to New York and New Jersey to clean up debris. This is FALSE. Learn the truth about this rumor and others.