www.SurviveDisaster.org or call  211  
 Are you ready? Think. Act. Survive. 
The Harris County Citizen Corps and the Allstate Foundation, in conjunction with the Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and Houston Transtar, have formed a partnership to educate and encourage citizen training on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster situation.
Harris County Citizen Corps - This website tells you how to create a disaster plan and prepare a disaster kit. Emergency preparedness and response training information is also available. Links are available for volunteer opportunities with several local emergency support agencies.

In response to the President’s initiative, the Harris County Citizen Corps Council coordinates with volunteer groups such as the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the United Way, and Citizen Corps programs to identify volunteer opportunities. The Citizen Corps programs include the Community Emergency Response Team, the Neighborhood Watch Program, Volunteers in Police Service, and the Medical Reserve Corps.
Allstate Foundation -Founded in 1952, The Allstate Foundation funds more than 1,000 programs each year and last year contributed more than $30 million to nonprofit organizations in the United States. The Allstate Foundation will give more than a half-million dollars in Texas alone this year.

Allstate Foundation grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that seek to improve the quality of life in communities. These grants often sponsor anti-violence and community safety programs for youth; provide funds to rebuild homes and community centers; and sponsor projects that revitalize neighborhoods and reduce crime. The Allstate Foundation also partners with organizations that provide assistance and education about catastrophe and risk management.

Allstate Insurance Co. believes in the potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their dream. By establishing The Allstate Foundation and its focus areas – creating safe and vital communities; teaching tolerance, inclusion and diversity; and fostering economic empowerment – Allstate has aligned its philanthropic and volunteer efforts to support and improve the communities it serves

Houston Transtar - Recognized nationally and internationally as a model for government agencies seeking to combine resources across modal and political jurisdictional boundaries, Houston TranStar is a unique multi-agency partnership comprised of the City of Houston, Harris County, METRO and the State of Texas that is responsible for coordinating the planning, design, maintenance and operations of transportation and emergency functions in the greater Houston region. For more information on the Houston TranStar partnership, please visit our award-winning website located at www.houstontranstar.org.
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett – As chief executive of the nation's third most populous county, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is also the director of Harris County's Office of
Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Every day, the Office of
Homeland Security and Emergency Management works to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of disasters
, be they natural or man made. Because of his respected leadership and record of innovation in building collaborative approaches to public safety, Judge Emmett was appointed to serve on the State and Local Senior Advisory Committee to President Bush's Homeland Security Advisory Council.
City of Houston Office of Emergency Management - Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the City of Houston in preparation for and response to emergency situations. The website has links to current weather conditions, helpful phone numbers, resources for schools, and how to create a family disaster plan.
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