Apps and Tools

Severe Weather/Disaster Preparedness:
Disaster Preparedness Tips/Checklists for Different Situations
Get the facts you need—before, during and after a disaster, or emergency situation.  The American Red Cross developed these emergency-specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.

Download from American Red Cross free apps that let you check on emergency situations.  Be ready for severe weather. Monitor conditions in your area, or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out—a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike, or has loved ones who do.

Sign up HERE to receive Weather Channel alerts for a variety of weather conditions—severe weather, rain and snow alerts, even pollen counts and forecasts.

Disaster Planning for Your Business:
Three Questions to Ask after a Disaster
—article in Promotional Consultant Today, September 11, 2014, about the potential impacts of a disaster on employees, suppliers and customers over an extended period
Four Strategies for Disaster Recovery—article in Promotional Consultant Today, August 8, 2013, about pre-planning so you can cope when disaster occurs
Three Questions for Disaster Preparedness—article in Promotional Consultant Today, August 7, 2013, about the effect of disaster on your community to your rebuilding/recovery plans
Before Disaster Strikes—article in July 2013 PPB about recent disasters affecting promotional products companies and what you can learn from their experiences to protect your business
Checklist for Financial Recovery after a Disaster—use this one-page checklist before and after a disaster to put your financial affairs in recovery mode.
Is Your Business Prepared?—a guide to preparing a disaster recovery plan for your business.
It’s a Disaster.  Now What?—a guide to dealing with disaster for your business.
Event Planner Smarts:  Three Disaster Planning Tips—three important things to keep in mind when planning events for your company, or regional association.

The Business Recovery Fund has been set up to help promotional products industry members and non-members get back to business in the wake of a federally-declared natural disaster.  The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples, provide a work area, or give other assistance as needed to get a business up and running as soon as possible.

IRS Deductibility
PPDRF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  No substantial goods, or services were provided by the Foundation in return for contributions.