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Bringing people together for a common cause is one of the things the United States does very well, and the Citizen Corps organization is a great example of this type of initiative. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Citizen Corps is their "grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience." On their homepage, visitors can learn about online emergency training opportunities, get involved in their communities, find out about National Preparedness Month, and check out individual preparedness activities. The other materials on the site are contained with five primary sections, including "Citizen Corps Councils", "News & Events", and "Are You Ready?" For persons working in the field of disaster management and community development, this website will be one worthy of a return visit or two.
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Date of Scout Publication 2010-11-05
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