None of us like to imagine that we will ever face a dire emergency. It’s in our nature to be optimistic and hope for the best. Bad things happen to other people, on other continents, not in our backyard. Although we have countless examples of horrific things happening just around the corner we place our blinkers on and go about our day, immune to the possibility of any disasters befalling us. On the other hand, one doesn’t want to live in total fear of the worst things that could happen and end up hiding under our beds forever. We need to find a happy balance where we are at least prepared for scenarios where a clear head and a specific set of useful steps could save lives.Read more »
This year, winter officially starts on December 21, 2016, and the Farmers' Almanac predictions1 show that while last winter was a reprieve from shoveling and high fuel bills, the party is over. Winter is back, and with it come costly problems for many businesses. Here are five ways businesses can prepare for winter weather.Read more »
This past year, Mother Nature presented us with floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions the wreaked havoc across the globe. However, amidst all of the tragedy that came from these natural disasters there was a silver lining. For it is only during times of such tragedy that people are able to show their full potential in their willingness to help a fellow man.
Assistance, both financial and physical, was unprecedented as individuals, businesses, foundations and volunteer groups donated millions of dollars to fund relief efforts. And although there is nothing novel about an outpouring of support in the wake of a natural disaster, the medium through which people provided aid was very different than in years past.
According to the Mobile Giving Foundation, Americans used their cell phones to send text messages in which they pledged more than $30 million for Haitian relief efforts in the less than 10 days.Read more »