(Editor's Note: The following is Part 4 of a four-part series focusing on ways to prepare for a disaster.)

The American Red Cross, Scout troops, service clubs, residential associations, communities of faith -- almost any organization you belong to can become a partner in emergency preparedness. Organizations that promote emergency preparedness make their community better equipped to withstand and recover from a disaster.

Find materials that will work best for your organization, and consider becoming a partner in preparing your community for disasters, before they occur.

For more information on getting involved, visit the link below.