It’s Enough Already.
Hurricanes. Wildfires. Tornadoes. And Now Volcanoes.
No matter what type of disaster it is, it adds up to one thing.
The loss of photos. Keepsakes. Important papers. The things that make your life, your life. And the very things that families so desperately need when trying to get their lives back after a disaster.
My mom (and writing partner) Jan and I are the authors of seven popular books that have one vital thing in common. Showing people easy ways to prevent avoidable loss.
So far they’ve taught 750,000 people around the world how to keep the things that they love and need safe, sound & at their fingertips no matter what is happening around them.
And now we’re making three of those books available to families across America, free of charge.
Ready, Connected & Listo En 10.
How? Through our Get Ready Campaign!
What is Get Ready?
Get Ready‘s goal is to donate at least 200,000 free copies of the PDF version of our books Ready, Connected and Listo En 10 to families who were impacted by recent hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides & volcanoes. Our mission is to give families the vital tools and resources they need to deal with emergencies and natural disasters before they happen.
We’re Laura and Janet Greenwald, one of the only mother and daughter writing teams in the entertainment industry, authors of the books “Get Your Stuff Together”, “Notify In 7,” “Ready” and “Connected, creators of the popular blog Connected and co-founders of the Next of Kin Education Project.
After the recent hurricanes and wildfires, we launched Get Ready, to give families who were impacted by those disasters the vital tools and resources they need to deal with emergencies before they happen. With the help of sponsors including Iridium Satellite Phones, our goal is to donate at least 200,000 free downloadable copies of the PDF versions of our newest books Ready, Connected & Listo En 10 to families in Texas, Florida, California, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
How It All Began
The concept for Get Ready began years ago when we were introduced to emergency readiness the hard way, when a 737 crashed across the street from our home, followed by years living in earthquake-prone Southern California. But it was a medical situation – one that took the life of my grandmother Elaine Sullivan – that propelled us into new territory, which resulted in our writing and enacting three Next of Kin Laws in two states.
Since then, through our books, our blog and our revolutionary 2 Minute Smart Contact, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of families across America with our Action Plans and Grab It And Go Forms. Quickly surpassing 750,000 hits, our blog, according to Google, is the top ranking source for information of its kind, worldwide.
What Makes These Books Unique?
Ready, currently available in paperback on Amazon.com, takes a different approach than most preparedness books, by giving people quick, easy to use tips on safeguarding (and if necessary restoring) everything from vital documents and data to your treasured keepsakes. In Ready, you will find quick and easy steps you can take right now, to keep everything that’s important to you, safe, sound and accessible. Each section covers a different area, from family photos, vital documents and music, to videos, data, family evacuation plans, financial & insurance information. Just download the Grab It & Go Forms and Action Plans (included), complete them, save them to your computer and you’ll be ready to deal with emergencies small (a broken arm) or large (Hurricane Harvey). (173 pgs.)
Connected also available in paperback on Amazon, is an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide that has everything you need to turn your smartphone into your family’s very own life preserver. Did you know your smartphone can save your life? The secret is letting your phone do the talking for you in an emergency, with your very own ICE Contact — something hospitals all over the world look for, when treating patients in an emergency. The book includes emergency wallet cards, medical information forms, family emergency plans and a plan for tracking down & gathering every member of your family in 5 minutes flat. (122 pgs.)
Listo En 10, is the Spanish language version of our classic Ready In 10. Si un desastre es lo suficientemente grave como para hacerle evacuar su casa. ¿A dónde se dirigiría? ¿Quién iría con usted? ¿Qué necesita llevar o tener acceso a? En este libro, no sólo le guiaremos a través de 10 pasos que convertirán la información que usted ya tiene en casa en un plan de acción detallado en caso de un desastre, también podrá tener los beneficios de las lecciones aprendidas a través de muchos desastres naturales y aprender por qué estar preparado es absolutamente tan vital para usted y su familia. (67 pgs.)
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