Ready Georgia Urges You To Make "Someday" Today
Photo contest challenges Georgians to show how they are getting ready for emergencies
(ATLANTA) – We’re all guilty of procrastinating from time to time. Important “to do” list items – annual physical check-ups, drafting a will, purchasing life insurance – go undone as more immediate, pressing tasks take precedence. We make ourselves feel better by saying that it will all get done “someday.”
Ready Georgia is urging the state’s residents and businesses to “Make Someday Today.” To carry that message statewide, the campaign is launching a photo contest on its Facebook page. Starting today, participants are able to submit a photo of what they are doing to prepare for an emergency. Possibilities include putting together a Ready kit, creating a communications plan or checking smoke detectors, to name a few.
Photos will be accepted until midnight on Monday, May 15th. Winners will be selected via a random drawing.
First Prize: $100 Visa gift card
Second Prize: $50 Visa gift card
Third Prize: $25 Visa gift card
In addition, participants will also be entered into weekly drawings to win one of three Ready kits valued at more than $100 each, courtesy of The Home Depot.
All prizes have been donated and were not purchased using state or federal funds.
Taking the time to create an emergency plan and pack a kit of supplies can be a life-saving decision if disaster strikes. Make today be the “someday” you’re always talking about.# # #
About Ready Georgia
Ready Georgia is a statewide campaign designed to educate and empower Georgians to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, potential terrorist attacks and other large-scale emergencies. The campaign is a project of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and provides a local dimension to Ready America, a broader national campaign. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency, and uses an interactive Web site, online community toolkit, broadcast and print advertising and public awareness media messaging to reach its audiences. Ready Georgia is also on Facebook and YouTube.