Over the last year, and especially the last month, I have been observing the efforts of organizations and agencies dealing with extraordinary events. From the global pandemic to the recent weather crisis in Texas, I have a deeper sense of gratitude for my team at JBH&A and the work they do to keep our clients calm, safe and prepared. With thirty-three years of high-level personal assistance experience under our belt, we know how to prepare our clients, from large organizations to individuals, for the unexpected.
Consider these critical steps to prepare you, your family or your team for an emergency:
- Stock up on the essentials: non-perishable food, water, flashlights, prescriptions and extra blankets.
- Organize and file important records such as insurance policies, investments and banking statements to ensure they are easily accessible and well protected.
- Create an emergency contact list with doctors, repairpersons, insurance brokers, family members, etc. and distribute it to neighbors and trusted contacts in your area.
- Schedule all payables, such as utilities and rent or mortgage payments, ahead of time to avoid late fees or discontinuation of service pending internet or power outages.
- Establish an in-case-of-emergency plan, outlining necessary steps to take in the event of various weather-related emergencies from snowstorms to heatwaves.
Even when the temperatures drop, and you are in quarantine, JBH&A is available to assist with any or all of these action items to ensure your safety and peace of mind. You can also learn more about disaster readiness for your organization through the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ assessment.
Give us a call to discuss how we can help your household or your organization with disaster preparedness.
Whether it is a good pinot, extra batteries or a vital prescription, we’ve got you covered.
CEO, Jane Barr Horstman & Associates