This post comes to us from our partners at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Operation HOPE.
As part of National Financial Literacy Month, FEMA and Operation HOPE updated the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) to guide families with financial preparedness steps to assist with disaster recovery. These steps include ensuring there is adequate insurance, a plan to pay bills, and an alternate way to access financial and personal records.
The EFFAK can be used to identify important documents, medical records, and household contracts. When completing the kit, include pictures or a video of the home and belongings, and store these items in a safe place. Storing critical documents is also one of the ten ways to participate in America’s PrepareAthon!. Participants can register these actions on the campaign website.
The 2015 EFFAK is available in English, Spanish, and reader enabled English version that can be filled out online. More information about the EFFAK and other tools that can be used to prepare finances is available online.