Disaster Recovery Company Sends Profits to Haiti 10% of 1st Quarter Revenue To Be Donated to Haiti

In support of the people of Haiti following this week's devastation, 1800PREPARE.COM states that 10% of its 2010 first quarter revenue will go to rebuilding Haiti. “It’s not something we planned for,” said Gregg Hamerschlag, Co-founder, “Disasters are never planned; we feel it’s our responsibility to respond in a meaningful way.”

Recognizing the needs of the fast growing, disaster preparedness market, 1800Prepare.com was designed and launched by Hamerschlag and Paul Faust, two emergency responders. Personal disaster experience combined with a world that is increasingly encompassed in emergencies resulted in this disaster preparedness company. The partners agreed that there was a real need for personal, family and company disaster planning and equipping.

We have seen recently that natural and man-made disasters are clearly horrible for those who did not prepare. Disasters and emergencies take many forms and they often strike suddenly, without warning. Natural disasters include Earthquakes, Hurricanes, Tornados, Wildfires, Floods and Snowstorms. Terrorism and Terrorist Strikes, Power Outages, Blackouts, Chemical Spills and Auto Accidents are all prime examples of man-made disasters. These potentially catastrophic events occur in every region of the world.

In addition to the wide range of disaster preparedness products it sells, 1-800-PREPARE also provides survival planning information and guides. "3 day kits" are one of the great starting points that the company provides.  If you already know what you need, www.1800Prepare.com provides a custom survival kit option allowing you to select items from a variety of first aid supplies, emergency food and water, survival tools, emergency flashlights and radios.

“From the outset, we desired to create a Website rich in preparedness, safety and survival information.  Hindsight is always 20-20 but pre-planning can certainly yield better protection. Our company is dedicated to providing consumers with high-quality survival and safety preparation gear," said Paul Faust, Co-founder. "We believe that 'the best defense is a good offense.' It is important to prepare ourselves, our families, our loved ones and our business colleagues for any and all emergency or catastrophic situations."

1800PREPARE, founded in 2007 strongly believes that every single person should be prepared to take care of themselves, their family, their friends and their business should disaster strike. Emergency situations can be temporary or they can require a person to rely on themselves. Knowledge, plans and proper equipment can allow us to prepare for the unexpected.

1800PREPARE.COM also strongly believes that first responders and organizations that assist in recovery must be prepared. People living in the US rely heavily on the support of responders in all emergency types. As with our present commitment to the rebuilding of Haiti, our company mission dictates that a portion of our proceeds will always be donated to charities and organizations that help in time of need, train and support those who respond and those that help us get our lives back to normal.

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