ScanMyPhotos urges photo scanning during #NPM National Preparedness Month

ScanMYPhotos Corporate Headquarters 2 300x225 - ScanMyPhotos urges photo scanning during #NPM National Preparedness MonthIn the United States, September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council.


NPM is a nationwide effort to increase awareness for preparing and to effectively deal with emergencies and natural disasters.


It is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.




Companies across the nation, including ScanMyPhotos, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., have registered to participate in NPM. Each business is issuing an urgent recommendation to encourage people to take action and prepare for emergencies year-round.




“One of the most important items in every household are photographs. As the average household has about 5,500 analog photo snapshots, there is an urgency to preserve those generations of precious memories for today’s all-digital world. Photos must be protected from natural disasters,” says Mitch Goldstone, president, and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com.


ScanMyPhotos.com is urging people to have their hard copy photos, slides and film negatives scanned and backed up now.



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Are Your Family Photos Prepared For Any Disaster?

If your house caught fire tomorrow, what’s the one thing you would save? Before you decide on that difficult answer, you should know that by participating in National Preparedness Month this September, you might be able to save a lot more than just one thing.



 

 

Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month was created to encourage everyone in our nation to prepare for emergencies—whether it’s a terrorist attack, fire, earthquake or flood. Our intrepid CEO, Mitch Goldstone, is a big believer in being prepared, and it is something he has ingrained in all of us here at ScanMyPhotos. To make sure you are fully prepared, head over to Ready.gov, where you will find plenty of resources.



In addition to survival preparation, let’s take a step back to that fire question—are all of the irreplaceable items in your home safe? Most material items can be replaced, but any item with an emotional attachment could be lost forever if a disaster occurs. These items often include those old boxes and albums of family photos—it’s impossible to replace those moments in time once they’re lost.



 

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