Every year, Americans participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which help you find great deals and support local businesses. Today marks a different way to get in the holiday spirit, with Giving Tuesday, a global day to celebrate and encourage giving. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to promote philanthropy, give back to your community, and support causes you care about.
What You Can Do
In the wake of a disaster, Americans have always come together with compassion and courage to ask how they can help survivors. For Hurricane Maria, there are three ways that the public can leverage the expertise and experience of non-profit, faith- and community-based organizations and private sector partners to most effectively and efficiently help provide support for survivors in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and ensure that an individual contribution – whether financial donation or personal volunteerism – is carried out responsibly.
September 10-16, is the second week of National Preparedness Month. This week’s theme is having a Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community. Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate. When the whole community comes together we can often meet the needs of everyone.
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an opportunity to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
For millions of Americans, getting the best holiday shopping deals and discounts have become as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, football or pumpkin pie. Increasingly, that shopping takes place online, which provides a lot of conveniences but also raises the specter of scams, fraud or identity theft.
The recent shooting in Orlando reminds all Americans that the threat of violence exists in our communities. The ideology or motivation behind each attack may vary, but in common we have seen an evolution toward more independent, unaffiliated attacks inspired by extremist groups. Extremist individuals can find inspiration and encouragement through social media with geographically dispersed but like-minded extremists.
When you’re jetting off to summer fun, you have a lot on your mind. Did you bring your cell phone charger? Do you have room in your bag for souvenirs? Do you have the rental car confirmation? What’s the best restaurant near your hotel? Did you leave the coffee maker on? With so much to think about, it’s easy to forget the most important thing: Getting there safely. Fortunately, TSA is working hard to make sure your travel experience is as efficient and secure as possible.
Taking leave this summer? Even when traveling for personal time, military and DoD civilian members qualify for TSA Pre✓® – without any extra effort.
Do you have TSA Pre✓®? The expedited screening program is one way that you can shorten your wait at the security checkpoint this summer.
Prepare for your upcoming summer travel with these tips from the Transportation Security Administration.