National Preparedness Month – Save Money by Being Prepared

Why should I spend money for something that may not happen? This is a common question people ask because being prepared does require spending money. When you consider the cost of not being prepared, you can find the small investment to purchase basic emergency supplies may save you in the long run.

Virginia’s Chesterfield County compiled a great infographic (below) that compares some of the costs of being prepared – and not.


With September being National Preparedness Month, use this time to consider items you and your family may need to remain safe—whether it be severe weather or a prolonged emergency event that may require you to shelter in place.

If you need assistance stocking your own emergency supply kit, here are two resources that will help you get started: