President Bush declares National Preparedness Month "to raise awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness and to encourage all Americans to better prepare their homes and communities for emergencies. Protecting America's homeland and citizens is the shared responsibility of the entire Nation. Individuals can prepare themselves and their families for emergencies by taking simple steps such as organizing an emergency supply kit, making a personal preparedness plan, becoming informed about different threats, and getting involved in preparing their community. These activities create a culture of preparedness and can help save lives."
The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/