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Home Depot Prepares Customers for Disaster

Nearly 700 Home Depot stores recently hosted hurricane preparedness workshops, which are one-day events the big-box retailer organizes annually.

The workshops were intended to help prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the start of hurricane season, which begins today.

The workshops covered topics such as understanding hurricane alerts and categories, creating a storm survival kit, choosing a generator, weathering a hurricane safely and repairing a home after a storm has passed, according to The Home Depot.

For the third year in a row, the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency partnered with Home Depot for the workshops.

Independent retailers located in areas likely to experience the impact of hurricanes should also consider ways to reach out to their communities to help residents prep for storms. In-store workshops and prominent displays of emergency preparedness products are a couple of ideas to start with.

To read more about the hurricane preparedness workshops hosted at Home Depot stores, click here.

About Renee Changnon

Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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