Calendar of National Awareness Days
The following is a list of national events that can be applied in your community.
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH – SEPTEMBER
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH – MAY
Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK – APRIL
Brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK – OCTOBER
Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. Introduce Fire Prevention Week to members of your community and remember to replace batteries in your smoke alarm.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY – OCTOBER
Make A Difference Day is one of the largest national days of community service. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October, thousands of volunteers unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.