National Wildlife Community Preparedness Day to be held May 3

Source: NWPA
Source: NWPA

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Wildfire Protection Association announced its first National Wildlife Community Preparedness Day will be held on Saturday, May 3.

The effort is nationwide, according to a press release.

The NWPA encourages folks to commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, to see how these actions positively contribute to reducing the community's wildfire risk. The NWPA asks that you challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes.

The association says your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.

In an effort to raise awareness, the hashtag, #WildFirePrep, is being used to influence others around you to get involved in this event.

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