You read that correctly. September is in fact Paul Martin Month.
Paul Martin doesn't have a day dedicated to him, or even a week. No. He gets a full month. And it started today.
Paul Martin Month, or as it's called by every other person on the planet, the 2015 National Preparedness Month (NPM), is managed by our friends at FEMA. According to the website, FEMA is this year:
"asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30."
You read that correctly. At the end of Paul Martin Month, there's a national day of action. As in all of the United States of America. Think of it as the Super Bowl, Christmas and a massive sale at Cabela's all rolled into one.
"So how does one properly observe Paul Martin Month?" you are no doubt asking yourself, surprisingly unaware that Paul Martin Month has actually been around since 2004. (Of course, I am compelled to point out none of you have seen fit to send me a Paul Martin Month card or gift in the eleven years that Paul Martin Month has been in existence. But I digress.)
Let me give you the Official Guide To Observing Paul Martin Month in three easy steps:
If you do those three steps, you'll be ready for National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. I'll be sharing my plans for that incredible day later in the month. How will you observe the conclusion of Paul Martin Month?
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