Hurricane Season: Volunteer Go Bags and Preparing for a Hurricane

At Aerial Recovery Group, we exist to save lives and accelerate recovery from disasters. We combine our impeccable understanding of community revitalization, our highly-trained military execution, and our incredible volunteer corps to serve cities, regions, and countries in their hours of need. 

To deliver on this promise, we know that we, and your volunteer corps, must always be prepared. Preparation is what maximizes our efficient and effective response - being able to pick up and deploy to an area within 24 hours or less

To be an Aerial volunteer, you must go through our volunteer Basic Training program. This course is 3 hours of military-level training, covering topics such as developing a resilient mindset, first aid, problem-solving, and more. It will not only equip you for the situation at hand but will also elevate your resiliency and effectiveness, no matter the crisis. If you are interested in joining Aerial Volunteer Corps, fill out the form on our website here.

In addition to the training course, volunteers will also need to deploy with their GO bag containing the following items. This list can also be used to create your personal or your family’s go bag in case of a hurricane or other emergency!

Items to include in your GO Bag:

  • Passport
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks
  • Vitamin C, (Suggestion: Trace Minerals Research Power Paks contain electrolytes, Vitamin C, and Trace Minerals)
  • 3 pairs of work pants
  • Sturdy belt
  • 3 short sleeve work T-shirts
  • 1 light jacket
  • 1 pair of hiking or work boots
  • 5 pairs of socks
  • 1 pair of safety glasses
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp
  • sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Leather gloves
  • Leatherman or Gerber multi-plier
  • Camelbak system 
  • Cell phone 
  • Backup battery unit for cell phone 
  • Watch 
  • Rain jacket or poncho 
  • Hygiene kit to last a full deployment 
  • Medication to last the deployment + 10 days
  • Small backpack (large enough to hold 1 day of supplies) 
  • Lightweight sleeping bag 

We also recommended researching the climate and culture of the affected area you will be deploying to (whether as a volunteer or in case you and your family need to evaluate the region) to pack other essential gear.

Being a volunteer for others in a time of great need is one of the most meaningful experiences you can have. Not only will you help others rebuild their lives, but you will also learn more about yourself and your resiliency.

Follow Aerial Recovery Group on Instagram (@aerialrecoverygroup)  to see how our volunteers are making an impact and how you can get involved!


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