Southeast Division
The Magnificent Seven

Disaster Relief and Preparation

A Local Force in Readiness

The Marine Corps League is in a unique position to stand as a local force in readiness, prepared to serve our local communities in the event of an emergency. With our local detachments, connections to Department, Division, and National resources, we have the ability to mobilize support for our members, families, local communities and officials quickly and effectively. Take a moment to view the resources provided below and explore more information available from the Department of Homeland Security and A few things you, your Detachment and your families can do to prepare for emergencies.

Key Things to do NOW

  1. How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  2. What is my shelter plan?
  3. What is my evacuation route?
  4. What is my family/household communication plan?

Checklist for your Detachment, Department, Community and Families

  • Ensure your Detachment rosters are updated with the most recent contact information for all members.
  • Ensure everyone has a copy of this contact list.
  • For members with special needs, ensure they are contacted, prepared, and/or checked upon before, during and after the event.
  • Make a Communication Plan, so that in the event of a disaster, you can execute a communication plan or call tree to 1) ensure everyone is OK, and 2) provide assistance to those in need. Practice the plan.
  • Use some of the resources on this page to create a contact Wallet Card, readiness plan, or checklist.
  • Make a list of who in your Detachment has what type of assistance equipment, and are willing to help. For example, if your Detachment has members who own chainsaws, pickup trucks, locations where extra supplies could be stored, or members with special skills that may be helpful to the Detachment and the community in the event of a disaster, make this list and keep it updated.
  • Remember our pets. Prepare for them as well.
  • If a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) exists in your area, contact that team and learn what you and your Detachment can do.
  • If you live near a military base or community, remember there are families of deployed service members there who may need resources.

Website Resources for Disaster Preparation and Response