Helpful Websites

American Red Cross

www.redcross.org

The website provides information on the services provided by the Red Cross and information about preparing for emergency situations.

Annual Credit Report

www.annualcreditreport.com

This website allows you to request a free credit file disclosure commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

www.citizencorps.gov/cert

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community. The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

Insurance Information

www.iii.org

This website is sponsored by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) whose mission is to improve public understanding of insurance — what it does and how it works. For more than 40 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information.Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance. On the I.I.I. website is a link for a free home inventory software program.

Replace Vital Records

www.firstgov.gov

The US Government’s Official Web Portal. From the home page type click on “Get Services” then click on “Replace Personal Records” then click on various links to websites which can assist you in replacing:

  • Birth, marriage and death certificates
  • Driver’s licenses & vehicle registrations
  • Immigration documents
  • Social Security Card
  • Tax Returns
  • And other items