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United for a Stronger America

In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the National Crime Prevention Council launched a major public service advertising (PSA) campaign in partnership with The Advertising Council, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Crime Prevention Coalition of America.

Note: The telephone number of the USACorps is

Goal of the United for a Stronger America Campaign

Americans felt vulnerable after the attacks. But, at the same time they gave of themselves--time, money, food, blood, and some even their lives. Citizens are now asking what they can do to be safe, and what they can do to help others. Thus the PSA campaign has a dual purpose: to allay fear by helping citizens to establish some measure of control, and provide direction for the powerful readiness to contribute and get involved.

The U.S. government and military are responding to the attacks. It is now time to let citizens know what concrete things they can do to, today. The PSA will trigger awareness and a booklet (pdf), the response piece to the PSA, will provide ideas for action at home and in the workplace, neighborhood and community. The booklet will also provide critical information on emergency preparedness and how and when to report crime.

Crime, and in this case, terrorism, can isolate us, driving us to huddle alone in fear. But our actions, as citizens of this wonderful country, must be the opposite. We must use the events of September 11, 2001 not to paralyze, but to spur commitment--to our families, our neighbors, to emergency preparedness and to reporting crime. It is a time that calls for passionate civic involvement and connection with others.


United for a Stronger America:
Citizens' Preparedness Guide
(pdf, 477 kb — get the free reader from Adobe)

Call USACorps at 1-877-USACORPS

Order a copy by calling 1-800-WEPREVENT

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