Customizing the Non-state Specific Version for Your State
Templates are available for states or agencies within states to customize Unit 9: Disaster Recovery Resources for Families of the non-state specific version of the toolkit. These customizable templates allow you to showcase your state's specific disaster recovery resources and add additional disaster recovery information as needed.
You may wish to contact your state's Extension office to see if a version has already been customized for your state.
Unit 9: Disaster Recovery Resources for Families Table of Contents
This template of the Table of Contents allows you to customize the name (state) of your resource list. You can also list other resources that you are including at the end of Unit 9.
Replacing Important Papers
Three sections on this template need to be updated for your specific part of the country: Birth and Death Certificates, Driver Licenses or State ID Cards, and Income Tax Returns. Research the contact information for your state and four states near your state; adapt the "Replacing Important Papers" template to include the needed information.
- Download Replacing Important Papers template (131 K DOC)
Disaster Recovery Resources for X (state) Families
This template will allow you to add an additional resource list for resources that are specifically available to your state. Use the existing categories from the national list or create your own.
Tips for Using the Templates
- Fill in the areas that say “Add...” These are the sections that need customization.
- Use the font that is used for the “Add...” It will allow your new text to match the existing text. The font used in this version of the document is as follows*:
- Headers and sub-heads: Arial
- Body: Lucida Bright
- Use the spacing style that has been established between lines, paragraphs, and sections. This will allow your customized version to match the style that is used in the larger toolkit document.
- If you want to add new lines or sections, copy/paste from other sections of the document so that you can use the established font and spacing. If you are printing the toolkit, swap out the existing "Unit 9: Table of Contents" (page 169) and "Replacing Your Important Papers" (pages 171–173) for the customized versions that you have created. Add any additional resources that you have added to the very end of the toolkit. Add a sticker to the front of the toolkit to credit your agency with the distribution, as well as agency contact information where people can get more help.
Tips for Adding the Toolkit to Your Website
- If you are linking the complete toolkit to your website, do the following:
- Link to the special PDF that has units 1–8 of the toolkit found here: Non-state Specific (PDF).
- Convert your customized "Unit 9: Table of Contents," "Replacing Important Papers," and "Disaster Recovery Resources for X (state) Families" Word docs into PDFs. Do the same for any additional resources that you have added to the end of the toolkit.
- Merge your PDFs with the PDF for the existing National Disaster Recovery Resources for Families (PDF) in the following order:
- Unit 9: Disaster Recovery Resources Table of Contents
- Replacing Important Papers
- National Disaster Recovery Resources for Families
- Disaster Recovery Resources for X (state) Families
- Your additional resources
- Add a link for this new Unit 9 PDF to your website, in addition to the existing PDF for units 1-8.
*Please note that the font styles used in the templates is slightly different than the actual toolkit document. The larger toolkit uses the following font styles:
- Headers and sub-heads: Helvetica Neue
- Body: Glypha
To maximize ease, we have converted the fonts on these templates to more easily accessible font styles. Helvetica Neue in particular is often only available by paid subscription.