Emergency Prep – Build-a-Kit Meeting

A home emergency kit

Thursday September 20th, 6:30 to 9:00.  Location: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 8008 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

The more prepared you are for a disaster, the less of an impact that disaster will have upon you and your family.  One of the most highly recommended ways to start preparing is creating a portable emergency kit with food, water and emergency supplies.   On Thursday, September 20th from 6:30 to 9:00, the Wedgwood Community Council and Sustainable NE Seattle are hosting a meeting focusing on building emergency kits for home, work or vehicles.  Tracy Connolly from the Office of Emergency Management will talk about what should go into a kit, and how to customize your kit to best meet your needs.

Typically SNES meetings begin with a social time to meet others, so presentations will not start until between 7:00 and 7:30.  There are incentives to get there early, however – the first 60 households signing in will receive the beginning of an emergency kit: a backpack containing a 3-day food ration bar and 3-days of water. If more than one person from each household comes to the meeting, each additional person will get food bars and water to add to their household pack (while supplies last).  These items are often the more difficult items to find for an emergency kit, so we’re trying to give you a good head-start on creating your own kit.

***Backpacks will be handed out at the end of the presentations, so do not expect to be able to come, grab free stuff, and leave.  If you are unable to stay, we can provide you with a website recommendation as to where you can relatively inexpensively purchase items for yourself.***

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  If you have questions about the meeting or about emergency preparedness in NE Seattle, please email neseattleprepares@gmail.com.  If you are interested in volunteering your time towards helping NE Seattle get more prepared for emergencies, please indicate that in your email.