Be ready for anything! See you at Arbor Heights ‘Emergency Reach Out’

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On Saturday, October 20th, you have a chance to get ready for anything – winter weather, other types of emergencies/disasters – at a fun and important event in Arbor Heights; we at WSB are proud to be part of it. It’s the “Emergency Reach Out,” and it’s NOT your average “sit down and watch PowerPoints” type of event – it’s a place to get information, meet neighbors, learn, and enjoy. With treats! Here’s the plan:

Learn about emergency preparedness and connect with your community.

Arbor Heights Elementary School received an Emergency and Disaster Preparedness grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. As part of this grant they will be hosting an Emergency Preparedness Workshop Event at the school (3701 S.W. 104th Street) for parents and neighbors in the Arbor Heights area and surrounding communities in West Seattle and White Center on Saturday, October 20th, from 10:00 to 2:00.

What would you do if there was a natural disaster or emergency? Would you be prepared? What about your family, friends, and neighbors? Leaders and experts will provide you with the emergency preparedness know-how and tools to get you and your loved ones ready for the “just in case.”

These organizations will be there to provide vital information: American Red Cross, Cool Moms, Make It Through, Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP), Seattle Police Department’s Living Room Conversations, Seattle Public Utilities, West Seattle Be Prepared, West Seattle Blog, West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network, and the YMCA.

There is no charge to attend and you do not need to live in the Arbor Heights area. People can attend all 4 hours or any portion of this time. The tentative schedule of presentations is as follows:

10:00 – 10:30 West Seattle Be Prepared
10:30 – 10:45 West Seattle Block Watch and Seattle Public Utilities
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Activily Prepare)
Noon – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:15 Red Cross
1:15 – 1:35 Seattle Animal Shelter
1:35 – 2:00 Seattle Fire Department

FREE Latte and Pastry Cart from 10:00 to Noon.

Snacks and grill items available for purchase from BigFood Trucks.

Amazing Raffle Prizes and Gifts for attendees.

And if you didn’t get to the West Seattle Junction Car Show in time for the first-ever WSB-branded freebie – the lovely ice scrapers shown below – come to “Emergency Reach Out” to get one – we’ve ordered another couple boxes:

10 am-2 pm on Saturday, October 20th, Arbor Heights Elementary, 3701 SW 104th (map) – see you there!

6 Replies to "Be ready for anything! See you at Arbor Heights 'Emergency Reach Out'"

  • Service Dog Academy October 9, 2012 (3:13 pm)

    Of all the products you could have put WSB on, why Ice Scrapers?

    • WSB October 9, 2012 (3:49 pm)

      We are about practicality. And about comprehensive coverage in cases of serious challenges like winter weather. Perfect synergy. I actually stole the idea from The Oregonian, where I was brought for a speaking engagement in fall of last year; one of the managers showed me their branded ice scraper and I thought, “What a cool idea” (no pun intended). Also, it means that you have our phone number in your glovebox in case you need it for breaking-news/traffic reporting (NOT WHILE DRIVING, O/C!). What would you have rather seen? – TR

  • Kelly October 9, 2012 (9:32 pm)

    I hate plastic crap…but I immediately thought that this was the PERFECT thing for the West Seattle Blog. Anyone in who didn’t know that the Blog was an essential neighborhood resource before the snowpocalypse figured it out quickly! Of course you could probably brand almost anything and I’d want it–I’m a hard-core fan-girl!

  • Service Dog Academy October 10, 2012 (12:44 am)

    Having a degree in advertising, I was just curious :)

    • WSB October 10, 2012 (12:59 am)

      Too many keychains, coffee mugs, pens, fridge magnets, T-shirts, shopping bags in circulation already :)

  • MandyPants October 10, 2012 (9:47 am)

    Interesting choice of things to reply to. All of that wonderful information about an important event and we go to the free, generous ice scrapers? I think the event sounds great! Looking forward to seeing you there and hopefully many others as well. Spread the word!!!

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