People Get Ready, A series of Presentations by the Red Cross

The Sunnyside Sustainability Committee is sponsoring three presentations of the theme “People Get Ready” in April.  There will be three informal presentations by the Red Cross at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main.  Anyone from any neighborhood is welcome.  Here are the dates:

Tuesday April 12:  7 – 8:30  {which is tomorrow}
Saturday, April 16:   10 – 11:30 am
Thursday, April 28:   7 – 8:30 pm

I attended one of these presentations and was very impressed by the hands-on nature and willingness to interact with everyone to have a rich discussion of community preparedness

If you are unable to make this, I am attaching a 16 week planning tool.  It may be necessary to use the arrow keys to get to the second page.
Family Emergency Supplies PDF

Jeanne Longley


People Get Ready

This year we are focusing on Emergency Preparedness. We intend to introduce each other to the resources that local institutions such as the City of Portland, Multnomah County, The Red Cross, and others have available, and work toward concrete actions that would increase our chances of responding well to earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.

Assembling an emergency kit and conducting drills are just two of the actions we will be focusing on in the coming months. We also intend to bridge the gap between preparing for short term disasters and longer term emergencies we anticipate arising with climate change and the ongoing arrival of Peak Oil. Some of the challenges in the two kinds of emergencies are expected to be similar (know your neighbors, be prepared/plan for things to  be different) while others are probably not (source food locally, learn to get around without heavy reliance on a car, heat house without fossil fuels, etc.).