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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Free emergency preparedness training offered at Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/23/2013  1:26:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tracy Connelly (206) 233-5076
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950


Free emergency preparedness training offered at Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens
P-Patch gardens to serve as Community Emergency Hubs for neighborhoods
Interpretation provided at training

August 23, 2013 (Seattle, WA) - Free training on emergency preparedness will be offered at six Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens beginning in September. The training will cover basic preparedness, how to stay safe in an earthquake, using the P-Patch as a Community Emergency Hub, and a review of supplies that will be stored at the P-Patch. Thirteen Southeast Seattle P-Patch gardens will serve as Community Emergency Hubs where residents can gather, share information and resources, and problem-solve after an emergency.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Translated materials and interpretation services will be available in 12 languages including Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Chinese, Hmong, Mien, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Spanish. The schedule is as follows:

September 14th
10 a.m. -1 p.m.               Angel Morgan P-Patch, 3956 S Morgan St
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.                Hillman City P-Patch, 4613 S Lucile St

September 28th
10 a.m. -1 p.m.               John C. Little P-Patch, 37th Ave S & S Willow
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.                New Holly Rockery P-Patch, New Holly Drive S & S 40th St.

October 12th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.              Thistle P-Patch, Martin Luther King Jr Way & Cloverdale St
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.                Judkins P-Patch, 24th Ave S & S Norman St

Funding for this program came from a $35,000 grant awarded to the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) through the FEMA 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. This award was one of 30 selected from more than 1900 applications. 

Interpretation services will vary according to the location. For more information and to ensure interpreters will be available in specific languages, contact Tracy Connelly (OEM) at tracy.connelly@seattle.gov (206-233-5076) or Julie Bryan (DoN) at Julie.Bryan@seattle.gov (206-684-0540).

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