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The Monthly Connection
April 2012

Disaster ready...prepared people,
resilient community

April Tip of the Month:

A new disaster preparedness campaign, "What to Do to Make it Through," launches just in time for Washington State Disaster Preparedness Month! The website goes live on April 2, with a multi-media ad campaign via Fisher Broadcasting starting April 9. Sponsors of the campaign include the Puget Sound Offices of Emergency Management (that includes us in Seattle and King County!), Mud Bay Pet Supplies and Safeway Stores. Testimonials from survivors of catastrophic events and info in multiple languages are key to sharing the message of preparedness throughout the community.

Local Preparedness Events:

Saturday, April 7 - 9am-5pm, Bitterlake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., "What If a Disaster Happened and Nobody Came?" Speakers, activities, raffle items, door prizes and more. Sponsored by the Bitterlake Community Prepared, Broadview Prepares, and the Resident Council of Bitterlake Manor. Free and open to all!

Saturday, April 21 - 11am-3pm, Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle St, "Gathering of Neighbors" Look for the preparedness "pod" that will be part of the festivities from 11am-1pm that day. Attendees will experience a wealth of services and goods available in their own neighborhoods. Sponsored by Visualizing Increased Engagement West Seattle (VIEWS) and SW Youth and Family Services.

Wednesday, April 25 - 9:45 a.m., Washington Statewide Drill, "Drop, cover and hold on." Whether you're at school, work or home, everyone is encouraged to join in for the annual earthquake practice of getting under a table, desk or countertop, covering your head and neck, and holding on to stay safe whenever an earthquake strikes.

Saturday, May 5 - 10:30am-4pm, Eritrean Orthodox Church, 12327 15th Ave NE, "5th Annual Eritrean Health Fair," Check your blood pressure, blood sugar, get a dental checkup, manage prescription medications, food, workshops and more. For adults and children, free. Organized by HOPE-Eritrean Social Services.

Training Announcements:

Home Retrofit Class - will your home remain standing after a major earthquake?

Find out here:
Northeast Branch Library

6801 35th Ave NE, 98115
Saturday, April 7
Free, pre-register at: or call 206-233-5076.

SNAP Classes - Open to all, no pre-registration.
Douglass-Truth Branch Library - bring your own lunch!
2300 E. Yesler Way, 98122
Saturday, April 21
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Central Library - bring your own lunch!
1000 4th Ave, 98104
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Noon-1:30 p.m.

For more, go to: 2012 SNAP classes.

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