Guest blog post by SURVIVORS’ AmeriCorps Fellow, Hannah Senninger
Help SURVIVORS become more resilient by donating supplies today!
From the Northern California wildfires which have burned over 215,000 acres, to the hurricanes in Texas and the Bahamas which destroyed thousands of homes and has left Puerto Rico and other small islands in crisis, to an increase in mass shootings, it is more important than ever to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. According to FEMA, more than 40% of small businesses and nonprofits do not reopen after a major disaster, which is why SURVIVORS is working to update our Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Plan.
SURVIVORS is currently working on updating and replacing all emergency procedures, practicing drills, and educating our staff, clients, and volunteers on the most likely disasters facing our organization and how best to respond to them. However, we need your help to ensure we remain resilient and prepared to respond when a disaster does strike. SURVIVORS is currently look for emergency supplies donations for our emergency preparedness kit.
- Flashlights with extra batteries
- Hand-crank or battery-powered radio
- Duct tape
- Band aids
- Latex gloves
- Dust Masks
- Bug Spray
- Hand Sanitizer
- Aspirin (or similar)
- Tools (wrench, pliers)
- Manual Can Opener
- Drinking water
- Work gloves
- Non-perishable food items
- Trash bags
- Rain gear
These donations will immensely help SURVIVORS be more prepared and resilient in the event of a disaster. SURVIVORS is also looking for volunteers to contact in the event of an emergency to help us rebuild and continue to provide uninterrupted services to our clients. If you have any items you would like to donate or would like to be listed as an “in-case of emergency volunteer” please contact SURVIVORS’ AmeriCorps Fellow, Hannah Senninger, at [email protected] or (619) 278-2411 for arrangements.