As of May 19, charities and non-profits who deliver essential services to those in need can access a new federal $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund. Eligible projects should: Address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19, by supplying the necessities of life, supporting activities of daily living, such as through education … Continue reading New Federal Emergency Community Support Fund
Grab a hot dog for lunch (by donation) and get informed on how to be better prepared to respond to an emergency. We live in a dynamic environment. Do you part to be educated about what that means.
Know What To Do When it Matters Most Sign up for emergency alerts and get critical information via phone, text and email. The Village of Pemberton has launched an emergency notification service for Village residents. It uses the same platform as the one launched by the SLRD previously – the ePACT emergency network. You create … Continue reading Pemberton residents now have an emergency notification system. Sign up for PembertonALERT and be in the know the minute something is going down.
Move “make emergency kit” off the to-do list and over to the DONE list next week, Wednesday May 23, from 5pm – 8pm, thanks to a family-oriented Emergency Preparedness evening co-hosted by the students from Blackwater Elementary and the N’Quatqua Children’s Centre. The Blackwater school kids have been working hard to learn about emergency preparedness, and … Continue reading Blackwater and N’Quatqua kids want to help you be more emergency prepared!
My kid woke up twice in the night with an ear-ache. I realized then how lucky we are these days – this side of infancy to get such uninterrupted bouts of sleep – as my husband and I fog-walked zombie style through the next day. But at one point, in the night, as I was … Continue reading Are you prepared for an emergency (that forces you to have your stuff together at 1am?)
Phew! We made it – Part Five: Practice Your Plan and check your Emergency Kit. As my mother used to say, “practice makes perfect”. Unfortunately, perfection and emergencies don’t always go hand-in-hand, but you can certainly cut out a lot of the stress if you have walked through your plans before you have to do … Continue reading Emergency Preparedness Week takeover ends with this little bit of advice: Practice makes perfect.
We have two dogs and a cat. My husband often worries I might love them more that I love him. Some days he is correct. So in an emergency I want to make sure I can take care of them, and like heck am I leaving any of them behind if we have to evacuate. … Continue reading When it’s raining cats and dogs, consider what happens to the cats and dogs. Day 6 of Emergency Preparedness Week is all about the fur-babies
My passport and house insurance documents were definitely not on my important-items-to-grab-if-I-had-to-leave-the-house-in-a-hurry list, but they really should be because they will prove much more useful that my 30-year-old stuffie or a photo of my Grandma. This is an easy task which involves a folder or accordion file, some of those plastic document wallets and a … Continue reading Day 5 of Emergency Preparedness Week. Tip of the Day: Gather Important Documents
Ok, now we’re onto the fun bit – Part Two: Build an Emergency Kit. Let’s start with a quick game. If you had five minutes to get out of your home and you had time to grab five items, what would they be? And do you know where they are? If I’d played this game … Continue reading All You Need Is Love… and an emergency kit. Emergency Preparedness Week hits day 4
Woohoo! We’re here – Part One of my Five Steps to Emergency Preparedness Program: Make an Emergency Plan. Making your emergency plan is a family affair, so make a night of it. Get some pizza (and wine for the grownups), some paper and pens and get creative. If you didn’t get your hands on a … Continue reading Keep Calm and Plan On. It’s day 3 of Emergency Preparedness Week and time to roll up your sleeves