Sunnyside Disaster Dinner10-Mar-2012 @ 3:00pm to 10-Mar-2012
First Annual Sunnyside Disaster Dinner
A neighborhood event to promote community emergency preparedness
We’re planning a disaster dinner, and we’d love you to come! The first annual Sunnyside Disaster Dinner on Saturday, March 10th, 3-6pm is a community event. While we're warm, safe and dry, let's learn about and practice emergency skills and enjoy getting to know each other in the process!
WHEN and WHERE:
Saturday, March 10th from 3-6pm at Sunnyside Environmental School
3-4:30pm Free Information Booths and Activities – Free and open to the public, this portion of the event will provide information and activities about emergency sanitation, water harvesting and filtration, creating your home emergency kit, and block organizing. There will be fun activities for young people including Fire Engine 9 to explore!
4:30-6pm Dinner and Events – At 4:30pm, ticket-holders will enjoy a simple (and delicious!) dinner in the SES cafeteria to be cooked by neighborhood volunteers in an outdoor “emergency kitchen.” During the dinner, we’ll have a few short presentations on school and neighborhood emergency readiness, a fun drill, a raffle of a home emergency kit, festive games, and an eclectic “Disaster Playlist” for ambiance.
Get your Disaster Dinner tickets for $5 -$15 sliding scale (children under 5 free) on-line at www.SESPTSA.org/Disaster-Dinner or in person at Sunnyside Environmental School M/W/F mornings 8:30-9am. And, remember, the free information fair is from 3-4:30pm. Bring your family, and your neighbors!
In a major disaster, such as the predicted Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, we will depend on those around us to respond and recover. Emergency responders and city services will be overwhelmed. At a recent City of Portland Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP) meeting, representatives of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Southeast Uplift and the Red Cross underlined the importance of neighborhood readiness given this inevitability. If an earthquake were to happen during school hours, it is likely that Sunnyside residents and local businesses will be the first responders. No matter what time it occurs, the school will be the hub of neighborhood gathering and organizing, where important neighborhood-based services can be delivered. For Sunnyside to respond effectively, we need to educate ourselves on home preparedness, build more skills in the neighborhood for emergency response and recovery, and develop block organizing and strong relationships with our neighbors.
The Sunnyside Disaster Dinner is a community event and fundraiser for the emergency preparedness work of the Sunnyside Environmental School’s PTSA. The event is organized by SES PTSA and sponsored by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association, Sunnyside Methodist Church and the Swap Shop. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.