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Build A Kit Event for Vulnerable Populations. April 2011. Our Purpose. To create a resilient community Help a vulnerable population in the community Low income. Where did we begin?. Identified needs/risks of community Received donations Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

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Build a kit event for vulnerable populations

Build A Kit Event for Vulnerable Populations

April 2011


Our purpose

Our Purpose

To create a resilient community

Help a vulnerable population in the community

Low income


Where did we begin

Where did we begin?

  • Identified needs/risks of community

  • Received donations

    • Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

    • Kirkland Fire Dept

    • Fire District #41

    • Puget Sound Energy

  • Identified partner organization/venue


Partnerships

Partnerships

  • Hopelinkfoodbank

  • American Red Cross

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Kirkland Fire Dept & Fire District #41

  • Public Health Seattle King County

  • Volunteers (CERT’s, ARES, City staff)


Pre event

Pre-event

  • Planning meeting

    • Determined date

    • Toured warehouse

  • Registration/screening of clients

    • Appointments

  • Coordination of volunteers

  • Media


Supplies

Supplies

  • Local vendor

  • Items chosen for durability & minimal replacement & maintenance

  • Hand crank vs battery operated

  • Larger first aid kit

  • Durable, extra large portable bag


Event

Event

  • Check-in stations

  • Kit stations

  • Resource & kid tables

  • Firefighters/trucks

  • Preparedness presentations


Kit stations

Kit Stations

  • Check-in

  • 1 – Bags/hand sanitizers

  • 2 – Food

  • 3 – First-aid kit/maxi pad

  • 4 – Antiseptic wipes

  • 5 – N-95 masks

  • 6 – Water purification tablets

  • 7 – Water pouches

  • 8 – Leather gloves

  • 9 – Emergency blankets/ponchos

  • 10 – Radio/flashlight & whistle

  • 11 – Hand warmers

  • 12 – Tissue & matches


Another event

Another event

  • Had supplies left over from first event

  • Partnered with Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing (KITH)

  • Distributed preassembled kits at community dinner


Impact

Impact

  • Hopelink

    • 64 households

    • 234 residents

  • Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing

    • 50 households

    • 179 residents


Challenges

Challenges

  • Trying to reach out to a community group that really does not want to be known

  • Language barriers

  • Trying to gain community support for an event that is hard to promote

  • Supply storage


Contacts

Contacts

  • Helen Ahrens-Byington, Deputy Fire Chief

    [email protected]

    (425) 587-3603

  • Stephanie Day, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

    [email protected]

    (425) 587-3630


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