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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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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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