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DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Exceeds Community Outreach Goal

Thursday, December 30, 2010
HSEMA distributes more than 100,000 pieces of material throughout the city.

(Washington, DC) – The numbers are in! In support of the Agency’s mission to ensure that everyone in the District of Columbia is prepared for any potential, imminent or declared emergency, starting on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, HSEMA staffers spearheaded a three day grass roots outreach effort by going door to door distributing emergency preparedness information to residents and businesses throughout each of the District’s eight Wards. 

Reaching out to all communities is a vital component of HSEMA’s outreach efforts.  By today’s end, HSEMA will have distributed over 100,000 pieces of material throughout the city – far surpassing the original goal of 20,000!

Partnering with the DC Public Libraries and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in this outreach effort has made it possible for every citizen, visitor, and employee in the District to easily access important preparedness information. Feel free to stop by a library or a recreation center in your community to gather emergency preparedness brochures and books.

HSEMA also partnered with The Consortium of Universities to ensure that college students will have access to emergency preparedness information that teaches them how to prepare before, during and after a disaster. HSEMA’s emergency preparedness outreach efforts are on-going.

If you need emergency preparedness materials or want to host a community preparedness meeting in your neighborhood, at your church, or at your workplace, please contact Kim McCall, Outreach and Community Engagement Director at [email protected] or (202) 481-3015.

Visit www.hsema.dc.gov to learn more about emergency preparedness.  Make a plan. Make a go-kit. BE READY!