SPD and Target team up to Help Families Prepare

This Thursday, 100 families will become better prepared for disasters and other emergencies, thanks to a generous donation by Target. The event is part of National Preparedness Month, encouraging people to take necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are ready for disaster.

The Seattle Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Target will co-host the event, set for 9 a.m. at the West Seattle Target, located in Westwood Village. Each family will receive a gift card for up to $100 that they will use to build their family emergency kits. All families have been notified in advance and pre-registered for the event. Target employees, Seattle police officers and OEM staff will provide assistance throughout the store.

“We applaud Target’s effort in providing a hands-on way for families to build their own kits,” said Barb Graff, Seattle Emergency Management Director. “It is public-private partnerships such as this that are critical to strengthening our community’s ability to withstand and recover from disasters.”

Sign up for the OEM Monthly Connection for more on how you can get your family prepared, learn skills and stay informed! Go to: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/publications/newsletter.htm

Preparedness information is also available through the Seattle Office of Emergency Management at 206-233-5076, email: snap@seattle.gov, or www.seattle.gov/emergency