FEMA Corps team Gold 4 joined forces, Saturday, April 20, 2013 with Seattle Emergency Management, Earth Corps and the Nature Consortium at Pigeon Point Park to celebrate Duwamish Alive!
FEMA Corps answered questions about emergency preparedness and gave out information on everything from disaster kits to the risks inherent in the Pacific Northwest. They also gave information on how to reduce these risks. FEMA Corps helped spread information on simple steps for personal, family, and pet preparedness.
“We want to incorporate disaster preparedness into what people and organizations are already doing on a daily basis,” said Caitlyn Ripetto, a FEMA Corp team member who organized the project. “The work FEMA Corps is doing is part of a much larger effort that communities in Washington are actively undertaking to prepare for disaster by strengthening community ties, preparing families and businesses”.
FEMA Corps is a new partnership between AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA that aims to provide communities with disaster preparedness and relief assistance. The Gold 4 team is made up of ten 18-24 year olds from around the country who are working with FEMA Region X External Affairs for two months.
The team will also have booths at two events on Saturday, April 27, 2013. One is the Golden Gardens Park Clean-up and the other is Urban Forest Restoration at Pigeon Point Park.