FEMA Corps team Gold 4 participated in the Seattle Mariners ‘Salute to Volunteers’ night Thursday, April 25th, 2013. The Gold 4 team talked to baseball fans about the importance of disaster preparedness. FEMA Corps members gave out information on how to create a disaster kit, start thinking about a disaster plan, and information on what to have on hand for pet owners in times of natural disaster.
“I am excited to help get the community prepared for natural disasters.” Said Team member Chelsea Rayman. “Increasing awareness of natural disasters and ways to be prepared is one thing FEMA and FEMA Corps have been focusing on throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
The Mariners went on to win a 6-0 game, but FEMA Corps member Emily Brown says “The real win is to reach out to community members and get them thinking about being prepared for a disaster.”
FEMA Corps is a new partnership with FEMA and AmeriCorps NCCC. Gold 4 is a team of ten ranging in age from 18 to 24. They are currently working with FEMA Region X External Affairs Division in Lynnwood, Washington.