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Are you ready to Shake It Up for the Great ShakeOut?

Thursday, Oct. 18, is The Great ShakeOut, a day to bring awareness to earthquake preparedness. Do you know what to do in an earthquake to protect yourself?

Educate yourself and register your business, family, organization, or neighborhood to be part of the national earthquake drill on Thursday!

Remember these three steps: DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!

drop earthquake safetycover earthquake safetyhold on earthquake safety

  • Cash is best. Financial contributions to recognized disaster relief organizations are the fastest, most flexible, and most effective method of donating. Organizations on the ground know what items and quantities are needed, often buy in bulk with discounts and, if possible, purchase through area businesses which supports economic recovery.

  • Confirm donations needed. Critical needs change rapidly – confirm needed items BEFORE collecting; pack and label carefully; confirm delivery locations; arrange transportation. Unsolicited goods NOT needed burden local organizations’ ability to meet survivors’ confirmed needs, drawing away valuable volunteer labor, transportation, and warehouse space.

  • Connect to volunteer. Trusted organizations operating in the affected area know where volunteers are needed, and can ensure appropriate volunteer safety, training, and housing.