Build A Kit Event forBuild A Kit Event for
Vulnerable Populations
April 2011April 2011
O POur Purpose
To create a resilient comm nitTo create a resilient community
H l l bl l ti i th itHelp a vulnerable popula...
Wh did b i ?Where did we begin?
• Identified needs/risks of communityIdentified needs/risks of community
• Received donati...
P t hiPartnerships
• Hopelink foodbankp
• American Red Cross
• Chamber of Commerce
• Kirkland Fire Dept &
Fire District #4...
P tPre-event
• Planning meetingg g
– Determined date/time
– Toured warehouse
• Registration/screening
of clients
– Appoint...
S ppliesSupplies
• Local vendorLocal vendor
• Items chosen for durability
& minimal replacement &
maintenancemaintenance
•...
E tEvent
• Check-in stationsCheck in stations
• Kit stations
• Resource & kid tablesResource & kid tables
• Firefighters/t...
Kit St tiKit Stations
• Check-in • 7 – Water pouches
• 1 – Bags/hand sanitizers
• 2 – Food
p
• 8 – Leather gloves
• 9 – Em...
A th tAnother event
• Had supplies left over from first eventHad supplies left over from first event
• Partnered with Kirk...
I tImpact
• HopelinkHopelink
– 64 households
– 234 residents
• Kirkland Interfaith
Transitional HousingTransitional Housin...
Ch llChallenges
• Trying to reach out to • Trying to gainTrying to reach out to
a community group
that really does not
Try...
C t tContacts
• Helen Ahrens-Byington, Admin Deputy Fire Chiefy g , p y
hahrens@ci.kirkland.wa.us
(425) 587-3603
• Stephan...
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Build A Kit Event For Vulnerable Populations, A Case Study from Kirkland

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Speakers: Helen Ahrens-Byington, Deputy Fire Chief/City Emergency Manager, City of
Kirkland
 Stephanie Day, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, City of Kirkland; This presentation will describe working with partners to reach vulnerable populations to help get
them prepared for a disaster. The City received donated funds to help prepare the community.
Kirkland partnered with Hopelink food bank to distribute preparedness kits to families in need.
Then they partnered with Transitional Housing to distribute more preparedness backpacks. The
kits were not just given to the person but they got to participate in building the kit to meet their
family size. Many volunteers from the community came to assist in the building of the kits.

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  1. 1. Build A Kit Event forBuild A Kit Event for Vulnerable Populations April 2011April 2011
  2. 2. O POur Purpose To create a resilient comm nitTo create a resilient community H l l bl l ti i th itHelp a vulnerable population in the community Low income
  3. 3. Wh did b i ?Where did we begin? • Identified needs/risks of communityIdentified needs/risks of community • Received donations – Greater Kirkland Chamber of CommerceGreater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce – Kirkland Fire Dept Fire District #41– Fire District #41 – Puget Sound Energy • Identified partner organization/venue• Identified partner organization/venue
  4. 4. P t hiPartnerships • Hopelink foodbankp • American Red Cross • Chamber of Commerce • Kirkland Fire Dept & Fire District #41 Public Health Seattle• Public Health Seattle King County • Volunteers (CERT’s,( , ARES, City staff)
  5. 5. P tPre-event • Planning meetingg g – Determined date/time – Toured warehouse • Registration/screening of clients – Appointments • Coordination of l tvolunteers • Media
  6. 6. S ppliesSupplies • Local vendorLocal vendor • Items chosen for durability & minimal replacement & maintenancemaintenance • Hand crank vs battery operated • Larger first aid kit • Durable, extra large portable bagportable bag
  7. 7. E tEvent • Check-in stationsCheck in stations • Kit stations • Resource & kid tablesResource & kid tables • Firefighters/truck • Preparedness• Preparedness presentations
  8. 8. Kit St tiKit Stations • Check-in • 7 – Water pouches • 1 – Bags/hand sanitizers • 2 – Food p • 8 – Leather gloves • 9 – Emergency • 3 – First-aid kit/maxi pad • 4 – Non-antiseptic wipes blankets/ponchos • 10 – Radio/flashlight & whistle• 5 – N-95 masks • 6 – Water purification tablets whistle • 11 – Hand warmers • 12 – Tissue & matchestablets
  9. 9. A th tAnother event • Had supplies left over from first eventHad supplies left over from first event • Partnered with Kirkland Interfaith TransitionalPartnered with Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing (KITH) • Distributed preassembled kits at community dinnerd e
  10. 10. I tImpact • HopelinkHopelink – 64 households – 234 residents • Kirkland Interfaith Transitional HousingTransitional Housing – 50 households – 179 residents
  11. 11. Ch llChallenges • Trying to reach out to • Trying to gainTrying to reach out to a community group that really does not Trying to gain community support for an event that is want to be known • Language barriers hard to promote • Supply storageLanguage barriers Supply storage
  12. 12. C t tContacts • Helen Ahrens-Byington, Admin Deputy Fire Chiefy g , p y hahrens@ci.kirkland.wa.us (425) 587-3603 • Stephanie Day, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator @sday@ci.kirkland.ws.us (425) 587-3630

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