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Read about the "7 Critical Needs" that the SAFELY OUT™ Kit fulfills!
Major SAFELY OUT™ Project endorsement letters.
Order your SAFELY OUT™ Kit TODAY!
Recall the vivid images from Hurricane Katrina of frail elderly
parents being floated out on mattresses and young children separated
from their families for months. Remembering the tragic stories of the
defenseless victims who were unable to evacuate is heartbreaking. Broad
agreement has risen that this must change.
Safe evacuation is job one in any disaster.
Among the lessons being learned from Hurricane Katrina, our nation's
largest natural disaster, this is an absolutely essential one. What
happens to the vulnerable person unable to evacuate safely whose
nearest relatives are not able to reach their loved one during a
SAFELY OUT™ is a project of Citizen Voice, developed in partnership
with the Red Cross Sacramento Sierra Chapter, to ensure that our most
vulnerable citizens -- including the disabled, frail seniors, young
children and more -- are protected during a disaster.
Who are the vulnerable in a disaster?
...an elderly widow with limited mobility
person with significant
...a young child who is home alone after school
Disaster can impact us all:
- Terrorist event
- Chemical spill
- And more
KEY PROJECT ELEMENTS:
SAFELY OUT™ Kits
These are the foundation of the project,
and anyone who may have difficulty safely evacuating should have one.
They enable easy access to critical emergency information along with a
leave-behind alert system that allows the person to call for help and
then notifies relatives and first responders where that person has been
Providing education and training for the entire community on the SAFELY OUT™ project.
Community Outreach Effort
Raising public awareness and
creating support from government officials, community leaders, first
responders, the business community, service providers, caregivers and
the public at large.
24/7 online resources
Supporting outreach, public education, and fund development efforts.
SAFELY OUT™ KIT COMPONENTS:
SAFELY OUT™ Door Hanger
For placement on door or window indicating you "Need Help" or are "SAFELY OUT™."
SAFELY OUT™ Refrigerator Magnet
For storing essential evacuation information (including contact details for nearby helpers to assist with evacuation.
SAFELY OUT™ Bag
For storing medications and additional critical information (prescriptions, insurance, etc.).
SAFELY OUT™ Information Sheets
Including a simple how-to-guide, helper information sheets and a wallet card.
Plus, an erasable pen for use on the magnet, a permanent marker for the door hanger, and adhesive strips, if needed, for placing the NEED HELP door hanger on a window.
HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE SAFELY OUT™ EFFORT:
1. Get SAFELY OUT™ Kits
($10 suggested minimum contribution per kit, plus shipping/handling for
mail orders) for your family, friends, neighbors and others. Also
consider ordering some kits and then donating them back to the
project to be distributed to vulnerable individuals with income
constraints. KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. Click here to be directed to the order page (and then select the "SAFELY OUT™ Project" contribution option).
2. Make a contribution to the SAFELY OUT™ effort. Your contribution will help us distribute kits
to those who otherwise could not afford them and help provide education
and outreach to the community and the vulnerable themselves. Thank you
in advance for your support. Make a contribution by clicking here
or on the CONTRIBUTE button to the left (and select "SAFELY OUT™ Project" under contribution options). Donations are also accepted
by mail at the address below or by calling (916) 503-3194.
3. Sign up for Citizen Voice/SAFELY OUT™ email updates to stay up-to-date on our project efforts. Click here or on the JOIN US button to the left (check the green SAFELY OUT™ box under interests).
4. Volunteer at events.
We are regularly asked to come out and present the SAFELY OUT™ project
at events in our community. We are currently looking for funding
to support a formal volunteer program with Citizen Voice. If you
would like to volunteer or know someone who would be willing to
help with the funding of this position, please contact us at (916) 503-3194 or be email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, you can also join our mailing list to be notified
about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. (To do this,
go to our Join CV page and check the Volunteer Opportunities box in the Interests section.)
5. Become a project sponsor. Sponsors are needed to
expand the project and to help provide kits to those unable to afford
them. For sponsorship information, contact us at (916)
503-3194 or by email at email@example.com.
Project sponsors receive public appreciation and recognition
commensurate with their level of involvement. Become a SAFELY OUT™ project sponsor today!
We would like to thank all of our SAFELY OUT™ sponsors and supporters.
For a complete list of SAFELY OUT™ supporters click here.
c/o Citizen Voice
1215 K Street, 17th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 503-3194
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