People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: October 19, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Wild Oats Market
Street: Main Street
City/Town: Williamstown, MA
Website or Map: http://www.wildoats.coop/even…
Phone: (413) 458-8060
Event Type: book, discussion
Organized By: Wild Oats Market
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2011
How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens
With winter approaching and the weather throughout the year becoming less predictable, preparing for the unexpected makes more sense than ever. Please join Wild Oats Market for an evening talk on emergency preparedness, given by Kathy Harrison, the locally based author of Just in Case: How to Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens (Storey Publishing, 2010) and a national spokesperson on emergency preparedness who has appeared on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and National Public Radio. Kathy will discuss how you and your family can be ready for any emergency, from a power outage to a hurricane. She will cover how to develop an evacuation plan; organize a food supply; pack an emergency kit; plan for alternative heating and cooking sources; and more.
Being prepared for the unexpected can make individuals and communities more resilient during difficult times, such as during the recent Hurricane Irene. Individuals and families who are prepared in case of emergency can get through events such as a temporary power outage more comfortably and with less stress. They are also in a better position to help others in the community.
This evening talk is free and takes place at Wild Oats Market, 320 Main St., Williamstown on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Copies of Kathy’s book, Just in Case, will be available for signing and purchase.
All in the community are welcome to join us for this evening talk and to bring their questions about this important topic.
This workshop is free and open to all; to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 458-8060
Kathy, a resident of the Pioneer Valley will enlighten us on the skill of being prepared for when disaster strikes. She will also relate these skills to how her community is coming together to apply these skills and more to build a more resilient community.
". . . is a great how-to book. It covers the basics and is ideal for home, schools, and offices. This book has information that will save lives.”
— Russel L. Honoré, LTG, U.S. Army (Retired) Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina
“An ideal preparedness guide for families. It is a must for the bookshelf of anyone that is serious about being prepared for emergencies.”
— James Wesley Rawles, Editor of SurvivalBlog.com
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