Resilient Sunset Aims to Prepare Residents
District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang announced the launch of the
Resilient Sunset Emergency Supply Bin Pilot Program in
March, a part of the Resilient Sunset emergency preparedness effort.
Under the pilot project, Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) certified
residents and SF Safety Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) participants
in the Sunset are eligible to receive free emergency supply bins for storage in their
homes, along with emergency preparedness supplies. The
Resilient Sunset effort seeks to bring neighbors together to prepare
for any emergency situations that may occur in the Sunset District.
“Our goal is to assist residents who have demonstrated a commitment to working with
neighbors with improved emergency preparation,” Tang said.
“We are asking that the residents who receive free bins and supplies
actively engage with neighbors on their block and share these supplies with each other if
an incident were to occur in their neighborhood.”
The new emergency supply bins were created in partnership
with Recology. The 64-gallonsized bins are red, and designed
to contain emergency supplies. All participants have to agree to
a few conditions in order to accept an emergency supply bin,
such as maintaining and updating the supplies each year and
sharing resources with neighbors during times of emergency.
During the pilot phase, Tang’s office anticipates providing
about 50 emergency supply bins to Sunset residents and faithbased
and non-profit organizations.
The program is administered by the Sunset Neighborhood
Beacon Center (SNBC), which is a community-based organization
serving San Francisco’s Sunset District. “SNBC is excited to support
the efforts of Supervisor Tang’s office and in connecting with
and preparing the community of the Sunset for any emergency,”
said Matt Pemberton, executive director at SNBC. “Having supplies
for 72 hours after an earthquake or other emergency can be
the difference between a rough night and a tragedy. The
Resilient Sunset Supply Bin Project is one great step in getting
the community together in times of need.”
For more information, go to the website at
http://www.sfbos.org/Resilient-Sunset, call Tang’s office at (415) 554-
7460 or e-mail Ray.Law@sfgov.org.