Katy Tang

Sunset Spotlight – A Neighborhood Journal

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.

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