Emergency Go Kits

Emergency Go Kits for Seniors and People with Disabilities (free)

When a disaster strikes, it is possible you may need to leave your home at a moment’s notice. Having both basic disaster training and a go kit ready are critical ways to be prepared in case you need to leave quickly. 

Seniors and people with disabilities face additional challenges in situations that require a last-minute evacuation. This is why BDPNN has launched a new emergency go kit program in 2021, providing both free emergency go kits and tailored preparedness training to seniors and people with disabilities in the Berkeley area.

If you are a senior or someone with a disability and live or work in Berkeley, sign up to get a free Emergency Go Kit while supplies last. Complete the signup form.

The components of BDPNN’s custom emergency go kits for seniors and people with disabilities.
What IS and is NOT in your Emergency Kit [PDF]

Included in the kit is the Kaito Voyager V2 Portable Solar / Hand Crank AM/FM, Shortwave & NOAA Weather Emergency Radio with USB Cell Phone Charger & LED Flashlight. Check out this video by one of our board members on this piece of equipment.

With the free emergency go kit, we’ll go over (by Zoom or phone) how it fits in with your overall disaster prep plan, what you should add to your kit, and answer any questions. In the meantime, you can watch this video of which includes and ASL interpreter.

BDPNN volunteers have put together hundreds of high-quality emergency go kits so far. Meanwhile partner organizations including Meal On Wheels, Lighthouse for the Blind, Easy Does It, and Berkeley Food Network are reaching out to their members to help identify community members who would benefit from the program. 

BDPNN Volunteers assembling emergency go kits in June 2021.

And we need your help, too!

If you are a representative of an organization who would be interested in partnering with BDPNN to identify community members in need, please get in touch by emailing info@bdpnnetwork.org.  

If you are an individual interested in volunteering with BDPNN to help offer trainings or prepare Emergency Kits, please join our mailing list for opportunities.

For all other inquiries, including identifying yourself as someone in need of a Go Kit and emergency training, send us a note and we’ll be in touch.

This project is being funded by the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, the the East Bay Community Foundation, LISTOS, as well as donations from Clif Bar. If you are interested in donating to this work, please contribute, or reach out to us directly.