Emergency Go Kits for Seniors and People with Disabilities (Program ended August 2023)
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.
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, reviewed (by Zoom, in person, or video) how it fits in with your overall disaster prep plan, what you should add to your kit, and answer any questions. You can watch this video of which includes and ASL interpreter.
BDPNN volunteers put together 1,750 high-quality emergency go kits. Partner organizations including Meal On Wheels, Lighthouse for the Blind, Easy Does It, and Berkeley Food Network (BFN) are reaching out to their members to help identify community members who would benefit from the program. Thanks especially to BFN for helping us with the storage of the supplies.
If you are interested in volunteering with BDPNN in future efforts, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was funded by the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation, the the East Bay Community Foundation, LISTOS, as well as donations from Clif Bar and Bayer.