Monday, February 2, 2009

First CERT Outreach event of 2009

Our first CERT Outreach event of 2009 was Saturday January 31 at Mt Vernon High School supporting the Mt. Vernon annual Town Hall meeting. We were among many other booths informing the community of services, information and volunteer opportunities throughout the area. NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) was there highlighting there new construction called new Campus East. This is the largest construction project at this time on the east coast. Public affairs from Ft Belvoir Community Hospital was there with information about the new hospital that is going up to replace Walter Reed hospital that is closing due to BRAC. The cafeteria of the school was filled by 0745 to greet the residents of the Mt Vernon area. I even got to pet a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach. The Fairfax CERT booth had a great location and had many people stop and ask what we were all about and thanked us for our service to the community.