Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back, To Back, To Back Outreach Events

Our first CERT Outreach Event for September 2009 was on September 10 at the Northern Virginia Jewish Center, supporting their Positive Aging Conference. I passed out the H1N1 Fairfax County Town Hall Flyer and Ready.gov flyer for seniors.

September 11 found us (Terry and Judy) at Booz Allen Hamilton in Mclean for their Emergency Preparedness Fair. We had a great location and had a lot of interest in our classes. I couldn't think of a better way to remember 9/11, then at a emergency preparedness fair. It was to be outside, but when the morning dawned with heavy rain, the event was pulled inside. Around noon the weather cleared up and the employees and the children from the on-site daycare were able to go outside and tour the fire engines and American Red Cross vehicle. A couple of current class members from class 40 work at BAH came over and visited with us. I think we may be in the next BAH company newsletter.

September 12 was the Reston- Get Ready Fairfax, a MRC event. We were set up under the pavilion at the Reston Town Center. Terry was running around the event directing people traffic in his alter ego MRC role. Terry and Cindy, and Scott all from CERT38 and Bill from CERT 14 also manned the booth and "talked up" CERT. Cindy is a tiger when it comes to getting people to signing up for more information on classes. We also had a visit and a glowing endorsement from the deputy chief of the Fairfax County Fire Department. We had fun and got quite a list of names for class interest.