Monday, January 25, 2010

CERT Help needed at Capital Home & Garden Show February 25-28th

Hi folks!
Fairfax County CERT has been given a unique opportunity-placing a CERT display and doing demonstration drills at the Capital Home & Garden Show running February 25-28th at the Dulles Expo Center.

This very large, high profile event is going into its 14th year & takes place in two halls. The Expo center South hall is primarily Outdoor & Leisure products & services and the North hall is primarily interior products & services. We see an average of 35,000 people over the course of the 3 ½ days.

The special attractions include:

· John Gidding of HGTV – from the hit show “Designed to Sell”

· Dream Gardens built by the Area’s BEST landscapers

· WETA String Quartet

· Hybrid Giveaway Car Contest

· Room and Landscape Makeover Prizes

· Local Media Coverage – print, online, TV, and radio

Show Dates & Times

Thursday, February 25

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, February 26

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday,February 27

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday, February 28

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

We are going to need LOTS of CERT help on this one. We need CERT help with the demonstrations and to help with the display. This is an event widely covered by local and regional media. With the recent earthquake in Haiti this would be an ideal event to help keep family emergency preparedness in the minds of the population.

We are looking for CERT help for all hours, all days of this event; this event is open to CERT Basic and CERT 2 graduates.If you are interested in helping, please email me at (and CC judy, our outreach coordinator at with your name, CERT class number; what day/days you can work and a good phone number.

This will be a great chance to promote CERT and preparedness to people all over the region. Come and be a part of it!

your volunteer PIO