SHE Receives Over $800,000 for New Emergency Preparedness Services

SHE Receives Over $800,000 for New Emergency Preparedness Services

Posted on June 25, 2019

SHE received $828,523 from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide emergency preparedness training to Tulare County communities. These funds were a result of Governor Newsom’s Assembly Bill 72 that appropriated $50 million to fund the California for All Emergency Preparedness Campaign to bolster statewide disaster resilience.

“In just the past 5 years, we have experienced so much devastation from natural disasters,” said Tami McVay, the Emergency Services Manager for Self-Help Enterprises. “The families affected the most are those living in rural areas where resources are few and hard to come by. This campaign was created with these vulnerable communities in mind.”

The campaign, which is a joint effort between California Volunteers and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, engages local communities on emergency preparedness to support California’s diverse and vulnerable populations. Factors that contribute to the vulnerability of these communities may include: language barriers, poverty, social isolation and lack of access to functional needs.

SHE will be working closely with Tulare County’s Office of Emergency Services, CSET, United Way and other select local nonprofits to begin implementing the program as soon as next month.

For more information about this program, please call our new Emergency Services Department at 559-802-1671.

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