Volunteer Alexandria is the lead agency that educates and prepares Alexandria's residents, schools, organizations and businesses for all hazards such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In partnership with the City of Alexandria's Office of Emergency Management, we raise awareness, recruit, train and manage volunteers to be prepared and respond during these events. In the event of an emergency, we run a Volunteer Reception Center, which provides a central location where volunteers can go to assist with disaster recovery.
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Volunteer Alexandria, in partnership with the Alexandria Libraries, is running an Emergency Preparedness Supply Drive from September 5, 2023 to September 22, 2023. Supplies can be donated at any Alexandria library or at the Emergency Preparedness Fair at Market Square on Friday, September 22. Completed kits will be given to local seniors and low-income families. Please consider donating the following new items:
Travel size bug spray & sunscreen
First aid supplies
Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) - Do you find yourself running towards the disaster instead of away from it? Then you may be a perfect volunteer candidate to join our Volunteer Reception Center core staff! Staff process all unaffiliated volunteers and needs to be ready whenever disaster strikes. To join, volunteers must be committed to monthly activities/trainings throughout the year and be prepared to begin operations as requested by the city office of emergency management. Roles and Responsibilities. Register to be lead.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training - More information.
Sign up for Alexandria eNews or other alerts for information about developing weather threats in your area, and make provisions in case your connections are cut off or electricity is out for a prolonged period.
Simple Family Preparedness is an excellent resource for well-researched, easy-to-understand articles and information and step-by-step guides to help busy families prepare for winter weather, everything from cleaning gutters and learning how to shut off water mains to checking supplies of batteries, food, and water, to treating your snow shovel with WD-40 to make shoveling easier! ACTIONS you can begin now while you have time, so that in the case of a storm or severe weather event you will be as prepared as possible to mitigate the effects of or survive the incident.
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