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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Raise Preparedness Awareness

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Organization:  Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST)
Project Name: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Raise Preparedness Awareness
Primary Contact: Grelia Soliz, (703) 228-0711, (email)
Primary Address: Columbia Grove Community Center
1010 S Frederick St

Arlington, VA 22204
This location is handicap accessible
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"What are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be a part of the National Day of Service, join VEST and MRC to celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by distributing Emergency Preparedness information to residents at Columbia Grove.

Participate in this exciting community event. Come out wearing your most comfortable shoes and hit the streets!

After a brief orientation we will strategically assign groups, where you and your group members will distribute emergency preparedness material. The information will include, tips on creating emergency plans, where to access information during a disaster, ways to get involved, and have you had a flu shot this year?

After each group is done canvassing, we'll meet back at Community Center for snacks and a quick debrief!

No prior training is required. All volunteers are welcome to participate in this experience and learn more about emergency preparedness. Please encourage your friends and family to participate with you!

In partnership with: Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Arlington County Medical Reserve Cops

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More information about Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST)
Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST)
Last updated on February 4, 2016


Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) volunteers assist with managing spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers by connecting them to community agencies in need during an emergency.

As a program of Arlington's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and a member of Arlington County's Citizen Corps, VEST volunteers directly support the work of Arlington's Emergency Support Function for Volunteer & Donations Management.

Train, learn, and apply your knowledge of emergency preparedness. Join VEST and learn how to help coordinate recovery efforts, share information between government and relief agencies, mobilize resources, and rehabilitate devastated communities. Gain skills through exercises, training, and/or assisting members of the community become prepared for disasters.

Contact person: Samantha Brann, Volunteer Coordinator, 703-228-0711, (email)

Main office number: 703-228-0711


 1400 N. Uhle St., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

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Last updated on February 4, 2016



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