CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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You are more than welcome to send in information on your on your emergency preparedness events…..
to californiahti@homelesstoindependence.org

Thank you!

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Release Date:

March 1, 2017

Contact:

Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500

Release Number:

CA 15061-01

Internet Address:

http://www.sba.gov/news

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to California Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 32 California counties and neighboring Arizona and Nevada counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties beginning Jan. 1, 2017, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center – West.

Primary California counties: Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne and Ventura;

Neighboring California counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Contra Costa, Imperial, Sacramento, San Mateo and Santa Cruz;

Neighboring Arizona counties: La Paz and Mohave;

Neighboring Nevada counties: Clark, Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, Mineral and Nye.

“SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses directly impacted by the disaster,” Garfield said.

Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

“Eligibility for these loans is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage. These loans have an interest rate of 3.125 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, a maximum term of 30 years and are available to small businesses and most private nonprofits without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship,” Garfield said.

By law, SBA makes Economic Injury Disaster Loans available when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture designates an agricultural disaster.

Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance made available by the Secretary’s declaration. However, nurseries are eligible for SBA disaster assistance in drought disasters.

Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more disaster assistance information or to download applications, visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The deadline to apply for these loans is Oct. 23, 2017.

POSTED 03-03-17
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CTR (Construction Talk Radio) & Disaster Education – THIS IS EVERY SINGLE MONDAY!

CTR is an live interactive radio program designed to educate via entertainment. Since the building industry is for the most part, final Responders, the next level is to make the industry more First Educators! The name of the program is ‘Rebuilding America with Ken Swanson’. The host is a board member of the Shasta County Fire Safe Council. We invite all public and private shareholders to join in the conversation, provide information on principals and practices, web sites, products and supplies. Then use the recorded pod-casts to further the educational value via emails, other forms of media, and social networking. Go to www.Talkradiobuilder.com to see more information. The internet radio show is on Mondays at 3:30 to 4 pm pst. The call in number is 1-646-652-4437

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Formidable Footprint – A Community / Neighborhood Exercise

Description The Formidable Footprint exercise series has been developed in accordance with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) protocols. The objective of the exercise series is for CERTs, Neighborhood Watch Programs, Neighborhood Associations, Community / Faith Based Organizations, Citizen Corps, Fire Corps and others to work as a team to become better prepared for the next disaster their community may face. There is NO CHARGE for participation in any of the Formidable Footprint exercises. For additional information or to register for up-coming exercises please access the following web site today: www.FormidableFootprint.org

This is a Virtual Event –

Contact Information (Name / Phone / Weblink) Chris Floyd / 850-241-3565 / chrisfloyd@drc-group.com

Here is the PDF for this exercise: FFExerciseFlyer

Formidable Footprint is a nationwide series of exercises designed specifically for neighborhood

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Good morning everyone,

My name is Diane Hake, I am the Program Manager and TTT Instructor for the CERT and TEEN CERT program in Julian, California.

After the wildfires in 2003 and 2007, Julian continues to be extremely enthusiastic about the disaster preparedness programs. We provide ongoing adult/family training; our goal is to continue training to help citizens be safer during an emergency by preparing ahead. Julian is 1.5 miles from the Elsinore fault. Earthquake and wildfire preparedness is essential.

Julian has the only active TEEN CERT program in San Diego County which we started at Julian High in January, 2010, then at Julian Jr. High in 2011 and 2012. Currently there are CERT trained youth in each grade from 7th through the 12th.

Due to budget cuts in our school system, there are no “late buses”, which leave the students an extra hour and a half each Wednesday. To fill in that time with beneficial information, we have been scheduled to teach the new FEMA Youth Preparedness program which includes the ReadyKids program from DHS, to the Julian Elementary School students. In addition to local clubs and agencies, we have been invited to other school districts, Health and Safety EXPOS, Faith-Based groups, Tribal, and NOG’s.

Teens and younger children have been referred to as “change agents”. By nature most are passionate leaders and take the information provided in disaster preparedness training to their families. They participate in developing family disaster supply kits, emergency plans, fire drills, etc. The training empowers them and introduces other family members to current strategies. To view TEEN CERT videos please go to our website at: juliancert.net.

Sustaining these programs with sufficient funding for training is difficult. However, ongoing training drills and exercises are a prerequisite to excellence in proficiency during an event. Evidence supports the idea that citizens who have disaster preparedness training experience less anxiety, by being able to mitigate damage to life and property during an actual disaster. Applying skills gained through training exercises allows them to act with confidence and enables them to become active participants while building relationships.

Since Julian and our neighbors are rural and remote we realize we are far from the greatest number and recognize the personal responsibility for self sufficiency. We appreciate any assistance provided to continue training. Julian CERT and TEEN CERT volunteers have logged 12,199.25 hours from mid 2009-2011.

We provide the first-aid booths, eyes and ears, parking assistance, etc. at local events which brings in donations. The Boot Drive is always successful, and the mini grants and donations from businesses are helpful.

Thank you for additional suggestions for fundraisers that have helped your programs.

Best regards,

Diane Hake KJ6HXR

Posted 06-05-12

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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