CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is a 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 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, DIAL “211” from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in 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.

Don’t have a land-line 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.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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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:

HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE, INC.
405 SOUTH MAIN ST.
PHILLIPSBURG, NJ 08865

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

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-908-454-1500 LISTEN TO THE RECORDING

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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12-28-17 CALIFORNIA DISASTER RESPONSE INFORMATION

SANTA ROSA DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER TO BECOME SBA DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Santa Rosa will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The center will continue to operate at the Press Democrat Building beginning Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 9 a.m.

“At this stage of the recovery process, the emphasis for assistance is to meet the long-term needs of businesses and individuals that were impacted by the wildfires that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017,” said Tanya N. Garfield, Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center‑West. “We believe the transition of the Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center to an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will better meet the current needs of Sonoma County residents.”

“SBA customer service representatives will continue to answer questions, explain the application process, help small businesses apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and close their approved disaster loans,” Garfield continued. The DLOC will be open on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary.

SONOMA COUNTY

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Press Democrat Building

427 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Opens at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29

Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed for the New Year’s Holiday

Saturday, Dec. 30 through Monday, Jan. 1

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until July 12, 2018, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Interest rates are 3.305 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

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NEW HOURS FOR SBA DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER IN NAPA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today announced the Napa Disaster Loan Outreach Center’s new hours as 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for businesses and residents affected by the wildfires that occurred Oct. 8-13, 2017.

“SBA customer service representatives continue to help businesses and residents at the center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help each individual complete their electronic loan application and close their approved disaster loans,” Garfield continued. The center will now be open on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary.

NAPA COUNTY

Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Napa County Health and Human Services

2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive

Building A

Napa, CA 94558

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until July 12, 2018, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

POSTED 12-20-17
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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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