MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and the AMERICAN RED CROSS

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MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD and the
AMERICAN RED CROSS LOS ANGELES REGION
PREPARE…
Neighborhoods that are prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries
and trauma, and reduce property damage. In addition, working together as a team and contributing as an
individual develops stronger communities and improves the quality of life in the community.
MAP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD (MYN)…
A free program designed by the Washington Emergency Management Department and implement locally by the
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, to improve readiness at the neighborhood level. MYN teaches
neighbors to rely on each other. It takes just ONE person to begin. Using a 90 minute DVD to facilitate the MYN
meeting and accompanying materials provided at no cost, neighborhood leaders can help get their communities
get ready for a disaster. MYN helps communities “fill the gap” between Community Emergency Response Team
training (CERT) and individual preparedness.
PROVEN SUCCESS…
24 states have found MYN to be a cost effective and time efficient approach to personal and neighborhood
preparedness
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
“During the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, 92% of 460 organized neighborhoods in Seattle reported
responding in a timely and organized manner to the needs of their neighbors.”
LEARN…
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The 9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster.
Develop a Neighborhood Skills and Equipment Inventory.
Map your neighborhood and identify areas of concern such as gas meters.
Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with a disability, or children
who may be home alone.
GET STARTED…
The American Red Cross Los Angeles Region offers four MYN Train-the-Facilitator sessions a year rotating across
the region. Upcoming sessions will be offered:
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September 4 – (South) Long Beach Chapter
For more information contact:
Hilary Anderson│ Manager, Preparedness & Resiliency
American Red Cross
11355 Ohio Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-2676 (p) │[email protected]
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