disaster preparedHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (8/22/13) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced it will be hosting a free community preparedness and safety fair on Saturday, September 7 from 10am until 3pm at 1118 Pin Oak Drive in Hopkinsville.
 
The public is encouraged to visit information booths demonstrating how to prepare for a variety of emergency situations such as:
•Calling 9-1-1,
•Remaining financially stable during trying times,
•Making an emergency first aid or 72-hour kit, and
•Helping children prepare their own comfort kits.

Registered participants will also be eligible to win hourly door prizes!

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp noted, “I encourage all citizens to drop by the Preparedness Fair on September 7. What you learn might prevent an injury or death to a loved one during an emergency.”
 
This event is made possible with the help of several partnering preparedness and public safety organizations including:
•Boy Scouts of America
•Christian County American Red Cross
•Christian County Community Emergency Response Team (C.C. CERT)
•Crime Stoppers
•Disaster Animal Rescue Team (DART)
•Hopkinsville Fire Department
•Hopkinsville Police Department
•Neighborhood Watch

Children may also have I.D. kits made courtesy of the Christian County Sheriff's Department, and Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center will be available to take blood donations.

For more information about the day’s activities, please call Jim or Susan Tomlinson at (270) 885-8253.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Nikki Radford

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