Thing to do in Reno, Nevada
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB) wants to help Northern Nevada residents become disaster ready. From now until Oct. 6, NSCB, along with industry groups and local agencies, will be holding a Community Disaster Preparedness Kit Drive, which will supply local families with the necessary items to build their disaster preparedness kits.
“Northern Nevada is uniquely vulnerable to a variety of natural and man-made disasters. From wildfires, flash floods, high winds, and earthquakes to vandalism, human error, and terrorism, severe property damage can occur at any moment and with no warning,” said Jennifer Lewis, public information officer for NSCB. “Whether you think you’ll be personally affected or not, it’s always better to be with than without in your time of emergency need.”
Items needed include, but are not limited to: water bottles/gallon jugs; non-perishable food items; batteries (AA/C); flashlights; First-Aid kits; diapers; baby wipes; matches; dust masks; duct tape; whistles; garbage bags/plastic ties; multi-use tools; toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste); activities for children (coloring books/crayons); disposable cups, plates, and utensils.
Donations can be dropped off at:
Builders Association: 5484 Reno Corporate Drive, Reno, NV 89511
Additional locations will be added throughout the month at www.nscb.nv.gov.
In partnership with the Washoe County Office of Emergency Management, all items collected during the drive will be distributed to residents.
For more information on the Community Disaster Preparedness Kit Drive, updated list of drop off locations and more, please visit www.nvcontractorsboard.com.
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