Neighbor Helping Neighbor, Block by Block!

“In a disaster, your most immediate sources of help are the neighbors living around you.”  (MYN)

MWJN President, Pierre Landry, welcomes neighbors to the second annual “Potluck in the Park” at Cleland Bicentenniel Park on Saturday,  June 16, 2018 (Pierre’s birthday!)


CERT Battalion 2 and MWJN and  each held  successful practice exercises in  Mt. Washington. Similar to the 2017 Drill, there were concurrent CERT and Map Your Neighborhood  drills in and around our Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood. The drill ran from 3pm until 9pm.

Since Mt. Washington has only a small number of trained CERT members, CERT graduates from around Northeast LA were invited to pretend to be Mt. Washington resident CERT members. A new CERT class is being offered at the Coptic Church starting October 22  to prepare more Mt. Washington residents for CERT. Please consider  taking this valuable free  training.

The drills both emphasized radio communications, with the intent to improve our plan. We will also be conducting a  radio workshop Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Coptic Church to answer and outstanding questions about using FRS radios and continue our Sunday 7pm regular call-in radio meeting.



MWJN Supports Work Parties, Workshops, Events & Drills

MWJN supports our community with disaster preparedness,  beautification and safety and welfare through educational events, exercises, improvement projects, and other activities that benefit our community.

We have organized small groups of neighbors to share information and create a plan for the first hour after a disaster. Thirteen blocks have already participated in the 2 1/2 hour MYN workshop.

For 2018 we are focusing on  workshops for additional blocks within the Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood Boundaries. Check out our Map Your Neighborhood page and contact us to get your block prepared.