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!)
And speaking of Santa Claus, we encourage everyone to do something special for their loved ones – get prepared! If you already have your own disaster kits, go bags, kits for car and office, consider giving a friend or loved one an “Under the Bed” kit. This season we are offering a special gift of an “Under the Bed” Kit to anyone who makes a donation of $30 or more to the Mt. Washington Jessica Neighborhood, Inc. As a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit organization, some or all of your donation is tax deductible. We can provide a letter acknowledging your donation for tax purposes.
CERT/MYN DRILL – SATURDAY, 10/5/19
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 drills both emphasized radio communications, with the intent to improve our plan. We continue to hold a weekly a radio call-in practice each Sunday evening at 7pm (on channel 5 on FRS radios).
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 was offered at the Coptic Church starting in October to prepare more Mt. Washington residents for CERT. The last meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30pm . If you’d just like to find out more about the CERT program, or about the Map Your Neighborhood program that connects to the block level, ease consider attending this valuable free final class. Contact us for more information.
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.