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The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force was established to address community emergency preparedness in SW Washington DC. The mission and vision of the Task Force is to build a “disaster resilient community” in SW, — a community that is prepared and is better able to withstand and overcome the effects of disasters. Working in an inclusive manner where the whole SW community is encouraged to participate, — the residents, the private sector, faith based organizations, and other community based organizations we are confident we will make a positive difference SW and indeed be a model of local community emergency preparedness in the District. Another noteworthy point is that we are working in close coordination with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency of the District, an important key to success for any sustainable community emergency preparedness planning.

We welcome your participation to join the committee and help advance our goal to create a “Neighborhood Corps” – a community network that promotes training, community outreach, risk identification, planning, and other tasks.  Contact: Ben Curran or Thelma Jones