For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Carol Lopes, Office of Emergency Services, (510) 981-5576

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MOBILIZATION SATURDAY, MAY 6
No One's Prepared Until Everyone's Prepared

Berkeley, California (Monday, May 01, 2006) - The City of Berkeley is spearheading a door-to-door  "Get Ready, Berkeley" campaign on Saturday, May 6  to inform residents about disaster preparedness.  The City urges families to take the information seriously and do their part to make homes and neighborhoods safer.

Where:  Frances Albrier Community Center
               San Pablo Park
               2800 Park Street (Between Ward and Russell Streets)
               Berkeley

When:   Saturday, May 6, 10:00 AM


Hundreds of volunteers will  deliver door hangers with safety information and lifesaving tips to tens of thousands of families in Berkeley.  Volunteers will leave the Frances Albrier Center shortly after 10:00 AM. Many will return to the Center around 12:30 PM for lunch and remarks by City leaders. 

For additional information on "Get Ready, Berkeley" please contact, Carol Lopes, Office of Emergency Services, at (510) 981-5576.

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