A Great Emergency Kit Template from Los Altos BATs

BAT leader and nurse, Sally Chaves, created emergency kits for herself and gave kits to her grown children, now living on their own. This is her template:   Basic Emergency Preparedness Supplies Store the following in a clear Sterilite Ultra Latch 33”L x 201/8”W x 131/2” H bin. Work gloves (1 med or large pair, […]

Gear up for BAT training

Block Action Teams (BATs), a program of the Los Altos Community Foundation, help Los Altos residents organize their neighborhoods to be more resilient in the event of a disaster, work together for crime prevention, assist neighborhood seniors, involve neighborhood youth and organize neighborhood social events.  BATs held its first training session in January 2014. Today […]

LACF Board Co-chair receives “Excellence In Preparedness” award

Sherie Dodsworth, LACF’s Board Co-chair receives the “Excellence In Preparedness” award from the Collaborative Agencies Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE). Sherie was recognized for her passion for preparedness that has motivated the residents of Los Altos to strengthen their emergency preparedness efforts, through the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PREPARE and Block Action Team (BAT) programs. Link […]

25 new BATS in Los Altos

Twenty-five BATS were started as a result of our first training. You too can make a difference – sign up today and tell your friends! Help your neighborhood by becoming a Block Action Team Leader! By signing up today you can be part of the concerned–and fun– group of volunteers throughout Los Altos who are […]

Energize your neighborhood as a Block Action Team Leader

Connect, Care and Prepare! by Sherie Dodsworth, Volunteer Program Director for BAT and  Los Altos PREPARE programs Help your neighborhood by becoming a Block Action Team Leader! By signing up you can be part of the concerned–and fun–group of volunteers throughout Los Altos who are focused on making each of their neighborhoods an even better […]

Golf Ball Challenge from our Community Action Team

Los Altos PREPARE  was represented at both the August 6th National Night Out event and the August 11th Green Day at the Green on State Street in Los Altos. At the Green Day event attendees were enticed to learn about Los Altos Prepare and LACF by a very large glass jar on our table filled […]

Join us for National Night Out on August 6th!

Los Altos PREPARE will launch Community Action Team (CAT) for neighborhoods on August 6th at Rosita Park from 6 to 9 pm, in connection with National Night Out. A Community Action Team, is a group of neighbors, who want to have a strong, resilient neighborhood. A CAT will enrich their neighborhood with information and activities […]

Los Altos PREPARE on Patch

Katherine Hafner at Los Altos Patch has a nice article up about Los Altos PREPARE:   Sherie Dodsworth first felt the need for more community preparedness when her 101-year-old neighbor’s daughter called Dodsworth expressing concern that her elderly mother didn’t pick up the phone. “(My neighbor’s) daughter would call and say, ‘Sherie, can you go check if […]

Join a PREPARE Team

To move forward with our goal of having a more prepared Los Altos community we need to establish some PREPARE Teams and engage the talents and resources of our community. We need volunteers to be leaders and members of the Teams. The leader of each Team would also serve as a member of the Los […]

Summary of June 26th Los Altos Prepare meeting

The following is a brief summary of the meeting held at the American Legion Hall.  There were 26 people in attendance including J Logan, Assistant City Manager and Steve Prziborowski from the Santa Clara County Fire Department. J Logan reported that the 2013-2015 budget adopted by the City Council on June 25th did not include staffing […]