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

photoSherie 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 to blog: Sherie Dodsworth, LACF’s Board Co-chair, was honored at the ninth annual Santa Clara County disaster preparedness conference on April 9th, sponsored by the Collaborative Agencies Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE). CADRE is a program that unites community-based, non-profit organizations in disaster preparedness, response and recovery activities within the County of Santa Clara. Sherie was recognized for her passion for preparedness that has motivated the residents of Los Altos to strengthen their preparedness efforts, through the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PREPARE and Block Action Team (BAT) programs. These programs are focused on connecting neighbors and providing training to neighborhood leaders (BAT leaders) about what they can do to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness and how they can better respond to and recover from a major disaster, such as an earthquake. The BAT program hosts a monthly training session for residents who want to help their neighbors. The next session is scheduled for April 29th, 6-9 pm at El Camino Hospital Conference room. To learn more, or to sign up to attend, visit www.losaltosbat.org.

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