2017 Patchogue America’s Prepareathon

COAD 2017 PreparathonDear COAD Friends,
  It is just a few days before our 2017 Patchogue America’s Prepareathon.  We look forward to seeing you on April 5th, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Library, Meeting Rooms A & B.
  We thank the Library for hosting and sharing in the planning.  We thank Rob Colarco for co-sponsoring, and  participants:  FEMA, Suffolk OEM, LI VOAD, Long Island Volunteer Center, Paumanok Veternary Hospital, Patchogue Ambulance Company, New York NOAH, Long Island Amateur Radio Operators, and PSEG Long Island.
  Children including Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops will be participating in a scavenger hunt,  a special PSEG presentation, and/or a storytime, while adults are invited to gather information on preparing their families for emergencies.
  A publicity flyer is attached.  Please share this information with your organization or congregation, and help us spread the word.
 Thank you, Toni Dean for the Greater Patchogue COAD

Reminder – PrepareAthon at Patchogue-Medford Library 4/6/16

The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD)Hello.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Just a reminder, the COAD is sponsoring a PrepareAthon at Patchogue-Medford Library {MAPon Wednesday April 6th.  Please spread the word.
 This Sunday, April 3rd,  we will have a table at the Paumanok Vet Hospital Open House.  A flyer is attached.
Next Saturday, April 9th from 11 to 4, we will have a table at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 49 South Street, Patchogue, Community Fair.
Finally, on May 4th there will be a Flood Insurance workshop presented by an attorney from Touro Law Center Sandy Recovery Law clinic.
Please share this information with your members and the community at large.
The next COAD meeting will be on June 6th at 5:00 pm at Briarcliffe College Patchogue NY.
Marian Russo
Greater Patchogue Community Organization
Active in Disaster of the Greater Patchogue Foundation 501(c)(3)
Mailing Address:
15 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY  11772
open house 2016

Americas PrepareAthon

America’s PreparAthon – April 6 from 7 to 8 pm – Patchogue-Medford Library

From The Desk of Marian Russo:
Americas PrepareAthonAttached is the flyer for the event on April 6th.  Please share with your members and the public.  A flyer in Spanish will be sent shortly.  Thank you to Toni Dean, Chair of the GPCOAD Training and Education Committee and to Danielle Paisley, Assistant Director of the Patchogue-Medford Library, for their work on this event.
The GPCOAD will be participating in the open house at Paumanok Veternarian Hospital on Route 112 in Patchogue on Sunday April 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  A copy of the flyer is attached.
We have also been invited to participate in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church community fair on April 10th.  More information to follow.
On May 3rd Touro Law School will be at Patchogue-Medford Library on what consumers need to know when purchasing homeowners insurance.  Flyer to follow.
Volunteer opportunities exist for community outreach.  Let me know if you have an hour or two or four to share our message of safety with the community at the events on April 3rd, April 6th, and April 10th.
I thank you all for your commitment to the well being of our community.   I look forward to seeing you at these events.

COAD Event Sept 30th

Team,The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD)

Some of you may remember that Ken and I met with Marian Russo of the The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).

We originally planned to hear Marian’s presentation at the September SCRC meeting but that appears to have fallen through the cracks.

Although the North Patchogue Fire Department held some promise, we were unable to secure those locations for meetings. Since that is the case, our team is unable to ask COAD for a presentation. 

Despite our inadequacies, COAD continues to march on with their September 30th event in Patchogue.

Since COAD is participating in that event, I am asking if any Team members would be interested in setting up and ACT table or a demo of some kind.

If a few of us can spare a couple of hours to promote our team and show COAD what we are capable of, I will contact Marian to see how ACT may fit into the event.

Let me know no later than September 18th.

From the last COAD email the Team received:

The plans are moving forward for the PrepareAthon on September 30th.  Partners interested in participating please let me know.

The COAD will have a table at the St. Liberata Festival on September 26th.  Please let me know if you have an hour or two or three to share preparedness information with the community.

October 24th is the Red Cross Fire Safety event.  Attached is the flyer.  Please share it with your members, friends, and congregants.  We are focusing on single-family homes in the Village of Patchogue.  If someone is outside they can provide their information so we can find out where the need may be and if a follow-up event is warranted.  We are also looking for volunteers for this event.

The next COAD meeting is November 30th at Briarcliffe.  Please save the date.  Meanwhile, be safe.