Mayor’s Office Of Emergency Management And Target® Team Up For National Preparedness Day

Baltimore residents have experienced an earthquake, a hurricane and widespread flooding over the past three weeks. Fortunately, Baltimore City was largely spared from serious damage. However, the major destruction these events inflicted on other East Coast cities serves to reinforce the importance of personal preparedness and having the knowledge and supplies needed for any emergency.

To promote community emergency preparedness, Target® and the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (MOEM) are partnering on a National Preparedness Day Event Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Preparedness professionals will distribute free emergency supply kits and information to Target® customers at the 3201 Tioga Parkway Target® location. They will be joined by local fire, police and health department representatives. MOEM’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will also be present to educate and recruit resident volunteers interested in getting involved in local preparedness efforts.

National Preparedness Day at Target® is one of many outreach activities taking place across the country as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Preparedness Month each September.

WHAT: National Preparedness Day at Target®

WHO: Target® Corporation
Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management
Baltimore City Police Department
Baltimore City Fire Department
Baltimore City Health Department
Liberty Heights Community Emergency Response Team

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Target®, 3201 Tioga Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21206

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