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Prepare-A-Palooza: Empowering Everyone to Stay Safe and Prepared

After the recent ice storm that affected many in Lane County, there was a strong desire to be better prepared for emergencies. Prepare-A-Palooza was the perfect opportunity for community members to engage with emergency preparedness in a fun and safe environment, helping them feel empowered for future emergencies. The event, themed “Don’t be scared, be prepared,” welcomed everyone while tailoring information to people with disabilities, ensuring accessibility. An estimated 250 people attended, showing the community’s eagerness to feel capable and ready in emergencies.

Prepare-A-Palooza was more than just informative—it was exciting! Attendees got to pick up emergency preparedness swag, listen to engaging speakers, and explore booths with local resources. With 20 booths featuring a mix of companies that specialize in working with people with disabilities and emergency preparedness, the event aimed to empower everyone to feel confident and prepared.

We want to extend a big thank you to our sponsors for their generous support: Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties, Employment Connections, Inc., National Business Solutions, Lane County Public Health, and Oregon Country Fair. Your support helped make Prepare-A-Palooza possible and contributed to its success!

Lane County Public Health
Employment Connections, Inc.
Goodwill industries

If you attended Prepare-A-Palooza, we would love for you to fill out our online survey to provide feedback and help us improve future events. Additionally, we have created a digital hub with much of the information that was handed out at the event. If you were unable to make it, you can click the link to access the information and resources shared at Prepare-A-Palooza.

Prepare-A-Palooza Emergency Preparedness Handouts: http://Emergency Preparedness Digital Library

Prepare-A-Palooza: Emergency Preparedness Fair Event Survey

Two full access employees wearing fun sunglasses sit behind a table filled with Prepare-a-Palooza programs.

We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who joined us at Prepare-A-Palooza and helped make it a success! Your enthusiasm and support inspire us to continue our mission of empowering people with disabilities. Stay updated on future events by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media!









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