This week more than 500 students in 25 different classrooms across the CKCF affiliate region received materials for our BE READY, BE RESILIENT Severe Weather Education initiative supported by a generous grant from our partners at the Funders’ Network in Coral Gables, FL. Teachers received a presentation designed to spark discussion, after which the students are encouraged to take the information home and present the information to their family as well as connect with another household who could use the information. Included in the materials for each student are two BE READY, BE RESILIENT magnets to serve as a reminder of the information and a Family Emergency Kit checklist that can be used when gathering supplies for the suggested preparedness kit.
We believe that CKCF has enough supplies to support our schools in delivery of this information again in the spring of 2021, and we will continue to look for funding support to ensure the long-term sustainability of this initiative.
KSN Weather Team Supports Be Ready, Be Resilient
Central Kansas Community Foundation is parterning with Chief Meteorologist, Lisa Teachman and the KSN Weather Team to schedule visits of the Storm Tracker vehicle to as many of our participating schools as possible. This addition to the project helps students make an additional and ongoing point of connection with a reliable resource that can provide severe weather information to keep families safe.
If you have not discussed severe weather preparedness in your household, now is the perfect time!
Free Preparedness SafetyFair for Families March 7
Central Kansas Community Foundation has made a mini-grant to Harvey County Emergency Services from our most recent grant award from the Funders’ Network. The Harvey County Emergency Services team is holding a SafetyFair which will promote community education in the areas of safety and preparedness. This FREE event will be held at the Chisholm Trail Center on Saturday, March 7th from 10:00-2:00 and will feature information about weather, home safety, preparedness and more. County vehicles, booths and other fun features will be onsite. This is a great way to engage your family in conversations on these important topics.