Last week, readers of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors blog participated in the
Emergency Preparedness Fair in Alexandria, Virginia.
The preparedness fair should be seen as a role model for other government agencies and businesses.
During the morning, participants were given a bag with some supplies to start their kit.
Representatives from the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council, Alexandria Police, Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fairfax County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Volunteer Fairfax, Animal Services, National Weather Service, USDA Food Safety, and other agencies were there to speak about their programs and answer any questions.