Q: Who’s organizing this Relief Fund?
A: VashonBePrepared has organized and will continue to maintain the fund. For almost 20 years, we have been organizing and encouraging islanders to be ready for disasters. Our federally registered nonprofit works as a community coalition of many island organizations and individuals. We also support Vashon Island Fire & Rescue by operating the island’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Q: Who is VashonBePrepared? What is an Emergency Operations Center?
A: VashonBePrepared is a federally recognized nonprofit community coalition of island organizations and
individuals. Our motto is Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and for almost 20 years we have been encouraging Vashon residents and businesses on preparedness and resilience. The Emergency Operations Center Team (EOC Team) is part of VashonBePrepared, and it
organizes the island’s response to emergencies such as earthquakes or bad weather. The EOC operates according
to the federal standard Incident Command System, under the direction of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. Our EOC Team was
activated on March 12th for the COVID-19 emergency response.
Q: Who serves on the Board of VashonBePrepared?
Q: How/where can I give?
A: The Board includes a broad spectrum of representatives from the Vashon community. Directors include
representatives from Vashon Island Fire & Rescue, Vashon Island School District, Vashon Food Bank, Voice of Vashon, Vashon Chamber of Commerce, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Team, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations (NERO), Ham Radio, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and up to five at-large citizens. You can
get more information on the Board, including the names of current Board directors, by going to the Board page on our website.
A: Thank you for considering a donation! Go to VashonBePrepared.org/Donate to give online. If you wish to save us up to 3% of your donation in processing fees, you can make a deposit to our accounts at Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union or US Bank. Or you can mail a check to:
P.O. Box 2840
Vashon, WA 98070