Fri12192014

Dodsworth receives CADRE award for emergency preparedness


Courtesy of Sherie Dodsworth
Sheri Dodsworth, right, and CADRE administrator Tom Busk, response director for the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, celebrate Dodsworth’s “Excellence in Preparedness” award.

Los Altos resident Sherie Dodsworth received the “Excellence in Preparedness” award April 9 at the ninth annual Santa Clara County Disaster Preparedness Conference at NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View.

The event’s sponsor, the Collaborative Agencies Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE), aims to unite community-based, nonprofit organizations in disaster preparedness efforts as well as response and recovery activities in Santa Clara County.

CADRE recognized Dods- worth for her work in motivating residents to strengthen their preparedness efforts through the Los Altos Community Foundation’s PREPARE and Block Action Team (BAT) programs.

The programs focus on connecting neighbors and training BAT leaders, volunteers who work to improve neighborhood emergency preparedness efforts and the ability to respond and recover from a major disaster such as an earthquake.

The BAT program hosts a monthly training session for residents who want to serve and organize their neighbors. The next session is scheduled 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

To register for BAT training and for more information, visit losaltosbat.org.

For more information on CADRE, visit cadresv.org.

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