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WDACS Weekly Update  -  July 18, 2019

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Are you ready LA County?

The recent earthquakes that occurred in Ridgecrest, California earlier this month serve as a reminder to all LA County residents to be prepared for any emergency situations. Earthquakes, floods, fires, intense heat waves, and yes, even tornados, are a possibility in the County of Los Angeles. Although some might not occur as frequently as others, we encourage all residents to remain vigilant in preparing for any type of emergency situation. 

As temperatures in parts of LA County are expected to rise, WDACS partners with the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management to identify free public facilities that can act as cooling centers for members of the public seeking relief from the hot summer days. From community and senior centers to libraries, residents can conveniently look up the nearest cooling center location online. Whether you have access to air conditioning or not, the public is encouraged to take advantage of the free cooling centers. To view a map of the active cooling centers in LA County, click" style="text-decoration: none;">here. More information is also available by dialing 2-1-1 for LA County resources or 3-1-1 for City of Los Angeles resources.

If you can’t get to a cooling center near you, here are some other safety tips to follow to protect yourself and stay safe during hot weather:

*Avoid the sun from 10am to 3pm when the burning rays are strongest
*Reduce physical activity and avoid exercising outdoors during peak heat hours
*Never leave children or pets alone in cars.
*Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol.
*Check on elderly neighbors, friends and family who do not have air conditioning

For more information on heat related illnesses and prevention, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s website at" style="text-decoration: none;"> For more safety tips to prepare for hot weather or other emergency situations, click" style="text-decoration: none;">here. To learn more about programs and services offered at our Community and Senior Centers, visit" style="text-decoration: none;">here.

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San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission

Needs List for the Month of July 2019

Thank you all for your continued support! We would not be able to serve our families without you. This month's needs are listed below. We are especially in need of bottled water, shelter furniture, and men's T-shirts and underwear.

Please give me a call at 818-474-1287 if you have any questions.

All my best,

Monica Loyd


Needs List is as follows:

Shelter furniture (contact Monica for details)

Men's underwear (all sizes)

Men's T-shirts (all sizes)

Bottled water

Shelter Items:

Diapers: Size 6 and 7

Pull Ups: Size 7

Plastic accordion files: 7 pockets

Ziploc bags (all sizes)

Mobile Shower Items:

Men's & women’s underwear (Sm-2x)

Men's & women's T-shirts (Sm-3x)

Bottled water

Razors and shaving cream

Metro Tap cards

Foot powder, foot cream

Small first aid kits

Kitchen Items:

Frozen Foods: waffles, chicken nuggets, lasagna, French fries, hash browns, mixed veggies

Cooking products: Soy sauce, butter

Marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, Ragu cheese liquid

Condiments: catsup, Parmesan cheese, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce

Sugar, brown sugar

Seasonings: black pepper, granulated garlic, taco seasoning, fajita seasoning, basil, Knorr Chicken Flavor, dark chili powder, granulated onion, crushed red pepper

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Habitat for Humanity

9606 De Soto Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Contact:  Sherijo Damico
Phone: (818) 884-8808

Habitat for Humanity is a locally run, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving North Los Angeles City and County, building houses and futures for low-income families. They specialize in building the unique Enriched Neighborhood® communities in collaboration with Homes for Families, which they are currently building for low-income veterans in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs. To date, Habitat for Humanity has built 271 homes placing them in the top 5% of Habitat affiliates nationwide to reach the goal of building more than 100 homes. Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys was founded in 1990 as an affiliate for Habitat for Humanity International.

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