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The Arc of Whatcom County


August 2014

Preparing for Emergencies
DsO Buddy Walk Meeting







Sen. Maria Cantwell



Sen. Patty Murray



1st District

Rep. Suzan Delbene 

(202) 225-6311

2nd District

Rep. Rick Larsen



42nd District


Sen. Doug Ericksen



Rep. Vincent Buys



Rep. Jason Overstreet



40th District


Sen. Kevin Ranker



Rep. Kristine Lytton



Rep. Jeff Morris



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Happy Friday!


Don't forget to RSVP for the Emergency Preparedness workshop next week on August 19th! Supervision for family members is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to let us know your needs by noon on Monday the 18th. See more details below.


For additional events, click here for The Arc's community calendar or click on the left sidebar.


As always, we are here to help you. Please contact us anytime.


The Arc of Whatcom County 






Tues, August 19, 6-8pm

The Arc

2602 McLeod Rd 



What will you do when an emergency or disaster strikes? Do you have a plan for what to do if your loved one wanders away and is missing? How can you and your loved ones stay safe? Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. You, and those you care about, could be anywhere - at home, work, school or in transit. How will you find each other? What would you do if basic services - water, gas, electricity or telephones - were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.


You are in the best position to plan for your family's safety as you know your abilities and possible needs during and after an emergency or disaster situation. You can cope with emergencies by preparing in advance with your family, neighbors, and care attendants.


To help us prepare for the workshop, please RSVP: 360-715-0170 ext 303,


If you will need supervision for family members, please contact us by Monday, August 18th at noon.





Wed, August 27th, 5:30-7pm

The Arc

2602 McLeod Rd


Down syndrome Outreach (DsO) is looking for Advisory Team members: family members and caregivers who can participate in guiding and overseeing DsO events and activities. This all volunteer committee would appreciate your insight and involvement! Our mission is to advocate for the rights, promote the potential and abilities, and create a supportive and inclusive community for people with Down syndrome. The main focus of this meeting will be the Buddy Walk coming up in October.


For information, contact Jessika: (360) 715-0170, ext. 304,



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