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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 20, 2012
Bill Terhune, South Bay Fire Chaplain at (360) 791-9701
Vivian Eason, Emergency Management Coordinator at (360) 867-2825 or easonv@co.thurston.wa.us

Learn How to Lend a Helping Hand When Disaster Strikes

Members of the public are invited to join Thurston County Emergency Management staff to learn about American Red Cross shelter planning and tour the county's new Emergency Coordination Center at the next Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop. The workshop will be held on Monday, July 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the new Thurston County Emergency Management building located at 9521 Tilley Road SW, just south of Tumwater.

The workshop, sponsored by Thurston County Emergency Management, is designed to assist faith communities in planning for disasters and to strengthen partnerships and coordination with local emergency management officials in community disaster planning.

The workshop is free and open to all community members. No registration is necessary.

For more information, contact Bill Terhune at (360) 791-9701 or Vivian Eason of Thurston County Emergency Management at (360) 867-2825 or easonv@co.thurston.wa.us. Information is also posted on Thurston County's Emergency Management website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/em and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThurstonEM.

  • WHAT: Faith Communities Disaster Planning Workshop

  • WHEN: Monday, July 30 from 7-9 p.m.

  • WHERE: Thurston County Emergency Management
    Emergency Coordination Center
    9521 Tilley Road SW, Olympia, WA 98512
    (south of Tumwater city limits)



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3