We are a group of neighbors who organize Preparedness Pie Parties to meet and get to know our neighbors, understand our local hazards, prepare, and ensure those who will need our help are accounted for. This effort is coordinated by the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JPNET): http://jptransition.org/
Climate experts are predicting a big storm season, with 3-6 major hurricanes this fall:
Over the last year, Boston has contended with the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Blizzard Nemo and the Marathon bombing and subsequent lockdown.
In a crisis, the first responders will be our neighbors. In the first 24-48 hours after a major disruption, it is our neighbors who we will need to rely on to make sure everyone in the neighborhood has enough food, water, warmth, and shelter, especially in the case of power outages and disrupted phone service. A coordinated, neighborhood response can also help state and federal authorities identify and serve our needs most effectively.
The Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition is supporting the formation of small neighborhood “Preparedness Pie Parties” to get to know our neighbors and put in place some very basic measures to strengthen our neighborhood response. The most basic preparation can mean the difference between a resilient, well-coordinated community response, and a group of disconnected, isolated neighbors waiting for help from afar.
And in the meantime, why not get to know your neighbors better and eat pie? http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/chuck-collins/making-hurricane-preparedness-fun-and-delicious
We're focusing on our first big event - a JP Forum & JPNET Potluck:
Jamaica Plain Forum & JP New Economy Transition Potluck: Neighborhood Preparedness & Community Building
Tuesday, August 20th, 6:30pm
Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. (map)
RSVP on Facebook or by email