Get Ready to Get Ready!

Media Contact:Melissa Moore, NW Natural, 503-818-9845 (pager)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2019

 

Get Ready to Get Ready!
American Red Cross and NW Natural invite you to free emergency preparedness events

PORTLAND, Ore. — For the eighth year in a row, NW Natural and the American Red Cross will host “Get Ready” events around the state to help you prepare for natural disasters.

Get Ready is free and open to everyone. This year’s events will be held during August and September across NW Natural’s territory in Salem, Cottage Grove, Oregon City, Astoria, The Dalles, Forest Grove, Newport, Coos Bay and Camas.

“Each year, we partner with the American Red Cross, local fire departments, and other public agencies and organizations to provide this vital emergency information to our customers and the public,” said Melissa Moore, NW Natural public information officer. “It’s important during National Preparedness month in September that we all take stock of how well we’re prepared for an earthquake or other natural disasters.”

The first 100 attendees at each Get Ready event will receive a starter emergency kit, and there will also be the chance to enter a drawing to win a family emergency preparedness kit. Additionally, information and giveaways will be distributed by various agencies at the events. At most locations, free lunch will be offered.

Get Ready is scheduled in the following locations, dates and times:

GET READY SALEM
August 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverfront Family Fest, Salem, OR

GET READY COTTAGE GROVE
August 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emergency Preparedness Fair at Coiner Park, 1319 E. Main, Cottage Grove, OR

GET READY CLACKAMAS COUNTY
September 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Danielson Hilltop Mall, 358 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City, OR

GET READY NORTH COAST
September 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Astoria Armory, Astoria, OR

GET READY THE DALLES
September 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, The Dalles, OR

GET READY FOREST GROVE
September 18, 4 to 8 p.m., Quake Up at Forest Grove Farmers Market on Main St., Forest Grove, OR

GET READY LINCOLN COUNTY
September 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln County Commons, Newport Fairgrounds 633 NE 3rd St, Newport, OR

GET READY COOS BAY
September 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coos Bay Fire Station, Coos Bay, OR

GET READY CAMAS
September 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parker Street Fire Station, Camas, WA

About NW Natural

NW Natural provides natural gas service to approximately two million people in more than 140 communities through 750,000 meters in Oregon and Southwest Washington with one of the most modern pipeline systems in the nation. It consistently leads the industry with high J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction scores. NW Natural is part of Northwest Natural Holding Company, (NYSE: NWN) (NW Natural Holdings), which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and owns NW Natural, NW Natural Water Company, and other business interests and activities.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at RedCrossCascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and find us on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

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